[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘Stranger 2’ Starts Even Better than the First Season

Expectations and excitement were met with the proper results. Stranger 2, which airs as a follow-up of It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, made its fabulous return amid keen interest. Lee Soo Yeon’s solid script and actors’ passionate performances satisfied viewers who had been waiting for a long time. Will Stranger 2 continue to captivate the viewers? Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.


The Dramas on the 2nd week of August 2020

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tvN’s new drama Stranger 2 started off solid, topping the popularity chart in the drama category. Since the first episode, it received many favorable responses like “it’s more fun than expected,” and especially, great attention was focused on Lee Joon Hyuk’s role Seo Dong Jae. Once Again has been consistently enjoying high popularity, maintaining second place for 11 consecutive weeks. Flower of Evil came in second, continuing its uptrend for two weeks. More people are expressing their favorable responses for the drama and praising Lee Joon Ki’s perfect visuals and wholehearted performances.

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Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. tvN Stranger 2 (Share of Audience: 38.52) NEW
  2. KBS2 Once Again (Share of Audience: 16.71) (-)
  3. tvN Flower of Evil (Share of Audience: 12.58) (▲1)
  4. JTBC Was It Love? (Share of Audience: 4.22) (▲2)
  5. OCN Train (Share of Audience: 3.00) (▲3)
  6. KBS To All The Guys Who Loved Me (Share of Audience: 2.85) (▲1)
  7. JTBC Graceful Friends (Share of Audience: 2.61) (▲3)
  8. MBC every1 Love Is Annoying, but I Hate Being Lonely! (Share of Audience: 2.54) NEW
  9. JTBC The Good Detective (Share of Audience: 2.48) (-)
  10. KBS2 Fatal Promise (Share of Audience: 2.43) (▲1)


Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

  1. Lee Joon Ki, Flower of Evil (▲4)
  2. Jo Seung Woo, Stranger 2 NEW
  3. Moon Chae Won, Flower of Evil (▲5)
  4. Lee Choo Hee, Once Again (▲3)
  5. Bae Doo Na, Stranger 2 NEW
  6. Lee Min Jung, Once Again (▲6)
  7. Lee Sang Yeob, Once Again (▲7)
  8. Lee Sang Yi, Once Again (▲2)
  9. Kim Bo Yeon, Once Again (▲31)
  10. Lee Joon Hyuk, Stranger 2 NEW


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


Mnet’s I-LAND has finally topped the list as BTS’s appearance made headlines. Fans cheered enthusiastically for BTS’s appearance as a whole, and the group even ranked second in the popularity chart in the non-drama category. Meanwhile, I Live Alone was buried in criticisms for not cutting Gain84’s scenes despite the controversy over misogyny, while Han Hye Jin and Kwak Do Wan received positive reviews for showing their candid daily lives.


The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. Mnet I-LAND (Share of Audience: 5.7) (▲4)
  2. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 5.49) (▲2)
  3. TV Chosun We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 4.5) (▽2)
  4. JTBC Hidden Singer: Season 6 (Share of Audience: 3.78) (▽2)
  5. MBC How Do You Play? (Share of Audience: 3.49) (▽2)
  6. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience: 2.91) (▲7)
  7. MBC Radio Star (Share of Audience: 2.91) (▲2)
  8. TV Chosun Mulberry School (Share of Audience: 2.67) (▲3)
  9. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience: 2.48) (▽1)
  10. tvN Hometown Flex (Share of Audience: 2.19) (▲5)


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

  1. Park Jin Young, Radio Star NEW
  3. Gian84, I Live Alone (▲35)
  4. SSAK3, How Do You Play? (▽3)
  5. Han Hyo Joo, Hometown Flex (▲11)
  6. Kwan Do Won, I Live Alone NEW
  7. Yoon Eun Hye, The House Detox NEW
  8. Jung Eun Ji, House on Wheels NEW
  9. Lim Young Woong, We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (▽2)
  10. Lim Young Woong, Mulberry School (-)


This survey was released on August 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 24 dramas and the 168 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from August 10 through August 16.

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