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Doctor Cha dominates ratings and Buzzworthy actor rankings

Halfway through its run, medical-comedy-family drama Doctor Cha is already one of this year's biggest hits!

Its eighth episode, which aired on May 7, 2023, earned 16.2% viewership ratings, making it JTBC's fifth highest-rated drama, behind World of the Married (2020), SKY Castle (2019), Reborn Rich (2023), and Itaewon Class (2020). It was also the most watched miniseries on Sunday night.

Doctor Cha's cast also dominated Good Data's Buzzworthy rankings of the most talked-about television series for the past week -- with Uhm Jung-hwa, who plays the titular character Dr. Cha Jeong-sook, coming in at number one, followed by Kim Byung-chul as her terrible husband Dr. Seo In-ho (#2), Myung Se-bin as Jeong-sook's rival Dr. Choi Seung-hi (#3), Min Woo-hyuk as the swoony Dr. Roy Kim (#6), and Park Joon-geum as In-ho's mother (#10).

The drama itself was the second most Buzzworthy series, behind the highly-anticipated third season of another medical k-drama, Dr. Romantic. Dr. Romantic 3's stars shared the top 10 actor rankings with Doctor Cha's cast, with Ahn Hyo-seop at #4, Han Suk-kyu at #7, and Lee Sung-kyung #9.

With two high-quality doctor-centered series airing, now is as good a time as any to be a medical k-drama fan!


Wondering what Doctor Cha is about? Watch the official trailer below:

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