[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘The Penthouse 3’ Finished Its Year-Long Journey at No. 1

The Penthouse 3

Drama Ranking for the 2nd Week of September

SBS’s The Penthouse 3 closed its curtain after retaining the top spot for two weeks. However, the project came heavily under fire for killing off most of its main characters. tvN’s Hospital Playlist 2 ranked 2nd, renewing season 2’s all-time high popularity. In particular, Jo Jung Suk-Jeon Mi Do’s kiss scene and Kim Dae Myung-Ahn Eun Jin’s date scene became the talk of the town. tvN’s Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha remained at No.3 for the third week. Kim Seon Ho-Shin Min Ah’s chemistry and performances received favorable reviews, and many are responding well to the non-provocative, easy-to-watch plot.

SBS’s Lovers of the Red Sky fell to 4th place. Along with satisfaction over the fun story, Kim Yoo Jung’s looks are receiving positive responses. JTBC’s Lost saw a drop in popularity but still maintains its spot at No. 5. There are mixed reactions over Ryu Jun Yeol’s casting and the overall dark atmosphere of the project. tvN’s High Class started off in 6th place. Lots of viewers expressed interest in the provocative plot.


TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series

  1. SBS The Penthouse 3: War in Life (Share of Audience 23.26) ( ” )
  2. tvN Hospital Playlist 2 (Share of Audience 21.87) (▲2)
  3. tvN Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (Share of Audience 16.14) ( ” )
  4. SBS Lovers of the Red Sky (Share of Audience 12.10) (▽2)
  5. JTBC Lost (Share of Audience 6.16) ( ” )
  6. tvN High Class (Share of Audience 4.56) NEW
  7. KBS Revolutionary Sisters (Share of Audience 4.43) (▽1)
  8. KBS Police University (Share of Audience 2.46) (▽1)
  9. KBS Red Shoes (Share of Audience 1.63) (▽1)
  10. tvN The Road: The Tragedy of One (Share of Audience 1.55) (▽1)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series

  1. Kim Seon Ho, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha ( ” )
  2. Shin Min Ah, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha ( ” )
  3. Ahn Hyo Seop, Lovers of the Red Sky ( ” )
  4. Kim Yoo Jung, Lovers of the Red Sky ( ” )
  5. Lee Ji Ah, The Penthouse 3: War in Life (▲3)
  6. Jo Jung Suk, Hospital Playlist 2 (▲13)
  7. Jeon Mi Do, Hospital Playlist 2 (▲26)
  8. Kim So Yeon, The Penthouse 3: War in Life (▽3)
  9. Kim Dae Myung, Hospital Playlist 2 (▲21)
  10. Ryu Jun Yeol, Lost (▽2)


Non-Drama Ranking for the 2nd Week of September

Mnet’s Street Woman Fighter continued to top the rank. Daners’ high-quality performances in every episode are a hot topic. Seven cast members, including NOZE and Monika, put their names on the non-drama cast ranking. Mnet’s Girls Planet 999 rose to 2nd place. Since individual voting will be held instead of the existing cell voting method from the second mission, attention focuses on who will advance to the next stage. Third place went to MBC’s I Live Alone, in which Kim Yeon Koung guest appeared. MBC’s Omniscient Interfering View rose to 6th place thanks to volleyball player Kim Hee Jin, actor Gong Myung, and his brother NCT’s Doyoung revealed their daily lives.


TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. tvN Street Woman Fighter (Share of Audience 20.27) ( ” )
  2. Mnet Girls Planet 999 (Share of Audience 4.46) (▲1)
  3. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience 4.45) (▲1)
  4. tvN You Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 3.14) (▽2)
  5. MBC Hangout with You (Share of Audience 2.76) (▲2)
  6. MBC Omniscient Interfering View (Share of Audience 2.53) (▲7)
  7. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.13) (▽2)
  8. tvN Sixth Sense 2 (Share of Audience 2.09) (▽2)
  9. SBS LOUD (Share of Audience 1.90) (▽1)
  10. SBS Kick a Goal (Share of Audience 1.85) (▲2)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. Kim Yeon Koung, I Live Alone NEW
  2. NOZE, Street Woman Fighter (▽1)
  3. Monika, Street Woman Fighter (▲25)
  4. Lee Chaeyeon, Street Woman Fighter (▽1)
  5. Park Ji Sung, You Quiz on the Block NEW
  6. Kim Hee Jin, Omniscient Interfering View NEW
  7. Leejung, Street Woman Fighter (▽3)
  8. Aiki, Street Woman Fighter (▲11)
  9. Honey J, Street Woman Fighter (▽4)
  10. WAVY, Street Woman Fighter (▲4)


This survey was released on September 13th 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 20 drama series and 189 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from September 6th through to September 12th of 2021.


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