[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘The Penthouse: War in Life’ Ranks the 1st for 4 Consecutive Weeks Without Adversaries

Whether it be viewer ratings or publicity, no other works can follow The Penthouse. Since hitting 20% on the 8th, the show has been the 1st in viewer ratings even with entertainment shows and the news included. A more explosive rating can be expected as The Penthouse changes its next season’s air time to Friday and Saturday. Let’s have a look at programs that gained the viewers’ attention over the past week.


  • Charts for Drama Series on the 3rd Week of December

The Penthouse has remained the 1st for 4 consecutive weeks now, as it became the main sensation of the town. Even though the attention for The Uncanny Encounter has slightly died down, it still made it to the 2nd, which is a rank higher than before. Lee Hong Nae and Ok Ja Yeon’s impressive performances as villains were praised. The third, True Beauty, gained the spotlight as Extraordinary You‘s Kim Hye Yoon and Lee Jaw Wook made a special appearance. Mr. Queen also takes the 4th place in a row for 2 weeks as it had many comments saying that the show is enjoyable aside from its anti-Korean sentiments and warping of history. JTBC’s new series Run On started on the 5th in the list, as people admired how well Lim Si Wan and Shin Se Kyung’s visuals suited each other. On the other hand, Hush, which started airing a week before, ranked the 6th amongst mixed responses.


TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series

  1. SBS The Penthouse: War in Life (Share of Audience 21) ( – )
  2. OCN The Uncanny Counter (Share of Audience65) (▲1)
  3. tvN True Beauty (Share of Audience34) (▽1)
  4. tvN Queen (Share of Audience 11.17) ( – )
  5. JTBC Run On (Share of Audience63) NEW
  6. JTBC Hush (Share of Audience43) (▽1)
  7. MBC Kairos (Share of Audience07) ( – )
  8. KBS Man In a Veil (Share of Audience69) (▲1)
  9. KBS Homemade Love Story (Share of Audience68) (▽1)
  10. JTBC Live On (Share of Audience23) (▽4)


TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series

  1. Kim So Yeon, The Penthouse: War in Life (▲6)
  2. Cha Eun Woo, True Beauty (▲3)
  3. Moon Ga Young, True Beauty ( – )
  4. Lee Ji Ah, The Penthouse: War in Life (▽2)
  5. Um Ki Joon, The Penthouse: War in Life (▲4)
  6. Park Eun Seok, The Penthouse: War in Life (▽5)
  7. Eugene, The Penthouse: War in Life (▲1)
  8. Shin Hye Sun, Queen (▽4)
  9. Shin Se Kyung, Run On NEW
  10. Hwang In Yeop, True Beauty (▲5)
  • Charts for Non-Drama series on the 3rd Week of December

Show Me The Money 9 (SMTM9) had remained the 1st for eight consecutive weeks as it came to an end. Comments congratulated Lil Boi’s final victory, while Simon D had accumulated attention as he performed on stage with a face mask on. TV CHOSUN’s Mr. Trot 2 also garnered high publicity as it marked its start as a 2nd. Contestant Hong Ji Yoon’s stage rose as a huge issue, and praises for her looks and singing skills were non-stoppable. On the 4th is Running Man, where ‘Special Major Leaguers’ Ryu Hyun Jin and Kim Kwang Hyun appeared as their senses of humor were noted. Amazing Saturday ” DoReMi Market took 6th place as the attention heightened at the hint of Kim Sun Ho’s appearance on the show.


TOP 10 Popular Non-Drama Series

  1. Mnet Show Me The Money 9 (SMTM9) (Share of Audience08) ( – )
  2. TV CHOSUN Trot 2 (Share of Audience 9.74) NEW
  3. JTBC Sing Again (Share of Audience74) (▽1)
  4. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience83) (▲1)
  5. MBC The King of Mask SInger (Share of Audience12) (▲1)
  6. tvN Amazing Saturday ” DoReMi Market (Share of Audience49) (▲3)
  7. MBC I live Alone (Share of Audience45) (▽4)
  8. tvN New Journey to the West 8 (Share of Audience84) (▲7)
  9. MBC Radio Star (Share of Audience65) (▲10)
  10. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience61) (▲1


TOP 10 Casts in Non-Drama Series

  1. Lil Boi, Show Me The Money 9 (SMTM9) (▲11)
  2. Swings, Show Me The Money 9 (SMTM9) (▲8)
  3. Hong Ji Yoon, Trot 2 NEW
  4. Lee Si Eon, I live Alone (▽3)
  5. Mush Venom, Show Me The Money 9 (SMTM9) (▲10)
  6. Layone, Show Me The Money 9 (SMTM9) (▲10)
  7. Nancy Lang, Radio Star NEW
  8. Kian84, I live Alone (▲9)
  9. Lim Young Woong, Trot 2 NEW
  10. Baek Jong Won, Baek Jong Won’s Alley Restaurant (▲149)


This investigation was released on December 21st by the TV popularity analysis agency, Good Data Corporation after it analyzed netizens’ responses which were generated from news articles, blogs/communities, videos, and SNSs. It regards 21 drama series and 186 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from December 14th through to December 20th.


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