[Weekly TV Top 10] With the Help of BTS, ‘Yoo Quiz On The Block’ Ranks at No.1 for Two Weeks

With BTS’s appearance, Yoo Quiz On The Block continued to make headlines. Their honest talks about Grammys and their activities grabbed the attention. Armed with BTS’s charms, Yoo Quiz On The Block garnered 6.7% ratings (based on Nielsen Korea), surpassing the highest since the show’s premiere in 2018. Afterward, BTS also appeared on KBS’s 2021 special talk show Let’s BTS, taking a friendly step closer to their fans. Let’s check out which programs have made headlines over the past week.


The Dramas on the 4th Week of March 2021

SBS’s The Penthouse 2 saw a slight drop in popularity but still managed to keep its top spot for six weeks. Kim So Yeon’s flawless acting received rave reviews, while her deliberate “overacting” put a big smile on viewers. SBS’s Joseon Exorcist, which was canceled after two episodes, landed at No.2. The drama was heavily under fire for historical inaccuracy. And the criticisms also headed towards production staff and actors. tvN’s Vincenzo decreased in popularity and climbed down to third place for the first time.

The popularity of KBS’s River Where The Moon Rises moved downward for three weeks in a row. But it rose one notch to fourth place. tvN’s Mouse also fell one notch to fifth place as its popularity saw a drop compared to the previous week. tvN’s new series Navillera debuted at No.6. Many showed satisfaction in just the right amount of drama and praised the work as a “healing drama.”

TOP 10 Popular Drama Series

  1. SBS The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (Share of Audience 29.95) (-)
  2. KBS Joseon Exorcist (Share of Audience 27.06) NEW
  3. tvN Vincenzo (Share of Audience 13.70) (▽1)
  4. KBS River Where the Moon Rises (Share of Audience 4.41) (▲1)
  5. tvN Mouse (Share of Audience 4.34) (▽1)
  6. tvN Navillera (Share of Audience 4.29) NEW
  7. JTBC Beyond Evil (Share of Audience 4.06) (▽4)
  8. JTBC Sisyphus: The Myth (Share of Audience 2.98) (▽2)
  9. MBC Oh My Ladylord (Share of Audience 1.70) NEW
  10. KBS Miss Monte-Cristo (Share of Audience 1.28) (▽2)


TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series

  1. Lee Ji Ah, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (-)
  2. Uhm Ki Joon, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (▲1)
  3. Eugene, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (▲3)
  4. Song Joong Ki, Vincenzo (▽2)
  5. Kim So Yeon, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (▽1)
  6. Kim Hyun Soo, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (▽1)
  7. Park Eun Seok, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 (▲6)
  8. Lee Seung Gi, Mouse (▲1)
  9. Ok Taec Yeon, Vincenzo (▲6)
  10. Song Kang, Navillera NEW


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

tvN’s Yoo Quiz On The Block topped the chart for two consecutive weeks, even seeing a sharp rise in popularity. BTS’s appearance became the hottest topic, as the viewer loved their sincerity. JTBC’s Knowing Bros landed at No.2 for the second week, keeping a rising trend in its popularity. MBC’s I Live Alone came in third. But people showed various reactions to Park Na Rae, who got embroiled in controversy over sexual harassment. The sixth-place tvN’s DoReMi Market drew enthusiastic support from fans for ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo and Yoon Sanha. Hyeri also surprised viewers with her surprise appearance.

TOP 10 Popular Non-Drama Series

  1. tvN Yoo Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 13.85) (-)
  2. tvN Knowing Bros (Share of Audience 4.30) (-)
  3. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience 3.58) (▲1)
  4. Mnet High School Rapper Season 4 (Share of Audience 3.38) (▲1)
  5. TV Chosun Call Center of Love (Share of Audience 2.98) (▽2)
  6. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 2.84) (▲1)
  7. MBC Hangout with Yoo (Share of Audience 2.84) (▲2)
  8. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.80) (▽2)
  9. Channel A/SKY Steel Troop (Share of Audience 2.52) NEW
  10. KBS The Return of Superman (Share of Audience 2.10) (▲9)


TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. BTS, Yoo Quiz on the Block NEW
  2. V, Yoo Quiz on the Block NEW
  3. Park Na Rae, I Live Alone (▲286)
  4. Ham So Won, Wife’s Taste (▲503)
  5. Yoo Jae Suk, � Yoo Quiz on the Block (-)
  6. Jung Kook, Yoo Quiz on the Block NEW
  7. Jimin, Yoo Quiz on the Block NEW
  8. Jinhua, Wife’s Taste (▲696)
  9. Jin, Yoo Quiz on the Block NEW
  10. Lim Young Woong, Call Center of Love (▲1)


This survey was released on March 29th 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 172 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from March 22th to March 28th.

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