[Weekly TV Top 10] tvN Dramas Are Making Headlines

tvN dramas are getting great responses one after another. From Flower of Evil, which premiered in July, Stranger 2, which returned with season 2 after three years, and to Record of Youth, which drew attention as Park Bo Gum’s last drama before getting enlisted, all tvN dramas are getting satisfactory results. Next month, Lee Dong Wook’s Tale of the Nine-Tailed and drama Start-Up, starring Suzy and Nam Joo Hyuk, will premiere, and attention is focusing on whether tvN will perform well in the fall-winter season. Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.


The Dramas on 2nd Week of September 2020

tvN’s new drama Record of Youth debuted at No. 1 amid keen interest in Park Bo Gum’s appearance. After the first episode, some pointed out that the story is a bit outdated, but more positive reviews were seen from the second episode. Stranger 2, which had been on the decline for three consecutive weeks, saw a slight rise this week and came in second. Once Again, which has been consistently praised for being a perfect family drama, recorded the best popularity and ranked third. The fourth-ranked Flower of Evil rose 26.87 percent in popularity than the previous week, breaking its own best record. Actor Kim Ji Hoon’s intense psychopath performance became one of the hottest topics.

Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. tvN Record of Youth (Share of Audience: 24.81) NEW
  2. tvN Stranger 2 (Share of Audience: 15.01) (▽1)
  3. KBS Once Again (Share of Audience: 13.12) (▽1)
  4. tvN Flower of Evil (Share of Audience: 12.98) (▽1)
  5. SBS Do You Like Brahms? (Share of Audience: 11.01) (▽1)
  6. SBS Alice (Share of Audience: 4.73) (▽1)
  7. JTBC Twenty-Twenty (Share of Audience: 3.46) (-)
  8. MBC When I Was the Most Beautiful (Share of Audience: 2.88) (▲1)
  9. OCN Missing: The Other Side (Share of Audience: 2.27) (▽1)
  10. KBS A Man in a Veil (Share of Audience: 1.79) NEW


Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

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


The Non-Dramas on the 2nd Week of September 2020

Although Hidden Singer: Season 6 saw a lower figure in terms of popularity compared to last week, it still blasted into the second week at No. 1. Many netizens praised Hwasa’s one-and-only tone, but many showed disappointments that the impersonators’ vocal styles did not really resemble Hwasa. I-LAND came in second thanks to enthusiastic supports from fans. The show is receiving hot reactions in Korea and Japan, and Korean netizens rolled up your sleeves to vote for the Korean trainees. Third place went to Call Center of Love, which aired the special episode with musical actors.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. JTBC Hidden Singer: Season 6 (Share of Audience: 4.74) (-)
  2. Mnet I-LAND (Share of Audience: 4.35) (▲2)
  3. TV Chosun We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 3.95) (▽1)
  4. MBC The Masked Singer (Share of Audience: 3.88) (▲1)
  5. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 3.78) (▽2)
  6. MBC How Do You Play? (Share of Audience: 3.09) (-)
  7. JTBC BTS In The SOOP (Share of Audience: 2.84) (▲2)
  8. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience: 2.79) (-)
  9. KBS You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook (Share of Audience: 2.7) (▲10)
  10. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience: 2.5) (▽3)


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

  1. Hwasa, Hidden Singer: Season 6 NEW
  2. Uhm Jung Hwa, How Do You Play? (▲199)
  3. Kim Da Hyun, Voice Trot (▲2)
  4. Kim Young Kwang, I Live Alone NEW
  5. Lim Young Woong, We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (▽3)
  6. Seohyun, Knowing Bros NEW
  7. Go Kyung Pyo, Knowing Bros NEW
  8. Jung Eun Pyo, The House Detox NEW
  9. Ha Hee Ra, Radio Star NEW
  10. Junsu, We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love NEW


This survey was released on September 14 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 166 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from September 7 through September 13.

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