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[Weekly TV Top 10] Though Viewership Might Be Low, Popularity of ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’ Is the Best

Kim Soo Hyun’s comeback drama It’s Okay to Not Be Okay developed its story more heavily than what was expected amid favorable reviews, remaining in 4 to 5 percent viewership range. The production team plans on switching the overall tone by portraying the romance between Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji in earnest on July 4 and 5. Will It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, which is enjoying much popularity compared to the lower-than-expected viewership, start its rise in viewership from the upcoming episode? Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.

 

The Dramas on the 4th week of June 2020

Credit: tvN

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay has maintained its No.1 spot in the drama category for two consecutive weeks. Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji’s perfect visuals and acting prowess have constantly been receiving positive responses, and the unique directing is also gaining favorable reviews. Once Again has been ranked second for four consecutive weeks, and there have been steady comments hoping for an increase in the amount of Lee Sang Yeon and Lee Mi Jung’s scenes. Backstreet Rookie, which came in third, saw a drop in popularity but managed to stay in the same ranking. However, the controversy over its sexually suggestive content seems to continue. Mystic Pop-Up Bar came to a successful conclusion by coming in fifth.

 

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. tvN It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (Share of Audience: 31.88) (-)
  2. KS2 Once Again (Share of Audience: 12.47) (-)
  3. SBS Backstreet Rookie (Share of Audience: 9.55) (-)
  4. MBC Kkondae Intern (Share of Audience: 8.11) (-)
  5. JTBC Mystic Pop-Up Bar (Share of Audience: 6.69) (▲1)
  6. tvN My Unfamiliar Family (Share of Audience: 4.76) (▽1)
  7. MBC Dinner Mate (Share of Audience: 4.00) (▲1)
  8. tvN Oh My Baby (Share of Audience: 3.66) (▲1)
  9. TV Chosun King Maker: The Change of Destiny (Share of Audience: 3.02) (▲2)
  10. KBS2 Fatal Promise (Share of Audience: 2.49) (▲3)
Credit: tvN

The Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

  1. Kim Soo Hyun, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (-)
  2. Seo Ye Ji, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (-)
  3. Kim Yoo Jung, Backstreet Rookie (▲22)
  4. Lee Sang Yi, Once Again (▲1)
  5. Lee Cho Hee, Once Again (▽2)
  6. Han Ye Ri, My Unfamiliar Family (▲4)
  7. Jang Na Ra, Oh My Baby (▽1)
  8. Yook Sung Jae, Mystic Pop-Up Bar (▲15)
  9. Park Hae Jin, Kkondae Intern (▽1)
  10. Hwang Jung Eum, Mystic Pop-Up Bar (▲6)

 

The Non-Dramas on the 4th week of June 2020

Although Heart Signal 3 showed a sharp drop in popularity by 17.25 percent, it still remained in the top spot of the non-drama category for eight consecutive weeks. The date between Kim Kang Yeol and Park Ji Hyun became a hot topic, but many criticized Kim Kang Yeol, referring to his past controversy. Phantom Singer 3, which came in second, drew attention as it entered the first round of the final competition. Mnet’s I-LAND marked its start in the third place. The fact that CJ ENM and Big Hit Entertainment joined hands for this idol survival show drew keen attention from the first episode, and many poured out the cheering comments for the idol trainees.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. Channel A Heart Signal 3 (Share of Audience: 11.42) (-)
  2. JTBC Phantom Singer 3 (Share of Audience: 6.12) (▲1)
  3. Mnet I-LAND (Share of Audience: 5.48) NEW
  4. TV CHOSUN We Will Sing Your Requests – Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 4.6) (-)
  5. KBS2 Dogs are Incredible (Share of Audience: 4.08) (▲45)
  6. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 2.99) (▽1)
  7. MBC How Do You Play? (Share of Audience: 2.89) (-)
  8. MBC The Masked Singer (Share of Audience: 2.78) (-)
  9. KBS2 Gag Concert (Share of Audience: 2.24) (▲37)
  10. SBS Baek Jong Won’s Alley Restaurant (Share of Audience: 2.09) (▽4)

 

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

  1. Park Ji Hyun, Heart Signal 3 (-)
  2. Kim Kang Yeol, Heart Signal 3 (▲2)
  3. Yoo Ah In, I Live Alone (▽1)
  4. Chun In Woo, Heart Signal 3 (▽1)
  5. Lee Hyori, How Do You Play? (▲1)
  6. Lim Young Woong, We Will Sing Your Requests – Call Center of Love (▲3)
  7. Lee Seo Jin, Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 5 NEW
  8. Lee Ga Heun, Heart Signal 3 (▽1)
  9. Kang Hyung Wook, Dogs are Incredible (▲137)
  10. Jang Shin Young, Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny NEW

 

This survey was released on June 29 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 178 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from June 22 through June 28.

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