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[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’ Maintains Its Unrivaled Number One Spot

New dramas are pouring out in July. Starting with Into the Ring, The Good Detective, To All The Guys Who Loved Me, Was It Love?, She Knows Everything, Graceful Friends, and Train aired the first episode one after another. Sadly, however, no drama has captivated viewers. Except for The Good Detective, which began its rise in the second week of the broadcast, no other dramas received satisfactory responses. Amid the struggles of new works, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay continues to be the hottest topic despite stagnant viewership. Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.

 

The Dramas on the 2nd week of July 2020

Credit: tvN

Although It’s Okay to Not Be Okay saw a drop in popularity by 6.70 percent compared to the previous week, it remained at the top of the drama category for 4 consecutive weeks. The more the drama progress, the more viewers are showing love for an “interesting and immersive” story. Once Again has been spotted in the second place for 6 weeks in a row. Lee Min Jung and Lee Sang Yeon reconfirmed their love while Lee Sang Yi and Lee Cho Hee’s first kiss made headlines. JTBC’s new drama, Graceful Friends, started its journey in the 4th place. Though it received much attention as the follow-up of The World of the Married, but many showed their disappointments after the first broadcast.

Credit: KBS

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. tvN It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (Share of Audience: 28.3) (-)
  2. KS2 Once Again (Share of Audience: 15.87) (-)
  3. SBS Backstreet Rookie (Share of Audience: 10.36) (-)
  4. JTBC Graceful Friends (Share of Audience: 6.53) NEW
  5. KBS To All The Guys Who Loved Me (Share of Audience: 5.48) NEW
  6. tvN My Unfamiliar Family (Share of Audience: 4.75) (▽2)
  7. JTBC The Good Detective (Share of Audience: 4.68) NEW
  8. JTBC Was It Love? (Share of Audience: 4.43) NEW
  9. MBC She Knows Everything (Share of Audience: 2.92) NEW
  10. MBC Dinner Mate (Share of Audience: 2.76) (▽2)

 

The Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

  1. Kim Soo Hyun, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (▲1)
  2. Seo Ye Ji, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (▽1)
  3. Lee Sang Yeob, Once Again (▲6)
  4. Kim Yoo Jung, Backstreet Rookie (▽1)
  5. Lee Min Jung, Once Again (▲5)
  6. Hwang Jung Eum, To All The Guys Who Loved Me NEW
  7. Ji Chang Wook, Backstreet Rookie (-)
  8. Lee Sang Yi, Once Again (▲3)
  9. Song Ji Hyo, Was It Love? NEW
  10. Han Ye Ri, My Unfamiliar Family (▽5)

 

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

Heart Signal 3 came to an end, maintaining its number one spot for 10 consecutive weeks. The final results/decisions drew keen attention, but the controversy over the cast continued until the end. I-LAND, which rose one notch, received much attention in trainee Kim Sun Woo, and the unique score system that made the netizens show their supports to a group instead of an individual. The third-ranked Call Center of Love made headlines when the news of Kim Ho Joon leaving the show due to military problems was reported. In the latest episode of How Do You Play?, which came in 4th, Lee Hyori shed tears over her karaoke controversy and even mentioned leaving the show. Right after the show, she received tons of supports and encouraging messages, drawing attention. However, people started to point out that the show is getting more and more boring due to the prolonged project. Running Man, which hosted a live broadcast to mark the 10th anniversary, came in 5th.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. Channel A Heart Signal 3 (Share of Audience: 14.68) (-)
  2. Mnet I-LAND (Share of Audience: 5.24) (▲1)
  3. TV CHOSUN We Will Sing Your Requests – Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 4.94) (▲1)
  4. MBC How Do You Play? (Share of Audience: 3.54) (▲1)
  5. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience: 3.02) (▲4)
  6. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 2.7) (-)
  7. TV Chosun Mulberry School (Share of Audience: 2.54) (▲6)
  8. Mnet Voice Korea 2020 (Share of Audience: 2.25) (▲11)
  9. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience: 2.24) (▲5)
  10. MBC The Masked Singer (Share of Audience: 2.05) (-)

 

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 (▲1)
  3. Chun In Woo, Heart Signal 3 (▽1)
  4. Lee Hyori, How Do You Play? (▲1)
  5. Lim Young Woong, Mulberry School (▲10)
  6. Lee Ga Heun, Heart Signal 3 (▲1)
  7. Im Han Gyeol, Heart Signal 3 (▲6)
  8. Rain, How Do You Play? (-)
  9. Ha Sung Woon, We Play Season 2 (▽5)
  10. Lim Young Woong, We Will Sing Your Requests – Call Center of Love (▽4)

 

This survey was released on July 13 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 176 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from July 6 through July 12.

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