[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘Jirisan’ Starts Off Strong with Highest Premiere Ratings of Any tvN Dramas

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Drama Ranking for the 3rd Week of October

tvN’s Jirisan, which became the hottest topic even before the premiere, started off at No. 1. Though the awkward visual effects and OST and excessive product placement were pointed out as a hindrance, the drama heralded a big shift in tone even from the premiere episode by putting Jun Ji Hyun and Ju Ji Hoon in an accident. Naturally, responses like, “Kim Eun Hee did it again, as expected,” were followed. KBS’s The King’s Affection, which announced the start of a romance between Park Eun Bin and Rowoon as they reunited as student and teacher, kept its place at No. 2. Many showed satisfaction over the two actors’ looks. tvN’s Yumi’s Cells also ranked third once again. Kim Go Eun and Ahn Bo Hyun started having conflicts in the face of reality after moving in together, drawing attention to the ending of season one. SBS’s Lovers of the Red Sky moved up one notch to fourth place, but there were many disappointing reactions to the dragging story. MBC’s The Veil and JTBC’s Lost came in sixth and seventh, respectively.


TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series �

  1. tvN Jirisan (Share of Audience 16.81) NEW
  2. KBS The King’s Affection �(Share of Audience 12.59) ( �” )
  3. tvN Yumi’s Cells (Share of Audience 10.62) ( �” )
  4. SBS Lovers of the Red Sky (Share of Audience 10.08) (▲1)
  5. SBS �One the Woman (Share of Audience 9.73) (▽1)
  6. MBC �The Veil (Share of Audience 5.73) ( �” )
  7. JTBC Lost �(Share of Audience 5.39) (▲1)
  8. KBSYoung Lady and Gentleman �(Share of Audience 5.16) (▲1)
  9. JTBC Reflection of You �(Share of Audience 4.51) (▽2)
  10. tvN High Class �(Share of Audience 3.01) (▲3)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series �

  1. Lee Ha Nee, One the Woman (▲1)
  2. Park Eun Bin, The King’s Affection (▲17)
  3. Ahn Hyo Seop, Lovers of the Red Sky �( ��” )
  4. Jun Ji Hyun, Jirisan NEW
  5. Ahn Bo Hyun, Yumi’s Cells �(▲4)
  6. Rowoon, The King’s Affection (▲9)
  7. Kim Go Eun, Yumi’s Cells �( �” )
  8. Ju Ji Hoon, Jirisan NEW
  9. Kim Yoo Jung, Lovers of the Red Sky �(▽5)
  10. Go Hyun Jung, Reflection of You (▲34)


Non-Drama Ranking for the 2nd Week of October

Mnet’s Street Woman Fighter and Girls Planet 999 took first and second place side by side as attention focused on who would be the final winner. KBS’s 2 Days & 1 Night Season 4 ranked third as the controversy over Kim Seon Ho’s personal life became a hot potato. The show completely cut Kim Seon Ho out from episode 97, but some viewers complained that such a decision was unnecessary. tvN’s You Quiz on the Block, which invited Squid Game star Jung Ho Yeon as the guest, ranked at No.6, proving viewers’ interest in the actress.


TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. tvN Street Woman Fighter �(Share of Audience 14.76) ( �” )
  2. Mnet Girls Planet 999 �(Share of Audience 9.11) (▲1)
  3. KBS 2 Days & 1 Night Season 4 �(Share of Audience 6.87) (▲13)
  4. Mnet Show Me The Money 10 �(Share of Audience 5.77) (▽2)
  5. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.60) (▲2)
  6. tvN You Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 2.58) (▲5)
  7. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience 2.50) (▲1)
  8. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 2.39) (▽4)
  9. TV CHOSUN Tomorrow Is the National Singer (Share of Audience 2.09) (▽4)
  10. SBS Story of the Day When You Bite Your Tail (Share of Audience 1.82) NEW

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. Kim Seon Ho, 2 Days & 1 Night Season 4 (▲35)
  2. YGX, Street Woman Fighter �(▲5)
  3. LACHICA, Street Woman Fighter ( �” )
  4. Jung Ho Yeon, ou Quiz on the Block NEW
  5. MONIKA, Street Woman Fighter �(▲6)
  6. aespa, Knowing Bros NEW
  7. PROWDMON, Street Woman Fighter �(▲8)
  8. AIKI, Street Woman Fighter �(▲12)
  9. HolyBang, Street Woman Fighter �(▽1)
  10. LEEJUNG, Street Woman Fighter �(▲25)


This survey was released on October 25th 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 28 drama series and 186 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from October 18th through to October 24th of 2021.


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