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Popular Korean Dramas

Lists of the 10 most popular prime-time dramas by month, based on their nationwide TV ratings in South Korea:

2022

July 2022

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Extraordinary Attorney Woo Park Eun Bin, Kang Tae Oh ENA 15.8
2 Why Her Seo Hyun Jin, Hwang In Yup SBS 10.7
3 Bloody Heart Lee Joon, Kang Han Na KBS2 8.9
4 Alchemy of Souls Lee Jae Wook, Jung So Min tvN 7.6
5 Doctor Lawyer So Ji Sub, Shin Sung Rok, Im Soo Hyang MBC 7.2
6 Big Mouth Lee Jong Suk, Im Yoon Ah MBC 6.2
7 Café Minamdang Seo In Gook, Oh Yeon Seo KBS2 5.7
8 The Good Detective 2 Son Hyun Joo, Jang Seung Jo JTBC 4.7
9 Eve Seo Ye Ji, Park Byung Eun tvN 4.5
10 Today's Webtoon Kim Se Jung, Choi Daniel Nam Yoon Soo SBS 4.1

June 2022

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Our Blues Lee Byung Hoon, Shin Min Ah tvN 14.6
2 Why Her Seo Hyun Jin, Hwang In Yup SBS 10.1
3 Bloody Heart Lee Joon, Kang Han Na KBS2 8.9
4 Doctor Lawyer So Ji Sub, Shin Sung Rok, Im Soo Hyang MBC 6.9
5 Alchemy of Souls Lee Jae Wook, Jung So Min tvN 6.8
6 Café Minamdang Seo In Gook, Oh Yeon Seo KBS2 5.7
7 Jinxed at First Seo Hyun, Na In Woo KBS2 4.5
8 Showtime Begins! Park Hae Jin, Jin Ki Joo MBC 4.2
9 Eve Seo Ye Ji, Park Byung Eun tvN 4.1
10 Woori the Virgin Im Soo Hyang, Sung Hoon, Shin Dong Wook SBS 3.8

May 2022

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Again My Life Lee Joon Ki, Lee Kyung Young SBS 12.0
2 Our Blues Lee Byung Hoon, Shin Min Ah tvN 11.8
3 The King of Tears, Lee Bangwon Joo Sang Wook , Kim Young Chul KBS1 11.5
4 Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 Sung Hoon, Lee Ga Ryung (이가령) TV Chosun 10.4
5 My Liberation Notes Lee Min Ki, Kim Ji Won, Son Suk Goo, Lee El JTBC 6.7
6 Bloody Heart Lee Joon, Kang Han Na KBS2 6.6
7 Green Mothers' Club Lee Yo Won, Choo Ja Hyun, Kim Kyu Ri, Jang Hye Jin, Joo Min Kyung JTBC 6.1
8 Showtime Begins! Park Hae Jin, Jin Ki Joo MBC 4.6
9 Woori the Virgin Im Soo Hyang, Sung Hoon, Shin Dong Wook SBS 4.5
10 The Killer's Shopping List Lee Kwang Soo, Kim Sul Hyun tvN 3.7

April 2022

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 The King of Tears, Lee Bangwon Joo Sang Wook , Kim Young Chul KBS1 11.7
2 A Business Proposal Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Se Jung JTBC 11.4
3 Twenty-Five Twenty-One Kim Tae Ri, Nam Joo Hyuk tvN 11.1
4 Military Prosecutor Doberman Ahn Bo Hyun, Jo Bo Ah tvN 10.1
5 Again My Life Lee Joon Ki, Lee Kyung Young SBS 9.7
6 Our Blues Lee Byung Hoon, Shin Min Ah tvN 9.2
7 Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 Sung Hoon, Lee Ga Ryung (이가령) TV Chosun 9.0
8 Tomorrow Kim Hee Sun, Ro Woon MBC 7.6
9 Forecasting Love and Weather Park Min Young, Song Kang JTBC 7.3
10 Kill Heel Kim Ha Neul, Lee Hye Young tvN 4.7

March 2022

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 A Business Proposal Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Se Jung JTBC 11.6
2 Twenty-Five Twenty-One Kim Tae Ri, Nam Joo Hyuk tvN 10.9
3 The King of Tears, Lee Bangwon Joo Sang Wook , Kim Young Chul KBS1 10.0
4 Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 Sung Hoon, Lee Ga Ryung (이가령) TV Chosun 9.2
5 Tracer 2 Im Si Wan, Go Ah Sung MBC 9.0
6 Military Prosecutor Doberman Ahn Bo Hyun, Jo Bo Ah tvN 8.8
7 Through the Darkness Kim Nam Gil, Jin Sun Kyu SBS 8.3
8 Thirty-Nine Son Ye Jin, Jun Mi Do, Kim Ji Hyun JTBC 8.1
9 Forecasting Love and Weather Park Min Young, Song Kang JTBC 7.6
10 Kill Heel Kim Ha Neul, Lee Hye Young tvN 4.4

February 2022

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Twenty-Five Twenty-One Kim Tae Ri, Nam Joo Hyuk tvN 9.8
2 The King of Tears, Lee Bangwon Joo Sang Wook , Kim Young Chul KBS1 9.0
3 Ghost Doctor Bi, Kim Bum tvN 8.0
4 Forecasting Love and Weather Park Min Young, Song Kang JTBC 7.8
5 Thirty-Nine Son Ye Jin, Jun Mi Do, Kim Ji Hyun JTBC 7.5
6 Through the Darkness Kim Nam Gil, Jin Sun Kyu SBS 7.4
7 Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 Sung Hoon, Lee Ga Ryung (이가령) TV Chosun 6.7
8 Tracer 2 Im Si Wan, Go Ah Sung MBC 6.2
9 Moonshine Yoo Seung Ho, Hye Ri KBS2 5.9
10 Military Prosecutor Doberman Ahn Bo Hyun, Jo Bo Ah tvN 5.3

January 2022

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 The Red Sleeve Lee Jun Ho, Lee Se Young MBC 17.4
2 The King of Tears, Lee Bangwon Joo Sang Wook , Kim Young Chul KBS1 11.2
3 Show Window: The Queen's House Song Yoon Ah, Lee Sung Jae, Jun So Min Channel A 10.3
4 Uncle Oh Jung Se, Jun Hye Jin, Lee Kyung Hun (이경훈) TV Chosun 9.3
5 Tracer Im Si Wan, Go Ah Sung MBC 8.6
6 Through the Darkness Kim Nam Gil, Jin Sun Kyu SBS 8.2
7 Now, We Are Breaking Up Song Hye Kyo, Jang Ki Yong SBS 6.8
8 Ghost Doctor Bi, Kim Bum, Son Na Eun Uee tvN 6.6
9 Moonshine Yoo Seung Ho, Hye Ri KBS2 6.2
10 Our Beloved Summer Choi Woo Shik, Kim Da Mi SBS 5.3

2021

December 2021

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 The Red Sleeve Lee Jun Ho, Lee Se Young MBC 14.3
2 The King's Affection Ro Woon, Ro Woon KBS2 12.1
3 The King of Tears, Lee Bangwon Joo Sang Wook , Kim Young Chul KBS1 9.4
4 Jirisan Jun Ji Hyun, Joo Ji Hoon tvN 9.2
5 Moonshine Yoo Seung Ho, Hye Ri KBS2 7.6
6 Now, We Are Breaking Up Song Hye Kyo, Jang Ki Yong SBS 6.9
7 Show Window: The Queen's House Song Yoon Ah, Lee Sung Jae, Jun So Min Channel A 6.4
8 Bulgasal: Immortal Souls Lee Jin Wook, Nara tvN 6.3
9 Uncle Oh Jung Se, Jun Hye Jin, Lee Kyung Hun (이경훈) TV Chosun 5.6
10 Secret Royal Inspector Joy Ok Taecyeon, Kim Hye Yoon tvN 4.6

November 2021

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 One the Woman Lee Ha Nui, Lee Sang Yoon SBS 17.8
2 The King's Affection Ro Woon, Park Eun Bin KBS2 10.0
3 The Red Sleeve Lee Jun Ho, Lee Se Young MBC 9.4
4 Jirisan Jun Ji Hyun, Joo Ji Hoon tvN 8.9
5 Now, We Are Breaking Up Song Hye Kyo, Jang Ki Yong SBS 8.0
6 Dali and Cocky Prince Kim Min Jae, Park Gyu Young KBS2 5.7
6 High Class Jo Yeo Jung, Kim Ji Soo tvN 5.7
8 Secret Royal Inspector Joy Ok Taecyeon, Kim Hye Yoon tvN 5.4
9 Happiness Han Hyo Joo, Park Hyung Shik tvN 3.6
9 Melancholia Im Soo Jung, Lee Do Hyun tvN 3.6

October 2021

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 One the Woman Lee Ha Nui, Lee Sang Yoon SBS 16.9
2 Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha Shin Min Ah, Kim Sun Ho tvN 12.7
3 Jirisan Jun Ji Hyun, Joo Ji Hoon tvN 10.7
4 Lovers of the Red Sky Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Yoo Jung SBS 10.4
5 The Veil Nam Goong Min, Park Ha Sun MBC 9.4
6 The King's Affection Ro Woon, Park Eun Bin KBS2 6.7
7 Police University Cha Tae Hyun Jin Young, Krystal Jung KBS2 6.3
8 Dali and Cocky Prince Kim Min Jae, Park Gyu Young KBS2 5.4
9 High Class Jo Yeo Jung, Kim Ji Soo tvN 5.1
10 Moebius: The Veil Park Ha Sun, Jung Moon Sung MBC 3.6
10 Reflection of You Ko Hyun Jung, Shin Hyun Bin JTBC 3.6

September 2021

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Penthouse - Season 3 Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yun SBS 19.1
2 Hospital Playlist 2 Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yun Suk, Jung Kyung Ho, Jun Mi Do, Kim Dae Myung tvN 14.1
3 One the Woman Lee Ha Nui, Lee Sang Yoon SBS 12.7
4 Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha Shin Min Ah, Kim Sun Ho tvN 11.4
5 Lovers of the Red Sky Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Yoo Jung SBS 10.2
6 The Veil Nam Goong Min, Park Ha Sun MBC 9.8
7 Police University Cha Tae Hyun, Jin Young, Krystal Jung KBS2 6.9
8 Dali and Cocky Prince Kim Min Jae, Park Gyu Young KBS2 5.3
9 High Class Jo Yeo Jung, Kim Ji Soo tvN 4.5
10 Lost Jun Do Yun, Ryu Joon Yul JTBC 4.2

August 2021

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Penthouse - Season 3 Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yun SBS 18.8
2 Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2 Sung Hoon, Lee Ga Ryung (이가령) TV Chosun 16.6
3 Hospital Playlist 2 Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yun Suk, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Dae Myung, Jun Mi Do tvN 13.1
4 Lovers of the Red Sky Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Yoo Jung SBS 8.8
5 Police University Cha Tae Hyun, Jin Young, Krystal Jung KBS2 8.5
6 The Devil Judge Ji Sung, Kim Min Jung tvN 8.0
7 Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha Shin Min Ah, Kim Sun Ho tvN 6.8
8 Racket Boys Kim Sang Kyung, Oh Na Ra, Tang Joon Sang, Son Sang Yun, Choi Hyun Wook, Kim Kang Hoon, Lee Jae In, Lee Ji Won SBS 4.6
9 On the Verge of Insanity Jung Jae Young, Moon So Ri MBC 4.0
9 The Road: Tragedy of One Ji Jin Hee, Yoon Se Ah tvN 4.0

July 2021

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Penthouse 3 Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yun SBS 17.5
2 Hospital Playlist 2 Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yun Suk, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Dae Myung, Jun Mi Do tvN 13.2
2 Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2 Sung Hoon, Lee Ga Ryung (이가령) TV Chosun 13.2
4 The Devil Judge Ji Sung, Kim Min Jung tvN 6.3
5 Racket Boys Kim Sang Kyung, Oh Na Ra, Tang Joon Sang, Son Sang Yun, Choi Hyun Wook, Kim Kang Hoon, Lee Jae In, Lee Ji Won SBS 5.6
6 Voice 4 Song Seung Hun, Lee Ha Na tvN 4.4
7 My Roommate Is a Gumiho Jang Ki Yong, Hye Ri tvN 4.0
8 On the Verge of Insanity Jung Jae Young, Moon So Ri MBC 3.8
9 You Are My Spring Seo Hyun Jin, Kim Dong Wook tvN 3.4
10 Monthly Magazine Home Jung So Min, Kim Ji Suk JTBC 2.7

June 2021

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Penthouse 3 Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yun SBS 19.5
2 Mine Lee Bo Young, Kim Seo Hyung tvN 10.5
3 Hospital Playlist 2 Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yun Suk, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Dae Myung, Jun Mi Do tvN 10.1
4 Bossam: Steal the Fate Jung Il Woo, Kwon Yoo Ri MBN 9.0
5 Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2 Sung Hoon, Lee Ga Ryung (이가령) TV Chosun 7.0
6 Law School Kim Myung Min, Ryu Hye Young JTBC 6.3
7 Racket Boys Kim Sang Kyung, Oh Na Ra, Tang Joon Sang, Son Sang Yun, Choi Hyun Wook, Kim Kang Hoon, Lee Jae In, Lee Ji Won SBS 6.2
8 Sell Your Haunted House Jang Na Ra, Jung Yong Hwa KBS2 5.9
9 Youth of May Lee Do Hyun, Go Min Shi KBS2 5.6
10 Undercover (JTBC) Ji Jin Hee, Kim Hyun Joo JTBC 5.2

May 2021

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Taxi Driver Lee Je Hoon, Esom SBS 15.5
2 Vincenzo Song Joong Ki, Jun Yeo Bin tvN 14.6
3 Mine Lee Bo Young, Kim Seo Hyung tvN 9.0
4 Bossam: Steal the Fate Jung Il Woo, Kwon Yoo Ri MBN 7.7
5 Law School Kim Myung Min, Ryu Hye Young JTBC 6.9
5 Sell Your Haunted House Jang Na Ra, Jung Yong Hwa KBS2 6.9
7 Mouse Lee Seung Ki, Lee Hee Joon tvN 6.2
8 Racket Boys Kim Sang Kyung, Oh Na Ra, Tang Joon Sang, Son Sang Yun, Choi Hyun Wook, Kim Kang Hoon, Lee Jae In, Lee Ji Won SBS 5.7
8 Youth of May Lee Do Hyun, Go Min Shi KBS2 5.7
10 My Roommate Is a Gumiho Jang Ki Yong, Hye Ri tvN 5.3

April 2021

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Penthouse 2 Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yun SBS 25.8
2 Taxi Driver Lee Je Hoon, Esom SBS 16.0
3 Vincenzo Song Joong Ki, Jun Yeo Bin tvN 12.3
4 River Where the Moon Rises Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo KBS2 8.4
5 Sell Your Haunted House Jang Na Ra, Jung Yong Hwa KBS2 6.3
6 Beyond Evil Shin Ha Kyoon, Yeo Jin Goo JTBC 6.0
7 Mouse Lee Seung Ki, Lee Hee Joon tvN 5.6
8 Law School Kim Myung Min, Ryu Hye Young JTBC 5.1
9 Sisyphus: The Myth Cho Seung Woo, Park Shin Hye JTBC 4.4
10 Hello, Me! Choi Kang Hee, Kim Young Kwang KBS2 4.2

March 2021

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Penthouse 2 Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yun SBS 29.2
2 Vincenzo Song Joong Ki, Jun Yeo Bin tvN 11.4
3 River Where the Moon Rises Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo KBS2 9.2
4 Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) Sung Hoon, Lee Ga Ryung (이가령) TV Chosun 8.8
5 Mouse Lee Seung Ki, Lee Hee Joon tvN 6.7
6 L.U.C.A.: The Beginning Kim Rae Won, Lee Da Hee tvN 6.3
7 Beyond Evil Shin Ha Kyoon, Yeo Jin Goo JTBC 5.5
8 Sisyphus: The Myth Cho Seung Woo, Park Shin Hye JTBC 5.2
9 Hello, Me! Choi Kang Hee, Kim Young Kwang KBS2 3.9
10 Navillera Park In Hwan, Song Kang tvN 3.6

February 2021

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Penthouse 2 Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yun SBS 24.0
2 Mr. Queen Shin Hye Sun, Kim Jung Hyun tvN 17.4
3 Royal Secret Agent L, Nara KBS2 14.0
4 Vincenzo Song Joong Ki, Jun Yeo Bin tvN 10.2
5 River Where the Moon Rises Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo KBS2 10.0
6 Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) Sung Hoon, Lee Ga Ryung (이가령) TV Chosun 9.1
7 Sisyphus: The Myth Cho Seung Woo, Park Shin Hye JTBC 6.7
8 L.U.C.A.: The Beginning Kim Rae Won, Lee Da Hee tvN 6.1
9 Hello, Me! Choi Kang Hee, Kim Young Kwang KBS2 5.1
10 True Beauty Moon Ga Young, Cha Eun Woo tvN 4.6

January 2021

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Penthouse Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yun SBS 28.8
2 Mr. Queen Shin Hye Sun, Kim Jung Hyun tvN 14.9
3 Royal Secret Agent L, Nara KBS2 12.0
4 The Uncanny Counter Jo Byung Kyu, Kim Se Jung OCN 11.0
5 Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) Sung Hoon, Lee Ga Ryung (이가령) TV Chosun 8.9
6 Awaken Nam Goong Min, Kim Sul Hyun tvN 6.2
6 Fly Dragon Kwon Sang Woo , Bae Sung Woo SBS 6.2
8 Cheat on Me, If You Can Jo Yeo Jung, Ko Joon KBS2 4.6
9 True Beauty Moon Ga Young, Cha Eun Woo tvN 4.3
10 Run On Im Si Wan, Shin Se Kyung JTBC 3.8

2020

December 2020

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Penthouse Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yun SBS 24.0
2 Mr. Queen Shin Hye Sun, Kim Jung Hyun tvN 11.8
3 The Uncanny Counter Jo Byung Kyu, Kim Se Jung OCN 9.3
4 Fly Dragon Kwon Sang Woo , Bae Sung Woo SBS 6.6
5 Royal Secret Agent L, Nara KBS2 6.1
6 Cheat on Me, If You Can Jo Yeo Jung, Ko Joon KBS2 5.8
6 Tale of the Nine Tailed Lee Dong Wook, Jo Bo Ah tvN 5.8
8 Start-Up Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk tvN 5.2
9 Awaken Nam Goong Min, Kim Sul Hyun tvN 4.5
10 True Beauty Moon Ga Young, Cha Eun Woo tvN 3.9

November 2020

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Penthouse Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yun SBS 16.9
2 Fly Dragon Kwon Sang Woo , Bae Sung Woo SBS 6.7
3 Start-Up Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk tvN 5.3
4 Tale of the Nine Tailed Lee Dong Wook, Jo Bo Ah tvN 5.3
5 Awaken Nam Goong Min, Kim Sul Hyun tvN 4.7
6 The Uncanny Counter Jo Byung Kyu, Kim Se Jung OCN 4.4
7 Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol Go Ah Ra, Lee Jae Wook KBS2 4.2
7 Birthcare Center Uhm Ji Won, Park Ha Sun tvN 4.2
9 Search Jang Dong Yoon, Krystal Jung OCN 3.9
10 Get Revenge Kim Sa Rang, Yoon Hyun Min TV Chosun 3.7

October 2020

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Penthouse Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yun SBS 10.1
2 Forest of Secrets 2 Cho Seung Woo, Bae Doo Na tvN 9.4
3 Alice Kim Hee Sun, Joo Won SBS 9.1
4 Record of Youth Park Bo Gum, Park So Dam tvN 8.7
5 Lies of Lies Lee Yoo Ri, Yun Jung Hoon Channel A 8.2
6 Fly Dragon Kwon Sang Woo , Bae Sung Woo SBS 6.7
7 Do You Like Brahms? Park Eun Bin, Kim Min Jae SBS 6.0
8 Tale of the Nine Tailed Lee Dong Wook, Jo Bo Ah tvN 5.8
9 Start-Up Bae Suzy, Nam Joo Hyuk tvN 5.4
10 When I Was Most Beautiful Im Soo Hyang, Ji Soo MBC 5.0

September 2020

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Alice Kim Hee Sun, Joo Won SBS 10.6
2 Forest of Secrets 2 Cho Seung Woo, Bae Doo Na tvN 8.8
3 Record of Youth Park Bo Gum, Park So Dam tvN 7.8
4 Do You Like Brahms? Park Eun Bin, Kim Min Jae SBS 6.3
5 Flower of Evil Lee Joon Ki, Moon Chae Won tvN 5.7
6 Graceful Friends Yoo Joon Sang, Song Yoon Ah JTBC 5.1
7 When I Was Most Beautiful Im Soo Hyang, Ji Soo MBC 4.7
8 Lies of Lies Lee Yoo Ri, Yun Jung Hoon Channel A 4.5
9 Missing: The Other Side Go Soo, Heo Joon Ho OCN 3.8
10 Zombie Detective Choi Jin Hyuk, Park Joo Hyun KBS2 3.6

August 2020

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Backstreet Rookie Ji Chang Wook, Kim Yoo Jung SBS 9.5
2 Alice Kim Hee Sun, Joo Won SBS 9.2
3 Forest of Secrets 2 Cho Seung Woo, Bae Doo Na tvN 7.6
4 The Good Detective Son Hyun Joo, Jang Seung Jo JTBC 7.5
5 It's Okay to Not Be Okay Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji tvN 7.3
6 Do You Like Brahms? Park Eun Bin, Kim Min Jae SBS 5.3
7 Graceful Friends Yoo Joon Sang, Song Yoon Ah JTBC 4.9
8 Flower of Evil Lee Joon Ki, Moon Chae Won tvN 3.9
9 Men Are Men Yoon Hyun Min , Hwang Jung Eum KBS2 3.7
10 Chip In Kim Hye Joon , Han Soo Hyun (한수현) MBC 3.3

July 2020

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Backstreet Rookie Ji Chang Wook, Kim Yoo Jung SBS 8.7
2 Old School Intern Park Hae Jin, Kim Eung Soo MBC 6.2
3 Wind, Clouds, and Rain Park Shi Hoo, Go Sung Hee TV Chosun 5.9
4 It's Okay to Not Be Okay Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji tvN 5.8
5 My Unfamiliar Family Han Ye Ri, Kim Ji Suk tvN 5.4
6 The Good Detective Son Hyun Joo, Jang Seung Jo JTBC 5.1
7 Graceful Friends Yoo Joon Sang, Song Yoon Ah JTBC 4.6
8 Men Are Men Yoon Hyun Min , Hwang Jung Eum KBS2 4.4
9 Dinner Mate Song Seung Hun, Seo Ji Hye MBC 4.3
10 She Knows Everything Kang Sung Yun, Jo Han Sun MBC 4.2

June 2020

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Good Casting Choi Kang Hee, Yoo In Young SBS 9.8
2 Backstreet Rookie Ji Chang Wook, Kim Yoo Jung SBS 8.3
3 The King: Eternal Monarch Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun SBS 8.1
4 Old School Intern Park Hae Jin, Kim Eung Soo MBC 7.1
5 Wind, Clouds, and Rain Park Shi Hoo, Go Sung Hee TV Chosun 6.3
6 It's Okay to Not Be Okay Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji tvN 6.1
7 Dinner Mate Song Seung Hun, Seo Ji Hye MBC 4.9
8 When My Love Blooms Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Bo Young tvN 4.8
9 My Unfamiliar Family Han Ye Ri, Kim Ji Suk tvN 4.7
10 Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation Cha Tae Hyun, Lee Sun Bin OCN 4.4

May 2020

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 The World of the Married Kim Hee Ae, Park Hae Joon JTBC 28.4
2 Hospital Playlist Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yun Suk tvN 14.1
3 Good Casting Choi Kang Hee, Yoo In Young SBS 11.1
4 The King: Eternal Monarch Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun SBS 10.3
5 Old School Intern Park Hae Jin, Kim Eung Soo MBC 6.5
6 Dinner Mate Song Seung Hun, Seo Ji Hye MBC 6.1
7 When My Love Blooms Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Bo Young tvN 5.4
8 Fix You Shin Ha Kyoon, Jung So Min KBS2 5.2
9 Wind, Clouds, and Rain Park Shi Hoo, Go Sung Hee TV Chosun 4.2
10 Find Me in Your Memory Kim Dong Wook, Moon Ga Young MBC 4.1

April 2020

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 The World of the Married Kim Hee Ae, Park Hae Joon JTBC 22.9
2 Hyena Kim Hye Soo, Joo Ji Hoon SBS 14.6
3 Good Casting Choi Kang Hee, Yoo In Young SBS 12.3
4 Hospital Playlist Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yun Suk tvN 12.1
5 The King: Eternal Monarch Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun SBS 11.6
6 Nobody Knows Kim Seo Hyung, Ryu Duk Hwan SBS 11.4
7 Find Me in Your Memory Kim Dong Wook, Moon Ga Young MBC 5.4
7 When My Love Blooms Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Bo Young tvN 5.4
9 Hi Bye Mama! Kim Tae Hee, Lee Kyu Hyung tvN 5.1
10 365: Repeat the Year Lee Joon Hyuk, Nam Ji Hyun MBC 4.9

March 2020

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Itaewon Class Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi JTBC 16.5
2 Never Twice Park Se Wan, Kwak Dong Yun MBC 12.7
3 Hyena Kim Hye Soo, Joo Ji Hoon SBS 12.5
4 The World of the Married Kim Hee Ae, Park Hae Joon JTBC 10.0
5 Nobody Knows Kim Seo Hyung, Ryu Duk Hwan SBS 9.8
6 Hospital Playlist Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yun Suk tvN 8.6
7 The Cursed Uhm Ji Won, Sung Dong Il tvN 6.7
8 Hi Bye Mama! Kim Tae Hee, Lee Kyu Hyung tvN 6.5
9 Forest Park Hae Jin, Jo Bo Ah KBS2 5.3
10 365: Repeat the Year Lee Joon Hyuk, Nam Ji Hyun MBC 5.1

February 2020

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim 2 Han Suk Kyu, Ahn Hyo Seop SBS 27.1
2 Crash Landing on You Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin tvN 21.7
3 Stove League Nam Goong Min, Park Eun Bin SBS 19.1
4 Itaewon Class Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi JTBC 14.8
5 Never Twice Park Se Wan, Kwak Dong Yun MBC 13.2
6 Hyena Kim Hye Soo, Joo Ji Hoon SBS 11.2
7 Forest Park Hae Jin, Jo Bo Ah KBS2 7.4
8 Selection: The War Between Women Jin Se Yun, Kim Min Gyu TV Chosun 6.3
9 Hi Bye Mama! Kim Tae Hee, Lee Kyu Hyung tvN 6.1
10 Black Dog Seo Hyun Jin, Ra Mi Ran tvN 4.7

January 2020

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim 2 Han Suk Kyu, Ahn Hyo Seop SBS 20.7
2 Stove League Nam Goong Min, Park Eun Bin SBS 17.0
3 Crash Landing on You Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin tvN 14.6
4 Woman of 9.9 Billion Jo Yeo Jung, Kim Kang Woo KBS2 11.6
5 Never Twice Park Se Wan, Kwak Dong Yun MBC 10.4
6 Forest Park Hae Jin, Jo Bo Ah KBS2 7.4
7 Black Dog Seo Hyun Jin, Ra Mi Ran tvN 5.1
8 Itaewon Class Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi JTBC 5.0
9 Chocolate Ha Ji Won, Yoon Kye Sang JTBC 4.8
10 The Game: Towards Zero Ok Taecyeon, Lee Yun Hee MBC 4.5

2019

December 2019

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 VIP Lee Sang Yoon, Jang Na Ra SBS 15.9
2 Stove League Nam Goong Min, Park Eun Bin SBS 12.4
3 Woman of 9.9 Billion Jo Yeo Jung, Kim Kang Woo KBS2 11.4
4 Never Twice Park Se Wan, Kwak Dong Yun MBC 11.3
5 Crash Landing on You Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin tvN 9.2
6 Black Dog Seo Hyun Jin, Ra Mi Ran tvN 5.5
7 Chief of Staff 2 Lee Jung Jae, Shin Min Ah JTBC 5.3
8 Diary of a Prosecutor Lee Sun Kyun, Jung Ryeo Won JTBC 5.0
9 Chocolate Ha Ji Won, Yoon Kye Sang JTBC 4.6
10 Love with Flaws Oh Yeon Seo, Ahn Jae Hyun MBC 3.7

November 2019

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 When the Camellia Blooms Gong Hyo Jin, Kang Ha Neul KBS2 23.8
2 Vagabond Lee Seung Ki, Bae Suzy SBS 13.0
3 VIP Lee Sang Yoon, Jang Na Ra SBS 11.4
4 Never Twice Park Se Wan, Kwak Dong Yun MBC 9.6
5 The Tale of Nokdu Jang Dong Yoon, Kim So Hyun KBS2 7.7
6 Secret Boutique Kim Sun Ah, Jang Mi Hee SBS 6.0
7 My Country Yang Se Jong, Woo Do Hwan JTBC 4.9
8 Chief of Staff 2 Lee Jung Jae, Shin Min Ah JTBC 4.4
8 Chocolate Ha Ji Won, Yoon Kye Sang JTBC 4.4
10 Love with Flaws Oh Yeon Seo, Ahn Jae Hyun MBC 4.0

October 2019

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 When the Camellia Blooms Gong Hyo Jin, Kang Ha Neul KBS2 18.4
2 Vagabond Lee Seung Ki, Bae Suzy SBS 11.5
3 Golden Garden Lee Sang Woo, Han Ji Hye MBC 10.4
4 Graceful Family Im Soo Hyang, Lee Jang Woo MBN 8.5
5 The Tale of Nokdu Jang Dong Yoon, Kim So Hyun KBS2 8.3
6 VIP Lee Sang Yoon, Jang Na Ra SBS 7.6
7 Secret Boutique Kim Sun Ah, Jang Mi Hee SBS 5.8
8 My Country Yang Se Jong, Woo Do Hwan JTBC 5.0
9 Catch the Ghost! Moon Geun Young, Kim Sun Ho tvN 4.1
10 Extraordinary You Kim Hye Yoon, Ro Woon MBC 4.1

September 2019

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Hotel Del Luna IU, Yeo Jin Goo tvN 12.0
2 Vagabond Lee Seung Ki, Bae Suzy SBS 10.4
3 Doctor John Ji Sung, Lee Se Young SBS 10.2
4 When the Camellia Blooms Gong Hyo Jin, Kang Ha Neul KBS2 10.0
5 Golden Garden Lee Sang Woo, Han Ji Hye MBC 9.5
6 Arthdal Chronicles Jang Dong Gun, Song Joong Ki tvN 7.4
7 The Tale of Nokdu Jang Dong Yoon, Kim So Hyun KBS2 7.1
8 Justice Choi Jin Hyuk, Nana KBS2 7.0
9 Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung Shin Se Kyung, Cha Eun Woo MBC 6.6
10 Welcome 2 Life Bi, Im Ji Yun MBC 6.1

August 2019

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Doctor John Ji Sung, Lee Se Young SBS 10.8
2 Hotel Del Luna IU, Yeo Jin Goo tvN 10.4
3 Golden Garden Lee Sang Woo, Han Ji Hye MBC 8.2
4 Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung Shin Se Kyung, Cha Eun Woo MBC 7.1
5 Welcome 2 Life Bi, Im Ji Yun MBC 6.8
6 Watcher Han Suk Kyu, Kim Hyun Joo OCN 6.6
7 Justice Choi Jin Hyuk, Nana KBS2 6.4
8 Designated Survivor: 60 Days Ji Jin Hee, Lee Joon Hyuk tvN 6.2
9 Doctor Detective Park Jin Hee, Bong Tae Kyu SBS 4.8
10 I Wanna Hear Your Song Yun Woo Jin, Kim Se Jung KBS2 4.0

July 2019

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Doctor John Ji Sung, Lee Se Young SBS 12.3
2 Investigation Couple 2 Jung Jae Young, Jung Yoo Mi MBC 9.9
3 One Spring Night Han Ji Min, Jung Hae In MBC 9.5
4 Hotel Del Luna IU, Yeo Jin Goo tvN 8.7
5 Nokdu Flower Jo Jung Suk, Han Ye Ri SBS 8.1
6 Angel's Last Mission: Love Shin Hye Sun, L KBS2 7.8
7 Golden Garden Lee Sang Woo, Han Ji Hye MBC 7.4
8 Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung Shin Se Kyung, Cha Eun Woo MBC 7.3
9 Arthdal Chronicles Jang Dong Gun, Song Joong Ki tvN 6.8
10 Justice Choi Jin Hyuk, Nana KBS2 6.4

June 2019

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Investigation Couple 2 Jung Jae Young, Jung Yoo Mi MBC 8.7
2 One Spring Night Han Ji Min, Jung Hae In MBC 8.4
3 Angel's Last Mission: Love Shin Hye Sun, L KBS2 8.1
4 Arthdal Chronicles Jang Dong Gun, Song Joong Ki tvN 7.7
5 Nokdu Flower Jo Jung Suk, Han Ye Ri SBS 7.5
6 Perfume Shin Sung Rok, Go Won Hee KBS2 7.2
7 The Wind Blows Kam Woo Sung, Kim Ha Neul JTBC 5.7
8 Different Dreams Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Yo Won MBC 5.5
8 Voice 3 Lee Ha Na, Lee Jin Wook OCN 5.5
10 Chief of Staff Lee Jung Jae, Shin Min Ah JTBC 4.5

May 2019

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Doctor Prisoner Nam Goong Min, Nara KBS2 15.8
2 Angel's Last Mission: Love Shin Hye Sun, L KBS2 9.4
3 Nokdu Flower Jo Jung Suk, Han Ye Ri SBS 9.1
4 Special Labor Inspector Jo Kim Dong Wook, Kim Kyung Nam MBC 8.4
5 My Fellow Citizens Choi Shi Won, Lee Yoo Young KBS2 8.0
6 Different Dreams Yoo Ji Tae, Lee Yo Won MBC 7.1
7 The Banker Kim Sang Joong, Chae Si Ra MBC 7.0
8 One Spring Night Han Ji Min, Jung Hae In MBC 6.4
9 Confession Lee Jun Ho, Yoo Jae Myung tvN 6.3
10 Beautiful World Choo Ja Hyun, Park Hee Soon JTBC 5.8

April 2019

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 The Fiery Priest Kim Nam Gil, Kim Sung Kyun SBS 22.0
2 Doctor Prisoner Nam Goong Min, Nara KBS2 15.4
3 Nokdu Flower Jo Jung Suk, Han Ye Ri SBS 11.5
4 Haechi Jung Il Woo, Go Ah Ra SBS 8.4
4 My Fellow Citizens Choi Shi Won, Lee Yoo Young KBS2 8.4
6 Special Labor Inspector Jo Kim Dong Wook, Kim Kyung Nam MBC 6.9
7 Confession Lee Jun Ho, Yoo Jae Myung tvN 5.6
8 The Banker Kim Sang Joong, Chae Si Ra MBC 5.2
9 Item Joo Ji Hoon, Jin Se Yun MBC 4.8
10 Beautiful World Choo Ja Hyun, Park Hee Soon JTBC 4.0

March 2019

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Liver or Die Yoo Joon Sang, Oh Ji Ho KBS2 22.7
2 The Fiery Priest Kim Nam Gil, Kim Sung Kyun SBS 18.5
3 Doctor Prisoner Nam Goong Min, Nara KBS2 14.5
4 The Crowned Clown Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Se Young tvN 10.9
5 The Light in Your Eyes Han Ji Min, Nam Joo Hyuk JTBC 9.7
6 Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho 2 Park Shin Yang, Ko Hyun Jung KBS2 9.3
7 Haechi Jung Il Woo, Go Ah Ra SBS 7.9
8 Romance Is a Bonus Book Lee Na Young, Lee Jong Suk tvN 6.7
9 Confession Lee Jun Ho, Yoo Jae Myung tvN 5.6
10 Big Issue Han Ye Seul, Joo Jin Mo SBS 4.8

February 2019

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 SKY Castle Yum Jung Ah, Lee Tae Ran JTBC 23.8
2 Liver or Die Yoo Joon Sang, Oh Ji Ho KBS2 20.0
3 The Last Empress Jang Na Ra, Choi Jin Hyuk SBS 16.5
4 The Fiery Priest Kim Nam Gil, Kim Sung Kyun SBS 16.2
5 The Crowned Clown Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Se Young tvN 10.0
6 Haechi Jung Il Woo, Go Ah Ra SBS 7.1
7 The Light in Your Eyes Han Ji Min, Nam Joo Hyuk JTBC 6.6
8 Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho 2 Park Shin Yang, Ko Hyun Jung KBS2 6.5
9 Romance Is a Bonus Book Lee Na Young, Lee Jong Suk tvN 5.8
10 My Strange Hero Yoo Seung Ho, Jo Bo Ah SBS 5.1

January 2019

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 SKY Castle Yum Jung Ah, Lee Tae Ran JTBC 23.2
2 The Last Empress Jang Na Ra, Choi Jin Hyuk SBS 16.7
3 Liver or Die Yoo Joon Sang, Oh Ji Ho KBS2 10.2
4 Memories of the Alhambra Hyun Bin, Park Shin Hye tvN 10.0
5 The Crowned Clown Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Se Young tvN 9.5
6 Encounter Song Hye Kyo, Park Bo Gum tvN 8.7
7 My Strange Hero Yoo Seung Ho, Jo Bo Ah SBS 8.1
8 Less than Evil Shin Ha Kyoon, Lee Sul MBC 7.2
9 Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul Ho 2 Park Shin Yang, Ko Hyun Jung KBS2 6.8
10 Children of Nobody Kim Sun Ah, Lee Yi Kyung MBC 5.4

2018

December 2018

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 The Last Empress Jang Na Ra, Choi Jin Hyuk SBS 17.9
2 SKY Castle Yum Jung Ah, Lee Tae Ran JTBC 12.3
3 Less than Evil Shin Ha Kyoon, Lee Sul MBC 10.6
4 Encounter Song Hye Kyo, Park Bo Gum tvN 9.3
5 Memories of the Alhambra Hyun Bin, Park Shin Hye tvN 9.2
6 Death Song Lee Jong Suk, Shin Hye Sun SBS 7.8
7 My Strange Hero Yoo Seung Ho, Jo Bo Ah SBS 7.4
8 Children of Nobody Kim Sun Ah, Lee Yi Kyung MBC 6.0
9 Tale of Fairy Moon Chae Won, Yoon Hyun Min tvN 3.9
10 Clean with Passion for Now Kim Yoo Jung, Yoon Kyun Sang JTBC 3.6

November 2018

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 My Secret Terrius So Ji Sub, Jung In Sun MBC 10.5
2 Encounter Song Hye Kyo, Park Bo Gum tvN 10.3
3 Where Stars Land Lee Je Hoon, Chae Soo Bin SBS 9.7
4 The Last Empress Jang Na Ra, Choi Jin Hyuk SBS 9.3
5 Heart Surgeons Go Soo, Seo Ji Hye SBS 8.4
6 Player Song Seung Hun, Krystal Jung OCN 5.8
7 Tale of Fairy Moon Chae Won, Yoon Hyun Min tvN 5.6
8 Children of Nobody Kim Sun Ah, Lee Yi Kyung MBC 5.5
9 The Beauty Inside Seo Hyun Jin, Lee Min Ki JTBC 5.3
10 Room No. 9 Kim Hee Sun, Kim Young Kwang tvN 5.2

October 2018

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 100 Days My Prince D.O., Nam Ji Hyun tvN 14.4
2 My Secret Terrius So Ji Sub, Jung In Sun MBC 10.0
3 Where Stars Land Lee Je Hoon, Chae Soo Bin SBS 9.5
4 Heart Surgeons Go Soo, Seo Ji Hye SBS 8.8
5 Room No. 9 Kim Hee Sun, Kim Young Kwang tvN 6.2
6 Player Song Seung Hun, Krystal Jung OCN 4.9
7 The Beauty Inside Seo Hyun Jin, Lee Min Ki JTBC 4.4
8 Matrimonial Chaos Cha Tae Hyun, Bae Doo Na KBS2 4.0
8 Bad Papa Jang Hyuk, Son Yeo Eun MBC 4.0
8 The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Seo In Gook, Jung So Min tvN 4.0

September 2018

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Mr. Sunshine Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri tvN 18.1
2 Thirty But Seventeen Shin Hye Sun, Yang Se Jong SBS 11.0
3 Your Honor Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Yoo Young SBS 8.6
4 Familiar Wife Ji Sung, Han Ji Min tvN 8.1
5 My Secret Terrius So Ji Sub, Jung In Sun MBC 7.6
6 Heart Surgeons Go Soo, Seo Ji Hye SBS 7.5
7 100 Days My Prince D.O., Nam Ji Hyun tvN 7.3
8 Voice 2 Lee Ha Na, Lee Jin Wook OCN 7.0
9 My ID Is Gangnam Beauty Im Soo Hyang, Cha Eun Woo JTBC 5.8
10 Life Lee Dong Wook, Cho Seung Woo JTBC 5.6

August 2018

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Mr. Sunshine Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri tvN 15.6
2 Thirty But Seventeen Shin Hye Sun, Yang Se Jong SBS 10.8
3 Your Honor Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Yoo Young SBS 8.6
4 Familiar Wife Ji Sung, Han Ji Min tvN 8.2
5 Are You Human Too? Seo Kang Joon, Gong Seung Yun KBS2 7.8
6 Lovely Horribly Park Shi Hoo, Song Ji Hyo KBS2 6.2
7 Life on Mars Jung Kyung Ho, Park Sung Woong OCN 5.9
8 Voice 2 Lee Ha Na, Lee Jin Wook OCN 5.4
9 Life Lee Dong Wook, Cho Seung Woo JTBC 5.3
10 My ID Is Gangnam Beauty Im Soo Hyang, Cha Eun Woo JTBC 5.0

July 2018

Rank Title Cast Network Nielsen Korea (%)
1 Mr. Sunshine Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri tvN 12.3
2 Investigation Couple Jung Jae Young, Jung Yoo Mi MBC 9.6
3 Wok of Love Lee Jun Ho, Jang Hyuk SBS 9.3
4 Thirty But Seventeen Shin Hye Sun, Yang Se Jong SBS 9.0
5 Lawless Lawyer Lee Joon Ki, Seo Ye Ji tvN 8.9
6 What's Wrong with Secretary Kim? Park Seo Joon, Park Min Young tvN 8.7
7 Your Honor Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Yoo Young SBS 7.7
8 Are You Human Too? Seo Kang Joon, Gong Seung Yun KBS2 6.0
9 Come and Hug Me Jang Ki Yong, Jin Ki Joo MBC 5.9
10 Miss Hammurabi Go Ah Ra, L JTBC 5.3

Notes

  • Rankings are based on the highest-rated episodes recorded during the month for prime-time dramas only (daily dramas and weekend "family" dramas are not included).

Source: Nielsen Korea