[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘The Uncanny Counter’ Capped off at No. 1

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The Uncanny Counter ended its successful run despite a late-season lull, and was renewed for season 2. According to the South Korean rating agency, Nielsen Korea, the drama’s finale scored domestic viewer 11 percent (average), not to mention getting the highest ever score for an OCN production. Also, the series’ original webtoon set the table for success, riding on the drama’s popularity. And, it scored cumulative domestic viewers 140 million on Kakao Page. Meanwhile, the highest-rated OCN drama is streamed globally on Netflix, generating the most buzz in Asia. Let’s check out which programs made the most buzzworthy drama list over the past week.

The Dramas on the 3rd Week of January 2021

Mr. Queen climbed into No. 2. However, the show was accused of mocking Korean in the displeased production of the scene that explosive materials were sold to Byeolgam who was disguised as a Japanese. True Beauty landed at No. 3. The series was criticized against lookism. The story headed to the colleagues’ reaction saying, “She is ugly” and “She is an unlikely goddess” to the Moon Ga Young’s past that was outed to her school. Run On remained at No.4 with the steamy kiss scene of Soo Young and Kang Tae Oh. The JTBC’s new show, She Would Never Know kicked off at NO.5. The series drew mixed reviews as the drama’s literal title, Senior, Don’t Put On That Lipstick was criticized.

Top 10 Popularity of TV Dramas

  1. OCN The Uncanny Counter (Share of Audience: 20.32) ( – )
  2. tvN Mr. Queen (Share of Audience: 18.00) (▲1)
  3. tvN True Beauty (Share of Audience: 16.62) (▽1)
  4. JTBC Run On(Share of Audience: �10.77) ( – )
  5. JTBC She Would Never Know (Share of Audience: �6.34) NEW
  6. KBS A Man in a Veil (Share of Audience: 4.49) (▽1)
  7. TV CHOSUN Love (Share of Audience: 4.24) NEW
  8. tvN Awaken (Share of Audience: 3.86) (▲2)
  9. KBS Homemade Love Story (Share of Audience: 3.42) (▽1)
  10. KBS Royal Secret Agent (Share of Audience: 2.62) (▽1)

Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Dramas

  1. Shin Hye Sun, Mr. Queen (▲2)
  2. Kim Jung Hyun, Mr. Queen (▲3)
  3. Moon Ga Young, True Beauty (▽2)
  4. Cha Eun Woo, True Beauty (▽2)
  5. Hwang In Yeop, True Beauty (▽1)
  6. Jo Byung Gyu, The Uncanny Counter ( – )
  7. Ro Woon, She Would Never Know NEW
  8. Shin Se Kyung, Run On (▲1)
  9. Nam Goong Min, Awaken (▲2)
  10. Won Jin-A, She Would Never Know NEW

The Non-Dramas on the 3rd Week of January 2021

Miss Trot 2 continued to top the weekly list for 5 consecutive weeks, creating buzz for the 3rd round. Sing Again remained at No.2 for 3 consecutive weeks, revealing the names of top 10 contestants. Viewers were particularly moved by singer No. 47, Yo Ari’s singing. Unanswered Questions took third place in the rankings for 3 consecutive weeks. I Live Alone came in fifth place. Park Eun Seok appeared on the show that followed his daily life with his cute pet, Molly. Soon afterward, the actor got embroiled in controversy for his alleged wrongdoings in regards to his pets.

The Top 10 Popularity of TV Non-Dramas

  1. TV CHOSUN Miss Trot 2 (Share of Audience: 13.31) ( – )
  2. JTBC Sing Again (Share of Audience: 10.29) ( – )
  3. SBS Unanswered Questions (Share of Audience: 4.44) ( – )
  4. MBC King of Mask Singer (Share of Audience: 3.39) ( – )
  5. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience: 3.25) (▲3)
  6. tvN Youn’s Stay (Share of Audience: 3.13) (▽1)
  7. TV CHOSUN Call Center of Love (Share of Audience: 2.97) (▲3)
  8. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience: 2.48) (▽2)
  9. KBS Trot National Festival (Share of Audience: 1.92) (▲2)
  10. tvN Yoo Quiz On The Block (Share of Audience: 1.81) (▽3)


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

  1. Lee Seung Yoon, Sing Again (▲7)
  2. Jeon Yoo Jin, Miss Trot 2 (▲1)
  3. Park Eun Seok, I Live Alone NEW
  4. Lee MOO Jin, Sing Again (▲29)
  5. Kim Da Hyun, Miss Trot 2 (▲4)
  6. Yang Jieun, Miss Trot 2 (▲66)
  7. Lim Young Woong, Call Center of Love (▲13)
  8. Tzuyang, Radio Star NEW
  9. Yoo Jae Seok, Hangout with Yoo (▽4)
  10. Hong Ji Yoon, Miss Trot 2 (▽8)


This survey was released on January 25 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 17 dramas and the 170 non-dramas that are on air or scheduled to air from January 18 through January 24.


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