[Weekly TV Top 10] Romance Genre Took Over the Small Screen; ‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ Takes the Crown

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Drama Ranking for the 5th Week of September

tvN’s Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha retained the crown once again. The various episodes of Shin Min Ah and Kim Seon Ho, who officially became an item, are receiving favorable responses. In Korea and other Asian countries, the series has surpassed Squid Game in Netflix’s Top 10 ranking, climbing to the top spot. SBS’s One the Woman has solidified its position as the highest-rated drama among all the Friday-Saturday series, easily beating MBC’s The Veil. Along with Lee Ha Nee’s deft and comical acting, the start of the romance between Lee Sang Yoon and her drew attention. The Veil, on the other hand, fell to No. 5. SBS’s Lovers of the Red Sky resumed its broadcast after the Chuseok season and climbed up to No. 3. As the relationship between Kim Yoo Jung and Ahn Hyo Seop gradually deepened, a love triangle with Gong Myung started in earnest, raising the excitement. tvN’s Yumi’s Cells ranked fourth for the second week. Kim Go Eun and Ahn Bo Hyun’s date received enthusiastic reactions. JTBC’s Lost continued to see a decline in its popularity, falling to No. 6.


TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series �

  1. tvN Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha �(Share of Audience 23.87) ( �” )
  2. SBS �One the Woman (Share of Audience 13.51) ( �” )
  3. SBS Lovers of the Red Sky (Share of Audience 13.19) (▲3)
  4. tvN Yumi’s Cells (Share of Audience 10.86) ( �” )
  5. MBC �The Veil (Share of Audience 9.66) (▽2)
  6. JTBC Lost �(Share of Audience 4.85) (▽1)
  7. tvN High Class (Share of Audience 3.74) ( �” )
  8. KBS Dali and the Cocky Prince �(Share of Audience 2.83) (▲1)
  9. KBSYoung Lady and Gentleman �(Share of Audience 2.74) (▲1)
  10. tvN Jirisan �(Share of Audience 2.29) NEW

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series �

  1. Lee Ha Nee, One the Woman (▲2)
  2. Kim Seon Ho, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha �(▽1)
  3. Shin Min Ah, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha �(▽1)
  4. Ahn Hyo Seop, Lovers of the Red Sky (▲14)
  5. Kim Yoo Jung, Lovers of the Red Sky (▲10)
  6. Namgoong Min, The Veil �(▽2)
  7. Kim Go Eun, Yumi’s Cells �(▽2)
  8. Gong Myung, Lovers of the Red Sky (▲24)
  9. Ahn Bo Hyun, Yumi’s Cells �(▽3)
  10. Lee Sang Yoon, One the Woman �( ��” )

Non-Drama Ranking for the 5th Week of September

While Mnet’s Street Woman Fighter �maintained its top spot amid high interest, Mnet’s long-lasted show Show Me The Money 10 debuted at No. 2. Diverse contestants appeared in the season, attracting much interest. Another Mnet’s show, Girls Planet 999, managed to come in third, but its popularity is steadily declining. JTBC’s Super Band jumped to 4th place as attention focused on the final winning team.


TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. tvN Street Woman Fighter �(Share of Audience 16.28) ( �” )
  2. Mnet Show Me The Money 10 �(Share of Audience 7.39) NEW
  3. Mnet Girls Planet 999 �(Share of Audience 3.46) ( �” )
  4. JTBC Super Band (Share of Audience 2.61) (▲14)
  5. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.52) (▽1)
  6. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience 2.32) (▲4)
  7. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 2.26) (▲1)
  8. MBC I Live Alone �(Share of Audience 1.84) (▽2)
  9. SBS Kick a Goal (Share of Audience 1.83) ( �” )
  10. MBC �Radio Star (Share of Audience 1.83) (▽5)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. ROZALIN, Street Woman Fighter �(▲69)
  2. Kim Yeon Koung, Radio Star (▲1)
  3. HOOK, Street Woman Fighter �(▲21)
  4. LACHICA, Street Woman Fighter �(▲12)
  5. AIKI, Street Woman Fighter �(▲18)
  6. Monika, Street Woman Fighter �(▽1)
  7. Lee Nak Yon, Master in the House �NEW
  8. San E, Show Me The Money 10 NEW
  9. Chaerim, Brave Solo Parenting: I Raise (69)
  10. Lee Jae Myung, Master in the House (▽9)


This survey was released on October 5th 27th 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 191 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from September 27th through to October 3rd of 2021.


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