[Weekly TV Top 10] The Big 3 on Small Screen?

Stranger 2, Once Again, and Flower of Evil are receiving steady love. Stranger, which has returned with the second season after three years, has been receiving positive reviews for its unpredictable and meticulous development, while Once Again recorded high viewership throughout the show. Flower of Evil, which has reached its turning point, became a hot topic for its exciting development that goes back and forth between romance and suspense and the actors’ passionate performances. And now that youth dramas Do You Like Brahms? and Record fo Youth have thrown their hats into the ring, the battle over better viewership is expected to intensify.


The Dramas on 1st week of September 2020

Although Stranger 2 has maintained its No. 1 spot in the drama category for four consecutive weeks, the popularity score has been steadily declining since its first episode. Some said that they are enjoying the show as much as the first season, but some pointed out that there’s clear lackings compared to the first season. Once Again, which has only two episodes left, returned to the No. 2 position by seeing a rise in popularity by 23.68%. Flower of Evil, which had been on a steady rise since its first broadcast, dropped 14.91% in popularity from the previous week due to its cancellation (one episode) in the aftermath of the COVID-19, falling one notch to third place. New SBS drama Do You Like Brahms? came in 4th amid positive reviews.

Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. tvN Stranger 2 (Share of Audience: 18.8) (-)
  2. KBS Once Again (Share of Audience: 15.2) (▲1)
  3. tvN Flower of Evil (Share of Audience: 13.35) (▽1)
  4. SBS Do You Like Brahms? (Share of Audience: 9.03) NEW
  5. SBS Alice (Share of Audience: 8.56) (▽1)
  6. tvN Record of Youth (Share of Audience: 7.0) NEW
  7. JTBC Twenty-Twenty (Share of Audience: 4.05) NEW
  8. OCN Missing: The Other Side (Share of Audience: 3.56) NEW
  9. MBC When I Was the Most Beautiful (Share of Audience: 2.76) (▲2)
  10. JTBC Graceful Friends (Share of Audience: 2.51) (▲4)


Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

  1. Park Bo Gum, Record of Youth NEW
  2. Lee Joon Ki, Flower of Evil (▽1)
  3. Lee Min Jung, Once Again (▲3)
  4. Kim Hee Sun, Alice (▽2)
  5. Lee Joon Hyuk, Stranger 2 (▲4)
  6. Park Eun Bin, Do You Like Brahms? NEW
  7. Joo Won, Alice (▽4)
  8. Kim Min Jae, Do You Like Brahms? NEW
  9. Jo Seung Woo, Stranger 2 (▽4)
  10. Lee Sang Yeob, Once Again (▽3)


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

Hidden Singer: Season 6 topped the non-drama category as Rain and MONSTA X’s Shownu, who appeared as Rain’s impersonator, made headlines. As if to prove its popularity, many expressed their surprise in how much the impersonators sound like Rain. Call Center of Love saw a rise in popularity by 21.47% compared to the previous week, rising to second place. Best friends of the TOP6 members were invited for a special episode, and especially, Jung Myung Kyu, who appeared as Lim Young Woong’s best friend, drew keen attention. I-LAND, which came in fourth, received more interest as the birth of a new debut group is just around the corner.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. JTBC Hidden Singer: Season 6 (Share of Audience: 6.18) (▲1)
  2. TV Chosun We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 5.75) (▲1)
  3. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 3.78) (▲4)
  4. Mnet I-LAND (Share of Audience: 3.58) (▲2)
  5. MBC The Masked Singer (Share of Audience: 3.01) (-)
  6. MBC How Do You Play? (Share of Audience: 2.93) (▽2)
  7. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience: 2.5) (▲2)
  8. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience: 2.49) (▽7)
  9. JTBC BTS In The SOOP (Share of Audience: 2.25) (▲2)
  10. TV Chosun Mulberry School (Share of Audience: 2.18) (▽2)


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

  1. Rain, Hidden Singer: Season 6 NEW
  2. Lim Young Woong, We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (▲7)
  3. Lee Hye Sung, Radio Star NEW
  4. Yoo Jae Suk, How Do You Play? (▽2)
  5. Kim Da Hyun, Voice Trot (▲23)
  6. Kim Mi Ryu, The House Detox NEW
  7. Lim Young Woong, Mulberry School (▽3)
  8. Yoo Jae Suk, The Sixth Sense NEW
  9. Jung Myung Kyu, We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love NEW
  10. Jessi, The Sixth Sense NEW


This survey was released on September 7 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 25 dramas and the 170 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from August 31 through September 6.

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