[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘The Penthouse 2’ Lands on No. 1 For Seventh Week in a Row As It Drops the Curtains

The epitome of Kim Soon Ok universe, The Penthouse 2: War in Life, ended in peace after gaining popularity throughout its airing. The show gained massive attention by surpassing 20.9% in viewership ratings from the first episode. Since SBS’s My Love From the Star from back in 2013, this is the first time in 8 years a Korean drama series had its ratings over 20%. It includes all mini-series from terrestrial, cable, and comprehensive channels. The filming for The Penthouse 3 will start in late April and air in upcoming June. We’ll be having a look at what other programs made headlines throughout the past week.


Drama Ranking for the 1st Week of April

SBS’s The Penthouse 2 came to an end as it remained in first place for seven consecutive weeks. Many were shocked at how the season finished with Park Eun Seok’s car exploding. A heated debate unfolded upon whether the character was alive or not. The popularity for tvN’s Vincenzo lessened from last week but went up a place to second. The kissing scene of Jeon Yeo Been and Song Joong Ki caught a great deal of attention. In third place is KBS’s River Where the Moon Rises, as the series’ production company filed a lawsuit against Ji Soo’s agency for the unfortunate incident that made the actor drop out.

tvN’s Mouse sits on the fourth, with many trying to guess Lee Seung Gi’s identity. JTBC’s Beyond Evil took fifth place as it saw a decline in scores for two weeks now. However, praises for the thorough plot and captivating skills of the actors have continued. Though the popularity rate for tvN’s Navillera has dropped from its first week after kicking off, it has remained in sixth place for two weeks in a row.

TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series

  1. SBS The Penthouse 2: War in Life (Share of Audience 41.15) ( – )
  2. tvN Vincenzo (Share of Audience 18.40) (▲1)
  3. KBS River Where the Moon Rises (Share of Audience 6.97) (▲1)
  4. tvN Mouse (Share of Audience 6.10) (▲1)
  5. JTBC Beyond Evil (Share of Audience 5.56) (▲2)
  6. tvN Navillera (Share of Audience 4.85) ( – )
  7. JTBC Sisyphus : The Myth (Share of Audience 4.05) (▲1)
  8. KBS Miss Monte-Cristo (Share of Audience 2.21) (▲2)
  9. KBS Revolutionary Sisters (Share of Audience 1.60) (▲2)
  10. MBC Oh My Ladylord (Share of Audience 1.42) (▽1)

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TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series

  1. Lee Ji Ah, The Penthouse 2 �( – )
  2. Song Joong Ki, Vincenzo (▲2)
  3. Um Ki Joon, The Penthouse 2 �(▽1)
  4. Eugene, The Penthouse 2 �(▽1)
  5. Park Eun Seok, The Penthouse 2 �(▲2)
  6. Lee Seung Gi, Mouse (▲2)
  7. Kim So Yeon, The Penthouse 2 �(▽2)
  8. Kim Hyun Soo, The Penthouse 2 �(▽2)
  9. Jeon Yeo Been, Vincenzo (▲3)
  10. Ok Taec Yeon, Vincenzo (▽1)

Non-Drama Ranking for the 1st Week of April

Mnet’s new show Kingdom: Legendary War rose to No. 1. While fans showed their support for the numerous idol groups who made their appearances on the show, controversy over production costs arose. tvN’s You Quiz on the Block saw a huge drop in popularity from the past week and landed on second. A lot of attention was paid to IU’s appearance on the show. Much like Knowing Bros, SBS’s Running Man rose to the fourth as Brave Girls came on the show as its guests. Steel Troops of ChannelA/SKY ended up on the sixth, with a 44.58% increase in its popularity rate.

TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. Mnet Kingdom: Legendary War (Share of Audience 5.78) NEW
  2. tvN You Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 5.56) (▽1)
  3. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience 4.45) (▽1)
  4. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 3.87) (▲4)
  5. Mnet High School Rapper 4 (Share of Audience 3.80) (▽1)
  6. 채널A/SKY Steel Troops (Share of Audience 3.37) (▲3)
  7. TV CHOSUN We Will Sing Your Requested Songs �” Romantic Call Centre (Share of Audience 2.76) (▽2)
  8. SBS My Little Old Boy (Share of Audience 2.63) (▲13)
  9. TV CHOSUN Be My Daughter (literal title) (Share of Audience 2.37) NEW
  10. KBS You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook (Share of Audience 2.21) (▲13)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. IU, You Quiz on the Block NEW
  2. Park Soo Hong, My Little Old Boy (▲136)
  3. Brave Girls, Knowing Bros NEW
  4. IU, You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook NEW
  5. BTOB, Kingdom: Legendary War NEW
  6. BTS, You Quiz on the Block (▽5)
  7. Ham So Won, Taste of Wife (▽3)
  8. iKON, Kingdom: Legendary War NEW
  9. BTS, 2021 Special Talk Show Let’s BTS NEW
  10. The Boyz, Kingdom: Legendary War NEW

This survey was released on March 22nd by the TV popularity analyst agency Good Data Corporation after analyzing the internet’s responses generated from news articles, blogs/communities, videos, and SNSs. It is in regards to 22 drama series and 170 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from March 29th through to April 4th of 2021.

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