For a very short time, 'Hwarang' rapidly gained a lot of populrity and followers. Since the first episode, viewers showed love and appereciation for the KDRAMA and it has now reached new heights dethroning other popular KDRAMAS.
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The historical series "Hwarang", during its debut week itself got impressive numbers on a TV popularity chart. As cited by Yonhap News, the KBS drama reached a Content Power Index score of 292.4 points in the week period Dec. 19, 2016, until Dec. 25, 2016.