The comeback drama of Lee Min Ho The, titled The Legend of the Blue Sea with his leading lady Jun Ji-Hyun aired its debut episode on November 16, 2016. Initial reports says that it got the highest viewers rating compared to other competing dramas from other network. Is the comeback drama of Lee Min Ho and Jun Ji-Hyun the next big hit?
According to Nielsen Korea, The Legend of the Blue Sea Episode 1 got a viewers rating of 16.4% which is 2% higher than the first episode of Descendants of the Sun, which recorded a 14.3% rating. The Descendants of the Sun, a hit drama starred by Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo enjoyed high tv ratings during its time, but it seems the crown can now be onwed by the new drama of SBS.
In comparison, new KBS drama “Oh My Geum Bi” recorded 5.9% rating while MBC drama “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” got 3.3%. The second episode got 15.1%, slightly lower but still manage on top comparing from its rival. Will The Legend of the Blue Sea maintain its high ratings? Will it get to 40% level like the Descendants of the Sun did? Only time will tell. The 3rd Episode is set to air on November 23, 2016.
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