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YesAsia 2015 Bestsellers - TV Dramas

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The below rankings are based on sales of television releases on from January 1 to December 31, 2015.


1. Healer 2. You Who Came From the Stars 3. It's Okay, That's Love 4. Pinocchio 5. The Empress of China

6. Fated to Love You 7. I Hear Your Voice 8. Itazura na Kiss 2 - Love in Tokyo 9. Greed of Man 10. The Heirs


Healer attracted a passionate online following during its run, so it's no surprise that the action thriller series ended the year as our No. 1 Korean drama of 2015, as well as the best-selling TV drama overall. With Empress Ki also making the cut, Ji Chang Wook has two works in the top ten. 2014's bestseller, You Who Came From the Stars, held on strong in second place, and Kim Soo Hyun's 2012 period hit The Moon That Embraces the Sun continued to chart. Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye also both have two dramas in the top ten.

1. Healer 2. You Who Came From the Stars 3. It's Okay, That's Love 4. Pinocchio 5. Fated to Love You

6. I Hear Your Voice 7. The Heirs 8. Moon That Embraces the Sun 9 (tie).
Kill Me, Heal Me
9 (tie).
Empress Ki


One of the most luscious and talked about dramas of 2015, Fan Bingbing's The Empress of China gracefully reigned over our best-selling Chinese dramas chart. TVB's The Greed of Man surged to the No. 2 spot thanks to renewed interest in the nineties classic following its rerun in Hong Kong. Star-laden fusion period dramas like The Virtuous Queen of Han, Romance of the Condor Heroes and The Four continued to bring in audiences, while Pleasantly Surprised and Murphy's Law of Love represented the Taiwan idol drama contingent. 2014's top seller, Lanling Wang, held on for the tenth spot.

1. The Empress of China 2. Greed of Man 3. Heroes in Sui & Tang Dynasties 4 (tie). Virtuous Queen of Han 4 (tie). Pleasantly Surprised

6. Romance of the Condor Heroes 7. Cruel Romance 8. The Four 9. Murphy's Law of Love 10. Lanling Wang


As an overseas fan-favorite and the only J-Drama in the land to be blessed with English-subtitled releases, the Itazura na Kiss series handily came out on top for the second year running. Itazura claimed the first four spots with both seasons of the drama as well as its special and making-of. Johnny's-related titles, including the perennially charting CxDxG no Arashi! and both Yamada Ryosuke and Yamashita Tomohisa's Kindaichi dramas, occupied most of the remaining spots in the top ten J-Dramas.

1. Itazura na Kiss 2 - Love in Tokyo 2. Itazura na Kiss
Love in Tokyo
3. Itazura na Kiss 2 - Love in Okinawa 4. Itazura na Kiss
Love in Tokyo
Special Making
5 (tie). CxDxG no Arashi

5 (tie). Oshin 7 (tie).
Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo N
7 (tie). Kindaichi Kosuke VS Akechi Kogoro Futatabi 9 (tie).
Murder on the Orient Express
9 (tie). Kaasan, Ore wa Daijobu

Note: Rankings for Chinese and Korean TV Bestsellers differ between YesAsia's US and Global Sites due to the different product selections available on each site based on regional licensing restrictions. Chinese and Korean TV drama rankings in this feature reflect the sales on Global Site only.

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Published January 8, 2016

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