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‘Legend Of The Blue Sea,’ ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’ and ‘Oh My Geum Bi’ premiere on the same day; Which drama recorded the highest viewership?

By diana / 2016.11.18
Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho during the script reading of "Legend of the Blue Sea."

Three highly anticipated TV dramas premiered simultaneously on Nov. 16, and fans are wondering which one got the highest figures in terms of viewership.

To answer all your queries, the ratings are out for the first two episodes of "Legend Of The Blue Sea," "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo" and "Oh My Geum Bi" which premiered on their respective networks on Wednesday.

Soompi reported "Legend Of The Blue Sea" got the highest viewership for its first and second episodes with 16.4 and 15.1 percent respectively.

The Lee Min Ho-starrer drama series was followed by "Oh My Geum Bi" with 5.9 and 6.5 percent ratings on its first two episodes, while "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo" consistently recorded a 3.3 percent ratings on the Wednesday and Thursday episodes.

After the ratings were revealed, many are wondering whether "Legend Of The Blue Sea" will start another syndrome like "Descendants Of The Sun," Allkpop cited. Reports claimed "Legend Of The Blue Sea" has recorded higher ratings for its first episode compared to "Descendants Of The Sun."

Further reports revealed "Legend Of The Blue Sea" recorded over 2 million views for its first episode, expecting a total of 10 million views for four episodes.

The figures are evidently higher than of "Descendants Of The Sun" and "My Love From The Star" with 1.77 million and 1.45 million views respectively for their first episodes.

"Legend Of The Blue Sea" is inspired by a classic Joseon legend about mermaids. Lee Min Ho takes the role of a con-man, who uses his good looks and wit to trick people. On the other hand, Jun Ji Hyun will play as a mermaid in the drama series.

Watch "Legend Of The Blue Sea," "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo" and "Oh My Geum Bi" every Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 KST.

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