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[Weekly TV Top 10] Romance Historical Dramas Take Over the Small Screen: ‘The Red Sleeve’ & ‘The King’s Affection’ Rank at Top 2

Drama Ranking for the 3rd Week of November

MBC’s The Red Sleeve took the top spot for two consecutive weeks. The directing and overall plot are consistently well-received, and praises followed the series’s thorough research into the historical facts. KBS’s The King’s Affection rose up a notch and came in second. Along with praises for Park Eun Bin’s acting, her and Rowoon’s chemistry received favorable response. SBS’s Now, We Are Breaking Up landed at No. 3 with a slight dip in popularity. Though many showed satisfaction over the plot, there’s a constant criticism that it’s archaic. KBS’s Young Lady and Gentleman ranked fourth for the second week. Satisfaction over the speedy storytelling poured out. tvN’s Happiness kept its fifth place, achieving all-time high popularity. The realistic portrayal of the mad person disease and the background music that enhances the immersion level gained good reviews. tvN’s Jirisan, which has been steadily declining since its first broadcast, ranked sixth for two weeks in a row. Many showed disappointment over Jun Ji Hyun and Ju Ji Hoon’s character settings that failed to meet the expectations. The excessive product placement only added to the disappointment.

TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series 

  1. MBC The Red Sleeve (Share of Audience 17.95) ( – )
  2. KBS The King’s Affection (Share of Audience 12.93) (▲1)
  3. SBS Now, We Are Breaking Up (Share of Audience 11.63) (▽1)
  4. KBS Young Lady and Gentleman (Share of Audience 8.90) ( – )
  5. tvN Happiness (Share of Audience 7.72) ( – )
  6. tvN Jirisan (Share of Audience 6.86) ( – )
  7. tvN Secret Royal Inspector & Joy (Share of Audience 5.36) (▲2)
  8. JTBC Reflection of You (Share of Audience 5.11) (▲2)
  9. tvN Melancholia (Share of Audience 4.93) (▽2)
  10. JTBC Inspector Koo (Share of Audience 3.13) (▲1)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series 

  1. Song Hye Kyo, Now, We Are Breaking Up ( – )
  2. Park Eun Bin, The King’s Affection (▲1)
  3. Lee Se Young, The Red Sleeve (▲1)
  4. Jang Ki Yong, Now, We Are Breaking Up (▽2)
  5. Ji Hyun Woo, Young Lady and Gentleman ( – )
  6. Rowoon, The King’s Affection ( – )
  7. Junho, The Red Sleeve ( – )
  8. Go Hyun Jung, Reflection of You (▲2)
  9. Park Hyung Sik, Happiness (▲8)
  10. Han Hyo Joo, Happiness (▲5)
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Non-Drama Ranking for the 3rd Week of November

Mnet’s Show Me the Money 10 took the top spot for three consecutive weeks. Rappers fiercely competed for the tickets to the semi-finals, and ㅊ, Basick, BE’O, sokodomo, SINCE, ANANDELIGHT, Jo Gwangil, and Koonta became the semi-finalists. JTBC’s Knowing Bros came in second. The eight leaders of the Street Woman Fighter crews appeared as guests, leading to a steep rise in popularity. tvN’s You Quiz on the Block ranked sixth with a rise in popularity. The best friend chemistry between guest Yoon Kye Sang and emcee Yoo Jae Suk and the actor’s newlywed life drew keen attention.

 

TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series 

  1. Mnet Show Me The Money 10 (Share of Audience 15.18) ( – )
  2. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience 3.89) (▲6)
  3. TV CHOSUN Tomorrow Is the National Singer (Share of Audience 3.04) (▲1)
  4. MBN Divorced Singles 2 (Share of Audience 2.56) (▲2)
  5. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.46) (▽3)
  6. tvN You Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 2.38) (▲8)
  7. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience 2.35) (▽2)
  8. MBC Hangout with Yoo (Share of Audience 2.10) (▲2)
  9. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 1.91) (▽2)
  10. MBC Omniscient Interfering View (Share of Audience 1.64) (▲2)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series 

  1. Basick, Show Me The Money 10 (▲98)
  2. BE’O, Show Me The Money 10 (▲13)
  3. Jung Dong Won, Omniscient Interfering View NEW
  4. Yoon Kye Sang, You Quiz on the Block NEW
  5. Kim Yoo Ha, Tomorrow Is the National Singer (▲84)
  6. Koonta, Show Me The Money 10 (▲63)
  7. Lee Chang Soo, Divorced Singles 2 (▲39)
  8. Park Sun Joo, Brave Solo Parenting: I Raise NEW
  9. Mudd the student, Show Me The Money 10 (▲91)
  10. Jang Yoon Jung, Liberation Town (▲19)

This survey was released on November 22nd 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 25 drama series and 198 non-drama series that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from November 15th through to November 21st of 2021.

 

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