[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘Jirisan’ Makes Up for the Bad Reviews from the Opening Week and Maintains Its Top Spot

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Drama Ranking for the 4th Week of October

tvN’s Jirisan managed to rank first for the second week. Though many showed disappointment after the first broadcast, more showed excitement over what’s to come after episodes three and four were aired. Especially, the fact that the potato bomb episode is based on a true story gained favorable responses. SBS’s Lovers of the Red Sky finished in second place. More showed dissatisfaction over the latter half of the story, but still, many expressed satisfaction for the happy ending. Third place went to KBS’s The King’s Affection, though its popularity has continued to decrease for two weeks. The improbable development and the disappointing performances of some actors have been pointed out. tvN’s Yumi’s Cells finished in fifth place. A lot of people showed contentment for the high-quality production as good as the original webtoon, hence showing anticipations for season two. JTBC’s Inspector Koo, which made headlines as Lee Young Ae’s comeback project, started off at No. 7.


TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series

  1. tvN Jirisan (Share of Audience 15.06) ( ” )
  2. SBS Lovers of the Red Sky (Share of Audience 14.99) (▲2)
  3. KBS The King’s Affection (Share of Audience 11.24) (▽1)
  4. SBS One the Woman (Share of Audience 9.32) (▲1)
  5. tvN Yumi’s Cells (Share of Audience 9.08) (▽2)
  6. KBSYoung Lady and Gentleman (Share of Audience 6.04) (▲2)
  7. JTBC Reflection of You (Share of Audience 4.98) (▲2)
  8. JTBC Inspector Koo (Share of Audience 3.82) NEW
  9. tvN High Class (Share of Audience 3.32) (▲1)
  10. KBS Dali and the Cocky Prince (Share of Audience 2.75) (▲1)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series

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


Non-Drama Ranking for the 4th Week of October

Mnet’s Street Woman Fighter finished strong at No. 1. While HolyBang became the final winning crew, the final round, which went beyond competition and turned into a festival for dancers, received great responses from viewers. Mnet’s Show Me the Money 10 rose to second place, but YUMDDA’s ambiguous judgment formed a negative public opinion. MBC’s I Live Alone, which showed 2PM’s Junho babysitting his 32-month-old nephew, came in fifth.


TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. tvN Street Woman Fighter (Share of Audience 16.71) ( ” )
  2. Mnet Show Me The Money 10 (Share of Audience 8.27) (▲2)
  3. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience 3.23) (▲4)
  4. tvN You Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 2.69) (▲2)
  5. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience 2.60) (▲7)
  6. KBS 2 Days & 1 Night Season 4 (Share of Audience 2.56) (▽3)
  7. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.37) (▽2)
  8. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 2.23) ( ” )
  9. SBS Kick a Goal (Share of Audience 2.13) (▲2)
  10. TV CHOSUN Tomorrow Is the National Singer (Share of Audience 2.10) (▽1)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. HolyBang, Street Woman Fighter (▲8)
  2. Honey J, Street Woman Fighter (▲16)
  3. HOOK, Street Woman Fighter (▲8)
  4. YUMDDA, Show Me The Money 10 (▲29)
  5. LACHICA, Street Woman Fighter (▽2)
  6. San E, Show Me The Money 10 (▲23)
  7. AIKI, Street Woman Fighter (▲1)
  8. NO:ZE, Street Woman Fighter NEW
  9. MONIKA, Street Woman Fighter (▽4)
  10. CocaNButter, Street Woman Fighter (▲15)


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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