Weekly TV Top10: ‘The Red Sleeve’ Ends in First Place with an Ending that Made Everyone Cry

The Red Sleeve

Drama Ranking for the 5th Week of December

MBC’s The Red Sleeve kept its top spot throughout its broadcast and ended atop. Viewers showed enthusiastic support of the perfect harmony of the writer, director, and actors. The ending scene received rave reviews. SBS’s Our Beloved Summer ranked second, recording its all-time best record for two weeks in a row. Choi Woo Shik and Kim Dami’s kiss scene at the end of episode eight became a hot topic. tvN’s Bulgasal: Immortal Souls came in third. Though many showed disappointment over the complicated plot, Lee Joon’s performance was met with favorable responses. KBS’s Young Lady and Gentleman went up one place, landing at No. 4. Ji Hyunwoo won the grand prize at the 2021 KBS KBS Drama Awards, drawing keen attention. JTBC’s Snowdrop dropped to fifth place. The fact that JTBC heralded a legal action against all talks surrounding the drama became a hot topic, which most people thought was a hasty move.

TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series �

  1. MBC The Red Sleeve(Share of Audience 32.69) ( �” )
  2. SBS Our Beloved Summer �(Share of Audience 11.82) (▲1)
  3. tvN Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (Share of Audience 7.91) (▲1)
  4. KBS Young Lady and Gentleman �(Share of Audience 7.77) (▲1)
  5. JTBC Snowdrop �(Share of Audience 7.28) (▽3)
  6. KBS �The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won (Share of Audience 3.71) (▲1)
  7. tvN Secret Royal Inspector & Joy �(Share of Audience 2.97) (▲1)
  8. KBS Moonshine �(Share of Audience 2.90) �(▽2)
  9. tvN Melancholia �(Share of Audience 2.54) (▲4)
  10. tvN �Bad and Crazy (Share of Audience 2.51) (▽1)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series �

  1. Lee Se Young, The Red Sleeve �( ��” )
  2. Junho, The Red Sleeve �( �” )
  3. Kim Dami, Our Beloved Summer �( �” )
  4. Choi Woo Shik, Our Beloved Summer � �( �” )
  5. Ji Hyun Woo, Young Lady and Gentleman �(▲1)
  6. Lee Se Hee, Young Lady and Gentleman �(▲3)
  7. Lee Jin Wook, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls �(▽2)
  8. Kwon Nara, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls �(▲3)
  9. Lee Joon, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls �(▲20)
  10. Soo Ae, Artificial City (▲3)

Non-Drama Ranking for the 5th Week of December

Mnet’s Street Dance Girls Fighter came in first place once again. However, Team LACHICA’s KLWC got embroiled in a controversy for their bad manners shown in round three. Both teams, LACHICA and KLWC came heavily under fire. MBC’s My Teenage Girl rose up to the second place. The girls’ performance in MBC Gayo Daejejeon became a hot topic, leading to the rise of the show’s popularity. MBC’s Hangout with Yoo, which the main host Yoo Jae Suk returned after recovering COVID-19, ranked fourth. Additionally, Yoo Jae Suk took home the grand prize at the 2021 MBC Entertainment Awards, leading to a keen attention to the cast.

TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. Mnet Street Dance Girls Fighter �(Share of Audience 13.69) (▲1)
  2. MBC My Teenage Girl �(Share of Audience 6.71) (▲3)
  3. JTBC Sing Again 2(Share of Audience 6.35) ( �” )
  4. MBC Hangout with Yoo (Share of Audience 3.94) (▲6)
  5. SBS Kick a Goal (Share of Audience 3.88) (▽4)
  6. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.75) (▲1)
  7. MBN Divorced Singles 2 (Share of Audience 2.35) (▲5)
  8. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 2.04) (▲3)
  9. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience 1.99) (▲6)
  10. MBC I Live Alone �(Share of Audience 1.90) (▽2)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. KLWC, Street Dance Girls Fighter �(▲4)
  2. Yoo Jae Suk, You Quiz on the Block �(▲49)
  3. Squid, Street Dance Girls Fighter �(▲495)
  4. Picky Eater Haetnim, Tasty Guys �(▲5)
  5. TURNS, Street Dance Girls Fighter �(▲103)
  6. LACHICA, Street Dance Girls Fighter ( �” )
  7. H, Street Dance Girls Fighter �(▲11)
  8. Park Hyun Gyu, Sing Again 2 �(▲14)
  9. An Da Eun, Sing Again 2 �(▲213(
  10. Mis Molly, Street Dance Girls Fighter �(▲19)


This survey was released on January 3rd 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 24 drama series and 188 variety shows that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from December 27th through to January 2nd of 2021.

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