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YesAsia 2019 Bestsellers - TV Dramas

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The below rankings are based on sales of television/drama releases on from January 1 to December 31, 2019.


1 (tie). HIStory3: Trapped 1 (tie). Goblin 3. Eternal Love 4. What's Wrong with Secretary Kim 5. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

6. Legend of Fuyao 7 (tie). Rich Man 7 (tie). 100 Days My Prince 7 (tie). While You Were Sleeping 10. HIStory2


The ever popular fantasy drama Goblin comes in first for the second straight year, while Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young's hit workplace romcom What's Wrong with Secretary Kim? settle for second. 2018 bestsellers Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, While You Were Sleeping and The Bride of Habaek also stay in the top ten. EXO members share the #4 spot with Su Ho's Rich Man and D.O.'s 100 Days My Prince. With Hallyu favorites So Ji Sub and Kim Sun Ah in the leading roles, My Secret Terrius and Should We Kiss First? also easily make the top ten.

1. Goblin 2. What's Wrong with Secretary Kim 3. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo 4 (tie). Rich Man 4 (tie). 100 Days My Prince

4 (tie). While You Were Sleeping 7. My Secret Terrius 8. Should We Kiss First? 9 (tie). Crowned Clown 9 (tie). Bride of Habaek


Taiwan's popular BL series HIStory comes up big with two entries in the top ten. Crime romance series Trapped from the third season takes the #1 spot, and HIStory2 is at #4. The Mini Yang double bill of Eternal Love and Legend of Fuyao, which ranked first and second in 2018, slide down one spot each. Two big Chinese palace dramas – Ruyi's Royal Love In The Palace and Story of Yanxi Palace – unsurprisingly make the top ten, while the Hong Kong police crime series Stained starring Kara Hui comes in at #6.

1. HIStory3: Trapped 2. Eternal Love 3. Legend of Fuyao 4. HIStory2 5. Ruyi's Royal Love In The Palace

6. Stained 7. Advisors Alliance 8. Nirvana in Fire 9. Story of Yanxi Palace 10. Momentary Lapse of Reason


TBS's forensic mystery drama Unnatural starring Ishihara Satomi comes in first for J-Dramas, followed by Hello, Detective Hedgehog with Eita and dele with Yamada Takayuki and Suda Masaki. Arashi always shows up in the top ten, this time with the old variety show CxDxG no Arashi! and MatsuJun's SP Eien no Nispa. The ikemen-stacked Prince of Legend starring Katayose Ryota is at #5. Ossan's Love, which ranked #2 in 2018, stays in the top ten alongside two other gay-themed works, My Brother's Husband and Pornographer.

1. Unnatural 2 (tie). Hello, Detective Hedgehog 2 (tie). dele 2 (tie). CxDxG no Arashi! 5. Prince of Legend

6 (tie). Eien no Nispa 6 (tie). Itazura na Kiss - Love in Tokyo 6 (tie). My Brother's Husband 6 (tie).
Ossan's Love
6 (tie).

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Published January 8, 2020

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