Vincenzo and It’s Okay to Not be Okay are the Most Watched on Netflix Television Simulcast K-dramas of the 2020-2021 Period

Everyone’s talking about the Netflix produced K-dramas of the last two years which really has been an incredible success for the streaming platform, but it also has shelled out generously for the streaming rights to K-dramas that aired on television whether cable or prime time. For the period of 2020-2021 the viewership numbers are in and Vincenzo is the most watched K-drama that also aired simultaneously on television. After that it’s It’s Okay to Not be Okay in second spot, followed by The King: Eternal Monarch in third. It should make fans of that drama happy to know their claims for how widely watched on Netflix it was, very impressive for sure even if not the most watched. Then in 4th we have Nevertheless, so for sure younger viewers were probably streaming it rather than watching on the network. Hospital Playlist 2 came in 5th followed by Sisyphus: The Myth, which hopefully goes to the Netflix grave of crappy dramas that people watching hoping it would eventually make sense (it didn’t). And super impressive is Hometown Cha Cha Cha in 7th, it’s only 2/3 way through airing and I can see it going up a few more notches by the end. On a side note, Crash Landing on You is NOT considered in this time period, it’s considered a 2019 drama since it started airing in 2019 and finished in early 2020, plus Flixpatrol did not collect data during the entire period of CLOY’s airing. If it did and the period was expanded to 2019, I think it would be either CLOY or Vincenzo in number 1.

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tvN Holds Vote on Favorite Network K-drama for its 15th Anniversary Including Hits Vincenzo, Crash Landing on You, Misaeng, Goblin, Answer Me 1988 and Many More Nominees

Well this is going to be interesting to see which drama wins, whether it’s quality or motivated by fan mobilization to get out the vote. tvN is partnering with TVing to run a vote (click here) for the audiences’ favorite … Continue reading

2021 Baeksang Award Nominations are Out with a Murderers Row of Nominees in the Drama Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Categories

The 2021 Baeksang Arts Award nominations came out five days ago but I didn’t have a chance to write about it since the news was overshadowed by the hullabaloo that was the production of MBC drama Time and things surrounding … Continue reading

tvN Announces Television Show Successes of 2020 Including Crash Landing on You, Hospital Playlist, and It’s Okay to Not be Okay

Cable network tvN has been dominating for the last decade in producing great content and fans have been clamoring for them to hold their own year end drama awards like the Big Three. This year that’s even less likely to … Continue reading

Hospital Playlist and Stove League are Highest Audience Rated 2020 K-dramas on Influential Chinese Review Site Douban

English speaking countries head to Rotten Tomatoes to check out how critics and audience viewers rate movies and shows but in China it’s all about Douban. It’s the most influential and mass aggregated site for viewers to rate shows and … Continue reading

It’s Okay to Not be Okay, The King: Eternal Monarch, and Kingdom Top Most Popular Netflix K-dramas Watched in Asia in 2020

Streaming platform Netflix issued a press release (What Asia Watched) last week sharing internal data about it’s streaming numbers with the public. Focusing on the Asia region and on K-dramas, the three K-dramas with the most viewers in 2020 were … Continue reading

It’s Okay Not to be Okay and The King: Eternal Monarch Remain Most Watched K-dramas Worldwide on Netflix in 2020 as of December

There is just one more month left to lock in the viewership on Netflix for the shows streaming on the platform and the first year there was tracking on Flixpatrol. I’m hoping a K-drama remains in the top 20 and … Continue reading

Joynews Poll Selects Best K-drama OTP of 2020 as Hyun Bin-Son Ye Jin in Crash Landing on You Followed by Kim Soo Hyun-Seo Ye Ji in It’s Okay to Not be Okay

The Joynews Korea 16th anniversary celebration continues and a second K-drama related poll result is out. It’s the same pool of 200 some entertainment industry professionals sampled as they were asked which drama couple was the best OTP/best chemistry of … Continue reading

It’s Okay to Not be Okay Highest Viewership Among K-dramas Making the Netflix Top 100 Shows List for 2020 as of October 1, Next is The King: Eternal Monarch and Crash Landing on You

One of the positives of 2020 was the increased exposure of K-dramas to global viewers thanks to the licensing deal with Netflix for many of the high profile dramas that aired this year. This year a site called Flixpatrol also … Continue reading

It’s Okay to Not be Okay Ends with Episode 16 Ratings High of 6.224% and 7.348% and a Perfect Complete Story With Heart and Soul

Two decades of Hallyu dramas under the belt leaves me a bit jaded and always guarded for the other shoe to drop, namely a really crappy ending. Not that an ending is unhappy for the OTP, even happy endings have … Continue reading