[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘The Penthouse 3’ vs. ‘Hospital Playlist 2’: A Showdown Between Seasonal Series

The Penthouse Hospital Playlist

Drama Ranking for the 2nd Week of June

SBS’s The Penthouse 3: War in Life retained the crown for the third week, but the popularity continues to see a steady decline. Many showed dissatisfaction with the third season, but episode 3 successfully turned the public opinion into positive reactions. tvN’s Hospital Playlist 2 saw a solid start, ranking 2nd. Yoo Yeon Seok and Shin Hyun Bin’s date and Jeon Mi Do declining Jo Jung Suk’s advances became hot topics. Another tvN series, My Roommate is a Gumiho, landed at No. 3. Kang Hanna’s performance drew favorable reviews, but Jang Ki Yong and Hyeri’s acting weren’t so welcomed. KBS’s new series At a Distance, Spring Is Green started off at 4th place. Park Ji Hoon’s appearance received a lot of attention from his fans. However, many showed regret over actors’ lack of popularity while saying that the content is more suitable for a web series. Moreover, JTBC’s new drama Nevertheless came in sixth. Song Kang and Han So Hee’s good looks made headlines even before the premiere, but negative opinion was formed around Song Kang’s poor acting.

Top 10 Popular TV Drama Series

  1. SBS The Penthouse 3: War in Life (Share of Audience 16.31) ( – )
  2. tvN Hospital Playlist 2 (Share of Audience 13.45) NEW
  3. tvN, My Roommate, Is A Gumiho (Share of Audience 9.82) (▲1)
  4. KBS At a Distance, Spring Is Green (Share of Audience 9.58) NEW
  5. tvN Doom at Your Service (Share of Audience 8.74) (▽2)
  6. JTBC Nevertheless (Share of Audience 6.76) NEW
  7. tvN Mine (Share of Audience 5.58) (▽2)
  8. tvN Voice 4 (Share of Audience 5.15) NEW
  9. KBS Revolutionary Sisters (Share of Audience 4.68) (▽2)
  10. SBS Racket Boys (Share of Audience 4.48) (▽2)

Top 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series

  1. Hae Ri, My Roommate Is A Gumiho ( – )
  2. Jang Ki Yong, My Roommate Is A Gumiho (▲1)
  3. Song Kang, Nevertheless NEW
  4. Park Bo Yong, Doom at Your Service ( – )
  5. Park Ji Hoon, At a Distance, Spring Is Green NEW
  6. Han So Hee, Nevertheless NEW
  7. Seo In Kuk, Doom at Your Service (▽2)
  8. Lee Ji Ah, The Penthouse 3: War in Life ( – )
  9. Lee Bo Young, Mine (▽2)
  10. Um Ki Joon, The Penthouse 3: War in Life (▲2)


Non-Drama Ranking for the 2nd Week of June

MBC’s Hangout with Yoo rose to the top when Naul’s first appearance in a variety show made headlines. After seeing him, viewers left supportive comments like “It was strange but nice” or “I wish I could see him more often.” Third place went to tvN’s DoReMi Market, where Seventeen’s S.Coups, Hoshi, and SeungKwan appeared as guests. MBC’s I Live Alone remained in fourth place. But a person impersonating IU showed up in Simon Dominic’s episode, receiving criticisms. SBS’s Running Man ranked fifth. The first race without Lee Kwang Soo was aired, and members’ never-stopping betrayals during the race gave viewers a big laugh.

Top 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. MBC Hangout With Yoo (Share of Audience 5.38) (▲4)
  2. Channel A/SKY’s Steel Troops (Share of Audience 4.78) (▽1)
  3. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 4.54) (▲3)
  4. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience 3.92) ( – )
  5. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 3.29) (▽2)
  6. tvN You Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 3.04) (▲2)
  7. MBC Omniscient Interfering View (Share of Audience 2.92) (▲3)
  8. TV CHOSUN The Call Center of Love (Share of Audience 1.86) (▲1)
  9. SBS Unanswered Questions (Share of Audience 1.85) (▽1)
  10. MBC Radio Star (Share of Audience 1.83) (▲3)

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

  1. Naul, Hangout With Yoo NEW
  2. Simon Dominic, I Live Alone NEW
  3. You Jae Seok, Hangout With Yoo (▲5)
  4. Heo Hoon, I Live Alone NEW
  5. Key, DoReMi Market()
  6. Seventeen, DoReMi Market NEW
  7. Brave Girls, Omniscient Interfering View NEW
  8. Lim Young Woong, The Call Center of Love (▽2)
  9. SeungKwan, DoReMi Market NEW
  10. TXT, You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook NEW


This survey was released on June 21st by the TV popularity analyst Good Data Corporation after analyzing the internet’s responses generated from news articles, blogs/communities, videos, and SNS. It is in regards to 23 drama series and 176 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from June 14th through to June 20th of 2021.


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