'Infinite Challenge' maintains No. 1 ranking on brand reputation index

The TV programs were ranked based on participation, media, communication and community indices.

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"Infinite Challenge" (top) and "I Live Alone" MBC

"Infinite Challenge" continued its popularity as it topped again the brand reputation index for Korean entertainment programs in September.

The Korea Institute for Corporate Reputation analyzed 131 million pieces of big data of 35 TV entertainment programs that were popular from August 1 to September 1, a decrease of 4.41 percent compared to 139.17 million pieces of data in August.

The TV programs were ranked based on participation, media, communication and community indices.

"Infinite Challenge" got a score of 10.76 million to maintain its No. 1 slot although its brand reputation index fell from 11.22 million recorded in August.

Placing second is "I Live Alone," another MBC program, with a score of 10.15 million, up by 18.28 percent compared to 8.58 million last month.

"Hyori's Bed & Breakfast," a reality TV show on JTBC, rose to third place with 8.78 million, compared to its sixth-place score of 6.99 million in August, or an increase of 25.54 percent.

Ranked fourth and fifth are talk show "Happy Together" with 7.42 million and "Knowing Bros" with 7.17 million

The sixth to 20th places are:

6. "King of Masked Singer" - 6.13 million

7. "Running Man" - 5.446 million

8. "Radio Star" - 5.44 million

9. "Single Wife" - 5.39 million

10. "My Ugly Duckling" - 5.26 million

11. "Wednesday Food Talk" - 5.17 million

12. "Let's Eat Dinner Together" - 4.87 million

13. "Immortal Song 2: Singing the Legend" - 4.74 million

14. "The Return of Superman" - 4.5 million

15. "Law of the Jungle" - 4.48 million

16. "House Cook Master Baek" - 4.14 million

17. "2 Days & 1 Night" - 2.69 million

18. "Flaming Youth" - 2.45 million

19. "Gag Concert" - 2.37 million

20. "Non Summit" - 2.36 million

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