[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘Hospital Playlist 2’ Returns to the Top Spot

Hospital Playlist 2

Drama Ranking for the First Week of August

tvN’s Hospital Playlist 2 climbed to the No. 1 spot again. A post that criticized the drama’s elitism became a big topic, and a lot of people agreed with the post, saying, “I get what he’s saying.” SBS’s The Penthouse 3 landed at No. 2 for the second week. The scene where Um Ki Joon and Kim So Yeon had a brawl after getting tricked by Park Eun Seok and Lee Ji Ah gained much attention. tvN’s The Devil Judge fell down two spots. Though it saw a slight decrease in popularity, people are still showing satisfaction over the captivating plot. tvN’s You Are My Spring came in 4th with favorable reviews over Seo Hyun Jin and Kim Dong Wook’s performance. TV CHOSUN’s Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2 finished strong, recording its own best ranking and popularity. The shocking story that aired in the final episode made headlines.

TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series �

  1. tvN Hospital Playlist 2 (Share of Audience 20.96) (▲3)
  2. SBS The Penthouse 3: War in Life (Share of Audience 16.76) ( �” )
  3. tvN The Devil Judge �(Share of Audience 13.54) (▽2)
  4. tvN You Are My Spring � �(Share of Audience 10.30) (▽1)
  5. TV �CHOSUN Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2 (Share of Audience 9.61) (▲3)
  6. JTBC Nevertheless (Share of Audience 8.43) (▽1)
  7. JTBC Monthly Magazine Home �(Share of Audience 5.43) ( �” )
  8. tvN The Road: The Tragedy of One (Share of Audience 3.83) NEW
  9. KBS Revolutionary Sisters (Share of Audience 3.54) (▲2)
  10. KBS Police University (Share of Audience 1.85) NEW

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series �

  1. Ji Sung, The Devil Judge �( �” )
  2. Kim Min Jung, The Devil Judge �(▲3)
  3. Seo Hyun Jin, You Are My Spring( �” )
  4. Jin Young, The Devil Judge �(▽2)
  5. Kim Dong Wook,You Are My Spring(▽1)
  6. Yoo Yeon Seok, Hospital Playlist 2 �(▲12)
  7. Kim So Yeon, The Penthouse 3: War in Life �(▲4)
  8. Lee Ji Ah, The Penthouse 3: War in Life (▽2)
  9. Jo Jung Suk, Hospital Playlist 2 (▲5)
  10. Shin Hyun Bin, Hospital Playlist 2 (▲24)

Non-Drama Ranking for the First Week of August

Mnet’s Girls Planet 999 debuted at No. 1. After the premiere episode, many viewers expressed concerns about whether the member selection process would be fair, referring to the past controversy over manipulation of Mnet’s survival shows. tvN’s DoReMi Market, which featured a “Music Show Host” special, ranked 4th. From Kwanghee, who holds one of the longest records of working as a music show host, to 2PM’s Wooyoung, MONSTA X’s Minhyuk, and (G) I-DLE’s Miyeon, who is an active music show host, appeared on the show.

TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. Mnet Girls Planet 999 �(Share of Audience 8.14) NEW
  2. MBC I Live Alone �(Share of Audience 3.87) (▲3)
  3. tvN The Great Escape Season 4 �(Share of Audience 3.84) (▽1)
  4. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 3.38) (▲3)
  5. tvN Sixth Sense 2 (Share of Audience 2.76) (▽1)
  6. JTBC �Super Band 2 �(Share of Audience 2.56) (▲2)
  7. JTBC Sea of Hope � �(Share of Audience 2.05) (▲2)
  8. JTBC Knowing Bros �(Share of Audience 1.98) (▲8)
  9. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 1.96) (▲8)
  10. SBS Baek Jong Won’s Alley Restaurant (Share of Audience 1.94) (▽4)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. Rosé, Sea of Hope (▲1)
  2. Lee Kwang Soo, Morning Yard NEW
  3. Lee Ji Hoon, Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny (▲346)
  4. Kim Jae Hwa, Omniscient Interfering View NEW
  5. Kim Ji Hoon, I Live Alone NEW
  6. Kim Kyung Nam, I Live Alone NEW
  7. Ryu Soo Young, Convenience Store Restaurant (▽1)
  8. Ahn Jung Hwan, Let’s Play Soccer Season 2 NEW
  9. Lee Mijoo Sixth Sense 2 �(▲4)
  10. Lee Kwang Soo, My Little Old Boy NEW


This survey was released on August 9th 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 21 drama series and 185 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from August 2nd through to August 8th of 2021.


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