‘Queen of Tears’ Global Craze Continues! Drama Exceeds 600 Million Views After 2 Months

Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Ji Won’s “Queen of Tears” continues to make impressive achievements even after the drama concluded two months ago. 

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‘Queen of Tears’ Maintains Spot on Netflix’s Global Top 10 for 13 Consecutive Weeks

tvN’s newest drama titleholder, “Queen of Tears,” which also aired on TVING and Netflix from March 9 to April 28, is still amassing recognition. 

Queen of Tears
Kim Ji Won, Kim Soo Hyun | “Queen of Tears” still

During its broadcasting period, the romance drama topped Netflix’s Global Top 10 (non-English) TV series and created a global craze. Its finale episode garnered an average score of 24.9 percent viewership, becoming the highest-rating drama in tvN history. 

At that time, its lead stars Kim Soo Hyun, Kim Ji Won, Park Sung Hoon, Kwak Dong Yeon, and Lee Joo Bin also dominated the most buzzworthy drama actors list for a month straight.

This June, two months after “Queen of Tears” concluded, the series remains popular. According to a report released on June 5, the drama placed No. 10 in Netflix’s Global Top 10 for the non-English TV Series category and succeeded in maintaining its presence in the Top 10 for 13 consecutive weeks. 

Among the K-Dramas launched on Netflix from 2023 to date, “Queen of Tears” is the only series that has remained in the Top 10 for such a long time. 

Kim Soo Hyun’s ‘Queen of Tears’ Accumulates Over 600 Million Views on Netflix

In addition to the drama’s impressive achievements, it already exceeded 600 million views on the famous online streaming giant, 617.8 million views hours to be exact. 

‘Queen of Tears’
(Photo : Netflix)

As one of the most talked about series in the first half of 2024, “Queen of Tears” already established a solid fanbase in Japan.

According to the source, it was selected as the No. 1 in a survey about the most interesting K-dramas conducted by Japanese IT news site ITmedia’s Neotorabo from May 11 to May 18. 

The ongoing success of “Queen of Tears” also continues in Korea. In the survey conducted by Gallup Korea, 1001 locals aged 18 and above considered the drama as their recent favorite show from May 21 to 23. 

What’s Next To ‘Queen of Tears’ Cast

Queen of Tears Cast
(Photo : Park Sung Hoon Instagram)

In addition to the long-lasting global craze of the said drama, its lead stars, Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Ji Won announced their first Asian fan meetings, respectively. Their overseas schedules are expected to begin this June and various cities will be visited by the two stars to meet and engage with their growing fans. 

Apart from them, Park Sung Hoon and Lee Joo Bin became busy as they were preparing to work on their next screen projects. 

Recently, on June 3, Park Sung Hoon surprised the public through his social media update by posting a groupie with the cast of “Queen of Tears” marking their mini-reunion after the drama concluded in April. 

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