[Weekly TV Top 10] “It’s like a syndrome” ‘The Penthouse: War in Life’ Tops the Popularity Chart for 3 Weeks

The Penthouse: War in Life garnered 20% viewer ratings in episode 13, showing a steady rise in popularity. It is receiving a syndrome-like popularity, blasting into its 7th week at No. 1 on “the most loved program weekly ranking” by OTT platform wavve. Moreover, it is attracting not only the middle-aged viewers but also younger viewers, raising expectations as to what they will achieve in the remaining episodes. Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.


The Dramas on 1st Week of December 2020

The Penthouse: War in Life topped the popularity chart for three weeks. Many showed satisfaction in the speedy development and expectations in Lee Ji Ah-Park Eun Seok chemistry. tvN’s new drama True Beauty debted at No. 2. But the fact that it revolves around one’s appearance was criticized for going against the time, and worries surfaced about egging on lookism. The Uncanny Counter has been on a steady rise since the first episode, blasting into No. 3. Mr. Queen debuted at No. 4, but despite its popularity, netizens started to express offense about it being the remake of the work that showed “anti-Korea sentiment” and criticized the drama for distorting the history. JTBC’s new drama Hush landed at No. 5

Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. SBS The Penthouse: War in Life (Share of Audience: 27.82) (-)
  2. tvN True Beauty (Share of Audience: 13.02) NEW
  3. OCN The Uncanny Counter (Share of Audience: 12.70) (▲1)
  4. tvN Mr. Queen (Share of Audience: 11.24) NEW
  5. JTBC Hush (Share of Audience: 8.57) NEW
  6. JTBC Live On (Share of Audience: 3.74) (▲4)
  7. MBC Kairos (Share of Audience: 3.40) (▲1)
  8. KBS Homemade Love Story (Share of Audience: 3.16) (▲1)
  9. KBS A Man in a Veil (Share of Audience: 2.63) (▲2)
  10. SBS Delayed Justice (Share of Audience: 2.56) (▲5)


Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

  1. Park Eun Suk, The Penthouse: War in Life (▲15)
  2. Lee Ji Ah, The Penthouse: War in Life (▲9)
  3. Moon Ga Young, True Beauty NEW
  4. Shin Hye Sun, Mr. Queen NEW
  5. Cha Eun Woo, True Beauty NEW
  6. Jo Byung Gyu, The Uncanny Counter (▲11)
  7. Kim So Yeon, The Penthouse: War in Life (▽1)
  8. Eugene, The Penthouse: War in Life (▽6)
  9. Uhm Ki Joon, The Penthouse: War in Life (▲4)
  10. Kim Jung Hyun, Mr. Queen NEW

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

Show Me The Money 9 retained the crown for 7 weeks. Of all the eight rappers in the semi-final stage, many comments expressed regret that Wonstein, Khundi Panda, Miranni, and Untell were eliminated. Sing Again, which came in second, has been showing a steady rise from the first episode. I Live Alone moved up eight notches to third place with keen attention to Kim Ji Hoon and Gian 84’s daily lives. � On the other hand, the news of Lee Si Eon’s exit from the show was reported earlier this week, shocking the fans. Running Man landed at No. 5 with the help of Netflix original series Sweet Home‘s cast.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. Mnet Show Me The Money 9 (Share of Audience: 9.39) (-)
  2. JTBC Sing Again (Share of Audience: 7.47) (-)
  3. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 3.61) (▲8)
  4. TV Chosun Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 3.33) (-)
  5. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience: 3.10) (▲1)
  6. MBC The Masked Singer (Share of Audience: 2.94) (▽3)
  7. tvN Yoo Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience: 2.55) (▽2)
  8. TV Chosun Miss �Trot 2 (Share of Audience: 2.28) NEW
  9. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience: 2.20) (▽2)
  10. KBS Trot National Sports Festival (Share of Audience: 1.98) (▲2)


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

  1. Lee Si Eon, I Live Alone (▲27)
  2. Lee Moo Jin, Sing Again (▲46)
  3. Kim Eun Hee, Yoo Quiz on the Block NEW
  4. Yoo Jae Suk, How Do You Play? (▽4)
  5. Lee Seung Yoon, Sing Again (▲46)
  6. Ju Ji Hoon, Yoo Quiz on the Block NEW
  7. Lim Young Woong, Call Center of Love (▲6)
  8. Jun Jin, Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny (▲6)
  9. Kim Ji Hoon, I Live Alone NEW
  10. Swings, Show Me The Money 9 (▲22)


This survey was released on December 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 188 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from December 7 through December 13.

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