A new battle for ratings has started with two new drama premieres from SBS and MBC, “Man from the Stars” and “Miss Korea,” respectively. They go against incumbent, KBS’s “Beautiful Man.”

SBS’s new Wed-Thurs drama “Man from the Stars” has a strong debut getting 15.6% of the viewership according to the Nielson Korean Ratings. This is 4% increase in ratings from the debut of the previous SBS drama “The Heirs” which occupied the same time slot.

MBC’s new drama “Miss Korea” debuted with 7% of viewership, up 1.7% from the final episode of “Medical Top Team” ratings last Thursday.

KBS2’s “Beautiful Man” is still struggling with 3.5% of the viewership.

In the first episode of “Man from the Stars,” star actress Chun Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun) meets alien Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) for the first time in the elevator. Their first meeting doesn’t go so well as the star actress thinks that Do Min Joon is a pervert. The two fatefully meet again later in the episode at Chun Song Yi’s college. 

The first episode of “Miss Korea” built the foundation of Ji Young (Lee Yeon Hee) and Hyung Joon‘s (Lee Sun Kyun) characters before the plot fully enters the challenge of making Ji Young a Miss Korea. 

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Which drama premiere did Soompiers catch first- “Man from the Stars” or “Miss Korea”? Which one draws your interest more?

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