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'Descendants of the Sun' hits new viewership record

All Headlines 10:37 April 14, 2016

SEOUL, April 14 (Yonhap) -- The sensational South Korean TV series "Descendants of the Sun" has beaten its own viewership record again, data showed Thursday.

The KBS 2TV drama captured 34.8 percent of viewers across the country for the 15th episode on Wednesday, up 1.3 percentage points from 33.5 percent for the 13th one aired a week ago, data by Nielsen Korea showed.

In the capital area, where viewership has usually been greater, the rate soared to 38.1 percent, up 3.1 percentage points from last week, while the figure for Seoul remained unchanged at 37.5 percent.

The romantic drama revolves around the romance between an Army captain, Yoo Si-jin (Song Joong-ki), who serves in the U.N. peacekeeping forces, and a female doctor named Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-kyo), in a fictional war-torn country called Uruk.

Premiering on Feb. 24, the show has constantly surpassed its viewership record except for the 14th episode that was rated slightly lower with 33 percent.

The finale of the 16-episode series is scheduled to be aired at 10 p.m. Thursday. In China, the show will be available on the video website iQiyi on the same day.


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