Most Buzzworthy Korean Dramas, Actors from May 13 to 19, 2019


Her Private Life has now clocked up three 1st place finishes in a row, and so have its leads Kim Jae-wook and Park Min-young. Ratings-wise, the series is not impressive it all, so it is one perfect example of a most buzzworthy drama with below-average television viewership. Meanwhile, the biggest gainers this week are Welcome To Waikiki 2 and Nokdu Flower star Yoon Shi-yoon.

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

10 Most Buzzworthy Korean Dramas from May 13 to 19, 2019

For the third consecutive time, Her Private Life dominated the ranking with a double-digit buzz score of 15.4%. It is followed by newcomer Absolute Boyfriend, which unseated Voice 3 from the second spot. Nokdu Flower remained as the 4th placer and is now one rank head of Abyss, which fell to no. 5 after losing 2 places.

The biggest gainer this week is Welcome To Waikiki 2, which just ended its run and managed to move up six places to occupy the 8th spot. With Mother Of Mine now also in the top 10, 3 dramas from the previous ranking did not make it to this list this time namely The Secret Life Of My Secretary, Save Me 2, and Different Dreams.

  1. Her Private Life (tvN) — 15.36%
  2. Absolute Boyfriend (SBS) — 9.77%
  3. Voice 3 (OCN) — 8.30%
  4. Nokdu Flower (SBS) — 6.76%
  5. Abyss (tvN) — 6.62%
  6. Doctor Prisoner (KBS2) — 6.21%
  7. Special Labor Inspector (MBC) — 4.86%
  8. Welcome To Waikiki 2 (JTBC) — 4.58%
  9. Left-Handed Wife (KBS2) — 4.19%
  10. Mother Of Mine (KBS2) — 3.62%

10 Most Buzzworthy Korean Drama Actors from May 13 to 19, 2019

Kim Jae-wook and Park Min-young are still the most talked about drama actors this week, with Absolute Boyfriend leads Bang Min-ah and Yeo Jin-goo following them at 3rd and 4th place, respectively. As a result, Park Bo-young and Ahn Hyo-seop have been displaced into numbers 5 and 6.

Yoon Shi-yoon, the biggest gainer this week, also managed to climbed six places from its previous position, displacing Doctor Prisoner star Choi Won-young. Lee Ha-na and Kim Young-kwang have also been eliminated from the top 10.

  1. Kim Jae-wook (Her Private Life)
  2. Park Min-young (Her Private Life)
  3. Bang Min-ah (Absolute Boyfriend)
  4. Yeo Jin-goo (Absolute Boyfriend)
  5. Park Bo-young (Abyss)
  6. Ahn Hyo-seop (Abyss)
  7. Yoon Shi-yoon (Nokdu Flower)
  8. Jo Jung-suk (Nokdu Flower)
  9. Lee Jin-wook (Voice 3)
  10. Namgoong Min (Doctor Prisoner)

: 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.