There are many viewers who trust tvN, which creates both hot topics and high rating achievements for each drama released.
Many people choose tvN as a drama “restaurant,” and in fact, there are many tvN dramas that have achieved great results with all-time ratings. tvN’s well-made productions are gaining great love as they are recognized not only domestically but also abroad. It even plays a role in promoting the quality of Korean content to the world. You can tell just by looking at the ratings how much tvN dramas have been loved. Based on Nielsen Korea’s statistics of dramas with the highest rating, let’s take a look at which dramas have recorded high rating achievements on tvN.
World-class writer Kim Eun-hee‘s 2016 work recorded the highest ratings of 12.5%. It can be said to be the beginning of tvN’s hit drama series. The drama is about a detective in the year 1989 communicating with a cold case profiler from 2015 to solve crimes. A well-made drama about unsolved incidents that reminded viewers of real events, starring actors with great acting skills such as Cho Jin-woong, Kim Hye-soo, and Lee Je-hoon.
“Hospital Playlist” season 2.
Season 2 of “Hospital Playlist,” which aired in 2021, also recorded a high viewer rating of 13.2%. The drama raised viewers’ expectations to the fullest as the love line that didn’t have a happy ending in season 1 happened again in season 2. The story of Yulje Hospital, which is ordinary but special, and the 99s band’s performance, which continued from season 1, are factors that give viewers great pleasure. All the songs from the drama were loved as they climbed various music charts in Korea.
“Hospital Playlist” season 1
As a work of producer Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung, who previously successfully completed the Reply series, the drama drew expectations even before its airing. Season 1, which was broadcast in 2020, aired once a week, became a hot topic by introducing the season system. It recorded a maximum audience rating of 14.1%, and depicts various stories about people at Yulje Hospital who have been friends for 20 years .
“100 Days My Prince”
EXO”s Do Kyung-soo, who is now more familiar to the public as an actor, played the role of the crown prince, and his chemistry with Nam Ji-hyun, who used to be a famous child actress, was highly praised. The drama aired in 2018 and ended with a high viewer rating of 14.4%. It deals with the unprecedented 100-day romance of Won-deuk, the perfect crown prince who suddenly became a useless man, and Hong Shim, the daughter of Joseon’s general. The sub-characters played by Han So-hee and Kim Seon-ho also stimulate high interest from the viewers.
If you are asked to name one of the hottest dramas of 2021, this might be the first drama that comes to mind. It recorded a maximum audience rating of 14.6%. “Vincenzo” tells the story of an Italian mafia lawyer who came to Korea due to the betrayal of the organization sweeping away the villain in a villain way, with the help of a veteran lawyer. Face genius Song Joong-ki played the role of a mafia perfectly, and the skillful acting of other actors in the drama also help it gain huge popularity as a work that stood out among others.
Aired in 2020, “Mr.Queen” attracted attention with its novel setting that the souls of a man and a woman were swapped, not only going back and forth between the modern and past times. This drama recorded the highest rating of 17.4%. In an unexpected accident, the soul of Korea’s representative arrogant man enters the body of Queen Kim So-yong. In this situation, the stories of the two-faced King Cheoljong and a scandal of their souls are depicted.
“Mr.Sunshine”, which was broadcast in 2018, drew attention once again because of the teaming up of director Lee Eung-bok and writer Kim Eun-sook, who have created various hit dramas, such as “Goblin”. With a luxurious cast, including Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-ri, “Mr.Sunshine” gained huge popularity with the highest viewership of 18.1%. The drama tells about a boy, who escaped to the U.S after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo, returns to his homeland – Joseon, as an American soldier.
“Reply 1988” was aired from 2015 to 2016 and ended with the highest viewership of 18.8%. This is the 3rd story of the Reply series created by PD Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung. Set in 1988 Ssangmun-dong, Seoul, “Reply 1988” tells the story of 5 families living in a small alley. The drama was loved by nearly all Koreans because of its warm, pleasant, and touching stories that are full of humanity.
Aired from 2016 to 2017, “Goblin” recorded the highest rating of 20.5%. This is a drama planned by screenwriter Kim Eun-sook with the goblin tale motif. The story takes place when a Goblin, who needs a human bride to end his immortal life, a Grim Reaper, meets the girl of fate who should have died claiming to be the “goblin bride”. Attracting keen attention for its fantasy elements as a historical but also a modern drama, “Goblin” produced numerous famous lines and was even more popular when its OSTs became hit songs.
Crash Landing On You
“Crash Landing On You”, which aired in 2019, recorded an unrivaled record of 21.7% as its highest rating. It depicts the story of when Yoon Se-ri, the heir of a troubled chaebol family, crash-landing in North Korea due to a paragliding accident, then meets captain Ri Jeong-hyeok. “Crash Landing On you” gained popularỉty and ranked high in drama charts of various countries, including Japan, causing a syndrome as it was introduced overseas through Netflix.