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tvN series 'Memories of the Alhambra' tops weekly TV chart in its closing week

Entertainment 10:42 January 23, 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 23 (Yonhap) -- tvN drama series, "Memories of the Alhambra," topped the weekly TV program chart in the final week of its 16-episode run, data showed Wednesday.

The Saturday-Sunday series, which aired its last episode Jan. 20, earned a Content Power Index (CPI) score of 264.9 for the week of Jan. 14-20, finishing atop the index, according to the chart data released by CJ ENM and Nielsen Korea.

The drama starring Hyun Bin and Park Shin-hye is the first mainstream series dealing with augmented reality as its main subject.

The drama is set in both Seoul and Granada, Spain, giving an edge to the show's visual quality.

This image provided by tvN is a promotional poster for its TV series "Memories of the Alhambra." (Yonhap)

MBC's "The Masked Singer," which runs every Sunday, came second with a CPI of 255.9, followed by tvN biweekly drama series "Encounter," which garnered a 245.3 CPI.

The new season of the long-running reality singing game show "I Can See Your Voice" debuted on the weekly chart in 8th place.

The sixth season of "I Can See Your Voice," broadcast by Mnet, had a CPI score of 222.3, cementing the show's status as a leading TV program for the pop-focused cable channel.

Since the show first landed on the small screen in 2015, it has gained international popularity with its unique game-like format intended to pick out tone-deaf singers.

The show's format has been exported to nine foreign countries, including China, Thailand, Indonesia and Bulgaria.

The CPI, created by CJ ENM and Nielsen Korea, measures the level of popularity, social media presence and influence on consumer behavior of entertainment TV programs aired on the three major terrestrial networks -- MBC, SBS and KBS -- and the seven cable channels owned by CJ ENM, including tvN, Mnet and OCN, during prime time.

JTBC, another cable network that airs some highly popular entertainment shows and dramas, is not included in the measurement.

These images from Mnet's mystery singing game show "I Can See Your Voice" were provided by Mnet. (Yonhap)

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