Long-running faves sweep Korean demand
Long-running Korean titles swept TV show demand in Korea and travel/food played a major role in entertaining local audiences for the week of 6-12 May, according to data science company Parrot Analytics.
Variety show Running Man was in top spot overall, closely followed by Friday night reality cooking show, Three Meals A Day. The other two Korean programmes in the top five shows for the week were travel reality series New Journey to the West and food/travel-based comedy series, Delicious Guys.
HBO took two of the three foreign spots on the list with Game of Thrones and Westworld.
Netflix dominated digital demand, although Korean audiences seem more enamoured with the streamer’s iconic titles, Black Mirror and Stranger Things, than they are with local fare. The top Korean drama on the list was The Last Kingdom, which came in with about 17% less demand than the two digital leaders.