[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘The World of the Married’ and ‘Heart Signal 3’ Top the Charts for Two Consecutive Weeks

JTBC’s The World of the Married and Channel A’s Heart Signal 3 are becoming favorites among viewers. The World of the Married surpassed 15% in viewership in just four episodes, making it the unrivaled top drama, and Heart Signal 3 �is continuing to gain viewership despite the scandals among its cast. Let’s take a look at what other shows have captivated the viewers this past week.

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JTBC’s The World of the Married �topped the chart for two consecutive weeks. Despite its story about an affair, every episode has been featuring a thrilling story line, causing a sensation among the audience. People have been praising Kim Hee Ae for her acting in the drama, and the actress took the first place for two weeks straight in the top 10 list of popular TV drama cast.

TvN’s Hospital Playlist increased 26.75% in popularity compared to the previous week and set its own record for popularity rating for two weeks straight. Its viewers praised Kwak Seon Yeong’s acting while the fans online have been expressing interest in the romance between Jung Kyung Ho and Kwak Seon Yeong.

After taking a break for a week, tvN’s Hi Bye, Mama! �scored 28.39% lower in popularity rating, putting the drama in third place. Its preview brought out a negative reaction from the viewers while many started to develop sympathy for Kim Tae Hee’s costar, Cha Yu Ri’s character.

SBS’ Hyena received a positive reaction for its active female character but it also gained criticism for using Ju Ji Hoon’s character for a romance story. MBC’s Find Me in Your Memory climbed the chart with its quick progression and captivating story line while SBS’ The King: Eternal Monarch placed in the top 10 even though it hasn’t aired yet.

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The Top 10 Popularity of TV �Dramas

  1. JTBC The World of the Married (Share of Audience: 26.85) ( – )
  2. tvN Hospital Playlist (Share of Audience: 13.6) (▲1)
  3. tvN Hi Bye, Mama! (Share of Audience: 7.99) (▽1)
  4. SBS Hyena (Share of Audience: 7.67) ( – )
  5. MBC Find Me in Your Memory (Share of Audience: 7.17) (▲1)
  6. tvN A Piece of Your Mind (Share of Audience: 5.24) (▽1)
  7. JTBC When the Weather Is Fine (Share of Audience: 4.41) (▲1)
  8. KBS2 Once Again (Share of Audience: 3.19) (▲2)
  9. MBC 365: Repeat the Year (Share of Audience: 3.01) (▽3)
  10. SBS The King: Eternal Monarch (Share of Audience: 3.01) NEW

The Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

  1. Kim Hee Ae, The World of the Married ( – )
  2. Han So Hee, The World of the Married �(▲12)
  3. Kim Tae Hee, Hi Bye, Mama! (▽1)
  4. Kim Hye Soo, Hyena (-)
  5. Moon Ga Young, Find Me in Your Memory �(▲5)
  6. Park Hae Joon, The World of the Married (▽3)
  7. Kim Dong Wook, Find Me in Your Memory (▲12)
  8. Ju Ji Hoon, Hyena �(▲4)
  9. Jung Hae In, A Piece of Your Mind (▽3)
  10. Jo Jung Suk, Hospital Playlist (▽3)


The Non-Dramas on the 1st week of April 2020


Channel A’s Heart Signal 3 topped the top list of non-dramas for two consecutive weeks. It gained a lot of attention when the cast’s jobs were revealed, and there were frequent comments comparing them to those from the previous season. Four of the cast members, Park Ji Hyun (2nd place), Chun In Woo (3rd place), Seo Min Jae (5th place), and Lim Han Gyul (9th place), appeared in the top 10 popularity list of TV non-dramas’ cast.

The second place went to tvN’s Great Escape 3 which has always stayed in the top popularity chart since it aired its first episode. Many praised the show for its perfect story scenarios which have been continuations from previous seasons, and many viewers have found the show to be funny. However, some have expressed that the CGI in the ending could have been better.

The winners from TV CHOSUN’s Taste of Mr. Trot appeared on MBC’s Radio Star and TV CHOSUN’s We Will Sing Your Requests – Call Center of Love �which landed the two latter shows in 3rd and 4th place in the top 10 list, respectively.


The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. Channel A Heart Signal 3 �(Share of Audience: 9.59) ( – )
  2. tvN Great Escape 3 (Share of Audience: 6.74) ( – )
  3. MBC Radio Star �(Share of Audience: 6.16) (▲4)
  4. TV CHOSUN We Will Sing Your Requests – Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 5.08) NEW
  5. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 4.21) (▽2)
  6. MBC The Masked Singer (Share of Audience: 3.5) (▲2)
  7. JTBC Knowing Brothers (Share of Audience: 2.94) (▲8)
  8. SBS Baek Jong-won’s Alley Restaurant �(Share of Audience: 2.35) (▲6)
  9. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience: 2.3) (▲1)
  10. KBS The Return of Superman �(Share of Audience: 2.23) (▲2)

Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Non-Dramas

  1. Lim Young Woong, Radio Star NEW
  2. Park Ji Hyun, Heart Signal 3 (▲7)
  3. Chun In Woo, Heart Signal 3 (▲14)
  4. Lim Young Woong, We Will Sing Your Requests – Call Center of Love �NEW
  5. Suh Min Jae, Heart Signal 3 (▲20)
  6. Jang Min Ho, Radio Star NEW
  7. Lee Chan Won, Radio Star NEW
  8. Ahn Bo Hyun, I Live Alone (▽6)
  9. Lim Han Gyul, Heart Signal 3 (▲7)
  10. Yoo Jae Suk, Hangout with Yoo (▲1)

This survey was released on April 6th by the TV popularity analysis agency Good Data Corporation after analyzing netizens’ responses, which were generated from news articles, blogs/communities, videos and SNSs for the 24 dramas and the 182 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from March 30th through April 5th.

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