5 highest-rated Wed-Thu dramas in 2016

SBS ruled the Mon-Tue time slot with Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim on top of the list. Although it has three of its six Wed-Thu dramas on the Wed-Thu ranking, Descendants of the Sun is unbeatable so it is KBS this time that holds the highest record.

17 dramas aired on Wednesdays and Thursdays last year. Then why does the Mon-Tue schedule has only 12? One reason for that difference is the 50-episode Monster that aired for almost 6 months, an amount of time that can accommodate three 16-episode dramas. Another is the fact that majority of the Wed-Thu dramas have only 16 episodes. Of the 17 dramas, only 5 broke through 10% in average ratings and each of them is also included on the list of the highest-rated FTA dramas in 2016.

All Wed-Thu dramas have a combined average ratings of 9.77%, which is slightly lower than Mon-Tue dramas’ 10.25%.

5th highest-rated Wed-Thu drama: Jealousy Incarnate (10.51 %)

Jealousy Incarnate poster

Network: SBS Director: Park Shin-woo & Lee Jun-heum Writer: Seo Sook-hyang Main Cast: Gong Hyo-jin, Jo Jung-suk, Go Kyung-pyo & Lee Mi-sook Broadcast Period: August 24 – November 10, 2016 (Wed-Thu) Time-slot Rivals: Uncontrollably Fond, On the Way to the Airport, W-Two Worlds & Shopping King Louis

4th highest-rated Wed-Thu drama: W-Two Worlds (11.63 %)

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Network: MBC Director: Jung Dae-yoon Writer: Song Jae-jung Main Cast: Lee Jong-suk & Han Hyo-joo Broadcast Period: July 20 – September 14, 2016 (Wed-Thu) Time-slot Rivals: Uncontrollably Fond, On the Way to the Airport, Wanted & Jealousy Incarnate

3rd highest-rated Wed-Thu drama: Remember (15.00 %)

Remember kdrama

Network: SBS Director: Lee Chang-min Writer: Yoon Hyun-ho Main Cast: Yeo Seung-ho, Park Sung-woong & Park Min-young Broadcast Period: December 9, 2015 – February 18, 2016 (Wed-Thu) Time-slot Rivals: The Merchant: Gaekju 2015, Sweet Savage Family & One More Happy Ending

2nd highest-rated Wed-Thu drama: Legend of the Blue Sea (17.60 %)

Legend of the Blue Sea poster

Network: SBS Director: Jin Hyuk & Park Seon-ho Writer: Park Ji-eun Main Cast: Lee Min-ho & Jun Ji-hyun Broadcast Period: November 16, 2016 – January 25, 2017 (Wed-Thu) Time-slot Rivals: Oh My Geum-bi, Naked Fireman, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo & Missing 9

Highest-rated Wed-Thu drama: Descendants of the Sun (28.58 %)

Descendants of the Sun poster

Network: KBS Director: Lee Eung-bok & Baek Sang-hoon Writer: Kim Eun-sook & Kim Won-seok Main Cast: Song Joong-ki & Song Hye-kyu  Broadcast Period: February 24, 2016 – April 14, 2017 (Wed-Thu) Time-slot Rivals: One More Happy Ending, Goodbye Mr. Black & Come Back Ahjusshi

To see all the list of rankings on one page, go to the Korean Drama Rankings 2016.

(Dramatop: Korean Drama Rankings 2016 is a Kdramapal post series that ranks kdramas based on their nationwide average viewership ratings from Nielsen Korea. It includes in its ranking only prime time dramas that air from Monday to Saturday. We ensure the accuracy of our ranking result by collecting data directly from Nielsen Korea’s website and other reliable sources. If you have feedback or questions regarding the rankings and this post series in general, you can send them to [email protected], message us via Facebook, or comment on the post below.)

(Source of images: KBSMBC & SBS)

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