[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘The Red Sleeve’ & ‘Now, We Are Breaking Up’ Debuts at 1st & 2nd Places; ‘Jirisan’ Sees a Slight Drop

Now We Are Breaking Up

Drama Ranking for the 2nd Week of November

MBC’s new series The Red Sleeve debuted at No. 1, seeing a smooth start. Many showed satisfaction over the fact that it’s a traditional historical drama, not a fusion historical drama. Additionally, the directing of the series gained high praises. SBS’s new series Now, We Are Breaking Up started off at No. 2. After the first broadcast, the production received mixed reactions – “It’s fun” or “it’s too old-fashioned.” Third place went to KBS’s The King’s Affection. Viewers constantly showed satisfaction over Park Eun Bin’s acting prowess, and the actress’s chemistry with Rowoon also gained favorable reviews. KBS’s Young Lady and Gentleman saw a rise in its popularity for six weeks, ranking fourth. However, the latest teaser heralded Ji Hyun Woo’s amnesia, becoming the hottest topic among viewers. tvN’s Happiness dropped to fifth place, but empathic responses poured out over the realistic story. Another tvN drama Jirisan plummeted down to sixth place, seeing a big drop in popularity. Disappointing reactions over the directing and plot continued to show up. tvN’s new dramas Melancholia and Secret Royal Inspector & Joy debuted at No. 7 and No. 9, respectively.

TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series �

  1. MBC The Red Sleeve(Share of Audience 15.26) NEW
  2. SBS Now, We Are Breaking Up (Share of Audience 15.08) NEW
  3. KBS The King’s Affection �(Share of Audience 11.64) (▽1)
  4. KBS Young Lady and Gentleman �(Share of Audience 7.26) (▲1)
  5. tvN Happiness (Share of Audience 6.99) (▽1)
  6. tvN Jirisan (Share of Audience 6.67) (▽5)
  7. tvN Melancholia (Share of Audience 6.43) NEW
  8. SBS Let Me Be Your Knight (Share of Audience 4.89) ( �” )
  9. tvN Secret Royal Inspector & Joy (Share of Audience 4.80) NEW
  10. JTBC Reflection of You �(Share of Audience 4.33) (▽4)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series �

  1. Song Hye Kyo, Now, We Are Breaking Up NEW
  2. Jang Ki Yong, Now, We Are Breaking Up NEW
  3. Park Eun Bin, The King’s Affection (▽1)
  4. Lee Se Young, The Red Sleeve NEW
  5. Ji Hyun Woo, Young Lady and Gentleman (▲3)
  6. Rowoon, The King’s Affection (▽2)
  7. Junho, The Red Sleeve NEW
  8. Lee Do Hyun, Melancholia NEW
  9. Lee Se Hee, Young Lady and Gentleman (▽3)
  10. Go Hyun Jung, Reflection of You (▽7)


Non-Drama Ranking for the 2nd Week of November

Mnet’s Show Me the Money 10 ranked first for the second week. Part two of Team Diss Battle and the newly-started final stage were broadcast, and praises for Jo Gwang Il’s performance were poured out. SBS’s Running Man, which invited Honey J, MONIKA, LEEJUNG, and AIKI as guests, came in second. MBC’s I Live Alone saw a drop to fifth place. Members embarked on the “2022 Rainbow Calendar Making” project, while Sung Hoon and Kim Eung Soo, who worked as father and son in a drama, were spotted having a great time together.


TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. Mnet Show Me The Money 10 �(Share of Audience 13.13) ( �” )
  2. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 3.92) (▲6)
  3. SBS Kick a Goal (Share of Audience 3.41) (▲1)
  4. TV CHOSUN Tomorrow Is the National Singer (Share of Audience 3.18) (▲2)
  5. MBC I Live Alone �(Share of Audience 2.63) (▽2)
  6. MBN Divorced Singles 2 (Share of Audience 2.54) (▲3)
  7. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 2.42) (▽2)
  8. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience 2.17) (▲5)
  9. SBS Master in the House (Share of Audience 2.13) (▲6)
  10. MBC Hangout with Yoo (Share of Audience 2.09) ( �” )

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. MONIKA, Radio Star NEW
  2. Jo Gwang Il, Show Me The Money 10 � (▲19)
  3. Lee Ji Hyun, Brave Solo Parenting: I Raise (▲4)
  4. Song So Hee, Kick a Goal (▽1)
  5. AIKI, Running Man �NEW
  6. Kim Yoon Ji, Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny NEW
  7. Yoo Jae Suk, Hangout with Yoo (▲4)
  8. Hwang So Yoon, Kick a Goal (▲6)
  9. MONIKA, Omniscient Interfering View �(▽3)
  10. Lip J, Omniscient Interfering View ( �” )


This survey was released on November 15th 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 198 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from November 8th through to November 14th of 2021.


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