[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ Ends at No. 1, But the Glory Was Short-lived

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Drama Ranking for the 2nd Week of October

tvN’s Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha took first place with the happy ending of Shin Min Ah and Kim Seon Ho. However, the controversy over Kim Seon Ho’s personal life arose soon after the drama ended, putting the show in a somewhat awkward position. The final interviews of the cast, including Kim Seon Ho, Shin Min Ah, and Lee Sang Yi, were canceled one after another, and the publication of the photo essay was also canceled. Meanwhile, KBS’ The King’s Affection kicked off strong at No. 2. Park Eun Bin and Rowoon’s fateful reunion in episode two raised expectations for future development. tvN’s Yumi’s Cells, which came in third, gained viewers’ sympathy as friction arose between Kim Go Eun and Ahn Bo Hyun due to Ahn Bo Hyun’s old friend Park Ji Hyun. Fourth place went to SBS’s One the Woman, which made headlines for Lee Ha Nee and Lee Sang Yoon’s drunk kiss scene. JTBC’s new series Reflection of You debuted at No. 7. Many reacted that the drama is like the video pictorial of Go Hyun Jung, and at the same time, Go Hyun Jung and Shin Hyun Bin’s tense confrontation drew favorable reviews. tvN’s Jirisan, set to premiere on October 23rd, has proved its popularity, ranking 10th even before the premiere.


TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series �

  1. tvN Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha �(Share of Audience 29.26) ( �” )
  2. KBS The King’s Affection �(Share of Audience 10.84) NEW
  3. tvN Yumi’s Cells (Share of Audience 9.53) (▲1)
  4. SBS �One the Woman (Share of Audience 9.42) (▽1)
  5. SBS Lovers of the Red Sky (Share of Audience 8.74) (▽3)
  6. MBC �The Veil (Share of Audience 5.68) (▽1)
  7. JTBC Reflection of You �(Share of Audience 4.89) NEW
  8. JTBC Lost �(Share of Audience 3.71) (▽1)
  9. KBSYoung Lady and Gentleman �(Share of Audience 3.66) (▽1)
  10. tvN Jirisan (Share of Audience 2.91) NEW

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series �

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

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Non-Drama Ranking for the 2nd Week of October

Mnet’s Street Woman Fighter continued to hold the top spot. The four crews who will advance to the final stage were revealed, attracting much attention. In particular, PROWDMON led by MONIKA was eliminated during the episode, disappointing the fans. Mnet’s Show Me the Money 10 and Girls Planet 999 also kept their respective positions at No. 2 and No. 3. MBC’s Hang Out with Yoo, which came in sixth, made headlines for the appearance of Squid Game actor Oh Young Soo. Ninth place went to MBC’s I Live Alone, which teased Squid Game actor Anupam Tripathi’s appearance in the coming episode.


TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. tvN Street Woman Fighter �(Share of Audience 18.76) ( �” )
  2. Mnet Show Me The Money 10 �(Share of Audience 7.44) ( �” )
  3. Mnet Girls Planet 999 �(Share of Audience 5.94) ( �” )
  4. tvN DoReMi Market �(Share of Audience 3.43) (▲2)
  5. TV CHOSUN Tomorrow Is the National Singer �(Share of Audience 3.07) NEW
  6. MBC Hangout with Yoo �(Share of Audience 1.67) (▲3)
  7. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.40) (▽2)
  8. JTBC Knowing Bros �(Share of Audience 1.71) (▽3)
  9. MBC I Live Alone �(Share of Audience 1.84) ( �” )
  10. tvN Three Meals a Day: Doctors (Share of Audience 1.84) ( �” )

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. Jessi, Street Woman Fighter ( �” )
  2. Oh Young Soo, Hangout with Yoo NEW
  3. HOOK, Street Woman Fighter �(▲10)
  4. LACHICA, Street Woman Fighter �(▽1)
  5. HolyBang, Street Woman Fighter �(▲3)
  6. YGX, Street Woman Fighter �(▲1)
  7. MONIKA, Street Woman Fighter �(▲4)
  8. AIKI, Street Woman Fighter �(▲12)
  9. LEEJUNG, Street Woman Fighter �(▲26)
  10. PROWDMON, Street Woman Fighter �(▲5)


This survey was released on October 18th 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 24 drama series and 190 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from October 11th through to October 17th of 2021.


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