[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘The Penthouse 2’ Is the Winner for Three Weeks in a Row

It seems like even Song Joong Ki, Cho Seung Woo, and Lee Seung Gi can’t overcome the daunting presence of The Penthouse 2. With every episode that goes beyond our expectations, the drama continues to be on its upturn, sweeping the industry’s headlines. Only Song Joong Ki’s Vincenzo is on a steady rise with distinctive characters and a favorable story. Except for the newly-released drama Mouse, the February comeback battle will be likely to end with a landslide victory for The Penthouse 2 unless something big comes up. Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.


The Dramas on the 1st Week of March 2021

The Penthouse 2 has blasted into the third week at the No. 1 spot. This week’s score is by far the highest among the entire The Penthouse series. Meanwhile, Vincenzo remained in the second spot for three weeks now with a steady rise in popularity. The viewers appreciated Song Joong Ki’s visually appealing looks and Jeon Yeo Been’s improved acting skills along with the first two broadcasts. After the male lead’s school violence scandal hit the wire, River Where the Moon Rises landed at No. 3 with a 188.59% increase in popularity. That is to say, the production team’s bold choice of replacing the main actor made headlines. On the other hand, tvN’s new drama Mouse debuted at No. 4. Lee Seung Gi’s new attempt drew attention, and viewers responded that they were captivated by the unconventional plot.

TOP 10 Popular Drama Series

  1. SBS The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (Share of Audience 46.45) (-)
  2. tvN Vincenzo (Share of Audience 13.15) (-)
  3. KBS River Where the Moon Rises (Share of Audience 7.45) (▲3)
  4. tvN Mouse (Share of Audience 5.42) NEW
  5. JTBC Sisyphus: The Myth (Share of Audience 4.97) (▽2)
  6. JTBC She Would Never Know (Share of Audience 4.33) (▽1)
  7. JTBC Beyond Evil (Share of Audience 4.29) (▽3)
  8. KBS Homemade Love Story (Share of Audience 2.98) (-)
  9. tvN LUCA: The Beginning �(Share of Audience 1.69) (▽2)
  10. KBS No Matter What (Share of Audience 1.35) � (▲3)


TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series

  1. Kim Hyun Soo, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (▲13)
  2. Choi Ye Bin, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (▲4)
  3. Kim So Yeon, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (-)
  4. Lee Ji Ah, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 NEW
  5. Eugene, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (-)
  6. Yoon Jong Hoon, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (-)
  7. Ji Soo, River Where the Moon Rises ()
  8. Song Joong Ki, Vincenzo (▽1)
  9. Han Ji Hyun, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (▲17)
  10. Uhm Ki Joon, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (▽1)


The Non-Dramas on the 1st Week of March 2021

Miss Trot 2 ended its journey after retaining the top spot for three consecutive weeks. Yang Ji Eun became the hottest topic when she became the second Miss Trot Jin with many congratulatory comments. High School Rapper 4 ranked second once again. There was great interest in freshmen-to-be participants, including Kim Da Hyun, Kwon Oh Sun, and Park Hyung Jin, and their skills received rave reviews. King of Mask Singer, which came in 4th, became a hit topic when IZ*ONE’s Chaewon appeared as “Flower Deer,” and fans cheered enthusiastically. DoReMi Market remained in 5th place for two weeks. Sunmi and Chungha appeared as guests, drawing keen attention from viewers.


TOP 10 Popular Non-Drama Series

  1. TV CHOSUN Miss Trot 2 (Share of Audience 17.08) (-)
  2. Mnet High School Rapper Season 4 (Share of Audience 3.34) (▲1)
  3. TV Chosun Call Center of Love (Share of Audience 3.21) (▲7)
  4. MBC King of Mask Singer (Share of Audience 2.84) (▲8)
  5. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 2.74) (-)
  6. tvN Knowing Bros (Share of Audience 2.40) (▽2)
  7. tvN Yoo Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 2.23) (▽5)
  8. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience 2.23) (▽2)
  9. MBC Omniscient Interfering View (Share of Audience 2.13) (▲4)
  10. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.05) (▽1)


TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. Yang Ji Eun, Miss Trot 2 (-)
  2. Hong Ji Yoon, Miss Trot 2 (-)
  3. Kim Da Hyun, Miss Trot 2 (-)
  4. Kim Tae Yeon, Miss Trot 2 (-)
  5. Rain, Omniscient Interfering View (▲1)
  6. Kim Hyun Woo, Friends (▲43)
  7. Jo In Sung, Unexpected Business (▽2)
  8. Lim Young Woong, Call Center of Love (▲8)
  9. Park Bo Young, Unexpected Business NEW
  10. Rain, Yoo Quiz on the Block NEW


This survey was released on March 8 by the TV popularity analysis agency Good Data Corporation after analyzing the internets’ responses generated from news articles, blogs/communities, videos, and SNSs. It is in regards to 23 drama series and 166 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from March 1 to March 7.

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