Descendants of the Sun Sets New Viewership Record

Hyo Jin Lee, April 1, 2016, 9:05 a.m.

The latest episode of “Descendants of the Sun” set a new viewership record on Thursday, continuing its success. The 12th episode reached 33 percent viewership nationwide, and 36.6 percent in Seoul, setting a new high for the drama. 

In the recent episode, special forces captain Yoo Si-jin, played by Song Joong-ki, successfully rescues his girlfriend Kang Mo-yeon, played by Song Hye-kyo, who was earlier abducted by Agus, a soldier-turned-gangster.

Near the end of the episode, Kang, returns home to Korea as her medical volunteering stint in Uruk -- a fictional Mediterranean country -- has ended. She bids farewell to Yoo, who is required to stay in Uruk. 

In the teaser for the next episode, the two meet again in Seoul and continue their romance. Meanwhile, the drama’s other couple, made up of Seo Dae-young and Yoon Myung-joo, played by Jin Goo and Kim Ji-won, respectively, go through a rough patch in their relationship. 

“Descendants of the Sun” has just four episodes left. It airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 p.m. 

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