[Weekly TV Top 10] A Battle Between ‘The Penthouse 3’ and ‘Hospital Playlist 2’

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Drama Ranking for the 1st Week of July

tvN’s Hospital Playlist 2 remained in the top spot for two weeks. Especially, the episode about a patient’s natural childbirth and Jung Kyung Ho and Kwak Sun Young’s love story drew keen attention. SBS’s The Penthouse 3: War in Life ranked 2nd for the second week. Eugene’s death in the play became the hottest topic, and the possibility of her being alive created a heated debate. tvN’s Doom at Your Service ended with a grand finale at No. 3. Many showed disappointment over the work and criticized the unconvincing ending.

tvN’s My Roommate Is Gumiho kept its 4th place, but some commented that “the story is getting dull.” However, the Kang Hanna-Kim Do Wan couple gained favorable reviews. tvN’s new series The Devil Judge started on a solid note at No. 5. The trial scene became a big topic of discussion, and viewers were satisfied with the 235-year prison sentence given to a perpetrator. KBS’s At a Distance, Spring Is Green continued to draw a downward curve and fell to 6th place.


TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series �

  1. tvN Hospital Playlist 2 (Share of Audience 20.51) ( – )
  2. 2. SBS The Penthouse 3: War in Life (Share of Audience 20.17) ( – )
  3. tvN Doom at Your Service (Share of Audience 7.82) ( – )
  4. tvN My Roommate is a Gumiho (Share of Audience 7.32) ( – )
  5. tvN The Devil Judge �(Share of Audience 6.92) NEW
  6. KBS �At a Distance, Spring is Green (Share of Audience 4.84) (▽1)
  7. JTBC Nevertheless (Share of Audience 4.76) ( – )
  8. TV CHOSUN Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2 (Share of Audience 4.04) (▲5)
  9. SBS Racket Boys (Share of Audience 3.98) (▽1)
  10. tvN Voice �(Share of Audience 3.05) (▲1)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series �

  1. Eugene, The Penthouse 3: War in Life (▲6)
  2. Kim So Yeon, The Penthouse 3: War in Life (▲21)
  3. Lee Ji Ah, The Penthouse 3: War in Life (▽1)
  4. Hyeri, My Roommate is a Gumiho (▽1)
  5. Jang Ki Yong, My Roommate is a Gumiho (▽4)
  6. Jo Jung Suk, Hospital Playbook 2 (▽2)
  7. Seo In Gook, Doom at Your Service (▽2)
  8. Park Bo Young, Doom at Your Service �(▽2)
  9. Ji Sung, The Devil Judge �NEW
  10. Jung Kyung Ho, Hospital Playbook 2 (▲21)


Non-Drama Ranking for the 1st Week of July

MBC’s Hang Out With Yoo topped the non-drama ranking with a great buzz. In the latest episode, behind-the-scene of shooting a MV with Jeon Yeo Been and the lineup for the 100th-episode’s special concert were revealed, drawing great attention. MBC’s I Live Alone came in second. Actress Pyo Ye Jin and singer Park Jae Jung’s appearance received positive reviews as it showed realistic and fun daily lives. tvN’s DoReMi Market and You Quiz on the Block landed at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. JTBC’s new show Sea of Hope started off in 5th place. The star-studded cast made headlines, but the viewers showed mixed reactions.

TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. MBC Hangout With Yoo (Share of Audience 5,02) ( – )
  2. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience 3.96) (▲3)
  3. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 3.87) (▽1)
  4. tvN You Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 3.51) ( – )
  5. JTBC Sea of Hope (Share of Audience 2.97) NEW
  6. Channel A/SKY Steel Troops (Share of Audience 2.78) (▽3)
  7. TV CHOSUN The Call Center of Love (Share of Audience 2.66) (▲2)
  8. JTBC Knowing Bros (share of 2.52) (▲2)
  9. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.48) (▽2)
  10. MBC Omniscient Interfering View (Share of Audience 1.90) (▽4)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. MSG Wannabe, Hangout With Yoo (▲2)
  2. Pyo Ye Jin, I Live Alone �NEW
  3. Rosé, �Sea of Hope �NEW
  4. Park Jae Jung, I Live Alone �NEW
  5. Jeon Yeo Been, Hangout With Yoo �NEW
  6. Lim Young Woong, The Call Center of Love �(▲7)
  7. Big Mama, You Quiz on the Block NEW
  8. 2PM, Knowing Bros NEW
  9. Lee Sang Soon, You Quiz on the Block NEW
  10. Kim Sung Eun, Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny (▲261)


This survey was released on July 5th 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 32 drama series and 183 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from June 28th through to July 3th of 2021.


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