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

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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