[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘The Penthouse: War in Life’ Beats ‘Start-Up’ and Lands at No. 1

The more it’s criticized, the higher ratings The Penthouse: War in Life sees. And finally, the drama landed at No. 1 on the popularity chart. Although it’s criticized for its lack of probability and its over-the-line provocative content, the drama still offers an addictive charm with its speedy development. Also, with the simple structure that you can follow without having to overthink, the number of viewers is seeing a steep rise. Will The Penthouse: War in Life, which recently confirmed the production of seasons 2 and 3, continue to soar in terms of ratings and popularity? Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.


The Dramas on 4th Week of November 2020

The Penthouse: War in Life blasted into No. 1 for the first time. Though many criticized its provocative development at first, as the episodes continued, more people started to praise the drama, saying, “the plot is intriguing and full of fun.” With this, Start-Up went down to No. 2 after three weeks on the top spot. More expressed fatigue in the prolonged love triangle and asked for a more clear-cut development. Birthcare Center, Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol and Private Lives each landed at No. 4, No. 5 and No. 10. OCN’s new drama The Uncanny Counter started solid at No. 6.

Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. SBS The Penthouse: War in Life (Share of Audience: 20.64) (▲1)
  2. tvN Start-Up (Share of Audience: 13.55) (▽1)
  3. tvN Tale of the Nine-Tailed (Share of Audience: 11.53) (-)
  4. tvN Birthcare Center (Share of Audience: 7.15) (-)
  5. KBS Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (Share of Audience: 5.87) (▲1)
  6. OCN The Uncanny Counter (Share of Audience: 5.00) NEW
  7. MBC Kairos (Share of Audience: 4.84) (▲2)
  8. KBS Homemade Love Story (Share of Audience: 3.76) (▽1)
  9. JTBC Live On (Share of Audience: 3.10) (▽4)
  10. JTBC Private Lives (Share of Audience: 2.65) (▲1)


Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

  1. Suzy, Start-Up (-)
  2. Eugene, The Penthouse: War in Life (▲3)
  3. Lee Ji Ah, The Penthouse: War in Life (▲8)
  4. Lee Dong Wook, Tale of the Nine-Tailed (▲15)
  5. Nam Joo Hyuk, Start-Up (▽3)
  6. Jo Bo Ah, Tale of the Nine-Tailed (▲21)
  7. Kim Sun Ho, Start-Up (▽4)
  8. Uhm Ji Won, Birthcare Center (▲10)
  9. Kim So Yeon, The Penthouse: War in Life (▽2)
  10. Lee Tae Ri, Tale of the Nine-Tailed (▲51)


The Non-Dramas on the 4th Week of November 2020

Show Me The Money 9 retained the crown for five weeks. The team diss battle, also called the “flower of Show Me The Money,” drew keen attention, and the “VVS” stage by MUSHVENOM and Miranni also became a hot topic. Sing Again landed at No. 2 in just the second episode. According to Good Data, singer No. 55’s “We all lie” video recorded the highest views in the non-drama category. Yoo Quiz on the Block made headlines with Gong Yoo’s appearance, blasting into No. 3. Gong Yoo’s handsome visuals and witty remarks were bombarded with positive reviews.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. Mnet Show Me The Money 9 (Share of Audience: 14.14) (-)
  2. JTBC Sing Again (Share of Audience: 5.23) (▲3)
  3. tvN Yoo Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience: 3.59) (▲7)
  4. MBC The Masked Singer (Share of Audience: 2.87) (▲3)
  5. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience: 2.85) (▽1)
  6. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience: 2.36) (▽4)
  7. KBS 1 Night 2 Days Season 4 (Share of Audience: 2.36) (▲2)
  8. SBS Unanswered Questions (Share of Audience: 2.17) (▲9)
  9. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 1.94) (▽6)
  10. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience: 1.80) (▲2)


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

  1. Gong Yoo, Yoo Quiz on the Block NEW
  2. Swings, Show Me The Money 9 (▲10)
  3. Yoo Jae Suk, How Do You Play? (-)
  4. Miranni, Show Me The Money 9 (▲4)
  5. Kim Sun Ho, 1 Night 2 Days Season 4 (▲10)
  6. Lee Moo Jin, Sing Again (▲334)
  7. MUSHVENOM, Show Me The Money 9 (▽3)
  8. Han So Won, Wife’s Taste (▲15)
  9. Youme, Sing Again (▲450)
  10. Henry, I Live Alone (▲275)


This survey was released on November 30by 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 27 dramas and the 189 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from November 23 through November 29.

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