[Weekly TV Top 10] With Only One Episode Left, ‘The King: Eternal Monarch’ Wins Back the Top Spot

Will The King: Eternal Monarch be able to smile at the end? It won the top spot after The World of the Married and Hospital Playlist have ended, but when thinking about all the harsh critics it received along the way, it’s only bitter. Let’s look at the weekly popularity chart to find out what works will grab viewers’ attention when The King: Eternal Monarch ends on June 12.


The Dramas on the 1st week of June 2020

Credit: SBS

The King: Eternal Monarch showed an upturn and won back the first place in the drama popularity chart. Throughout the drama, there have been constant responses that the development was difficult to understand, and many said that the last week’s episodes were particularly abstruse. As for Once Again, Lee Sang Yi and Lee Cho Hee, dubbed the “in-law couple,” drew attention, which led to the rise to the second place. The third-ranked Kkondae Intern made headlines with Jang Sung Kyu’s special appearance, while Mystic Pop-Up Bar, ranked fourth, received favorable reviews for its movie-scale visual effects. tvN’s new drama My Unfamiliar Family received positive reviews from the viewers, starting off in the fifth place.


The Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. SBS The King: Eternal Monarch (Share of Audience: 30.57) (▲1)
  2. KBS2 Once Again (Share of Audience: 9.57) (▲3)
  3. MBC Kkondae Intern (Share of Audience: 8.11) (-)
  4. JTBC Mystic Pop-Up Bar (Share of Audience: 7.09) (-)
  5. tvN My Unfamiliar Family (Share of Audience: 5.96) NEW
  6. tvN Oh My Baby (Share of Audience: 5.82) (▲2)
  7. MBC Dinner Mate (Share of Audience: 4.97) (▽1)
  8. tvN It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (Share of Audience: 3.8) NEW
  9. tvN When My Love Blooms (Share of Audience: 3.6) (▲2)
  10. SBS Good Casting (Share of Audience: 3.56) (▽1)
Credit: KBS

The Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

  1. Lee Min Ho, The King: Eternal Monarch (▲1)
  2. Kim Go Eun, The King: Eternal Monarch (▲2)
  3. Jang Na Ra, Oh My Baby (▲7)
  4. Lee Cho Hee, Once Again (▲14)
  5. Lee Sang Yi, Once Again (▲15)
  6. Han Ye Ri, My Unfamiliar Family NEW
  7. Lee Jung Jin, The King: Eternal Monarch (▲29)
  8. Lee Bo Young, When My Love Blooms (▲11)
  9. Park Hae Jin, Kkondae Intern (-)
  10. Go Joon, Oh My Baby (▲14)


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


Although Heart Signal 3 has maintained its No.1 spot in the non-drama category for five consecutive weeks, the fact that Kim Kang Yeol, one of the cast, assaulted a woman was revealed, sparking sharp criticisms from the public. The last episode of The Great Escape 3 showed the cast helping with the March 1st Movement, drawing positive reviews that it well captured both fun and touching moments. Phantom Singer 3, which has been on the uptrend for six weeks in a row, came in third, heralding a full-fledged quartet competition.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. Channel A Heart Signal 3 (Share of Audience: 11.99) (-)
  2. tvN The Great Escape 3 (Share of Audience: 6.17) (-)
  3. JTBC Phantom Singer 3 (Share of Audience: 4.74) (▲3)
  4. TV CHOSUN We Will Sing Your Requests ” Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 4.5) (▽1)
  5. MBC How Do You Play? (Share of Audience: 4.45) (-)
  6. Mnet Road to Kingdom (Share of Audience: 3.12) (▲1)
  7. MBC The Masked Singer (Share of Audience: 3.01) (▽3)
  8. MBC Omniscient Interfering View (Share of Audience: 2.91) (▲3)
  9. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 2.8) (▲1)
  10. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience: 2.51) (▽1)


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

  1. Park Ji Hyun, Heart Signal 3 (▲1)
  2. Kim Kang Yeol, Heart Signal 3 (▲1)
  3. Chun In Woo, Heart Signal 3 (▲1)
  4. Lee Hyori, How Do You Play? (▽3)
  5. Lee Ga Heun, Heart Signal 3 (▲1)
  6. Rain, How Do You Play? (▽1)
  7. Kang Daniel, Omniscient Interfering View NEW
  8. Yoo Jae Suk, How Do You Play? (▽1)
  9. Im Han Gyeol, Heart Signal 3 (▲4)
  10. Jung Eui Dong, Heart Signal 3 (▲8)


This survey was released on June 8 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 19 dramas and the 173 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from June 1 through June 7.

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