The new Doctors Korean drama has been receiving high ratings since it premiered last month. The new SBS series has been performing so well that some even predict it might surpass the viewership of?Descendants of the Sun.
Doctors is a medical drama that stars Park Shin Hye and Kim Rae Won. The two play Yoo Hye Jeong and mature mentor Hong Ji Hong, respectively.
Aside from the show?s interesting hospital-setting love story, the evident chemistry between the lead characters has made more and more people follow the show. ?Its growing audience is evident in data researched by Nielsen Korea, which revealed that the medical-themed television show was able to gather a record 12.9 percent rating when it premiered last June 20.
Furthermore, Doctors ratings increased to 14.2 percent on its second day.
Now, Neilsen has reported that the most recent episode of Doctors Korean drama has recorded 18.4 percent in viewership. This puts the show on the top spot among its competing TV shows, as MBC?s Monster gathered 11.1 percent ratings while KBS 2TV?s Beautiful Mind received 3.5 percent ratings, respectively.
If the ratings continue to increase, it is likely that it could surpass the success of ?Descendants of the Sun.? The globally-popular KBS series reached a phenomenal 38.8 percent rating when its April finale aired simultaneously in South Korea and China.
KBS hopes to replicate the wartime-drama?s success as it is rumored to soon release the second season of Descendants of the Sun. There are rumors that production has already began filming season two, with the show?s return supposedly slated for 2017.
However, many fans got dismayed over rumors that the show?s lead stars Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo will supposedly no longer be part of the show?s second run. Because of this missing integral part that catapulted Descendants of the Sun to worldwide popularity, some may wonder if Doctors Korean drama would be the new TV series that will take the k-drama world by storm.