SBS’ long-running variety show, Running Man, records its highest rating in two years.
The December 3 episode of the show recorded 10.3% ratings according to Nielson Korea, which is the highest viewers’ ratings for the said date among weekend shows in the same timeslot.
Episode 379, which was filmed in two countries on November 11 to 14, did not feature any guests. Instead, they divided the members into two teams with Yoo Jae Suk, Ji Suk Jin, Lee Kwang Soo, and Jeon So Min forming the Australia Team, while HaHa, Kim Jong Kook, Song Ji Hyo, and Yang Se Chan comprise the New Zealand Team.
This marks the first time Running Man broke into the 10-percentile rating since its 10.1% ratings in October 2015.
Fans have mixed opinions on whether the addition of two new hosts on the show was the main reason for its renewed popularity, but Running Man PD Jung Cheol Min expressed his gratitude to members for ‘believing in the staff.’