[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘The Penthouse 2’ Tops the List for Four Consecutive Weeks

The Dramas on the 1st Week of March 2021

The Penthouse 2 blasted into the 4th week at No. 1, acquiring all the topics with its fast and provocative development. The 8th episode, which aired on the 13th, topped the viewership chart on Friday and Saturday. It garnered 26.1% ratings (second part) in the Seoul metropolitan area and 24.8% (second part) nationwide and soared up to 26.8%. On the other hand, Vincenzo continued to enjoy hot popularity with a thrilling storyline. But the Chinese bibimbap product placement has sparked controversy. Song Joong Ki, who was eating the bibimbap in the series, is also being criticized. In the meanwhile, River Where the Moon Rises rose to 3rd spot as Na In Woo, who replaced Ji Soo, received positive responses. And Beyond Evil rose to 4th place after the solid plot and actors’ passionate performances went viral.

  1. SBS The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (Share of Audience 40.29) (-)
  2. tvN Vincenzo (Share of Audience 13.45) (-)
  3. KBS River Where the Moon Rises (Share of Audience 8.06) (-)
  4. JTBC Beyond Evil (Share of Audience 6.60) (▲3)
  5. tvN Mouse (Share of Audience 5.83) (▽1)
  6. JTBC She Would Never Know (Share of Audience 4.82) (-)
  7. JTBC Sisyphus: The Myth (Share of Audience 4.73) (▽2)
  8. KBS Revolutionary Sisters (Share of Audience 2.88) NEW
  9. tvN LUCA: The Beginning  (Share of Audience 2.45) (-)
  10. TV CHOSUN Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) (Share of Audience 2.05) (▲1)


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


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

With the help of Miss Trot 2’s TOP 7 members, Yang Ji Eun and Hong Ji Yoon, Call Center of Love landed at No. 1. Following the lead, Yoo Quiz on the Block came in the second. It became a hot topic when Jin Ki Joo appeared as a guest and introduced her past careers in various fields. ㅜNext, Knowing Bros heralded Hyeri and Rose’s appearances next week and rose to 3rd place. Finally, Rose also appeared as a special MC on My Little Old Boy on the 14th, ranking 4th on the “TOP 10 Popular Casts” list.

  1. TV Chosun Call Center of Love (Share of Audience 4.72) (▲2)
  2. tvN Yoo Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 4.61) (▲5)
  3. Mnet High School Rapper Season 4 (Share of Audience 4.15) (▽1)
  4. tvN Knowing Bros (Share of Audience 3.32) (▲2)
  5. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.97) (▲5)
  6. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience 2.89) (▲2)
  7. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 2.76) (▽2)
  8. MBC Hangout with Yoo (Share of Audience 2.57) (▲7)
  9. MBC King of Mask Singer (Share of Audience 2.28) (▽5)
  10. JTBC Let’s Play Basketball  (Share of Audience 2.22) (▲3)


  1. Jin Ki Joo, Yoo Quiz on the Block NEW
  2. Yoo Jae Suk,  Yoo Quiz on the Block (▲70)
  3. Park Bo Young, Unexpected Business (▲6)
  4. Rose, My Little Old Boy NEW
  5. Jo In Sung, Unexpected Business (▲2)
  6. Yang Ji Eun, Call Center of Love NEW
  7. Kim Woo Rim, High School Rapper Season 4 (▲32)
  8. Kim Dong Hyun, Radio Star NEW
  9. Hur Jae, Let’s Play Basketball (▲14)
  10. Kim Ji Hoon,  I Live Alone NEW


This survey was released on March 15 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 167 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from March 8 to March 14.

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