[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘The World of the Married’ Ends Amid Keen Interest

The World of the Married, which caused a sensation throughout the series, ended with 28.4 percent viewership, surpassing the highest viewership of 23.8 percent for cable TV dramas set by SKY Castle. The responses to the ending are mixed, but it is clear that it has received unrivaled attention from viewers over the past two months. Attention is now focusing on what work will succeed the attention now that The World of the Married came ended. Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.


The Dramas on the 3rd week of May 2020

Credit: JTBC

JTBC’s The World of the Married ended after topping the drama popularity chart for eight consecutive weeks. Various interpretations of the open ending took place, and heated debates arose over whether the runaway son really returned home. The King: Eternal Monarch succeeded in maintaining the second place for five weeks in a row. However, its popularity dropped 14.34 percent compared to the previous week, showing a steady decline since the first episode. tvN’s new drama Oh My Baby started off pretty solid in fifth place, but right after the broadcast, criticism has poured out that it is “retrograde drama.”

Credit: JTBC

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. JTBC The World of the Married (Share of Audience: 38.64) (-)
  2. SBS The King: Eternal Monarch (Share od Audience: 16.18) (-)
  3. tvN Hospital Playlist (Share of Audience: 10.63) (-)
  4. MBC Find Me in Your Memory (Share of Audience: 6.81) (-)
  5. tvN Oh My Baby (Share of Audience: 4.82) NEW
  6. KBS2 Once Again (Share of Audience: 3.15) (▲1)
  7. tvN When My Love Blooms (Share of Audience: 2.82) (▽1)
  8. SBS Good Casting (Share of Audience: 2.27) (-)
  9. KBS2 Born Again (Share of Audience: 2.26) (-)
  10. KBS2 Fix You (Share of Audience: 1.91) (▽5)


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 (�”)
  4. Lee Min Ho, The King: Eternal Monarch (▲2)
  5. Jeon Jin Seo, The World of the Married (▽1)
  6. Jo Jung Suk, Hospital Playlist (�”)
  7. Jang Na Ra, Oh My Baby NEW
  8. Kim Go Eun, The King: Eternal Monarch (�”)
  9. Jeon Mi Do, Hospital Playlist (▲16)
  10. Moon Ga Young, Find Me in Your Memory (▽1)


The Non-Dramas on the 3rd week of May 2020

Channel A’s Heart Signal 3, which predicted a change in the relationships, has topped the non-drama popularity chart once again. On the other hand, the appearance of Chun An Na, who came under controversy over school bullying, was severely criticized. Mnet’s Road to Kingdom became the talk of the town as it showed the last performance of Pentagon’s Jinho before joining the army. MBC’s How Do You Play? recently drew attention from viewers as Rain, who became the hot topic as his song “GANG” became the new meme, appeared.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. Channel A Heart Signal 3 (Share of Audience: 9.00) (-)
  2. Mnet Road to Kingdom (Share of Audience: 6.64) (▲3)
  3. MBC The Masked Singer (Share of Audience: 4.81) (▲3)
  4. TV CHOSUN We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 4.75) (▽1)
  5. tvN The Great Escape 3 (Share of Audience: 4.48) (▽1)
  6. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience: 7.12) (▽4)
  7. MBC How Do You Play? (Share of Audience: 3.44) (▲5)
  8. TV CHOSUN Mulberry School (Share of Audience: 3.21) NEW
  9. MBC Radio Star (Share of Audience: 2.33) (▲5)
  10. JTBC Phantom Singer 3 (Share of Audience: 2.12) (▽1)


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

  1. Park Ji Hyun, Heart Signal 3 (-)
  2. Chun In Woo, Heart Signal 3 (-)
  3. Rain, How Do You Play? NEW
  4. Kim Kang Yeol, Heart Signal 3 (-)
  5. Lee Ga Heun, Heart Signal 3 (▽2)
  6. Lim Young Woong, Mulberry School NEW
  7. Lim Young Woong, We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (▽2)
  8. Lee Chan Won, Mulberry School NEW
  9. Yoo Jae Suk, How Do You Play? NEW
  10. Gong Hyo Jin, Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 5 (▲5)


This survey was released on May 18 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 23 dramas and the 173 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from May 11 through May 17.

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