[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘Start-Up’ Is Still the Hottest Topic

Despite stagnant ratings, the popularity for Start-Up is still hot. Not only did the drama rank at No. 1 on the popularity chart for three weeks in Korea, but it also is gaining sensational popularity abroad via Netflix. Attention is focusing on whether Start-Up, which has only 4 episodes left till the end, will be able to make up for the lack in the plot that has been pointed out as disappointments and come to a successful conclusion. Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.


The Dramas on 3rd Week of November 2020

Although the popularity for Start-Up has decreased from the previous week, it still managed to land at No. 1 for three consecutive weeks. However, many still complained about the writer’s ability as the highly improbable story continued, and more agreed that the drama is not making good use out of attractive characters. The Penthouse: War in Life canceled one episode but still rose one notch up to No. 2, while Tale of the Nine-Tailed, which aired special episodes, ranked at No. 3. JTBC’s new drama Live On debuted at No. 5. Attention was drawn to the fact that rookie actors like Hwang Minhyun and Choi Byung Chan starred in the drama, and many left cheering comments.

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Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. tvN Start-Up (Share of Audience: 18.32) (-)
  2. SBS The Penthouse: War in Life (Share of Audience: 17.13) (▲1)
  3. tvN Tale of the Nine-Tailed (Share of Audience: 8.24) (▽1)
  4. tvN Birthcare Center (Share of Audience: 7.75) (▲1)
  5. JTBC Live On (Share of Audience: 6.15) NEW
  6. KBS Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (Share of Audience: 5.59) (▲1)
  7. KBS Homemade Love Story (Share of Audience: 5.20) (▽1)
  8. KBS A Man in a Veil (Share of Audience: 4.38) (▲4)
  9. MBC Kairos (Share of Audience: 3.98) (▽1)
  10. TV Chosun The Goddess of Revenge (Share of Audience: 3.48) NEW

Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

  1. Suzy, Start-Up (-)
  2. Nam Joo Hyuk, Start-Up (▲1)
  3. Kim Sun Ho, Start-Up (▲1)
  4. Uhm Ji Won, Birthcare Center (▲5)
  5. Eugene, The Penthouse: War in Life (▲5)
  6. Park Ha Sun, Birthcare Center (▲9)
  7. Kim So Yeon, The Penthouse: War in Life (▲4)
  8. Hwang Minhyun, Live On NEW
  9. Kim Bum, Tale of the Nine-Tailed (▽1)
  10. Kim So Rang, The Goddess of Revenge NEW


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The Non-Dramas on the 1st Week of November 2020

Show Me The Money 9 retained its crown for 4 weeks. MUSHVENOM Crew’s VVS performance and Wonstein Crew’s Freak performance made headlines. DoReMi Market has been on the rise for three weeks, landing at No. 2. The fact that Taeyeon joined the show as a new regular member drew keen attention, and her story from her last staff/cast dinner became a hot topic. I Live Alone, which drew attention with EXO Kai’s appearance, blasted into the third week at No. 3. Running Man ranked at No. 4 with the help of The Penthouse: War in Life actresses, while JTBC’s new music audition show Sing Again debuted at No. 5.

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The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. Mnet Show Me The Money 9 (Share of Audience: 10.25) (-)
  2. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience: 4.48) (-)
  3. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 3.46) (-)
  4. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience: 3.19) (▲3)
  5. JTBC Sing Again (Share of Audience: 3.18) NEW
  6. TV Chosun We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 2.95) (▽2)
  7. MBC The Masked Singer (Share of Audience: 2.79) (▽1)
  8. MBC How Do You Play? (Share of Audience: 2.67) (-)
  9. KBS 1 Night 2 Days Season 4 (Share of Audience: 2.55) (▲4)
  10. tvN Yoo Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience: 2.36) (▲2)

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

  1. Kai, I Live Alone NEW
  2. Taeyeon, DoReMi Market NEW
  3. Yoo Jae Suk, How Do You Play? (▲28)
  4. MUSHVENOM, Show Me The Money 9 (▲19)
  5. Lee Min Jung, Gamsung Camping NEW
  6. Lim Young Woong, We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (▽3)
  7. Jaejae, Radio Star NEW
  8. Miranni, Show Me The Money 9 (▲42)
  9. Hyeri, DoReMi Market (▽8)
  10. Young Tak, We Will Sing Your Requests �” Call Center of Love (▲32)


This survey was released on November 23 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 26 dramas and the 187 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from November 16 through November 22.

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