[Weekly TV Top 10] The 4-Way Race of ‘Mine’, ‘Mouse’, ‘Youth of May,’ and ‘Taxi Driver’

  • Drama Ranking for the First Week of May

tvN’s new series, Mine, began the race ranking the first. After the first episode, there were some responses from the viewers who enjoyed watching it. And many said it was similar to the author’s previous work. tvN Mouse, which resumed after a week of hiatus, rose two notches from the last week, ranking in second place. Lee Seung Gi came at the top of the Best Cast list for the first time since it has started airing.

KBS’s new show, Youth of May, entered the third place for the first time. Many comments stated that the chemistry between Lee Do Hyun and Go Min Si was good. SBS’ Taxi Driver dropped to fourth place. Lee Je Hoon, who turned into a Korean-Chinese, received a lot of favorable reviews. KBS’s new series, Imitation, ranked fifth. Idol fans paid great attention to the series. However, there seems to be a split of opinion whether they “enjoyed watching it” or “thought it’s too lame.”

Top 10 Popular TV Drama Series

  1. tvN Mine (Share of Audience � 14.18) NEW
  2. tvN Mouse (Share of Audience � 11.70) (▲2)
  3. KBS Youth of May (Share of Audience � 11.63) NEW
  4. SBS Taxi Driver (Share of Audience � 11.44) (▽2)
  5. KBS Imitation(Share of Audience � 7.51) NEW
  6. KBS Sell Your Haunted House (Share of Audience � 7.12) (▽1)
  7. JTBC Law School(Share of Audience � 6.85) (▲1)
  8. tvN Doom at Your Service (Share of Audience � 4.99) NEW
  9. KBS Revolutionary Sisters (Share of Audience � 4.56) (▲1)
  10. JTBC Under Cover (Share of Audience � 4.22) (▽3)

Top 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series �

  1. Lee Seung Gi, Mouse (▲4)
  2. Lee Do Hyun, Youth of May � NEW
  3. Lee Je Hoon, Taxi driver (▲3)
  4. Lee Bo Young, Mine � NEW
  5. Go Min Si, Youth of May � NEW
  6. Kim Seo Hyung, Mine � NEW
  7. Seo In Kuk, Doom at Your Service NEW
  8. Jang Na Ra, Sell Your Haunted House(▲3)
  9. Jung Yong Hwa, Sell Your Haunted House(▲1)
  10. Park Bo Yong, Doom at Your Service NEW

  • Non-Drama Ranking for the First Week of May

Channel A/SKY’s Steel Troops topped the list, proving their popularity rate once again. Hangout With Yoo took second place. Many expected for the group song stage of the TOP8 members, which will air next week. Next, SBS’s Unanswered Question came up to third place. It made the viewers feel outrageous by showing the dark reality of “ghostwriter.” The “ghostwriter” is someone who takes advantage of the copyright system by just putting their name on the song as a co-writer without participating in one.

tvN’s You Quiz on the Block ranked fourth with a special episode of Yoo Jae Seok, which marks the 30th anniversary of his debut. The fact that host Yoo Jae Seok was invited as a guest brought a fresh response from the audience. Lastly, tvN’s DoReMi Market ranked fifth as ITZY’s Ryu Jin and Lia appeared as guests.

Top 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. Channel A/SKY’s Steel Troops (Share of Audience � 6.03) (▲1)
  2. MBC Hangout With Yoo (Share of Audience � 4.85) (▽1)
  3. SBS Unanswered Question (Share of Audience � 3.72) (▲10)
  4. tvN You Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience � 3.40) (▲5)
  5. tvN DoReMi Market � (Share of Audience � 3.21) (▲1)
  6. Mnet Kingdom: Legendary War (Share of Audience � 2.63) (▽2)
  7. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience � 2.59) (▽2)
  8. TV CHOSUN We Will Sing Your Requested Songs �” Romantic Call Centre (Share of Audience � 2.57) ( – )
  9. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience � 2.48) (▽8)
  10. TV CHOSUN PPONG School (Share of Audience � 2.33) (▲8)

The Top 10 Popularity of the Cast in TV Non-Dramas

  1. Yoo Jae Seok, You Quiz on the Block (▲28)
  2. Lim Young Woong, PPONG School �(▲20)
  3. Simon Dominic, I Live Alone � NEW
  4. Jo In Sung, Unexpected Business � (▲2)
  5. BTS, The Game Caterers NEW
  6. ITZY, Weekly Idol NEW
  7. Yook Jun Seo, Channel A/SKY’s Steel Troops (▲34)
  8. Lim Young Woong, TV CHOSUN We Will Sing Your Requested Songs �” Romantic Call Centre (▽1)
  9. Park Joon Woo, Channel A/SKY’s Steel Troops (▲17)
  10. Lee Hyo Ri, TV Animal Farm NEW


This survey was released on May 10th by the TV popularity analyst agency Good Data Corporation after analyzing the internet’s responses generated from news articles, blogs/communities, videos, and SNS. It is in regards to 20 drama series and 172 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from May 3rd through to May 9th of 2021.


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