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[Weekly TV Top 10] With the Upturn in Viewership, ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’ Tops the Popularity Chart

Is Kim Soo Hyun’s comeback drama, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, finally gaining momentum? It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, which had remained at a standstill in viewership after its first episode, saw a slight rise in the 5th and 6th episodes, raising expectations for the romance between Kim Soo Hyun and Seo Ye Ji. Despite the somewhat disappointing viewership, the popularity of the drama is at the peak every day. Especially this week, the unrealistic wasp waist of Seo Ye Ji attracted great attention. Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.

 

The Dramas on the 1st week of July 2020

Credit: tvN

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay successfully maintains the No.1 spot in the drama category for three consecutive weeks, but there were arguments for and against the “sexual harassment” scene among netizens. Once Again remained in second place for five weeks in a row while the narration of the main couple’s romance unfolded in earnest as Lee Sang Yeob showed his regret toward Lee Min Jung. My Unfamiliar Family, which draws attention with its shocking ending in every episode, came in fourth. Oh My Baby and Kkondae Intern ended in fifth and sixth place, respectively, while KBS2’s new drama Into the Ring started off solid, ranking 7th.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. tvN It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (Share of Audience: 34.13) (-)
  2. KS2 Once Again (Share of Audience: 13.43) (-)
  3. SBS Backstreet Rookie (Share of Audience: 10.95) (-)
  4. tvN My Unfamiliar Family (Share of Audience: 6.44) (▲2)
  5. tvN Oh My Baby (Share of Audience: 5.12) (▲3)
  6. MBC Kkondae Intern (Share of Audience: 4.87) (▽2)
  7. KBS Into the Ring (Share of Audience: 4.81) NEW
  8. MBC Dinner Mate (Share of Audience: 3.93) (▽1)
  9. TV Chosun King Maker: The Change of Destiny (Share of Audience: 2.80) (-)
  10. KBS2 Fatal Promise (Share of Audience: 2.69) (-)

 

The Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

  1. Seo Ye Ji, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (▲1)
  2. Kim Soo Hyun, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (▽1)
  3. Kim Yoo Jung, Backstreet Rookie (-)
  4. Nana, Into the Ring NEW
  5. Han Ye Ri, My Unfamiliar Family (▲1)
  6. Jang Na Ra, Oh My Baby (▲1)
  7. Ji Chang Wook, Backstreet Rookie (▲5)
  8. Lee Cho Hee, Once Again (▽3)
  9. Lee Sang Yeob, Once Again (▲5)
  10. Lee Min Jung, Once Again (▲7)

 

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

Heart Signal 3 has been at the top of the non-drama list for nine consecutive weeks, but its popularity has declined for two weeks in a row. In particular, the controversy over the cast’s falsification of academic background has sparked criticism from netizens. Phantom Singer 3 broke its own best popularity and finished second in the chart, achieving a successful conclusion. Although I-LAND has lost its popularity compared to its first episode, it has succeeded in remaining in third place.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. Channel A Heart Signal 3 (Share of Audience: 8.86) (-)
  2. JTBC Phantom Singer 3 (Share of Audience: 7.41) (-)
  3. Mnet I-LAND (Share of Audience: 4.69) (-)
  4. TV CHOSUN We Will Sing Your Requests – Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 4.58) (-)
  5. MBC How Do You Play? (Share of Audience: 2.69) (▲2)
  6. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 2.61) (-)
  7. tvN Amazing Saturday (Share of Audience: 2.57) (▲11)
  8. NQQ We Play Season 2 (Share of Audience: 2.13) NEW
  9. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience: 2.06) (▲7)
  10. MBC The Masked Singer (Share of Audience: 2.05) (▽2)

 

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 (▲2)
  3. Kim Kang Yeol, Heart Signal 3 (▽1)
  4. Ha Sung Woon, We Play Season 2 NEW
  5. Lee Hyori, How Do You Play? (-)
  6. Lim Young Woong, We Will Sing Your Requests – Call Center of Love (-)
  7. Lee Ga Heun, Heart Signal 3 (▲1)
  8. Rain, How Do You Play? (▲13)
  9. Lee Seo Jin, Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 5 (▽2)
  10. LA POEM, Phantom Singer 3 (▲36)

 

This survey was released on July 6 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 21 dramas and the 181 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from June 29 through July 5.

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