According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, a TV ratings research company, dramas swept the top 10 list of highest rated TV programs.
The highest rating in 2006 was recorded by MBC's "Jumong," which posted 38.4% in average household ratings.
It was followed by "Famous Princess" of KBS2 with ratings of 30.2%, the daily soap operas "The Bizarre Bunch" and "Pure in Heart" of KBS1 with 29.8% and 28.5%, respectively, and the SBS weekend drama "Dear Heaven" with 28.3%.
Among entertainment shows, "Imagination Plus" of KBS2 ranked the highest at 14th place overall with 19% in ratings, followed by "Gag Concert" on KBS2 at 16th with 17% and "What an Amazing World" on SBS with 16.9%.
"News 9" of KBS1 was the highest ranking news program at 19th place with 16.9% in ratings.
Meanwhile, the average TV viewing time of Korean households in 2006 stood at 7 hours and 7 minutes, unchanged from 2005.
By channel, people watched KBS1 the most, followed by SBS, MBC, and KBS2.
credits: KBS Global