Weekly TV Top10: ‘Our Beloved Summer’ Tops the Chart for the First Time

Drama Ranking for the 1st Week of January

SBS’s Our Beloved Summer, which has been on the rise since the premiere, topped the chart for the first time. Kim Dami and Choi Woo Shik’s romance that seems to re-spark yet not has become a hot topic. Called “Woong Yeon Su,” Kim Dami and Choi Woo Shik took the top two spots of the cast ranking. KBS’s Young Lady and Gentleman came in second, but the violence and affair scenes that don’t really fit with the “family drama” came under fire. tvN’s Bulgasal: Immortal Souls came in third for the second week. The drama is getting two mixed reviews: one saying that the plot is too complicated, while the other is showing satisfaction over the story that’s getting more intriguing. JTBC’s Snowdrop maintained its sixth spot. The controversy over historical distortion still hasn’t dialed down. Therefore the news of the show ranking first on Disney Plus drew mixed reactions from the people. The Red Sleeve follow-up MBC’s Tracer debuted at sixth place. The thrilling and speedy plot garnered favorable reviews. tvN’s Ghost Doctor debuted at seventh place with positive responses towards Rain and Kim Bum’s bickering bromance. Song Hye Kyo’s comeback drama SBS’s Now, We Are Breaking Up finished at eighth place, failing to gain viewers’ attention until the end.

TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series �

  1. SBS Our Beloved Summer �(Share of Audience 16.14) (▲1)
  2. KBS Young Lady and Gentleman �(Share of Audience 10.71) (▲1)
  3. tvN Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (Share of Audience 10.20) �( ��” )
  4. KBS �The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won (Share of Audience 8.57) (▲2)
  5. JTBC Snowdrop �(Share of Audience 6.72) ( ��” )
  6. MBC Tracer(Share of Audience 6.22) NEW
  7. tvN Ghost Doctor (Share of Audience 5.26) NEW
  8. SBS Now, We Are Breaking Up (Share of Audience 4.66) (▲4)
  9. KBS Moonshine �(Share of Audience 4.09) (▽1)
  10. tvN �Bad and Crazy (Share of Audience 3.72) ( �” )

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series �

  1. Kim Dami, Our Beloved Summer (▲2)
  2. Choi Woo Shik, Our Beloved Summer � �(▲2)
  3. Lee Se Hee, Young Lady and Gentleman �(▲3)
  4. Ji Hyun Woo, Young Lady and Gentleman �(▲1)
  5. Song Hye Kyo, Now, We Are Breaking Up (▲9)
  6. Kwon Nara, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls �(▲2)
  7. Rain, Ghost Doctor NEW
  8. Lee Joon, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls �(▲1)
  9. Im Si Wan, Tracer NEW
  10. Lee Jin Wook, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls �(▽3)

Non-Drama Ranking for the 1st Week of January

Mnet’s Street Dance Girl Fighter finished at No. 1. The final competition was broadcast live, and the TURNS became the final winner. SBS’s Kick a Goal, which resumed its show after the manipulation controversy, took second place. The episode aired on the 5th started with emcees Bae Sung Jae and Lee Soo Geun’s apology. Though the aftermath of the controversy is still ongoing, many have shared their intention to keep on watching the show for the cast.

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TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series

  1. Mnet Street Dance Girls Fighter �(Share of Audience 7.37) ( �” )
  2. SBS Kick a Goal (Share of Audience 5.12) (▲3)
  3. MBC My Teenage Girl �(Share of Audience 5.10) (▽1)
  4. JTBC Sing Again 2(Share of Audience 4.87) (▽1)
  5. MBN Divorced Singles 2 (Share of Audience 3.39) (▲2)
  6. MBC Radio Star (Share of Audience 2.39) (▲19)
  7. MBC Hangout with Yoo (Share of Audience 2.36) (▽3)
  8. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.35) (▽2)
  9. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 2.13) (▲1)
  10. MBC I Live Alone �(Share of Audience 1.87) (▽2)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series

  1. TURNS, Street Dance Girls Fighter �(▲4)
  2. Yoon Nam Gi, Divorced Singles 2 (▲16)
  3. Yoo Jae Suk, Hangout with Yoo (▽1)
  4. Lee Da Eun, Divorced Singles 2 (▲24)
  5. Jeon Hyun Moo, I Live Alone (▲194)
  6. Kim Eun Young, Divorced Singles 2 (▲23)
  7. Song So Hee, Kick a Goal (▲165)
  8. Lee Chang Soo, Divorced Singles 2 (▲22)
  9. Lee Da Hae, Omniscient Interfering View NEW
  10. Seo Jang Hoon, Radio Star NEW


This survey was released on January 10th 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 21 drama series and 182 variety shows that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from January 3rd through to January 9th of 2021.

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