KBS 2TV’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “Descendants of the Sun” breaks the rating record of the SBS drama “My Love From the Star” in a mere six episodes. The episode six of “Descendants of the Sun” scored higher than the very last episode of “My Love From the Star” which happened to be the most watched episode of the series.
On March 11, AGB Nielsen (South Korea) Media Research announced that the March 10 episode of “Descendants of the Sun” scored 28.5 percent nationwide. It ranked number one beating out all the other dramas airing at the same time. SBS’s “Please Come Back, Mister” scored 5.4 percent and MBC’s “One More Happy Ending” scored 3.0 percent.
“Descendants of the Sun” started out at 14.3 percent on its first episode which aired on February 24. Ever since then, it has been sweeping the number one spot with the steady increase in the rating. The second episode scored 15.5 percent, third episode 23.4 percent, fourth episode 24.1 percent, fifth episode 27.4 percent, and finally the sixth episode 28.5 percent, breaking it’s own record as the drama went on.
“Descendants of the Sun” is currently dominating the viewership race with its explosive popularity. Not only is “Descendants of the Sun” stealing the spotlight for breaking the ratings record set by “My Love From the Star” in the past two years, it succeeded to do so with mere six episodes. “Descendants of the Sun” surpassed “My Love From the Star” record rating of 28.1 percent from February 27, 2014 on its last episode. Considering how popular “My Love From the Star” was, it is notable that “Descendants of the Sun” was able to surpass its highest rating in just six episodes.
The fans of “Descendants of the Sun” are counting the days for the next episode to air with high anticipation as it continues to dominate the ratings race.
“Descendants of the Sun” airs every Wednesday and Thursday on KBS2. Catch the latest episode on Viki!