KBS Drama Awards 2016 is the recently broadcasted award show that dominated the year-end viewership ratings. The event was filled with star-studded Korean artists including the famous SongSong couple, Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo.
Soompi reported the statistics from Nielsen Korea. The first day of the KBS Drama Awards 2016 event garnered a 15.2 percent nationwide rating. Meanwhile, the second day achieved more with 14.8 percent making the event possess the title of ‘the most watched end-of-the-year awards’ in 2016.
KBS Drama Awards Top against SBS Drama Awards and MBC Korean Music Festival
One of the most exciting parts of the event was when Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo were awarded the Grand Prize. It was given for their roles in the phenomenal Korean series, Descendants of the Sun.
On the other hand, 2016 SAF SBS Drama Awards was also aired in the same timeslot. Unfortunately, they only gathered 7.2 and 6.4 percent ratings for the first and second day respectively. On a brighter note, Han Suk Kyu accepted the Grand Prize for his role in Romantic Doctor Kim. In addition to this, MBC Korean Music Festival gathered 5.9 and 5.1 ratings the first and second day of their event respectively.
KBS Drama Awards 2016 Highlights
Aside from the SongSong couple, the Moonlight Drawn by Clouds starrer Park Bo Gum achieved the Male Top Excellence Award. Together with him under the said category is Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho starrer, Park Shin Yang. On the other hand, despite Kim Yoo Jung’s absence, she won Female Excellence Award for Mid-length Drama category.
Getting back to the Descendants of the Sun lead stars, SongSong couple also achieved the Best Asia Couple Awards, International Business Times reported. Another DOTD actress achieved awards with Kim Ji Won taking home the Female Excellence Award for a Miniseries and Best New Actress Award.
Furthermore, KBS Drama Awards 2016 was aired last Dec. 31, 2016. The event aims to honor great actors for their hard work in the industry.
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