[Weekly TV Top 10] Even with the Controversies, ‘The Penthouse: War in Life,’ ‘Mr. Queen’ & ‘True Beauty’ Still on the Rise

SBS’s The Penthouse: War in Life, which is heading to the climax, is continuing its sweeping upturn. Despite it being labeled as makjang drama that defies probability and compiles provocative elements, it provokes the psychology of wanting to know what happens next, continuing to see a rise in viewer ratings. tvN’s Mr. Queen and True Beauty also continue to be a hot topic, even with some controversial topics surrounding them. Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.


The Dramas on 4th Week of December 2020

The Penthouse: War in Life has topped the chart for 5 weeks in a row with a steep rise in popularity by 24.96%. In particular, great attention has been paid to the relationship between Uhm Ki Joon and Eugene. The second place went to Mr. Queen, which continues to be the hottest topic despite some controversies. True Beauty landed at No. 3, but it has been seeing a constant decline in popularity due to its looksist and retrogress topics. The Uncanny Counter, which took a week break, went down to No.4 from No. 2, but the production of season 2 was announced, raising attention. Run On ranked at No.5 just like last week, while Kairos came to a solid end at No. 6.

Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. SBS The Penthouse: War in Life (Share of Audience: 40.99) (-)
  2. tvN Mr. Queen (Share of Audience: 12.36) (▲2)
  3. tvN True Beauty (Share of Audience: 9.39) (-)
  4. OCN The Uncanny Counter (Share of Audience: 7.70) (▽2)
  5. JTBC Run On (Share of Audience: 4.76) (-)
  6. MBC Kairos (Share of Audience: 4.03) (▲1)
  7. KBS Royal Secret Agent (Share of Audience: 3.37) NEW
  8. KBS A Man in a Veil (Share of Audience: 2.75) (-)
  9. JTBC Hush (Share of Audience: 2.66) (-)
  10. JTBC Live On (Share of Audience: 2.53) (-)


Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

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


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

Miss Trot 2 topped the list with a slight rise in popularity. Praises were poured out for Jeon Yoo Jin and Kim Eui Young’s excellent performance. Sing Again ranked at No. 2 once again after a week with high interest in singers No. 31 and No. 63. DoReMi Market rose up three notches to No. 3. Kim Sun Ho and Heize made headlines for their guest appearances, and much attention was paid to Kim Sun Ho’s shining visuals. Running Man landed at No. 4 with the help of Yoo Yeon Seok, Lee Yeon Hee, Choi Sooyoung, Yoo Teo.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. TV Chosun Miss Trot 2 (Share of Audience: 11.21) (▲1)
  2. JTBC Sing Again (Share of Audience: 8.52) (▲1)
  3. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience: 2.98) (▲3)
  4. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience: 2.84) (-)
  5. MBC How Do You Play? (Share of Audience: 2.79) (▲17)
  6. MBC King of Mask Singer (Share of Audience: 2.78) (▽1)
  7. KBS 2 Days & 1 Night Season 4 (Share of Audience: 2.66) (▲8)
  8. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 2.48) (▽1)
  9. KBS Trot National Sports Festival (Share of Audience: 2.20) (▲3)
  10. SBS Baek Jong Won’s Alley Restaurant (Share of Audience: 1.95) (▲4)


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

  1. Lee Seung Yoon, Sing Again (▲23)
  2. Lee Moo Jin, Sing Again (▲94)
  3. Jeon Yoo Jin, Miss Trot 2 (▲12)
  4. Lee Si Eon, I Live Alone (-)
  5. Lee Ha Neul, We Got Divorced NEW
  6. Kang Moon Kyung, Trot God (▲414)
  7. Park Yoo Sun, We Got Divorced NEW
  8. Kim Sun Ho, DoReMi Market NEW
  9. Yoo Jae Suk, How Do You Play? (▲90)
  10. Kim Eui Young, Miss Trot 2 (▲695)


This survey was released on December 28 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 181 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from December 21 through December 27.

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