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[Weekly TV Top 10] ‘Bulgasal’ Finishes at No. 1 Despite the Mixed Reviews

Drama Ranking for the 1st Week of February

Though tvN’s Bulgasal: Immortal Souls saw a dip in its popularity, it still managed to finish its journey at the top of the chart. The series has been on a downward trend since the 3rd week of January when episodes 11 and 12 aired, and many showed disappointments over the plot. In particular, the story that unfolded in the final episode also received unfavorable reviews. Young Lady and Gentleman, which came in second, had one episode canceled and a change in its air time for the other episode due to the 2020 Beijing Winter Olympics broadcast, resulting in a decrease in popularity. Still, the story of Ji Hyun Woo and Lee Se Hee facing opposition from their families became a hot topic. SBS’s Through the Darkness came in third. The viewers have shown disappointment over the 3-week cancellation. tvN’s Ghost Doctor landed at No. 4. People have shown their support for Rain and Kim Bum’s flawless transformation into their respective roles. Fifth place went to JTBC’s Artificial City. Soo Ae’s acting prowess has been the subject of rave reviews. Sixth place went to MBC’s Tracer, which finished season 1 and is gearing up for season 2. Viewers showed high expectations for the plot in season two and satisfaction with the actors’ performances.

TOP 10 Popular TV Drama Series 

  1. tvN Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (Share of Audience 26.46) (▲1)
  2. KBS Young Lady and Gentleman (Share of Audience 19.44) (▲1)
  3. SBS Through the Darkness(Share of Audience 7.81) (▲1)
  4. tvN Ghost Doctor (Share of Audience 7.79) (▲3)
  5. JTBC Artificial City (Share of Audience 7.10) (▲6)
  6. MBC Tracer (Share of Audience 4.60) (▽1)
  7. MBC The Second Husband (Share of Audience 4.41) (▲5)
  8. MBC Moonshine (Share of Audience 3.16) ( – )
  9. tvN Twenty-Five Twenty-One (Share of Audience 3.04) NEW
  10. tvN Work Later, Drink Now Season 2 (Share of Audience 2.86) NEW

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Drama Series 

  1. Lee Joon, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (▲3)
  2. Lee Jin Wook, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (▲1)
  3. Ji Hyun Woo, Young Lady and Gentleman (▲4)
  4. Lee Se Hee, Young Lady and Gentleman (▲1)
  5. Soo Ae, Artificial City (▲7)
  6. Kwon Nara, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (▲2)
  7. Kim Bum, Ghost Doctor (▲7)
  8. Gong Seung Yeon, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls (▲1)
  9. Rain, Ghost Doctor (▲6)
  10. Lee Jong Won, Young Lady and Gentleman (▲17)

 

Non-Drama Ranking for the 1st Week of February

MBC’s My Teenage Girl ranked atop for the fourth week. Though the episode was canceled on the 6th because of the Olympics, the show programmed the “Special Activities” episode and hosted the first online fan meeting, seeing a 6.3% rise in its popularity. MBC’s Radio Star, which aired part 2 of the “Come to My Palace” episode, came in third. Though the popularity saw a slight dip, most viewers have shown satisfaction. The cast carried out their ratings pledge on this day, which resulted in attention to clips released afterward. 

TOP 10 Popular TV Non-Drama Series 

  1. MBC My Teenage Girl (Share of Audience 7.80) ( – )
  2. SBS Kick a Goal (Share of Audience 4.67) (▲1)
  3. MBC Radio Star (Share of Audience 4.05) (▽1)
  4. MBC I Live Alone (Share of Audience 3.79) (▲3)
  5. tvN You Quiz on the Block (Share of Audience 2.88) ( )
  6. SBS Running Man (Share of Audience 2.66) (▲5)
  7. tvN DoReMi Market (Share of Audience 2.44) (▲2)
  8. tvN We Don’t Bite: Street Woman Fighter (Share of Audience 2.21) (▲2)
  9. JTBC Knowing Bros (Share of Audience 2.15) (▽3)
  10. tvN Mama the Idol (Share of Audience 2.15) (▲5)

TOP 10 Popular Casts in TV Non-Drama Series 

  1. Cha Seo Won, I Live Alone NEW
  2. Junho, Radio Star (▽1)
  3. Ryu Soo Young, Convenience Store Restaurant (▲11)
  4. Kep1er, Weekly Idol NEW
  5. NO:ZE, We Don’t Bite: Street Woman Fighter (▲50)
  6. Sunye, Mama the Idol (▲23)
  7. Lee Se Young, Radio Star (▽5)
  8. Jang Min Ho, Jujeopzzang (▲182)
  9. Lee Eun Ji, I Live Alone (▲440)
  10. Jung Dong Won, Money School NEW

 

This survey was released on February 7th 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 178 variety shows that are either on-air or scheduled to be aired from January 31st through to February 6th of 2021.

 

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