Queen of Tears hits Netflix Top 10 Non-English TV Shows chart just 2 days after premiere

Photo courtesy tvN

With the ongoing Korean rom com Queen of Tears doing so well in the ratings in South Korea, as well as with international viewers, I was expecting the Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Ji Wo-led drama to be on the Top 10 Non-English TV Shows chart when Netflix released the latest numbers earlier today.

In fact, I would have been very disappointed if it wasn’t.

Thankfully, disappointment has been averted, as Queen of Tears has hit the #7 spot on the Netflix Top 10 Non-English TV Shows chart for the week of March 4th to March 10th, 2024, the latest data released from Netflix earlier today shows.

According to Netflix via its Tudum platform, Queen of Tears hit the Top 10 chart due to it being viewed more than 1.2 million times, for a total number of hours watched of 3.3 million.

Not a bad result considering the new Korean drama only released on March 9th, so was only being streamed for two days before the chart calculations closed.

In other words, Queen of Tears is likely to be much higher on the Top 10 chart when next week’s data is released.

At least if how well it’s doing in South Korea is anything to go by.

What is Queen of Tears about and when do new episodes air/stream?

The 16-episode Queen of Tears stars the previously mentioned Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Ji Wo, with the supporting cast of Park Sung Hoon, Kwak Dong Yeon and Lee Ju Bin.

It follows the marriage difficulties of Hong Hae In (played by Kim Ji Won), a hard-working but arrogant chaebol heiress who is the head of a department store chain, and Baek Hyun Woo (Kim Soo Hyun), the very successful but humble lawyer son of farmers from the small village of Yongduri.

The drama tells the story of a not-married-for-long husband and wife who try to work through their problems, so they can stay together forever.

In South Korea, the drama is being aired on tvN every Saturday and Sunday evening in the 21:20 slot, with Netflix streaming new episodes around the same time.

The next episode will premiere on Saturday, March 16th, with the drama running through April 28th.

Watch the first two episodes now on Netflix, and help bump the K-drama even higher up the chart next week.

About Michelle Topham

I'm a Brit-American journalist, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I'm also obsessed with music, anime, manga, and K-dramas. Help!