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M Countdown ( Hangul : 엠카운트다운 ) is a South Korean music program broadcast by Mnet. It airs live every Thursday at 18:00 to 19:30 KST. The show features some of the latest and most popular artists who perform live on stage. It is broadcast from CJ E&M Center Studio in Sangam-dong , Mapo District , Seoul.  It also airs live in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, United States, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.
Segments previous airing include B'SHOP where songwriter Bang Si-hyuk introduces some hit songs, and MCD DRAMA where the hosts act out scenarios. The current segment airing is MCD NEWS which reports the latest music industry news, and MCD Ranking which ranks celebrities with certain topics.
As of June 11, 2015, The chart featured on M Countdown was calculated by combining Digital Single Sales (50%), Album Sales (15%), Social Media Points (YouTube official music video views + SNS buzz) (15%), Preference Points (global fan votes through Mwave, Mnet Japan and Mnet America + age range preference) (10%), Mnet Broadcast Points (10%) and SMS Votes (10%).