One of the most reliable measures of a K-Drama’s success is its peak viewership rating. The higher the rating, the greater the number of people watching, and therefore the more popular it is.
Here are the only 4 dramas in 2020 that have surpassed the 15% mark (so far). The year has just begun, so there will surely be more additions in the near future.
4. Itaewon Class
JTBC‘s Itaewon Class follows the story of an ex-con, Park Sae Ro Yi, and his friends who are fighting to make their dreams for their street bar a reality.
Its last episode aired on March 22, raking in a viewership rating of 16.5%.
3. Hot Stove League
SBS‘s Hot Stove League is a drama about the baseball team Dreams, which ranks at the bottom of the baseball league.
Its highest rating is 19.1%.
2. Crash Landing On You
Crash Landing On You tells the story of Yoon Se Ri, an heiress to a conglomerate in South Korea, and Captain Ri, a North Korean soldier. One day, a paragliding accident causes her to land in North Korea. When she awakes, she comes face to face with Captain Ri.
Crash Landing On You’s finale overtook Goblin to achieve the highest rating in tvN history with 21.7%.
1. Dr. Romantic 2
SBS‘s Dr. Romantic 2 is a medical drama about the genius but eccentric doctor Teacher Kim. It is the sequel to Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim.
So far, Dr. Romantic 2 has grossed the highest ratings for the year at 27.1%.