As an international fan of Korean dramas, it can be interesting to see how my viewing tastes compare to those of Korean viewers. Now that 2015 is drawing to a close, we can see which Korean dramas raked in the most domestic viewers this year. According to a recent report by Entertainment Weekly, these are the 10 dramas with the highest viewership ratings for the year.

Note: These rankings are based on average viewership ratings in Korea. Stay tuned for another list of the most-watched shows this year on DramaFever!

Top 10 most-viewed dramas overall:

10. Pinocchio

Network: SBS

Average rating: 13.3%

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9. Mask

Network: SBS

Average rating: 13.6%

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8. Unkind Women

Network: KBS

Average rating: 13.7%

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7. Shine or Go Crazy

Network: MBC

Average rating: 14.3%

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6. Punch

Network: SBS

Average rating: 14.8%

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5. Six Flying Dragons

Network: SBS

Average rating: 15.4%

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4. Mrs. Cop

Network: SBS

Average rating: 15.8%

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3. Producer

Network: KBS

Average rating: 17.7%

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2. She Was Pretty

Network: MBC

Average rating: 18%

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1. Yong Pal

Network: SBS

Average rating: 21.5%

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Aside from the overall ratings, the report also included the top 3 cable shows, as follows:

3. Twenty Again

Network: tvN

Average rating: 7.2%

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2. Oh My Ghostess

Network: tvN

Average rating: 7.3%

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1. Answer Me 1988

Network: tvN

Average rating: 11.2% (This rating was from several weeks ago, and the ratings continue to climb! The drama since broke a 16% average and hit a peak of over 17% during the most recent episode.)

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Finally, we have a list of the most popular weekend dramas, which tend to score much higher ratings than shorter weekly dramas do.

6. Make a Woman Cry (25.5%)

5.My Daughter, Geum Sa Wol (27.3%)

4. Rosy Lovers (28.9%)

3. All About My Mom (31.1%)

2. The Legend of the Witch (31.4%)

1. What's With This Family (43.3%)


What do you think of the ratings rankings for the year? What were your favorite dramas? Do your tastes line up with what Korean audiences loved? Share your thoughts in the comments!