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[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘The Red Sleeve’ Continues to Rank 1st; ‘Happiness’ Sees a Rise Before the Finale

Drama Ranking for the 1st Week of December

MBC’s The Red Sleeve continued its uptrend, ranking first for four consecutive weeks. Though the overall story, the production, and the actors’ passionate performance drew favorable reviews, disappointments poured over the scene that shows court ladies forming a secret society. tvN’s Happiness showed an uptrend for the third week in a row and landed at No. 2. The development and direction that heightened the immersion were well received. KBS’s The King’s Affection ranked third. Park Eun Bin’s acting garnered rave reviews, but many wished for more accurate historical references. SBS’s Now, We Are Breaking Up, which has been showing a steady decline, received constant disappointing responses over the cliche-filled storyline and directing. Additionally, many agreed that Song Hye Kyo’s character is somewhat boring. JTBC’s Reflection of You completed its journey in sixth place. Most of the viewers said that the drama left a deep afterglow, but there were mixed reviews over the ending. 

TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series 

  1. MBC The Red Sleeve (Share of Audience 24.10) ( – )
  2. tvN Happiness (Share of Audience 11.74) (▲1)
  3. KBS The King’s Affection (Share of Audience 7.70) (▽1)
  4. KBS Young Lady and Gentleman (Share of Audience 5.95) (▲1)
  5. SBS Now, We Are Breaking Up (Share of Audience 5.82) (▽1)
  6. JTBC Reflection of You (Share of Audience 5.57) (▲1)
  7. tvN Jirisan (Share of Audience 5.00) (▽1)
  8. tvN Melancholia (Share of Audience 3.97) (▲2)
  9. JTNC Snowdrop (Share of Audience 3.73) NEW
  10. tvN Let Me Be Your Knight (Share of Audience 3.58) (▲2)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series 

  1. Lee Se Young, The Red Sleeve ( – )
  2. Junho, The Red Sleeve ( – )
  3. Song Hye Kyo, Now, We Are Breaking Up ( – )
  4. Park Hyung Sik, Happiness (▲7)
  5. Lee Do Hyun, Melancholia (▲9)
  6. Han Hyo Joo, Happiness (▲3)
  7. Go Hyun Jung, Reflection of You (▲1)
  8. Park Eun Bin, The King’s Affection (▽4)
  9. Ji Hyun Woo, Young Lady and Gentleman (▽4)
  10. Im Soo Jung, Melancholia (▲8)

Non-Drama Ranking for the 1st Week of December

Mnet’s Show Me The Money 10 had its grand finale, taking the top spot for the fifth week. Jo Gwangil became the winner of season 10, while SINCE became the first female rapper to advance into the final round, drawing keen attention. Mnet’s Street Dance Girls Fighter debuted at No. 2, kicking off to a solid start. Some showed satisfaction in seeing the dignity, energy, and spirit of teenagers, while some expressed surprise at the cast’s advanced dance skills. MBC’s My Teenage Girl took third place for two consecutive weeks. While talented participants have passed the entrance exam, criticisms poured out when the production team overturned the elimination due to an error in the judges’ evaluation system.

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TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series 

  1. Mnet Show Me The Money 10 (Share of Audience 18.44) ( – )
  2. Mnet Street Dance Girls Fighter (Share of Audience 6.95) NEW
  3. MBC My Teenage Girl (Share of Audience 3.58) ( – )
  4. tvN You Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 2.50) (▲7)
  5. MBC Hangout with Yoo (Share of Audience 2.34) (▽1)
  6. MBN Divorced Singles 2 (Share of Audience 2.24) ( – )
  7. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.23) (▽2)
  8. TV CHOSUN Tomorrow Is the National Singer (Share of Audience 2.16) (▽1)
  9. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience 2.09) ( – )
  10. SBS Kick a Goal (Share of Audience 1.99) (▽2)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series 

  1. Jo Gwangil, Show Me The Money 10 (▲6)
  2. BE’O, Show Me The Money 10 (▽1)
  3. SINCE, Show Me The Money 10 (▲13)
  4. NO:ZE, Radio Star NEW
  5. Lee Da Eun, Divorced Singles 2 (▲4)
  6. Yoon Nam Gi, Divorced Singles 2 ( – )
  7. Koonta, Show Me The Money 10 (▽2)
  8. Key, I Live Alone (▲153)
  9. Gaeko, Show Me The Money 10 (▲73)
  10. Min Hee Jin, You Quiz on the Block NEW

This survey was released on December 5th 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 31 drama series and 198 variety shows that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from November 29th through to December 5th of 2021.

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