Weekly TV Top 10: ‘Lovely Runner’ Enjoys Unrivaled Popularity

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Drama Ranking for 1st Week of May

tvN’s Lovely Runner has taken over the top spot previously dominated by Queen of Tears. The show’s stars Byeon Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon secured the top two spots in the cast rankings, thanks to their kiss scene in episode eight and the subsequent behind-the-scenes video. While the series maintains a modest 4% viewership rating, its online buzz is unmatched. MBC’s Chief Detective 1958 claimed second place. Despite steady popularity, the show’s performance falls short of initial expectations. The direction feels outdated, the story lacks intrigue, and the romance, instead of adding to the excitement, detracts from it. JTBC’s Frankly Speaking and The Atypical Family debuted in third and fourth place, respectively. Frankly Speaking may feature familiar setups, but Ko Kyung Pyo’s comedic timing and chemistry with Kang Hanna earned praise. Meanwhile, The Atypical Family has been lauded as a well-made drama right from its first week. Audiences appreciated the show’s unique concept, enhanced by strong direction and music.

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  1. tvN Lovely Runner (Share 60.52%)
  2. MBC Chief Detective 1958 (Share 6.18%)
  3. JTBC Frankly Speaking (Share 4.71%)
  4. JTBC The Atypical Family (Share 4.63%)
  5. KBS Beauty and Mr. Romantic (Share 2.77%)
  6. Netflix Goodbye Earth (Share 2.60%)
  7. Disney Plus Blood Free (Share 2.48%)
  8. SBS The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection (Share 2.47%)
  9. MBC The Third Marriage (Share 2.14%)
  10. MBN Missing Crown Prince (Share 1.67%)
  1. Byeon Woo Seok, Lovely Runner (Share 25.46%)
  2. Kim Hye Yoon, Lovely Runner (Share 23.52%)
  3. Ko Kyung Pyo, Frankly Speaking (Share 2.83%)
  4. Jang Ki Yong, The Atypical Family (Share 2.64%)
  5. Chun Woo Hee, The Atypical Family (Share 2.56%)
  6. Lee Je Hoon, Chief Detective 1958 (Share 2.12%)
  7. Song Geon Hee, Lovely Runner (Share 1.90%)
  8. Im Soo Hyang, Beauty and Mr. Romantic (Share 1.68%)
  9. Kang Hanna, Frankly Speaking (Share 1.55%)
  10. Lee Seung Hyub, Lovely Runner (Share 1.49%)

Non-Drama Ranking for 1st Week of May

Park Sung Hoon topped the cast rankings after his appearance on tvN’s You Quiz on the Block. He candidly shared stories of his challenging upbringing and lengthy struggle as an unknown actor, garnering viewer support. Mijoo, recently revealed to be dating Song Bum Keun, landed in sixth place. Her public relationship became a hot topic on Hangout with Yoo, drawing significant attention.

  1. Coupang Play SNL Korea Season 5 (Share 5.04%)
  2. JTBC A Clean Sweep (Share 4.59%)
  3. tvN You Quiz on the Block (Share 3.77%)
  4. ENA/SBS Plus I Am Solo (Share 3.43%)
  5. JTBC/Wavve My Sibling’s Romance (Share 3.31%)
  6. MBC I Live Alone (Share 3.26%)
  7. MBN Korea-Japan Singing Contest (Share 2.94%)
  8. Mnet I-LAND2 : N/a (Share 2.88%)
  9. SBS Running Man (Share 2.37%)
  10. KBS Gag Concert (Share 2.34%)
  1. Park Sung Hoon, You Quiz on the Block (Share 2.23%)
  2. Gian 84, SNL Korea Season 5 (Share 1.87%)
  3. Dustin Nippert, A Clean Sweep (Share 1.50%)
  4. Ryu Soo Young, Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant (Share 1.20%)
  5. Kim Yun Jee, Same Bed, Different Dreams 2 – You Are My Destiny  (Share 1.06%)
  6. Mijoo, Hangout with Yoo (Share 1.02%)
  7. Jeon Hyun Moo, I Live Alone (Share 0.95%)
  8. Kim Seung Soo, My Little Old Boy (Share 0.93%)
  9. Yoo Jae Suk, Hangout with Yoo (Share 0.87%)
  10. Jihyo, I Live Alone (Share 0.87%)

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