10 Highest Rating Korean Dramas in 2021 (Cable Television)

tvN is still an unrivaled broadcaster in the rating battle.

(Considering the highest ratings, not the average rating of the dramas)

1. Mr. Queen: 17,371%

In the first place is Mr. Queen starring Shin Hye Sun and Kim Jung Hyun, which began airing on tvN from December 12, 2020 to February 14, 2021.  The film tells the tragic yet humorous soul-swapping story between the 21st century chef Jang Bong Hwan (Choi Jin Hyuk) and the queen Kim So Young (Shin Hye Sun).

10 Highest Rating Korean Dramas in 2021

2. Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2: 16,582%

In second place is the drama Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2 aired on TV Chosun.  Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2 is a South Korean television series starring Sung Hoon, Lee Tae-gon, Park Joo-mi, Lee Ga-ryeong, Lee Min-young, Jeon Soo-kyeong and Jeon No-min. The series tells the story of three married couples, each in their 30s, 40s and 50s.

10 Highest Rating Korean Dramas in 2021

3. Vincenzo: 14,636%

The drama starring Song Joong Ki, Jeon Yeo Bin and Ok Taecyeon ranks 3rd on this list.  The film tells the story of a Korean boy who was adopted and raised in Italy from the age of 8, later grows up to become a lawyer for a mafia group and returns to Korea to carry out his great plan.

10 Highest Rating Korean Dramas in 2021

4. Hospital Playlist 2: 14,080%

4th place belongs to the Korean national drama series in 2021 called Hospital Playlist 2, with the highest rating of 14,080%. The drama is about the friendly relationship between five doctors working at the same hospital.

10 Highest Rating Korean Dramas in 2021

5. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha: 12,665%

Another tvN drama on this list.  Starring Shin Min Ah and Kim Seon Ho, the film revolves around the simple lives of the people in the fishing village of Gongjin, where the male lead chooses to hide the secrets of his life.

10 Highest Rating Korean Dramas in 2021

6. The Uncanny Counter: 10,999%

This is the only OCN drama on this list which is also the station’s pride in recent years.  Starring Jo Byung Gyu, Yoo Jun Sang, Kim Se Jeong, and Yeom Hye Ran, the drama tells the story of a group of people with special powers, tasked with hunting ghosts, and they disguise themselves as staff at a noodle restaurant.

10 Highest Rating Korean Dramas in 2021

7. Jirisan: 10,663%

Not as successful as expected despite the presence of two popular stars, Jeon Ji Hyun and Joo Ji Hoon, the highest rating of Jirisan still reached 10.663%.  The drama tells the stories of mysterious deaths in the Jiri mountains, where the rescue team works together to rescue the people and find the truth.

10 Highest Rating Korean Dramas in 2021

8. Mine: 10,512%

In eighth place is Mine, airing on tvN, starring Lee Bo Young, Kim Seo Hyung, Cha Hak Yeon, and Park Hyuk Kwon.  The film tells about the life of a chaebol family, where the women embark on a journey to find true happiness and their own self.

10 Highest Rating Korean Dramas in 2021

9. Bossam: Steal the Fate: 9,759%

This is the only MBN drama to enter this list, and it’s more remarkable that MBN is just a local station that doesn’t get much attention, so you know how influential Bossam: Steal the Fate is.  The drama tells about the eventful, wandering life of Princess Soo Kyung (Kwon Yuri), who is mistakenly kidnapped. 

10 Highest Rating Korean Dramas in 2021

10. Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce): 9,656%

While the second part of the series comes in at No.2 on this chart, the first part of Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) comes in at the 10th place with a quite impressive number.  Following the success of the first two parts, part 3 of this series will be released in early 2022.

10 Highest Rating Korean Dramas in 2021


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