[Weekly TV Top 10] Will ‘The King’s Affection’ Beat Out ‘Jirisan’ to Land at the Top Spot?

Drama Ranking for the 1st Week of November

Although tvN’s Jirisan managed to rank first, it’s consistently receiving responses that it has failed to live up to the expectations. Some are even making jokes that they are going to “descend the mountain.” More are showing satisfactory reactions compared to the beginning when only criticisms were poured out. Yet, the distracting product placement and directing that fails to make the best of the story are still pointed out as its weakness. KBS’s The King’s Affection rose up to second place as Lovers of the Red Sky ended. The improbable development, some actors’ bad acting, and hindering music are still receiving unfavorable reviews. However, the unique concept of “a woman disguised as a man” and Park Eun Bin and Rowoon’s chemistry are getting positive reviews. SBS’s One the Woman finished at No. 3, showcasing a thrilling ending of good punishing evil. Lee Ha Nee, Lee Sang Yoon, Jin Seo Yeon, and Lee Won Keun kept their promise to dress up as superheroes if the ratings surpassed 17%, drawing attention. tvN’s new series Happiness started off in fourth place. Especially, the show gained favor for its realistic portrayal of infectious diseases in the new normal era and the modern hierarchical society. SBS’s Let Me Be Your Knight debuted at No. 8.


TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series 

  1. tvN Jirisan (Share of Audience 15.06) ( – )
  2. KBS The King’s Affection (Share of Audience 11.24) (▲1)
  3. SBS One the Woman (Share of Audience 9.32) (▲1)
  4. tvN Happiness (Share of Audience 9.08) NEW
  5. KBS Young Lady and Gentleman (Share of Audience 6.04) (▲1)
  6. JTBC Reflection of You (Share of Audience 4.98) (▲1)
  7. JTBC Inspector Koo (Share of Audience 3.82) (▲1)
  8. SBS Let Me Be Your Knight (Share of Audience 3.82) NEW
  9. KBS Red Shoes (Share of Audience 3.32) (▲3)
  10. KBS Dali and the Cocky Prince (Share of Audience 2.75) ( – )

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series 

  1. Lee Ha Nee, One the Woman (▲1)
  2. Park Eun Bin, The King’s Affection (▲2)
  3. Go Hyun Jung, Reflection of You (▲9)
  4. Rowoon, The King’s Affection (▲2)
  5. Jun Ji Hyun, Jirisan ( – )
  6. Lee Se Hee, Young Lady and Gentleman (▲5)
  7. Han Hyo Joo, Happiness NEW
  8. Ji Hyun Woo, Young Lady and Gentleman (▲7)
  9. Jin Seo Yeon, One the Woman (▲4)
  10. Park Hyung Sik, Happiness NEW

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Non-Drama Ranking for the 1st Week of November

Mnet’s Show Me the Money 10 came in first. The fact that YUMDDA plagiarized another illustrator’s artwork to make his own goods became known, coming heavily under fire. Though Street Woman Fighter has ended, the cast continued to show up in various variety shows, boasting their influence. Honey J, NO:ZE, Monika, and more appeared on shows like You Quiz on the Block, I Live Alone, and Omniscient Interfering View. MBC’s new survival show Game of Blood, which premiered on the 1st, debuted at No. 7, garnering positive responses.


TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series 

  1. Mnet Show Me The Money 10 (Share of Audience 14.65) (▲1)
  2. tvN You Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 4.55) (▲2)
  3. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience 3.36) (▲2)
  4. SBS Kick a Goal (Share of Audience 3,32) (▲5)
  5. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 3,03) (▲3)
  6. TV CHOSUN Tomorrow Is the National Singer (Share of Audience 2.75) (▲4)
  7. MBC Game of Blood (Share of Audience 2.57) NEW
  8. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.28) (▽1)
  9. MBN Divorced Singles 2 (Share of Audience 2.16) (▲6)
  10. MBC Hangout with Yoo (Share of Audience 2.08) (▲1)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series 

  1. YUMDDA, Show Me The Money 10  (▲3)
  2. Honey J, I Live Alone  NEW
  3. Song So Hee, Kick a Goal (▲116)
  4. NO:ZE, DoReMi Market NEW
  5. AIKI, DoReMi Market NEW
  6. MONIKA, Omniscient Interfering View NEW
  7. Lee Ji Hyun, Brave Solo Parenting: I Raise NEW
  8. NO:ZE, You Quiz on the Block NEW
  9. Honey J, You Quiz on the Block NEW
  10. Lip J, Omniscient Interfering View NEW


This survey was released on November 8th 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 23 drama series and 200 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from November 1st through to November 7th of 2021.


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