[Weekly TV Top 10] The Controversial ‘Mr. Queen’ on No. 1 For the First Time

Different TV networks are to showcase several new dramas after the Lunar New Year holiday in February. Like Mr. Queen, True Beauty, Run On, and Hush �which started back in December, top stars such as Song Joong Ki, Jo Seung Woo, Park Shin Hye, Kim So Hyun, Lee Seo Jin, and Choi Kang Hee are preparing to meet viewers through new works such as Vincenzo, Sisyphus: The Myth, River Where the Moon Rises, Times, and Hello, Me!. Particular attention is focused on whether JTBC will be able to recover from its severe slump in viewer ratings. Will dramas heading toward their ends be able to bring successful endings? Let’s take a look at some of the programs that drew attention from viewers last week.


Drama Ranking for the 4th Week of January

Mr. Queen broke its own record and topped the list for the first time since airing. While it has been constantly getting negative responses regarding the controversy over anti-Korean sentiments and historical distortions, more comments have also been saying that the show is enjoyable. �True Beauty �also broke its own best record and came in second. Opinions were arguing that Cha Eun Woo’s clothes, hair, and overall styling were disappointing, and responses were realizing how popular the drama was overseas, seeing the quick rise in actors’ SNS followers. Penthouse 2 �which is scheduled to air on SBS, has entered the chart in third place. Park Eun Seok’s controversy of giving away pets seems to have had a big impact on the rise in the program’s reputation. �Run On �remained in fourth place for three weeks straight now.


TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series

  1. tvN Mr. Queen �(Share of Audience 22.66) (▲1)
  2. tvN True Beauty �(Share of Audience 19.77) (▲1)
  3. SBS Penthouse �(Share of Audience 12.85) NEW
  4. JTBC Run On �(Share of Audience 10.72) ( – )
  5. KBS A Man in a Veil �(Share of Audience 6.08) (▲1)
  6. JTBC She Would Never Know �(Share of Audience 4.52) (▽1)
  7. KBS Homemade Love Story �(Share of Audience 3.84) (▲2)
  8. TV CHOSUN Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) �(Share of Audience 3.55) (▽1)
  9. KBS Royal Secret Agent �(Share of Audience 2.27) (▲1)
  10. KBS Cheat on Me, If You Can �(Share of Audience 2.21) (▲3)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series

  1. Shin Hye Sun, Mr. Queen �( – )
  2. Moon Ga Young, True Beauty �(▲1)
  3. Kim Jeong Hyun, Mr. Queen �(▽1)
  4. Cha Eun Woo, True Beauty �( – )
  5. Hwang In Yeop, True Beauty �( – )
  6. Shin Se Kyung, Run On �(▲2)
  7. Im Si Wan, Run On �(▲5)
  8. Lee Chae Young, A Man in a Veil �(▲12)
  9. Ro Woon, She Would Never Know (▽2)
  10. Park Yoo Na, True Beauty �(▲1)

Non-Drama Ranking for the 4th Week of January

Miss Trot 2 has maintained its No. 1 spot for six consecutive weeks now. It ranked first in three channels of collecting popularity (News, VON, video, SNS) except SNS. �Sing Again �has recorded second for four consecutive weeks. Positive responses were received during the TOP10 name reveal ceremony as the judges enthusiastically cheered on the participants, as well as for Lee Seung Gi’s hosting skill. JTBC’s new show Phantom Singer: All-Star �has kicked off with a stable third place. A big match between 9 teams that advanced to the finals of Phantom Singer �seasons 1,2, and 3 drew keen attention from netizens. In the fourth place was �I Live Alone, which has been the talk of the town as Park Eun Seok appeared for two consecutive weeks without being edited out, despite his pet send-away controversy. Comments of criticism toward Park Eun Seok flooded, especially around online communities.


TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. TV CHOSUN Miss Trot 2 �(Share of Audience 12.98) ( – )
  2. JTBC Sing Again �(Share of Audience 8.45) ( – )
  3. JTBC Phantom Singer: All-Star �(Share of Audience 4.35) NEW
  4. MBC I Live Alone �(Share of Audience 3.8) (▲1)
  5. tvN Youn’s Stay �(Share of Audience 2.97) (▲1)
  6. MBC King of Mask Singer �(Share of Audience 2.73) (▽2)
  7. TV CHOSUN Romantic Call Centre �(Share of Audience 2.66) ( – )
  8. KBS Trot National Sports Festival �(Share of Audience 2.29) (▲1)
  9. SBS Unanswered Questions (Share of Audience 2.03) (▽6)
  10. tvN DoReMi Market �(Share of Audience 2.00) (▲4)


TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. Jeon Yoo Jin, Miss Trot 2 �(▲1)
  2. Jin Dal Rae, Miss Trot 2 � �(▲57)
  3. Lee Seung Yoon, Sing Again �(▽2)
  4. Lee Moo Jin, Sing Again �( – )
  5. Park Eun Seok, I Live Alone �(▽2)
  6. Jun Jin, Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny �(▲67)
  7. Hong Ji Yoon, Miss Trot 2 �(▲3)
  8. Yumi, Sing Again �(▲19)
  9. Lim Young Woong, Romantic Call Centre �(▽2)
  10. Park Jeong Ah, Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant �NEW

This investigation was released on February 1st by the TV popularity analysis agency, Good Data Corporation after analyzing netizens’ responses generated from news articles, blogs/communities, videos, and SNSs. In regards to 23 drama series and 169 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from January 25th through to the 30th.


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