Top 10 Most Popular K-Dramas Among Koreans In 2018

#10 captured hearts all over the world.

Nielsen Korea announced the results for most watched dramas in 2018 from SBS, KBS, MBC, JTBC, MBN, TV Chosun, Channel A, tvN, OCN. See who made the list!


10th – 100 Days My Prince

This drama staring Do Kyung Soo (EXO‘s D.O.), Nam Ji Hyun and Jo Sung Ha. It’s the fourth highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history with 9.013% nationwide and 9.596% in Seoul.


9th – Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me

The Black Knight, a drama with Kim Rae Won and Shin Se Kyung, was about a pure man who accepts a dangerous destiny for the woman he loves. It had an average of 9.7% nationwide and within Seoul.


8. The Last Empress

The Last Empress is starring Jang Nara, Choi Jin Hyuk, Shin Sung Rok, Lee Elijah and Shin Eun Kyung. It’s about a constitutional monarchy in 2018 and follows a musical actress who marries the emperor. It is currently ongoing!


7. Still 17

This drama starring Shin Hye Sun, Yang Se Jong and Ahn Hyo Seop is about a woman who falls into a coma for 13 years and wakes up with the mental age of a 17 year old.


6. Shall We Kiss First?

This story of a middle aged-man (Kam Woo Sung) and a woman (Kim Sun Ah) who have given up any dreams of passionate romance but are afraid of living and dying along received 9.5% nationwide and 10.6% in Seoul.


5. Prison Playbook

tvN’s Prison Playbook is about the lives of convicts behind bars. It’s starring Park Hae Soo, Jung Kyung Ho and also features Krystal and WINNER‘s Kang Seung Yoon.


4. Encounter

Though the drama is still ongoing, it’s one of the most-watched miniseries of the year. This series starring Song Hye Gyo and Park Bo Gum is about a hotel CEO an the ordinary young man she falls in love with.


3. The Miracle We Met

Starring Kim Myung Min, Kim Hyun Joo, Ra Mi Ran, Ko Chang Seok, Joseph LeeThe Miracle We Met is about a man dies and spirit wakes up inside another man with the same name and age. This drama finished with an average of 11% nationwide and in Seoul!


2. Mr. Sunshine

Mr.Sunshine is starring Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri, Yoo Yeong Seok, Kim Min Jung, Byun Yo Han. The drama centers a young boy born into slavery but escapes to the United States. It was a huge hit and finished with a 12.95% rating nationwide and 14.747% in Seoul!


1. Return

This series was about murder, lawyers, detective work and dark secrets. Originally it was starring Go Hyun Jung but due to a dispute on the set with the director she was replaced with Park Jin Hee from episode 16 on. The drama also starred Lee Jin Wook, Shin Sung Rok, and Bong Tae Gyu finishing with an average 13.7% nationwide average and a 15.1% average in Seoul.

Source: Sports Seoul