‘Lovely Runner’ Beats ‘Queen of Tears’’ Topicality Score + Achieves New Records After Debut

tvN is winning the viewers’ hearts with its K-dramas “Lovely Runner” and “Queen of Tears.” The two even beat each other’s scores in topicality, proving their continued success.

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‘Queen of Tears’ Remains No. 1 At Topicality List for 6 Consecutive Weeks

Good Data Corporation, a company that record each week’s rankings by gathering data from news articles, blog posts, online communities, videos, and social media mentions about dramas that are currently airing or set to release soon, dropped its latest record.

In the latest TV-OTT drama topicality survey results for the second week of April, the corporation revealed that Kim Soo Hyun and Kim Ji Won’s “Queen of Tears” remains unbeatable at No. 1 for its sixth week, solidifying its reign as a topical favorite.

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Since its premiere in March, the series has consistently broken its own records, maintaining its stronghold on the top for weeks.

‘Lovely Runner’ Experiences Surge of Popularity + Marks Highest Topicality Score Beating ‘Queen of Tears’

But apart from “Queen of Tears,” there’s another drama carving its own path to stardom. It is none other than the Monday-Tuesday series “Lovely Runner”!

The newly premiered time-travel drama is experiencing a surge in popularity both in Korea and abroad.

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Byeon Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon’s drama has surpassed expectations and garnered a topicality score of 42,393 points in its debut week.

“Lovely Runner” not only beat “Queen of Tears” during its pilot week but also marked the highest score among TV dramas launched in the past year.

Its lead stars Byeon Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon further bolstered the series’ success as they entered the popular drama actors ranking and occupied the third and fourth places, respectively.

In addition, “Lovely Runner” Episode 3, which aired on April 15, recorded an average score of 3.4 percent viewership rating nationwide. It has been said that the score increased by 0.7 percent from its previous rating of 2.7 percent, marking the series’ new personal best viewership rating.

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The new rom-com drama is also one of the most talked about dramas on multiple social and media platforms, marking its skyrocketing popularity.

Fans and viewers are excited to watch the drama’s main protagonists Ryu Sun Jae and Im Sol and can’t wait for the development of their stories and blossoming romance.

Byeon Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon are also receiving immense love and support from the public for their strong on-screen chemistry.

Catch “Lovely Runner” every Monday and Tuesday at 8:50 p.m. (KST) on tvN and Viu.

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