“Good Doctor” Is Off to a Good Start, Beats “Goddess of Fire” in Ratings

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Newly started KBS drama “Good Doctor” has already risen to the top of the ratings race in just two episodes.

According to Nielson Korea, “Good Doctor” recorded 10.9% for its pilot episode that aired on August 5. The second episode that aired on August 6 recorded 14.0%, an increase of 3.1% from the previous day.

This put “Good Doctor” on the top spot of the dramas of the same time including MBC’s “Goddess of Fire Jung Yi,” which recorded 11.6% and SBS’ “Empire of Gold,” which recorded 11.0%.

“Good Doctor” showed a fast-paced, interesting story line and was highlighted by Joo Won’s exceptional portrayal of his autistic savant character.

“Good Doctor” also showed high ratings for the Internet TV site, TVing, by recording a 17% for its first episode.

Meanwhile, actor Park Ki Woong gave high praise for Joo Won’s acting in the drama, which topped headlines. 

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