Top 20 Highest Rated Korean Dramas In Cable TV Of All Time (Updated 2020)
Here Are the Top 20 Highest Rated Korean Dramas of All Time That Aired on Cable TV. The list is based on each show’s average nationwide TV ratings as per Nielsen Korea, updated as of May 30, 2020.
Here are the shows that proved to be a huge hit to viewers in Korea. If you’re looking for new shows to watch, this list can also give you leads on the K-Dramas that you should get started on.
- Familiar Wife.
A romantic fantasy drama starring Ji Sung, Han Ji-min, Jang Seung-jo, and Kang Han-na. It aired on tvN from August 1 to September 20, 2018. With an average nationwide ratings of 6.8%.
- Another Miss Oh.
Aired on tvN from May 2 to June 28, 2016, With an average nationwide ratings of 6.9%.
- Reply 1994.
It aired on tvN from October 18 to December 28, 2013. Starring Go Ara, Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Sung-kyun. With an average nationwide ratings of 7.4%.
- What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim.
The series aired on tvN from June 6 to July 26, 2018, with average ratings of 7.45%. T
- Prison Playbook.
It aired on tvN from November 22, 2017, to January 18, 2018. The series garnered an average ratings of 7.6%.
- Strong Woman Do Bong Soon.
Starring Park Bo-young in the title role as a woman with superhuman strength, with Park Hyung-sik and Ji Soo. It aired on JTBC from February 24 to April 15, 2017, with an average nationwide ratings of 7.65%.
- The Crowned Clown.
It aired from January 7 to March 4, 2019 on tvN, which garnered an average nationwide ratings of 8.41%.
- Memories of the Alhambra.
Starring Hyun Bin and Park Shin-hye. The drama garnered an average nationwide ratings of 8.43%.
It aired on tvN from November 28, 2018 to January 24, 2019, starring Song Hye-kyo and Park Bo-gum. The series was a commercial success with an average nationwide ratings of 8.41%.
It premiered on tvN on January 22, 2016, with the final episode aired on March 12, 2016. The series garnered an average nationwide ratings of 8.8%.
- Hotel del Luna.
Starring IU and Yeo Jin Goo. It aired on tvN from July 13 to September 1, 2019. With an average nationwide ratings of 8.9%.
- 100 Days My Prince.
It aired on tvN starting from September 10 to October 30, 2018, which garnered an average ratings of 9.0%.
- Hospital Playlist.
The series stars Jo Jung-suk, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jung Kyung-ho, Kim Dae-myung and Jeon Mi-do. The first season aired on tvN every Thursday from March 12 to May 28, 2020. It garnered an average nationwide ratings of 9.9%.
- Itaewon Class.
Starring Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi, Kwon Nara and Ahn Bo Hyun. It aired on JTBC in Korea from January 31 to March 21, 2020 and is streaming worldwide on Netflix. The drama was a hit with an average ratings of 11.8%.
- Crash Landing on You.
It is about a South Korean woman who accidentally crash-lands in North Korea, starrin Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin. It aired on tvN in South Korea and on Netflix worldwide from December 14, 2019, to February 16, 2020. It is the highest rated tvN drama with an average nationwide ratings of 12.2%.
- Reply 1988.
It aired from November 6, 2015, to January 16, 2016, on tvN. It received both critical and audience acclaim with its finale episode recording an 18.8% nationwide audience share, and garnered an average nationwide ratings of 12.4%.
- Sky Castle.
It aired on JTBC from November 23, 2018 to February 1, 2019. Sky Castle garnered an average nationwide ratings of 12.5%.
A romantic fantasy drama starring Gong Yoo in the title role with Kim Go-eun. It was shown on the cable network tvN from December 2, 2016 to January 21, 2017. The series recorded an average nationwide ratings of 12.9%.
- Mr. Sunshine.
The series aired on tvN starting from July 7, 2018, and ended on September 30, 2018. It premiered internationally on Netflix. Mr. Sunshine recorded the 6th highest ratings for cable television with its final episode reaching 18.129% and netting an average rating of 13%.
- The World of the Married.
It aired on JTBC from March 27 to May 16, 2020. The World of the Married is the highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history. with its final episode reaching a nationwide rating of 28.37%. It also recorded the highest average rating for a drama on cable television, with an average rating of 18.829%.