Most Buzzworthy Korean Dramas, Actors from May 6 to 12, 2019

Rom-com Her Private Life and its leads Park Min-young and Kim Jae-wook are still in the lead in the rankings, but Park’s and Kim’s position are now reversed. Abyss and Doctor Prisoner are the biggest gainers in the drama ranking while Choi Won-young of Doctor Prisoner made the biggest jump in the actor ranking from its 47th place finish in the previous week.

What does it mean by being “buzzworthy?”Scroll the page to find out.

10 Most Buzzworthy Korean Dramas from May 6 to 12, 2019

Her Private Life topped the ranking for the second time with a bigger buzz score of almost 18 percent (versus last week’s 16%). All four prime time dramas that premiered this week made it to the top 10, with Voice 3 in the lead as the second placer. Abyss is now occupying the no. 3 spot, becoming the biggest gainer, along with Doctor Prisoner, by moving up three places from last week. On the other hand, Different Dreams is the biggest loser with its new position at no. 9, falling by seven places.

  1. Her Private Life (tvN) — 17.93%
  2. Voice 3 (OCN) — 12.32%
  3. Abyss (tvN) — 9.34%
  4. Nokdu Flower (SBS) — 7.31%
  5. Special Labor Inspector (MBC) — 5.34%
  6. Doctor Prisoner (KBS2) — 5.26%
  7. The Secret Life Of My Secretary (SBS) — 4.57%
  8. Save Me 2 (OCN) — 4.09%
  9. Different Dreams (MBC) — 3.94%
  10. Left-Handed Wife (KBS2) — 3.90%

10 Most Buzzworthy Korean Drama Actors from May 6 to 12, 2019

Park Min-young and Kim Jae-wook are still in the lead in the ranking but now their positions are reversed, with Kim now on the top spot. Park Bo-young remained as the 3rd placer, while newcomers Ahn Hyo-seop and Lee Ha-na unseated Yoo Ji-tae and Jo Jung-suk from the 4th and 5th place, respectively. Jo is now the 7th placer but Yoo is completely eliminated from the top 10. Newcomers Lee Jin-wook and Kim Young-kwang made it to the ranking as well.

The biggest gainer is Choi Won-young, who impressively moved up 39 places from the previous week to occupy the no. 8 spot this week.

  1. Kim Jae-wook (Her Private Life)
  2. Park Min-young (Her Private Life)
  3. Park Bo-young (Abyss)
  4. Ahn Hyo-seop (Abyss)
  5. Lee Ha-na (Voice 3)
  6. Lee Jin-wook (Voice 3)
  7. Jo Jung-suk (Nokdu Flower)
  8. Choi Won-young (Doctor Prisoner)
  9. Kim Young-kwang (The Secret Life Of My Secretary)
  10. Namgoong Min (Doctor Prisoner)

Source: Good Data Corporation

What does it mean by being “buzzworthy?” When a drama or actor is buzzworthy, it means that many people talk about or discuss them in various online platforms such as blogs, forums, and social media. The “buzzworthiness” of a drama is measured and expressed quantitatively by Good Data Corporation on a weekly basis. The buzzworthiness is NOT directly proportional to TV ratings. Hence, a highest-rated drama is NOT necessarily a buzzworthy drama or vice versa. There are many dramas that obtain above-average audience shares but rarely become the subject of discussions online. On the other hand, there are instances when low-rated dramas or those with below-average to average viewership become the most talked about series. Simply put, a most buzzworthy drama is the “most talked about” drama in town.

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