Award-winning Korea-Khitan War Ep 16 grabs high ratings again

Photo courtesy KBS2

The award-winning Korean historical drama Korea-Khitan War, Episode 16 aired on KBS2 on Sunday night to the same strong ratings it earned on Saturday night.

Ratings that have risen from Episode 1’s 5.5 percent to last night’s rating of 10.00 percent, which is heading towards double, and down just .20 percent from its episode on Saturday.

Korea-Khitan War has been one of the most buzzworthy shows in South Korea since it released on November 11th, then garnered even more attention after it was one of the big winners at the KBS Drama Awards on New Years Eve, 2023.

The drama and its actors’ awards included Kim Dong Jun, who plays King Hyeonjong, being awarded the Top Excellence Award for an actor, and Ji Seung Hyun winning the Excellence Award for an Actor in a Serial Drama as well as the Popularity Award for his role as Yang Kyu.

Lee Won Jong, who plays Kang Cho on Korea-Khitan War, being awarded the Best Supporting Actor award, Choi Soo Jong and Kim Dong Jun winning a Best Couple Award, and the drama’s screenwriter Lee Jung Woo getting the Scriptwriter Award.

In the big win of the evening, Choi Soo Jong was awarded the show’s Daesang (Grand Prize) for his performance as Gang Gam Chan in Korea-Khitan War.

Korea-Khitan War is currently airing on KBS2 in South Korea every Saturday and Sunday at 21:25 (KST).

Outside the country, it is available on KOCOWA in North America.

Netflix is also airing the historical Korean drama in some Asian countries.

In other words, it isn’t easy to find it legally in many regions of the world just yet. Fingers crossed that will change.

Watch the Korea-Khitan War, Episode 17 preview below (sorry, it’s only available in Korean)


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.