The ratings of ?Doctors? and ?Uncontrollably Fond? are being compared. The two new Korean dramas have been pitted against each other, specifically because both have been tagged as the next ?Descendants of the Sun.?
SBS Network?s ?Doctors? aired just a few weeks earlier thanits rival. It is a hospital-based drama starring Park Shin Hye as a rebel-turned-doctor named Yoo Hye Jeong. Kim Rae Won plays her love interest and mentor, Hong Ji Hong.
Meanwhile, KBS Network released ?Uncontrollably Fond? in July amid high expectations from K-drama fans. The show stars Suzy Bae and an independent and quirky documentary producer named No Eul. She is tasked to make a documentary about an arrogant celebrity named Shin Joon Young, played by Kim Woo Bin.
Recent data shared by Movie News Guide revealed the slim difference between ?Doctors? and ?Uncontrollably Fond? ratings. Both are among the top shows in an official TV population chart, but ?Uncontrollably Fond? was reportedly able to edge out its competitor. The series premiered last July 6, 2016 with 289.1 points according to the Content Power Index (CPI) for the week of July 4-10, 2016.
?Doctors? was first to be released and was able to perform well for its first couple of weeks, supposedly because of the show?s interesting plot and evident chemistry between the lead stars. However, the series has reportedly fell on the second spot of the CPI chart with 267.5 points.
The high ratings of ?Uncontrollably Fond? may come as a surprise for some viewers. This is because the show has received several negative reviews due to the alleged poor acting of Suzy Bae. The lead actress has been bashed online for her ?hopeless? acting capabilities that allegedly makes it seem ?as if she is reading out of a textbook.?
However, it is likely that ?Uncontrollably Fond? still rated well because of its male lead. Just recently, Kim Woo Bin turned up the heat when he stripped down in a steamy post-shower scene on the said series.
Still, it is possible for ?Doctors? to regain its lead based on other ratings reports. The show gathered over 19 percent in viewership last week after debuting with only 12.9 percent on its premiere episode.
The two new k-dramas have been dubbed as the next big thing in Korean television following the immense success of ?Descendants of the Sun,? which garnered 38.8 percent in ratings during its finale last April.
Do you think that ?Doctors? and ?Uncontrollably Fond? ratings still be the same by next week? Keep following TheBitBag for updates!