The first episode of ‘Hospital Playlist Season 2’ was a huge success with a record-breaking rating in the history of tvN.
‘Hospital Playlist’ was extremely popular in its first season, so when a second is announced, the K-drama geeks all rejoiced. Whiles fan are a bit disappointed that actor Kim Jun Han will leave the show, consequently eliminating his character Ahn Chi Hong, their anticipation is just as high.
After a terrible long wait, we can finally witnessed the ‘Hospital Playlist Season 2’, and truth be told, it certainly did not disappoint. In particular, the first episode, which was premiered on June 17, has perfectly met the expectations of viewers with its deeper story and amazing on-screen chemistry among the actors.
It was therefore no surprise to see that ‘Hospital Playlist Season 2’ first episode has recorded the highest viewership ratings for a first episode of any tvN drama.
The episode was directed by Shin Won Ho and written by Lee Woo Jung (a duo known for notable works like the ‘Reply’ series and ‘Prison Playbook’), and has achieved an average rating of 11.7%, peaking at 14.9% in Seoul.
The nation-wide rating of the episode, meanwhile, reached an average of 10% and peaked at 12.4%.
Thus, ‘Hospital Playlist Season 2’ has broken the record for highest viewership ratings that a first episode of tvN drama has ever received.
The highly popular drama series made its comeback with a strong start. The first episode gave glimpses of both the ordinary daily life and intense hospital life of five friends Ik Jun (played by Jo Jung Suk), Jung Won (Yoo Yun Suk), Jun-Wan (Jung Kyung Ho), Seok Hyung (Kim Dae Myung), and Song Hwa (Jeon Mi Do), all who work as doctors at Yulje Hospital.
Season 2 instantly captured viewers’ attention with its first scene, where Seok Hyung receives a phone call from his previous wife Shin Hye (played by Park Ji Yeon). The appearance of the character of Shin Hye was a huge reveal, for viewers had only been able to hear a vague mention of her in season 1. Thus, season 2 has garnered a lot of attention for its likelihood of revealing major characters and many untold stories from season 1.
‘Hospital Playlist’ season 2 airs on the channel of tvN and Netflix on every Thursday at 9 PM KST (Korean Standard Time). The second episode will air on June 24, at 9 PM KST.
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