[Weekly TV Top 10] With Only Two Episodes Left, ‘The World of the Married’ Continues to Dominate the Small Screen for Seven Consecutive Weeks

Although new dramas have started one by one, all attention is still focused on The World of the Married. Despite the controversy over raunchy production and cast’s problematic private life, viewership has been on the rise. On the other hand, Kim Eun Sook’s The King: Eternal Monarch urgently added producer Yoo Je Won, who recently finished Hi Bye, Mama to the production team, amid the continued decline. In the non-drama category, Mr. Trot‘s TOP7 and Heart Signal Season 3 are in the spotlight. Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.


The Dramas on the 2nd week of May 2020

Credit: JTBC

JTBC’s The World of the Married remained in the top spot for seven consecutive weeks, while SBS’s The King: Eternal Monarch has remained in second place for four straight weeks. But they are both facing a steady decline. Notably, The World of the Married was embroiled in a controversy over the child actors Jun Jin Seo, and Jung Joon Won after they either used inappropriate languages or were caught drinking and smoking as minors. The King: Eternal Monarch was bombarded with negative responses for excessive product placement. tvN’s Hospital Playlist has been gaining steady popularity in that it is a story that can be enjoyed by everyone in times of social hardship. KBS’s new drama Fix You started its journey at fifth place, receiving conflicting reactions such as “The material is fresh” and “The story shows no probability.”

Credit: JTBC

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. JTBC The World of the Married (Share of Audience: 35.47) (-)
  2. SBS The King: Eternal Monarch (Share od Audience: 19.14) (-)
  3. tvN Hospital Playlist (Share of Audience: 10.75) (-)
  4. MBC Find Me in Your Memory (Share of Audience: 9.56) (-)
  5. KBS2 Fix You (Share of Audience: 3.84) NEW
  6. tvN When My Love Blooms (Share of Audience: 3.1) (▲1)
  7. KBS2 Once Again (Share of Audience: 2.59) (▲2)
  8. SBS Good Casting (Share of Audience: 2.43) (▽2)
  9. KBS2 Born Again (Share of Audience: 2.1) (▲2)
  10. tvN Mothers (Share of Audience: 2.00) NEW


The Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

  1. Kim Hee Ae, The World of the Married (�”)
  2. Park Hae Joon, The World of the Married (�”)
  3. Han So Hee, The World of the Married (▲2)
  4. Jeon Jin Seo, The World of the Married (▲9)
  5. Lee Min Ho, The King: Eternal Monarch (▽2)
  6. Jo Jung Suk, Hospital Playlist (▲4)
  7. Kim Dong Wook, Find Me in Your Memory (▲4)
  8. Kim Go Eun, The King: Eternal Monarch (▽4)
  9. Moon Ga Young, Find Me in Your Memory (▽2)
  10. Jung So Min, Fix You NEW


The Non-Dramas on the 2nd week of May 2020

In the non-drama category, Channel A’s Heart Signal 3 is back in the first place as Chun In Woo, Park Ji Hyun, and Lee Ga Heun’s relationship received much attention. JTBC’s Knowing Bros and TV Chosun’s We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love, in which Mr. Trot‘s TOP7 appeared, has become a hot topic. Lastly, KBS2’s Gag Concert drew attention as the news of the program’s abolition was confirmed.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. Channel A Heart Signal 3 (Share of Audience: 8.48) (▲1)
  2. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience: 7.12) (-)
  3. TV CHOSUN We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 6.23) (▽2)
  4. tvN The Great Escape 3 (Share of Audience: 5.73) (-)
  5. Mnet Road to Kingdom �(Share of Audience: 5.24) (-)
  6. MBC The Masked Singer (Share of Audience: 4.27) (▽3)
  7. KBS2 Gag Concert (Share of Audience: 2.24) (▲44)
  8. tvN Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 5 (Share of Audience: 2.1) (▽1)
  9. JTBC Phantom Singer 3 (Share of Audience: 1.94) (▲4)
  10. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 1.93) (▲2)


The Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Non-Dramas

  1. Park Ji Hyun, Heart Signal 3 (▲7)
  2. Chun In Woo, Heart Signal 3 (▲5)
  3. Lee Ga Heun, Heart Signal 3 (▽1)
  4. Kim Kang Yeol, Heart Signal 3 (▲33)
  5. Lim Young Woong, We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (▽4)
  6. Lee Hyo Ri, How Do You Play? NEW
  7. Park Sung Kwang, Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny NEW
  8. Lee Sol Yi, Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny NEW
  9. Yoo Jae Suk, How Do You Play? (▲11)
  10. Lim Young Woong, Knowing Bros NEW


This survey was released on May 11 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 25 dramas and the 177 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from May 4 through May 10.

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