Gallup Korea recently surveyed Koreans on what they think is the most popular television show currently airing and this is what they thought.
10. MBC’s Money Flower (2.4%)
Money Flower stars Jang Hyuk and Park Se Young. It tells a story about being overcome with greed as they think they can control everything in the world with money.
9. JTBC’s Knowing Bros (2.5%)
Knowing Bros is known for the friendly banter between the cast and its invited guests. It’s one of the variety shows all artists want to guest on when they make a comeback.
8. KBS2’s 1 Night 2 Days (2.9%)
On air for over 10 years, 1 Night 2 Days‘ concept is to introduce viewers to different places in Korea that they can visit.
7. SBS’s My Little Old Boy (3.6%)
Mothers of celebrities watch and comment on the daily lives of their sons in this “video diary”. The mothers of the show won the Daesang Award at the 2017 SBS Entertainment Awards.
6. MBC’s I Live Alone (3.8%)
An unscripted real-variety show, guests, who can be married or in relationships, have their daily routines recorded as they live alone in their homes.
5. tvN’s Prison Playbook (4.9%)
Prison Playbook tells the story of the daily life of people who are sentenced to prison time. It is one of tvN’s most successful dramas ever.
4. JTBC’s Ssulzun (5.2%)
Ssulzun is a program where panelists mainly talk about current affairs in Korea. It is well known for not filtering what is said, allowing for the truth to be revealed.
3. tvNs’ Youn’s Kitchen 2 (6.3%)
Youn’s Kitchen is back for a second season and has already surpassed the first, with over 14% viewer ratings. Viewers are loving Park Seo Joon’s Spanish skills and the chemistry between returning members Lee Seo Jin, Jung Yu Mi, and Youn Yuh Jung.
2. MBC’s Infinite Challenge (6.7%)
Korea’s representative variety show, Infinite Challenge has been considered one of, if not the top variety show for the past 12 years. Recently they had boxing legend Manny Pacquiao as a guest.
1. KBS2’s My Golden Life (8.5%)
My Golden Life has been flirting with the 40% viewer rating mark for weeks and is indisputably the most popular show in Korea right now. The drama tells the tale of a woman who suddenly becomes rich and a man who falls in love with her—but the woman holds an important secret.