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Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 4-10, 2021

And with that, the craziness that is Penthouse has come to an end. The drama aired its finale on Tuesday, and it was so close to hitting that rare 30 percent. But hey, 28.8 percent is an amazing achievement. Not only that, but there’s already a season 2 in the works — the quickest drama sequel I’ve seen maybe ever.

As usual, most of the Big Three shows are struggling, with the exception of Secret Royal Inspector. The sageuk’s numbers are staying strong around 5-6 percent, without any significant change. But it’s the cable shows that are pulling everyone in, whether it’s the Wednesday-Thursday rom-coms or the weekend fantasy dramas.

Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 4-10, 2021

Ep. # Station Rating
Monday, Jan. 4
Secret Royal Inspector 5 KBS 5.7%
Penthouse 20 SBS 23.8%
Awaken 11 tvN 4.8%
Tuesday, Jan. 5
Secret Royal Inspector 6 KBS 6.5%
Penthouse 21 SBS 28.8%
Live On JTBC
Awaken 12 tvN 4.6%
Wednesday, Jan. 6
Cheat on Me, If You Can 9 KBS 3.1%
Run On 7 JTBC 2.8%
True Beauty 7 tvN 3.9%
Thursday, Jan. 7
Cheat on Me, If You Can 10 KBS 3.0%
Run On 8 JTBC 3.8%
True Beauty 8 tvN 2.9%
Friday, Jan. 8
Fly Dragon 15 SBS 5.2%
Hush 7 JTBC 2.7%
Saturday, Jan. 9
Homemade Love Story 33 KBS 30.9%
Fly Dragon 16 SBS 5.4%
Hush 8 JTBC 2.3%
The Uncanny Counter 11 OCN 8.7%
Mr. Queen 9 tvN 12.1%
Sunday, Jan. 10
Homemade Love Story 34 KBS 33.6%
The Uncanny Counter 12 OCN 10.6%
Mr. Queen 10 tvN 12.8%

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> thereโ€™s already a season 2 in the works โ€” the quickest drama sequel Iโ€™ve seen maybe ever.

Fyi, Penthouse was always planned for more than 1 season before it aired. That's why the 2nd season can be released so soon. Initially it was 2 seasons (S1 & S2) with 20 episodes each, but it was later announced that the remaining eps will be split to S2 and S3 with 12 or 10 eps each.

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Oh boy ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ

Are you still watching it, Kat?

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Yes and no. Haha. I know the ending of S1 but I didn't watch a lot episodes ๐Ÿคฃ

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Penthouse was addicting as crack. I was more into it than the other four dramas I was watching. Glad Season 2 starts in three weeks because I miss it in my life.

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Same, I am so glad the season 2 will start soon. I have so many theories/predictions and canโ€™t wait to see what happens and justice for Su Ryeon!!

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What happened on Thursday, Jan. 7? Why did True Beauty fall 1% and Run On rise 1%? Not that the shows air at the same times, but True Beauty has never fell below 3% since its premiere, and Ep. 8 was The Kiss.

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The kiss alot of us don't care about?

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Because you're Team Seo-jun?

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I tried to like this show but unfortunately I'm on team I don't care. Obsessed with Run On though.

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Maybe the two-week hiatus made it difficult for viewers to get back into TRUE BEAUTY? I almost lost interest while I waited, and Ep. 7 was kind of boring in my opinion.

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With those type of numbers, I guess there will be a lot more makjang shows.

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um what drama is gonna replace Penthouse? like what'll air in its place? same goes for Live On what will replace it once it ends this Tuesday?

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I think it's Joseon Exorcist but in March, so I'm not sure about what they will air between.

After Live On, JTBC will air She Would Never Know (Sunbae, Don't Put on That Lipstick) on the Monday-Tuesday.

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Uncanny Counter surpassing 10%?!?! Ahh!! That's nice!!!!

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Finally TUC crossed double digits rating!!! Chhukkaheyo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ‰

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MR. QUEEN has deservedly high marks but why are more people not watching RUN ON?

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I see a TON of chatter - and enthusiastic chatter at that - on various forums, so I'm hoping that The Run On Powers That Be are picking up on that, too.

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Run On is such a gem.

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Why we don't have the Lovestruck in the City? Not that I'm watching it which I'm not actually just curious. Is it because it falls under documentary - lol ok I guess that's not funny one

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It's a Kakao TV drama, not a traditional broadcast/cable show. Pretty sure it's streaming-only.

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what about this drama, I think 'lovestruck in the city'. I only watched episode 1 before I gave up.

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Oh it is a web drama, showing on netflix.

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