One of the biggest names in the Korean entertainment industry and especially in broadcasting and to many K-Drama lovers is none other than ‘KBS’. KBS, the Korean Broadcasting System, has played a vital role in the growth of K-Dramas over the decades with continuously high-ranking K-Dramas placing in the best ratings list of 2020, 2021, and 2022.
Additionally, KBS has been known for producing some of the most iconic dramas adored by K-Drama lovers. Thanks to this, they also have some record ratings worth mentioning such as for the K-Drama “Bread, Love and Dreams” which aired in 2010 that reached a record 50.8% rating! Another of their K-Drama hits with sky-high ratings is “Descendants of The Sun” (2016) with a 38.8% rating.
Make sure to check out the KBS dramas with the highest ratings from 2015-2020 in this article:
Here are the top KBS dramas with the highest ratings since 2020!
Note: This ranking does not include daily and weekend dramas. ‘Drama specials’ and ‘weekend drama specials’ are also not included in the ranking.
“Royal Secret Agent” is the KBS drama with the highest rating (since 2020) at a 14% rating. Starring INFINITE’s L (Kim MyungSoo), Kwon NaRa, and Lee YiKyung, many hailed the drama as one of the best historical K-Dramas out there. The drama turned its viewers into detectives who were just as invested in cracking the story as the characters and made for an immersive experience.
“The King’s Affection” was hailed as a drama that gives you butterflies, as K-Drama lovers couldn’t get enough of the sweet storyline and affectionate chemistry between the main couple. Add to that the visual beauty of this historical drama and the deal is sealed. Starring RoWoon and Park EunBin, the drama earned a rating of 12.1%.
3. “King Of Tears, Lee BangWon” – 11.7%
“King Of Tears, Lee BangWon” told the history of King TaeJong in a way that put a refreshing twist on the well-known history of the king. The drama was particularly enjoyed by history buffs for the way that it kept the already-known narrative exciting. Starring Joo SangWook, Kim YeongCheol, Ye JiWon, and Park JinHee, the drama made a rating of 11.7%.
4. “Woman of 9.9 Billion” – 11.6%
This is yet another drama that made a bold impression on K-Drama lovers. Many found the narrative thrilling and filled with suspense that had you on the edge of your seat waiting to see how it ended. Starring Cho YeoJeong and Kim KangWoo, the drama achieved a rating of 11.6%.
This drama earned praise for many elements from the cast’s acting portrayals, to the cinematography, to the OST, and more. Fans couldn’t get enough of the electric chemistry between the actors, too. Starring Kim SoHyun, Na InWoo, Lee JiHoon, and Choi YuHwa, “River Where The Moon Rises” earned a rating of 10%.
6. “Oasis” – 9.7%
This drama took a fresh approach to an educational lesson on Korean history. Many were impressed with the actors who gave the noir drama its depth. “Oasis”, starring Jang DongYoon, Seor InA, and Choo YoungWoo, secured a rating of 9.7%.
“Bloody Heart” earned a rating of 8.9%. Starring Jang Hyuk, Lee Joon, and Kang HanNa, the drama was praised for the depth of its storyline and characters. With a riveting narrative, the characters each carried out their convictions in a convincing way.
“Police University” was a K-Drama filled with life lessons and sweet moments that brought a lot of fun to the screen. Starring Cha TaeHyun, JinYoung, and f(x)’s Krystal, the drama earned an 8.5% rating.
“Moonshine” did what a lot of dramas can’t do easily. It mixed the complex world of politics with a romantic comedy aspect that made for a pleasant viewing experience. Fans were especially pleased with the emotional conviction of the actors, Yoo SeungHo and Girl’s Day’s HyeRi – earning the drama a 7.6% rating.
10. “Forest” – 7.4%
“Forest” gained a lot of praise for its beautiful setting and beautiful story. Many fans expressed that watching the drama had a healing effect on them and that they appreciated the sweet chemistry between the main characters, played by actors Park HaeJin and Cho BoAh, too. This earned the drama ratings of 7.4%.
“Curtain Call” was a fresh kind of period drama well-received by many fans. The drama carried a deep sentiment that appealed to viewers. Starring Kang HaNeul, Ha JiWon, and Go DooShim, the drama secured 7.2% ratings.
“The Law Cafe” earned the high ratings of 7.1%. Starring Lee SeungGi and Lee SeYoung, this law-and-order type drama had fans rolling with laughter at the witty antics and had their hearts fluttering at the romantic moments.
“Sell Your Haunted House” was complimented for its beguiling cast and the amazing way that it presented the horror genre to the K-Drama screen. Starring Jang NaRa and CNBLUE’s Jung YongHwa, the drama secured a rating of 6.9%.
“Bad Prosecutor” gained a lot of praise for its thrilling action investigation storyline and comedy-filled scenes. The chemistry between the two leads was also unmatched. Starring EXO’s D.O. and Lee SeHee, the drama secured 6.3% in ratings.
15. “Cheat On Me, If You Can” – 5.8%
Many enjoyed this drama for its crime-novel-esque storytelling style and for the thrill of unraveling the mystery together with the main character. Starring Cho YeoJeong and Go Jun, “Cheat On Me, If You Can” earned 5.8% in ratings.
Which of these KBS dramas is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!