south korean variety show show

Running Man ( korean : 런닝맨 ; RR : Reonning maen ; MR : Rŏnning man ) is a south korean variety prove, once part of SBS ‘ Good Sunday batting order. [ 1 ] It was first aired on July 11, 2010. [ 2 ] Running Man was primitively classified as an “ urban military action variety ” ; a genre of kind shows in an urban environment. [ 3 ] The MCs and guests were to complete missions at a landmark to win the race. [ 4 ] The display has since shifted to a more familiar reality – assortment picture concept focused on games. [ citation needed ] It has garnered attention as being the rejoinder plan for Yoo Jae-suk, the main MC of the program, after leaving Good Sunday ‘s Family Outing in February 2010. [ 5 ]

The show has become popular in other parts of Asia, and has gained on-line popularity among Hallyu fans, having been fansubbed into diverse languages, such as English, Persian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Malay, Indonesian, Burmese, Arabic, Russian, and Turkish. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] The indicate has made it to the list of Business Insider ‘s 20 television receiver Shows of 2016. [ 8 ] Since April 2017, Running Man is airing as the first separate of Good Sunday at 4:50 promethium KST and competing against KBS2 ‘s The Return of Superman and MBC ‘s King of Mask Singer. [ 9 ] Running Man previously aired at 6:25 phase modulation KST on Sundays, as the second part of Good Sunday, competing against KBS2 ‘s 2 Days & 1 Night. The show had its special episode on Sunday, July 12, 2020, in celebration of their tenth anniversary. [ 10 ]

format [edit ]

current [edit ]

As of episode 48, the members have taken part in a series of missions to become the achiever ( s ) at the end of the race. Missions form the basis of Running Man as members try to avoid punishment in earlier episodes or to win prizes. multiple missions are presented in each episode, with the highlight of Running Man being race missions. The format of the read has veered away from the “ race deputation + others ” to “ one continuous race + missions ” .

former [edit ]

list of former formats

Ep(s) Airdate(s) Notes
1 July 11, 2010 The MCs and guests were locked in a landmark during closed hours and were required to leave before opening hours. In the first episode, they were divided into two teams and raced to find the codes hidden within the landmark that were required to unlock the main doors.[11] With a full of 5 numbers, after one was found, a game was played to determine which team would start first in the adjacent race, and the lose team received a punishment while the early team was given a head start. After all the numbers had been found by either of the teams, they approached the main door and entered the code which they believed was right. The exact team was allowed to leave the landmark while the misplace team was required to complete a punishment inside the landmark. [ 12 ]
2–5 July 18, 2010 – August 8, 2010 The second episode to the fifth episode, both teams competed to find golden pigs filled with money that was hidden within the landmark and participated in games in the attempt to win more money. At the end of each episode, the team with the most money was declared the winner and was allowed to leave the landmark while the losing team received a punishment. The money collected by the teams was donated in the winning team’s honor. Viewers could vote on the official Running Man homepage on who they believed would be the winning team, and a lucky audience who guessed correctly was allowed to have his/her name included in the donation.[13]
6–10 August 15, 2010 – September 12, 2010 Episodes 6 to 10, a consistent game format was used where both teams competed to obtain the most Running Man Balls (shortened to Running Balls in future episodes). Running Balls were awarded to the team that found a ball, and were also given to individuals who won a game, who received a Running Ball of their team’s color (blue or red).[14] Each of the games and races was referred to as missions, and were as follows:

  • Mission 1 featured games related to the landmark. Previously, the Photo Zone Game was played at every landmark.
  • Mission 2 was the race mission.
  • Mission 3 was Leisure Time for a Cup of Tea. This mission was discontinued after episode ten due to controversies.[15]
  • Mission 4 was Morning Team Sports. This mission aired in full only in episode six and only highlights were shown in episode seven due to time constraints.

At the goal of each episode, the Running Man Balls collected throughout the night were placed into a lottery machine, and the color of the beginning ball ejected determined the fetching team for the even. The miss team was required to commute home using public department of transportation while undertaking an embarrass punishment .

11–25 September 19, 2010 – January 9, 2011 As of the eleventh episode, the Running Man members and guests were no longer split into two main teams except for during the race mission, with smaller teams or individual game-play being used during the other missions. Everyone individually earned Running Balls throughout the missions and the balls selected during the lottery machine segment represented the individuals who were the winners for the night. The format of missions was also changed:

  • Mission 1 was Challenge 1 vs. X.
  • Mission 2 was Find the Thief. From episode 15 this was changed to different games related to the landmark.
  • Mission 3 was the race mission, Bells Hide and Seek.

As of the eighteenth episode, only those who had earned no Running Balls at all throughout the night were the ones to be punished .

26–43 January 16, 2011 – May 15, 2011 Beginning with the twenty-sixth episode, the race mission, Bells Hide and Seek, was replaced with a Find the Guests mission. The MCs and guests were locked inside a landmark and were required to earn Running Balls for a chance to escape punishment. Through a series of missions, the Running Man members were divided into teams and/or individually earned Running Balls. The format for the missions in episodes 26 to 43 were:

  • Mission 1 was the race mission, Find the Guests. From episodes 39 to 41, it was Catch the Running Man.
  • Mission 2 featured games related to the landmark.
  • Mission 3 was the One Chance challenge, which was played in episodes 27 to 31.

If there were many members with no Running Balls, they were mechanically punished and no lottery was conducted. additionally, if the members succeeded in the One Chance mission, they were all relieved of the punishment careless of how many Running Balls each of them possessed. As of episode 38 and onwards, there were some episodes which included spy/spies. These spies could either be depart of the mold, guest, or both .

44–47 May 22, 2011 – June 12, 2011 From episodes 44 to 47, staff (of the landmark location involved in the game) voted for who they believed would be the overall winner of the games and became supporters of that member/team. Teams were decided by the winner of the race mission, who received the first Running Ball, and the two teams then competed for more Running Balls throughout missions spread over two days (two episodes). The format for the missions was as follows:

  • Mission 1 was the race mission, Find the Guests.
  • Mission 2 featured missions related to the staff of the landmark.
  • Mission 3 was a second race mission.
  • Mission 4 featured missions related to the landmark.

The team with the most Running Balls was declared the winner and their supporters received a bonus from their knob .

119, 131, 144 November 11, 2012; February 3, 2013; May 5, 2013 In these episodes, the members would arrive at the starting venue separately. An announcer would announce that “The XX Running Man is entering the arena”. This announcement would include the guests for the day. After all the guest were introduced, the announcer would immediately announce their first mission. The race would officially begin after the first mission ends. The winner of the first mission would be given an advantage to his/her team in the race. The format for the missions are as follows:

  • Mission 1 was the opening mission: Name Tag Elimination
  • Mission 2 onwards would follow the usual format of the show: one long race with continuous missions during the race.

Personnel [edit ]

production staff [edit ]

The staff run the games, much showing up on camera either by actively participating in the game or influencing the consequence of assorted missions. This includes the personal cameramen ( VJs ), production directors ( PDs ), floor directors ( FDs ), stylists, boom operators, etc. foreman producer, Nam Seung-yong, is responsible for the production of the broadcast, with PD Jo Hyo-jin, Im Hyung-taek, and Kim Joo-hyung ( besides known as Myeok PD ) [ 16 ] chiefly creditworthy for the conduct and production of the recordings of the program since origin. other PDs have joined the program to assist as the program shifts from a single landmark to multiple locations for recording, notably Hwang Seon-man, Jeong Cheol-min, and Lee Hwan-jin. FD Go Dong-wan assists in the recordings of the program and is known to be shown on camera many times, deoxyadenosine monophosphate well as rescue and assisting the members in missions. Producer Kim Joo-hyung has left the show as of episode 182 as he was reassigned to Inkigayo. [ 17 ] Each member has their own personal cameramen who follow them around entirely during recordings. noteworthy cameramen include Ryu Kwon-ryeol ( Yoo Jae-suk ‘s primary VJ ), Kim Yoo-seok ( Jee Seok-jin ‘s primary VJ ), Choi Yoon-sang ( erstwhile primary coil VJ for Lee Kwang-soo ), Yoon Sung-yong ( Haha ‘s primary VJ ), Sung Gyu ( Song Ji-hyo ‘s primary VJ ), Jo Seong-Oh ( Gary ‘s primary VJ, now Yang Se-chan ‘s primary VJ ), Kim Ki-jin ( Kim Jong-kook ‘s primary VJ ), and Ji Bong-jo ( Jeon So-min ‘s primary VJ ). On November 19, 2014, the show ‘s head director, Jo Hyo-jin, announced his departure from the usher after working with the members for four years. [ 18 ] On March 20, 2016, the picture ‘s independent PD, Im Hyung-taek left the testify ( as of episode 291 ) as he became the manufacturer of Hurry Up, Brother, resulting in new generation PDs to take over, notably PD Lee Hwan-jin, PD Jeong Cheol-min, and PD Park Yong-woo. [ 19 ] FD Go Dong-wan besides announced his farewell via his Instagram. [ 20 ] On July 3, 2016, SBS confirmed the return of manufacturer Kim Joo-hyung to the usher. [ 21 ] That lapp calendar month, it is confirmed that he will be the fresh main PD of the testify. [ 22 ] however, it did n’t concluding long as PD Kim Joo-hyung announced that he is leaving the read soon after. subsequently, PD Lee Hwan-jin took over as the independent PD of Running Man until March 2017. In April 2017, PD Jeong Cheol-min took over from PD Lee Hwan-Jin as the Running Man independent PD. [ 23 ] In July 2018, PD Jeong Cheol-min took a break and PD Lee Hwan-jin temporarily took over as main PD of the indicate. [ 24 ] PD Jeong Cheol-min returned to the show as main PD in May 2019 after taking a break and producing two seasons of SBS display Village Survival, the Eight, while PD Lee Hwan-jin took a bankrupt. [ citation needed ] On February 5, 2020, SBS confirmed that PD Jeong Cheol-min will leave the express and the caller. PD Choi Bo-pil has since taken over as the main PD of the prove. [ 25 ]

Guests with the most appearances [edit ]

During its run, some of the guests were occasionally featured or invited to the show. The stick to list are guests who appeared the most frequently as of June 12, 2022 .

list of episodes [edit ]

Year Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
2010 23 July 11, 2010 ( ) December 26, 2010 (

2010-12-26

)

2011 51 January 2, 2011 ( ) December 25, 2011 (

2011-12-25

)

2012 52 January 1, 2012 ( ) December 30, 2012 (

2012-12-30

)

2013 52 January 6, 2013 ( ) December 29, 2013 (

2013-12-29

)

2014 49 January 5, 2014 ( ) December 28, 2014 (

2014-12-28

)

2015 52 January 4, 2015 ( ) December 27, 2015 (

2015-12-27

)

2016 52 January 3, 2016 ( ) December 25, 2016 (

2016-12-25

)

2017 52 January 1, 2017 ( ) December 31, 2017 (

2017-12-31

)

2018 49 January 7, 2018 ( ) December 30, 2018 (

2018-12-30

)

2019 51 January 6, 2019 ( ) December 29, 2019 (

2019-12-29

)

2020 52 January 5, 2020 ( ) December 27, 2020 (

2020-12-27

)

2021 50 January 3, 2021 ( ) December 26, 2021 (

2021-12-26

)

2022 TBA January 2, 2022 ( ) TBA

tilt of guests [edit ]

Five of Running Man ‘s permanent hurl ( Haha, Lee Kwang-soo, Song Ji-hyo, Kim Jong-kook and Jee Seok-jin ) in malaysia at a fan meet many guests have taken part in Running Man. The follow is a compilation of guests and the numeral of times they have been on the show. With regards to guest-turned-members ( Song Ji-hyo, Jeon So-min, Yang Se-chan ) or erstwhile members of the prove ( Lizzy, Song Joong-ki, Gary, Lee Kwang-soo [ 26 ] ), entirely the times they were a node are counted. The guests were sorted according to their appearances and the number of episodes appeared .

reception [edit ]

The first gear episode of the prove received shuffle reviews. According to Asiae, the indicate concept was promise, but the crew could not use the localization to fully electric potential, and the pace was not fast and moral force enough. [ 27 ] Despite a dull start, Running Man became increasingly democratic in South Korea and throughout Asia. [ 28 ] [ 29 ] [ 30 ] [ 31 ] [ 32 ] In its base country the show is watched by 2.1 million people on average. [ 33 ] due to the universe of fansubs, it is determine outside of Asia as well, being translated into English, spanish and Arabic, among others. [ 34 ] According to The Straits Times ( an english terminology daily newspaper in Singapore ), the popularity of the express is ascribable to its unpredictability, the comedy involved, the fame guests and the chemistry between the regular hurl members. [ 35 ] Assistant professor Liew Kai Khiun at the Nanyang Technological University ( Singapore ) attributes the solicitation of Running Man to the ability of using populace outer space in a creative way : “ Running Man is about taking audiences to the assorted corners of not only South Korea, but the area a well. In the quite fast-paced urban societies in Asia, the picture helps to provide release from the daily tensions that such streets and buildings are associated with. ” [ 35 ] Liew thinks that the roll members are not particularly full looking, thus have nothing to lose, flush if they “ wrestle with one another like children ”. [ 35 ] According to producer Jo Hyo-jin, the usher is popular because the concept of having to choose a achiever is culturally easy to understand. He besides named the good relationship between the regular members as one of the reasons for the picture ‘s achiever. [ 36 ] Celebrity guests like Super Junior, Girls ‘ Generation and fluorine ( ten ) play an significant separate in the success adenine well, although they sometimes induce criticism. For exercise, after the air of the Big Bang episodes, some viewers complained that the dance band won besides well. Jo Hyo-jin, however, denied any special treatment of the celebrities. Jo explained that fans are besides highly critical of the games, therefore it is not potential for the crew to reuse games without changing them. [ 36 ] The regular members of Running Man have held respective fan meetings throughout Asia. In October 2013, their Singapore fan meeting drew a crowd of 3,000. [ 37 ] When the cast arrived for shooting in Vietnam and other countries, they were greeted by thousands of fans at the airport. [ 38 ]

discography [edit ]

In concurrence with the 9th year of show, the show held their first ever fan-meeting in South Korea. During the fan-meeting, they collaborate with the different singers. On September 22, 2019, the extended play titled Running Man Fan Meeting: Project Running 9 was released. [ 39 ]

Running Man Fan Meeting : project Running 9
EP by assorted artists
Released September 22, 2019 ( )
Genre K-pop
Length

21

:

00

Language Korean
Label
  • Kakao
  • SBS Contents Hub

Ratings [edit ]

In the ratings below, the highest rat for the show is in red, and the lowest rat for the show is in blue each class .
2010 ( Episode 1–23 )

  • Good Sunday divides its program into two parts, Running Man airs as Good Sunday Part 1.
Ep. # Original Airdate TNmS Ratings Naver Ratings[40]
Nationwide Seoul Capital Area Nationwide Seoul Capital Area
1 July 11, 2010 12.0% 12.5% 10.0% 10.7%
2 July 18, 2010 8.0% 8.1% 7.8% 8.7%
3 July 25, 2010 6.7% 7.8% 7.4% 8.1%
4 August 1, 2010 7.8% 8.6% 6.3% 7.0%
5 August 8, 2010 8.0% 8.9% 7.3% 8.8%
6 August 15, 2010 7.6% 7.9% 7.8% 8.5%
7 August 22, 2010 8.4% 9.3% 6.6% 7.7%
8 August 29, 2010 8.4% 8.9% 7.9% 8.1%
9 September 5, 2010 9.3% 9.5% 7.4% 8.2%
10 September 12, 2010 7.8% 8.2% 6.6% 6.8%
11 September 19, 2010 8.2% 8.5% 7.0% 7.9%
12 September 26, 2010 6.7% 6.8% 5.6% 6.5%
13 October 3, 2010 7.0% 7.2% 7.1% 8.1%
14 October 17, 2010 11.1% 11.8% 8.8% 8.8%
15 October 24, 2010 13.2% 14.1% 11.1% 11.4%
16 October 31, 2010 11.0% 11.5% 10.3% 11.0%
17 November 7, 2010 13.2% 14.1% 9.8% 10.2%
18 November 21, 2010 10.3% 10.8% 8.9% 9.5%
19 November 28, 2010 13.2% 14.0% 9.3% 9.9%
20 December 5, 2010 11.8% 12.6% 9.3% 9.8%
21 December 12, 2010 12.7% 13.7% 11.2% 12.1%
22 December 19, 2010 13.2% 14.2% 10.6% 11.1%
23 December 26, 2010 12.6% 13.9% 10.7% 11.6%

2011 ( Episode 24–74 )

Ep. # Original Airdate TNmS Ratings Naver Ratings[40]
Nationwide Seoul Capital Area Nationwide Seoul Capital Area
24 January 2, 2011 9.7% 12.9% 11.1% 12.1%
25 January 9, 2011 11.7% 15.7% 10.9% 11.1%
26 January 16, 2011 11.8% 14.4% 11.5% 12.0%
27 January 23, 2011 12.6% 15.8% 13.2% 14.5%
28 January 30, 2011 13.7% 17.5% 14.9% 16.3%
29 February 6, 2011 13.1% 16.6% 15.0% 16.2%
30 February 13, 2011 10.4% 12.5% 10.7% 11.4%
31 February 20, 2011 11.2% 13.7% 12.6% 13.4%
32 February 27, 2011 11.2% 13.7% 12.8% 13.7%
33 March 6, 2011 10.4% 13.1% 11.2% 12.0%
34 March 13, 2011 8.3% 10.7% 10.1% 11.2%
35 March 20, 2011 8.7% 10.4% 9.9% 10.6%
36 March 27, 2011 9.6% 11.7% 11.2% 12.3%
37 April 3, 2011 10.5% 12.9% 11.7% 12.5%
38 April 10, 2011 10.2% 13.4% 11.1% 12.5%
39 April 17, 2011 9.5% 12.6% 10.8% 12.4%
40 April 24, 2011 9.6% 12.4% 10.7% 11.2%
41 May 1, 2011 8.0% 9.7% 9.8% 10.8%
42 May 8, 2011 8.0% 9.9% 7.7% 8.1%
43 May 15, 2011 9.1% 11.9% 9.6% 10.0%
44 May 22, 2011 6.1% 8.0% 6.6% 8.0%
45 May 29, 2011 6.1% 7.6% 6.2% 7.3%
46 June 5, 2011 5.7% 7.2% 7.0% 8.2%
47 June 12, 2011 6.6% 8.9% 8.8% 9.7%
48 June 19, 2011 7.9% 10.3% 7.9% 9.4%
49 June 26, 2011 9.2% 12.0% 10.3% 10.5%
50 July 3, 2011 11.5% 14.2% 13.3% 14.6%
51 July 10, 2011 12.0% 13.9% 12.9% 13.5%
52 July 17, 2011 12.6% 14.5% 13.1% 13.7%
53 July 24, 2011 12.2% 14.2% 13.3% 13.9%
54 July 31, 2011 12.3% 14.2% 13.0% 14.4%
55 August 7, 2011 14.5% 17.4% 14.7% 15.3%
56 August 14, 2011 13.2% 16.8% 13.9% 15.6%
57 August 21, 2011 12.8% 15.1% 13.4% 15.3%
58 August 28, 2011 13.2% 15.0% 14.8% 15.7%
59 September 4, 2011 14.0% 16.0% 14.0% 15.3%
60 September 11, 2011 13.4% 14.8% 13.2% 13.8%
61 September 18, 2011 16.4% 17.8% 16.2% 16.6%
62 September 25, 2011 14.3% 18.5% 14.3% 15.5%
63 October 2, 2011 13.0% 16.0% 13.8% 15.0%
64 October 9, 2011 13.0% 14.2% 13.7% 14.0%
65 October 23, 2011 13.5% 16.8% 14.6% 15.1%
66 October 30, 2011 15.5% 17.5% 14.5% 14.9%
67 November 6, 2011 15.3% 18.3% 15.8% 16.8%
68 November 13, 2011 16.0% 19.4% 15.7% 16.9%
69 November 20, 2011 15.0% 17.1% 16.9% 18.2%
70 November 27, 2011 16.5% 19.8% 18.0% 19.8%
71 December 4, 2011 14.7% 17.6% 16.1% 17.9%
72 December 11, 2011 17.1% 20.4% 17.5% 19.0%
73 December 18, 2011 17.2% 18.9% 19.2% 20.8%
74 December 25, 2011 16.5% 18.7% 17.7% 18.3%

2012 ( Episode 75–126 )

  • Ratings listed below are the individual corner ratings of Running Man. (Note: Individual corner ratings do not include commercial time, which regular ratings include.)
Ep. # Original Airdate TNmS Ratings Naver Ratings[40]
Nationwide Seoul Capital Area Nationwide Seoul Capital Area
75 January 1, 2012 18.6% 21.5% 19.2% 21.7%
76 January 8, 2012 18.5% 20.9% 18.6% 20.6%
77 January 15, 2012 18.0% 20.7% 20.1% 22.7%
78 January 22, 2012 12.4% 12.6% 15.7% 17.6%
79 January 29, 2012 14.4% 15.7% 18.0% 20.7%
80 February 5, 2012 17.0% 18.8% 17.2% 18.7%
81 February 12, 2012 16.7% 18.8% 17.4% 19.3%
82 February 19, 2012 17.9% 21.9% 16.7% 18.2%
83 February 26, 2012 17.5% 20.6% 18.1% 20.7%
84 March 4, 2012 17.6% 21.6% 17.7% 20.2%
85 March 11, 2012 17.8% 22.0% 16.9% 19.5%
86 March 18, 2012 16.0% 19.8% 16.9% 19.2%
87 March 25, 2012 16.4% 19.7% 17.4% 19.8%
88 April 1, 2012 17.5% 21.5% 16.7% 18.5%
89 April 8, 2012 15.4% 20.1% 16.1% 18.1%
90 April 15, 2012 13.1% 15.9% 14.3% 15.8%
91 April 22, 2012 17.5% 21.9% 17.6% 20.0%
92 April 29, 2012 13.1% 15.8% 14.3% 15.7%
93 May 6, 2012 18.3% 21.2% 17.7% 19.6%
94 May 13, 2012 17.2% 20.5% 17.0% 18.9%
95 May 20, 2012 18.1% 22.2% 19.5% 22.2%
96 May 27, 2012 19.3% 23.2% 19.2% 20.6%
97 June 3, 2012 22.1% 27.6% 20.4% 22.0%
98 June 10, 2012 18.6% 22.5% 17.2% 19.0%
99 June 17, 2012 17.1% 19.4% 17.6% 18.7%
100 June 24, 2012 19.6% 23.1% 17.6% 19.0%
101 July 1, 2012 19.0% 21.5% 17.6% 19.1%
102 July 8, 2012 19.6% 22.6% 19.3% 21.2%
103 July 15, 2012 22.6% 25.2% 20.2% 22.0%
104 July 22, 2012 20.5% 23.3% 19.2% 20.6%
105 August 5, 2012 16.2% 17.7% 17.1% 18.5%
106 August 12, 2012 21.1% 23.9% 19.5% 20.6%
107 August 19, 2012 20.1% 23.9% 18.6% 20.3%
108 August 26, 2012 18.6% 21.4% 15.8% 17.5%
109 September 2, 2012 22.7% 24.5% 19.9% 21.1%
110 September 9, 2012 22.0% 23.8% 19.9% 21.4%
111 September 16, 2012 21.4% 22.0% 19.4% 20.5%
112 September 23, 2012 19.0% 20.7% 16.9% 18.0%
113 September 30, 2012 17.3% 18.2% 15.9% 17.7%
114 October 7, 2012 18.9% 20.1% 17.8% 19.1%
115 October 14, 2012 19.4% 21.8% 18.8% 20.1%
116 October 21, 2012 19.6% 21.3% 18.4% 20.3%
117 October 28, 2012 20.9% 23.2% 19.4% 21.1%
118 November 4, 2012 21.2% 23.1% 19.6% 20.7%
119 November 11, 2012 23.3% 24.9% 20.9% 22.6%
120 November 18, 2012 22.9% 24.3% 20.7% 22.1%
121 November 25, 2012 21.8% 22.9% 18.3% 19.9%
122 December 2, 2012 20.6% 21.1% 17.7% 19.5%
123 December 9, 2012 22.2% 25.1% 20.0% 21.6%
124 December 16, 2012 23.4% 25.7% 19.0% 20.5%
125 December 23, 2012 21.0% 22.9% 17.9% 18.9%
126 December 30, 2012 22.2% 24.2% 18.1% 19.3%

2013 ( Episode 127–178 )

  • Ratings listed below are the individual corner ratings of Running Man. (Note: Individual corner ratings do not include commercial time, which regular ratings include.)
Ep. # Original Airdate TNmS Ratings Naver Ratings[40]
Nationwide Seoul Capital Area Nationwide Seoul Capital Area
127 January 6, 2013 20.2% 22.0% 19.9% 21.6%
128 January 13, 2013 20.5% 22.4% 19.4% 21.2%
129 January 20, 2013 19.1% 21.1% 18.4% 20.1%
130 January 27, 2013 19.8% 21.2% 19.5% 21.7%
131 February 3, 2013 23.6% 25.9% 20.4% 22.2%
132 February 10, 2013 15.4% 16.3% 14.2% 15.3%
133 February 17, 2013 23.1% 24.6% 21.0% 22.7%
134 February 24, 2013 19.9% 21.2% 17.3% 18.6%
135 March 3, 2013 19.9% 21.9% 19.1% 21.0%
136 March 10, 2013 19.5% 21.2% 20.4% 22.6%
137 March 17, 2013 18.5% 20.3% 18.4% 20.3%
138 March 24, 2013 19.8% 21.7% 19.6% 21.5%
139 March 31, 2013 18.1% 20.3% 18.4% 20.4%
140 April 7, 2013 17.2% 19.0% 16.6% 18.7%
141 April 14, 2013 17.2% 18.3% 18.1% 19.4%
142 April 21, 2013 15.3% 15.7% 17.5% 19.0%
143 April 28, 2013 14.5% 15.5% 15.3% 17.1%
144 May 5, 2013 11.9% 12.7% 12.7% 13.8%
145 May 12, 2013 13.4% 13.6% 14.6% 15.5%
146 May 19, 2013 12.4% 12.7% 14.5% 15.4%
147 May 26, 2013 15.0% 15.4% 17.0% 19.6%
148 June 2, 2013 12.9% 13.2% 13.7% 14.8%
149 June 9, 2013 12.4% 12.8% 12.8% 13.8%
150 June 16, 2013 10.7% 11.3% 11.4% 11.6%
151 June 23, 2013 11.7% 12.0% 12.4% 13.2%
152 June 30, 2013 13.2% 14.2% 13.6% 14.7%
153 July 7, 2013 13.2% 13.4% 14.5% 15.6%
154 July 14, 2013 15.6% 17.2% 15.0% 16.2%
155 July 21, 2013 13.1% 13.7% 13.2% 14.5%
156 July 28, 2013 12.5% 13.5% 13.0% 14.5%
157 August 4, 2013 11.8% 12.4% 9.8% 10.0%
158 August 11, 2013 11.6% 12.4% 11.7% 11.7%
159 August 18, 2013 13.9% 15.1% 14.3% 15.7%
160 August 25, 2013 12.1% 12.7% 12.3% 12.4%
161 September 1, 2013 10.9% 11.6% 11.3% 11.9%
162 September 8, 2013 12.2% 12.8% 13.6% 13.9%
163 September 15, 2013 11.6% 12.7% 12.0% 12.9%
164 September 22, 2013 13.2% 13.5% 14.1% 14.2%
165 September 29, 2013 12.3% 13.1% 13.5% 13.8%
166 October 6, 2013 11.9% 12.6% 12.3% 13.2%
167 October 13, 2013 11.2% 12.0% 11.7% 12.5%
168 October 20, 2013 12.1% 13.7% 12.6% 13.6%
169 October 27, 2013 10.7% 11.8% 12.1% 13.2%
170 November 3, 2013 11.8% 13.2% 11.5% 12.0%
171 November 10, 2013 13.1% 14.1% 14.3% 15.7%
172 November 17, 2013 12.2% 12.9% 12.5% 13.5%
173 November 24, 2013 13.9% 15.5% 14.4% 15.9%
174 December 1, 2013 12.5% 14.2% 13.3% 14.5%
175 December 8, 2013 11.5% 13.4% 13.2% 14.8%
176 December 15, 2013 11.6% 13.2% 13.3% 14.0%
177 December 22, 2013 11.6% 13.4% 12.3% 12.7%
178 December 29, 2013 11.6% 13.2% 13.8% 15.6%

2014 ( Episode 179–227 )

  • Ratings listed below are the individual corner ratings of Running Man. (Note: Individual corner ratings do not include commercial time, which regular ratings include.)
Ep. # Original Airdate TNmS Ratings Naver Ratings[40]
Nationwide Seoul Capital Area Nationwide Seoul Capital Area
179 January 5, 2014 100% 15.4% 15.1% 16.2%
180 January 12, 2014 12.2% 14.0% 15.1% 17.3%
181 January 19, 2014 12.2% 14.1% 12.3% 13.2%
182 January 26, 2014 14.1% 15.7% 15.5% 17.4%
183 February 2, 2014 13.5% 16.3% 13.8% 15.1%
184 February 9, 2014 12.9% 14.9% 14.9% 16.4%
185 February 16, 2014 12.1% 13.8% 12.6% 13.9%
186 February 23, 2014 11.2% 12.8% 11.6% 12.9%
187 March 2, 2014 9.1% 10.8% 12.9% 15.2%
188 March 9, 2014 11.8% 13.3% 13.0% 14.5%
189 March 16, 2014 9.9% 11.8% 12.8% 14.1%
190 March 23, 2014 11.1% 13.2% 13.6% 15.8%
191 March 30, 2014 9.0% 10.7% 10.4% 12.0%
192 April 6, 2014 12.6% 14.7% 13.6% 15.4%
193 April 13, 2014 10.9% 13.0% 12.0% 13.0%
194 May 4, 2014 9.6% 10.5% 8.7% 9.8%
195 May 11, 2014 11.6% 13.7% 11.2% 12.3%
196 May 18, 2014 9.4% 10.8% 9.6% 10.7%
197 May 25, 2014 11.1% 13.3% 10.7% 11.4%
198 June 1, 2014 12.6% 13.2% 12.1% 13.4%
199 June 8, 2014 13.4% 15.5% 12.8% 13.4%
200 June 15, 2014 11.1% 12.9% 10.9% 12.1%
201 June 22, 2014 10.4% 11.7% 9.5% 10.0%
202 June 29, 2014 11.1% 11.8% 10.9% 11.2%
203 July 6, 2014 10.3% 10.6% 9.0% 9.5%
204 July 13, 2014 9.9% 10.3% 9.2% 9.5%
205 July 20, 2014 10.8% 11.9% 10.1% 10.7%
206 July 27, 2014 9.6% 11.4% 8.6% 9.0%
207 August 3, 2014 9.5% 10.0% 10.0% 10.2%
208 August 10, 2014 9.0% 10.3% 9.1% 9.8%
209 August 17, 2014 10.6% 12.4% 10.5% 11.6%
210 August 24, 2014 9.0% 9.7% 8.5% 9.2%
211 August 31, 2014 9.1% 10.4% 9.2% 10.0%
212 September 7, 2014 5.6% 6.3% 6.2% 6.6%
213 September 21, 2014 6.8% 8.5% 7.2% 8.1%
214 September 28, 2014 7.6 9.7% 7.5% 7.8%
215 October 5, 2014 9.2% 10.0% 10.1% 11.1%
216 October 12, 2014 8.5% 9.8% 8.9% 9.5%
217 October 19, 2014 11.0% 13.0% 12.1% 13.7%
218 October 26, 2014 9.2% 10.3% 9.3% 10.5%
219 November 2, 2014 10.3% 11.7% 10.8% 11.1%
220 November 9, 2014 8.6% 10.2% 9.1% 9.8%
221 November 16, 2014 9.2% 10.4% 9.3% 9.9%
222 November 23, 2014 8.6% 10.6% 9.8% 10.3%
223 November 30, 2014 10.1% 12.2% 10.8% 11.5%
224 December 7, 2014 11.7% 15.2% 12.1% 13.3%
225 December 14, 2014 10.3% 13.0% 11.9% 13.3%
226 December 21, 2014 9.6% 11.5% 10.9% 11.5%
227 December 28, 2014 11.7% 14.5% 12.9% 13.4%

2015 ( Episode 228–279 )

  • Ratings listed below are the individual corner ratings of Running Man. (Note: Individual corner ratings do not include commercial time, which regular ratings include.)
Ep. # Original Airdate TNmS Ratings Naver Ratings[40]
Nationwide
228 January 4, 2015 15.7% 17.8%
229 January 11, 2015 14.7% 15.8%
230 January 18, 2015 12.0% 11.3%
231 January 25, 2015 10.3% 10.8%
232 February 1, 2015 11.3% 12.8%
233 February 8, 2015 10.4% 11.6%
234 February 15, 2015 11.0% 12.6%
235 February 22, 2015 10.6% 12.0%
236 March 1, 2015 10.3% 11.1%
237 March 8, 2015 11.2% 12.1%
238 March 15, 2015 10.0% 10.6%
239 March 22, 2015 9.7% 9.5%
240 March 29, 2015 11.0% 10.9%
241 April 5, 2015 10.7% 10.3%
242 April 12, 2015 10.8% 10.3%
243 April 19, 2015 9.7% 9.3%
244 April 26, 2015 9.5% 8.8%
245 May 3, 2015 9.0% 8.5%
246 May 10, 2015 8.7% 9.2%
247 May 17, 2015 10.5% 9.9%
248 May 24, 2015 8.2% 8.1%
249 May 31, 2015 9.8% 10.3%
250 June 7, 2015 9.3% 10.7%
251 June 14, 2015 10.4% 11.0%
252 June 21, 2015 7.4% 7.4%
253 June 28, 2015 8.2% 8.0%
254 July 5, 2015 9.1% 9.7%
255 July 12, 2015 11.3% 11.0%
256 July 19, 2015 9.4% 8.9%
257 July 26, 2015 8.4% 7.7%
258 August 2, 2015 7.9% 6.8%
259 August 9, 2015 9.2% 9.0%
260 August 16, 2015 10.6% 9.4%
261 August 23, 2015 8.2% 8.6%
262 August 30, 2015 8.6% 8.9%
263 September 6, 2015 7.9% 8.7%
264 September 13, 2015 8.1% 7.7%
265 September 20, 2015 8.1% 9.0%
266 September 27, 2015 7.5% 7.5%
267 October 4, 2015 8.5% 8.7%
268 October 11, 2015 10.0% 10.8%
269 October 18, 2015 7.8% 8.9%
270 October 25, 2015 8.8% 10.1%
271 November 1, 2015 10.1% 9.6%
272 November 8, 2015 6.5% 8.0%
273 November 15, 2015 4.4% 5.4%
274 November 22, 2015 5.2% 5.5%
275 November 29, 2015 4.8% 6.1%
276 December 6, 2015 5.2% 6.4%
277 December 13, 2015 4.5% 4.8%
278 December 20, 2015 6.4% 6.9%
279 December 27, 2015 7.4% 6.9%

2016 ( Episode 280–331 )

  • Ratings listed below are the individual corner ratings of Running Man. (Note: Individual corner ratings do not include commercial time, which regular ratings include.)
Ep. # Original Airdate TNmS Ratings Naver Ratings[40]
Nationwide
280 January 3, 2016 5.4% 6.3%
281 January 10, 2016 6.0% 6.6%
282 January 17, 2016 6.4% 6.7%
283 January 24, 2016 6.2% 7.2%
284 January 31, 2016 6.5% 5.6%
285 February 7, 2016 5.4% 5.9%
286 February 14, 2016 6.0% 5.5%
287 February 21, 2016 6.0% 6.1%
288 February 28, 2016 6.5% 7.4%
289 March 6, 2016 7.1% 7.5%
290 March 13, 2016 5.1% 5.6%
291 March 20, 2016 6.4% 6.4%
292 March 27, 2016 5.5% 5.4%
293 April 3, 2016 6.8% 8.0%
294 April 10, 2016 5.0% 4.9%
295 April 17, 2016 7.0% 7.4%
296 April 24, 2016 8.6% 8.4%
297 May 1, 2016 9.3% 9.1%
298 May 8, 2016 7.9% 7.8%
299 May 15, 2016 8.0% 9.1%
300 May 22, 2016 7.6% 6.8%
301 May 29, 2016 7.1% 7.7%
302 June 5, 2016 6.2% 6.8%
303 June 12, 2016 6.6% 6.8%
304 June 19, 2016 7.4% 7.0%
305 June 26, 2016 6.3% 7.4%
306 July 3, 2016 6.6% 7.2%
307 July 10, 2016 7.4% 7.4%
308 July 17, 2016 6.7% 7.8%
309 July 24, 2016 7.2% 7.1%
310 July 31, 2016 7.5% 6.8%
311 August 7, 2016 5.9% 5.3%
312 August 14, 2016 5.9% 5.7%
313 August 21, 2016 5.9% 5.7%
314 August 28, 2016 5.9% 5.5%
315 September 4, 2016 7.3% 6.1%
316 September 11, 2016 7.1% 6.7%
317 September 18, 2016 6.9% 7.0%
318 September 25, 2016 7.5% 6.8%
319 October 2, 2016 6.5% 6.2%
320 October 9, 2016 6.5% 7.2%
321 October 16, 2016 6.3% 6.5%
322 October 23, 2016 7.1% 7.5%
323 October 30, 2016 6.2% 6.4%
324 November 6, 2016 6.8% 6.7%
325 November 13, 2016 7.1% 6.2%
326 November 20, 2016 6.3% 6.2%
327 November 27, 2016 7.0% 6.7%
328 December 4, 2016 7.9% 6.2%
329 December 11, 2016 7.3% 6.6%
330 December 18, 2016 6.3% 5.9%
331 December 25, 2016 5.5% 5.3%

2017 ( Episode 332–383 )

  • Ratings listed below are the individual corner ratings of Running Man. (Note: Individual corner ratings do not include commercial time, which regular ratings include.)
  • Note for TNmS ratings, the ones listed here is the higher ratings chosen amongst ratings for each episodes.
Ep. # Original Airdate TNmS Ratings Naver Ratings[40]
Nationwide
332 January 1, 2017 6.6% 6.6%
333 January 8, 2017 6.7% 7.5%
334 January 15, 2017 8.0% 7.8%
335 January 22, 2017 6.8% 6.6%
336 January 29, 2017 5.3% 4.9%
337 February 5, 2017 7.0% 6.8%
338 February 12, 2017 6.9% 6.8%
339 February 19, 2017 7.2% 6.4%
340 February 26, 2017 7.3% 7.4%
341 March 5, 2017 6.5% 6.2%
342 March 19, 2017 6.2% 5.5%
343 March 26, 2017 5.5% 5.2%
344 April 2, 2017 6.4% 5.1%
345 April 9, 2017 4.4% 3.4%
346 April 16, 2017 5.6% 5.4%
347 April 23, 2017 7.1% 6.4%
348 April 30, 2017 4.9% 5.2%
349 May 7, 2017 5.9% 6.3%
350 May 14, 2017 7.8% 6.6%
351 May 21, 2017 6.4% 5.9%
352 May 28, 2017 6.2% 6.2%
353 June 4, 2017 6.7% 6.1%
354 June 11, 2017 6.3% 5.9%
355 June 18, 2017 5.6% 6.2%
356 June 25, 2017 6.0% 6.2%
357 July 2, 2017 6.6% 6.9%
358 July 9, 2017 7.2% 6.1%
359 July 16, 2017 6.9% 6.6%
360 July 23, 2017 8.3% 8.0%
361 July 30, 2017 7.7% 5.4%
362 August 6, 2017 6.8% 5.5%
363 August 13, 2017 7.2% 7.0%
364 August 20, 2017 6.8% 6.6%
365 August 27, 2017 6.7% 6.1%
366 September 3, 2017 6.5% 7.7%
367 September 10, 2017 9.0% 7.9%
368 September 17, 2017 8.7% 8.2%
369 September 24, 2017 9.6% 8.7%
370 October 1, 2017 7.7% 8.3%
371 October 8, 2017 7.4% 7.9%
372 October 15, 2017 8.4% 8.8%
373 October 22, 2017 8.2% 8.8%
374 October 29, 2017 8.9% 8.2%
375 November 5, 2017 6.6% 6.9%
376 November 12, 2017 7.7% 7.7%
377 November 19, 2017 8.8% 8.7%
378 November 26, 2017 7.9% 8.6%
379 December 3, 2017 10.5% 10.3%
380 December 10, 2017 8.6% 9.4%
381 December 17, 2017 8.6% 9.4%
382 December 24, 2017 7.5% 8.5%
383 December 31, 2017 7.1% 6.8%

2018 ( Episode 384–432 )

Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Nielsen Korea[41] TNmS[42]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
384 January 7, 2018 8.5% ( 10th ) 8.3% ( 12th ) 7.7% ( 12th )
385 January 14, 2018 8.6% ( 11th ) 9.0% ( 11th ) 7.3% ( 13th )
386 January 21, 2018 8.6% ( 12th ) 8.5% ( 12th ) 7.5% ( 11th )
387 January 28, 2018 9.6 % ( 11th ) 9.6% ( 11th ) 8.6% ( 10th )
388 February 4, 2018 9.2% ( 12th ) 9.9% ( 10th ) 10.2% ( 10th )
389 February 18, 2018 7.8% ( 13th ) 7.7% ( 13th ) 7.8% ( 15th )
390 March 4, 2018 7.7% ( 13th ) 8.2% ( 14th ) 8.1% ( 11th )
391 March 11, 2018 7.0% ( 15th ) 7.8% ( 11th ) 7.8% ( 13th )
392 March 18, 2018 9.2% ( 12th ) 10.4 % ( 9th ) 9.1% ( 11th )
393 March 25, 2018 8.1% ( 14th ) 8.5% ( 15th ) 7.3% ( 18th )
394 April 1, 2018 8.2% ( 14th ) 8.4% ( 15th ) 8.9% ( 13th )
395 April 8, 2018 7.3% ( 15th ) 7.6% ( 16th ) 6.9% ( 17th )
396 April 15, 2018 6.9% ( 15th ) 6.8% ( 16th ) 7.8% ( 14th )
397 April 22, 2018 7.4% ( 14th ) 7.6% ( 14th ) 8.4% ( 15th )
398 April 29, 2018 6.8% ( 15th ) 6.9% ( 15th ) 7.1% ( 16th )
399 May 6, 2018 6.8% ( 15th ) 6.6% ( 16th ) 7.6% ( 14th )
400 May 13, 2018 7.6% ( 14th ) 7.9% ( 13th ) 8.3% ( 15th )
401 May 20, 2018 5.7 % ( 18th ) 5.9% ( 18th ) 8.2% ( 16th )
402 May 27, 2018 6.9% ( 13th ) 6.7% ( 16th ) 5.8 % ( 18th )
403 June 3, 2018 6.6% ( 15th ) 6.1% ( 18th ) 7.0% ( 16th )
404 June 10, 2018 6.9% ( 15th ) 6.7% ( 18th ) 7.4% ( 15th )
405 June 17, 2018 7.2% ( 14th ) 7.1% ( 17th ) 7.7% ( 14th )
406 June 24, 2018 7.6% ( 14th ) 7.8% ( 15th ) 8.3% ( 11th )
407 July 1, 2018 7.9% ( 14th ) 8.5% ( 13th ) 7.1% ( 19th )
408 July 8, 2018 6.8% ( 14th ) 6.2% ( 17th ) 7.9% ( 14th )
409 July 15, 2018 7.1% ( 15th ) 6.8% ( 17th ) 8.3% ( 15th )
410 July 22, 2018 6.8% ( 17th ) 7.1% ( 17th ) 11.1 % ( 7th )
411 July 29, 2018 6.5% ( 16th ) 6.9% ( 15th ) 8.8% ( 12th )
412 August 5, 2018 7.2% ( 14th ) 7.4% ( 14th ) 7.8% ( 14th )
413 August 12, 2018 7.0% ( 14th ) 7.0% ( 14th ) 7.3% ( 13th )
414 August 19, 2018 7.5% ( 10th ) 5.8% ( 15th ) 9.4% ( 9th )
415 August 26, 2018 8.0% ( 11th ) 5.3 % ( 19th ) N/A
416 September 2, 2018 7.3% ( 11th ) 7.5% ( 9th ) 8.7% ( 8th )
417 September 9, 2018 7.5% ( 15th ) 7.7% ( 15th ) 8.7% ( 12th )
418 September 16, 2018 8.0% ( 15th ) 8.3% ( 14th ) 8.0% ( 15th )
419 September 23, 2018 6.6% ( 15th ) 6.8% ( 15th ) 6.3% ( 15th )
420 September 30, 2018 7.3% ( 16th ) 7.9% ( 16th ) 7.3% ( 18th )
421 October 7, 2018 6.4% ( 16th ) 6.6% ( 17th ) 7.7% ( 15th )
422 October 14, 2018 6.9% ( 17th ) 7.4% ( 16th ) 8.1% ( 16th )
423 October 21, 2018 7.4% ( 15th ) 7.9% ( 13th ) 7.4% ( 16th )
424 November 4, 2018 7.9% ( 15th ) 8.4% ( 12th ) 8.2% ( 11th )
425 November 11, 2018 6.8% ( 18th ) 7.0% ( 18th ) 7.1% ( 19th )
426 November 18, 2018 7.0% ( 17th ) 7.5% ( 16th ) 8.8% ( 15th )
427 November 25, 2018 8.1% ( 15th ) 8.1% ( 14th ) 9.1% ( 13th )
428 December 2, 2018 7.6% ( 17th ) 7.7% ( 16th ) 8.6% ( 15th )
429 December 9, 2018 8.1% ( 18th ) 8.7% ( 16th ) 9.0% ( 15th )
430 December 16, 2018 8.0% ( 17th ) 8.3% ( 17th ) 8.7% ( 15th )
431 December 23, 2018 7.2% ( 16th ) 6.9% ( 18th ) 8.7% ( 12th )
432 December 30, 2018 7.6% ( 13th ) 7.8% ( 13th ) 8.1% ( 13th )
  • TNmS ratings listed is the highest ratings amongst ratings for each episodes.
  • “—” denotes episode didn’t enter top 20 in Nielsen Korea or TNmS ratings.

2019 ( Episode 433–483 )

Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Nielsen Korea[43] TNmS[44]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
433 January 6, 2019 7.3% ( 18th ) 8.2% ( 16th ) 8.2% ( 15th )
434 January 13, 2019 7.0% ( 20th ) 7.2% ( 16th )
435 January 20, 2019 7.3% ( 17th ) 7.5% ( 19th ) 6.9% ( 16th )
436 January 27, 2019 6.6% ( 20th ) 7.6% ( 17th )
437 February 3, 2019 7.1% ( 16th )
438 February 10, 2019 7.8% ( 18th ) 8.1% ( 18th ) 8.0% ( 16th )
439 February 17, 2019 6.7% ( 19th ) 7.9% ( 13th )
440 February 24, 2019 6.5% ( 18th ) 7.0% ( 17th ) 7.1% ( 17th )
441 March 3, 2019 6.5% ( 17th ) 6.7% ( 14th )
442 March 10, 2019 6.7% ( 18th ) 6.8% ( 16th ) 6.9% ( 16th )
443 March 17, 2019 7.5% ( 15th ) 8.5 % ( 13th ) 7.4% ( 14th )
444 March 24, 2019 6.7% ( 12th ) 7.4% ( 12th ) 7.2% ( 15th )
445 March 31, 2019 6.9% ( 13th ) 7.3% ( 14th ) 8.3% ( 12th )
446 April 7, 2019 6.5% ( 14th ) 6.4% ( 16th ) 6.7% ( 16th )
447 April 14, 2019 6.7% ( 16th ) 6.9% ( 17th ) 7.2% ( 17th )
448 April 21, 2019 6.0% ( 18th ) 6.4% ( 19th ) 6.6% ( 17th )
449 April 28, 2019 7.0% ( 14th ) 7.4% ( 15th ) 7.2% ( 17th )
450 May 5, 2019 5.4 % ( 18th ) 5.9% ( 16th ) 5.9 % ( 16th )
451 May 12, 2019 6.4% ( 14th ) 6.9% ( 14th ) 7.2% ( 16th )
452 May 19, 2019 8.1 % ( 15th ) 8.4% ( 15th ) 8.2% ( 16th )
453 May 26, 2019 6.0% ( 19th ) 6.6% ( 15th ) 7.2% ( 15th )
454 June 2, 2019 6.1% ( 17th ) 6.6% ( 17th ) 6.3% ( 17th )
455 June 9, 2019 6.6% ( 16th ) 6.7% ( 18th ) 6.5% ( 18th )
456 June 16, 2019 6.3% ( 19th ) 6.4% ( 20th )
457 June 23, 2019 6.4% ( 17th ) 7.0% ( 16th ) 7.1% ( 16th )
458 July 7, 2019 6.4% ( 16th ) 6.7% ( 16th ) 7.7% ( 14th )
459 July 14, 2019
460 July 21, 2019 6.9% ( 17th ) 7.2% ( 16th ) 7.1%
461 July 29, 2019 N/A
462 August 4, 2019 5.7% ( 20th ) 5.7% ( 20th )
463 August 11, 2019 6.2% ( 16th ) 7.1% ( 15th )
464 August 18, 2019 6.1% ( 18th )
465 August 25, 2019 6.4% ( 15th ) 6.9% ( 14th ) 7.1% ( 14th )
466 September 1, 2019 5.7% ( 18th ) 5.3 % ( 19th ) 7.0% ( 15th )
467 September 8, 2019 6.7% ( 16th ) 6.7% ( 16th ) 8.0% ( 15th )
468 September 15, 2019 6.3% ( 20th ) 6.7% ( 18th ) 7.3% ( 15th )
469 September 22, 2019 7.4% ( 15th ) 7.6% ( 12th ) 8.1% ( 16th )
470 September 30, 2019
471 October 6, 2019 6.8% ( 13th ) 7.1% ( 14th ) 7.3% ( 15th )
472 October 13, 2019 6.1% ( 15th )

6.4% ( 13th ) 7.4% ( 16th )
473 October 20, 2019 6.2% ( 16th ) 6.6% ( 15th ) 6.8% ( 17th )
474 October 27, 2019 6.5% ( 14th ) 7.2% ( 12th ) 7.8% ( 13th )
475 November 3, 2019 6.6% ( 17th ) 7.2% ( 15th ) 7.4% ( 15th )
476 November 10, 2019 7.3% ( 16th ) 7.8% ( 14th ) 8.2% ( 13th )
477 November 17, 2019 7.9% ( 10th ) 8.3% ( 11th ) 7.9% ( 12th )
478 November 24, 2019 6.8% ( 18th ) 7.5% ( 17th ) 7.5% ( 15th )
479 December 1, 2019 7.1% ( 16th ) 7.6% ( 17th ) 8.5 % ( 14th )
480 December 8, 2019 7.0% ( 18th ) 7.1% ( 19th ) 8.4% ( 13th )
481 December 15, 2019 7.3% ( 16th ) 8.4% ( 13th ) 7.3% ( 17th )
482 December 22, 2019 7.4% ( 17th ) 7.6% ( 18th ) 7.3% ( 16th )
483 December 29, 2019 N/A
  • TNmS ratings listed is the highest ratings amongst ratings for each episodes.
  • “—” denotes episode didn’t enter top 20 in Nielsen Korea and TNmS ratings.

2020 ( Episode 484–535 )

Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Nielsen Korea[45] TNmS[46]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
484 January 5, 2020 7.7% ( 15th ) 7.3% ( 18th )
485 January 12, 2020 6.7% ( 17th ) 6.9% ( 16th ) 7.2% ( 16th )
486 January 19, 2020 7.5% ( 17th ) 8.0% ( 15th ) 8.1% ( 16th )
487 January 26, 2020 6.0% ( 20th ) 6.1 % ( 17th ) 6.0% ( 20th )
488 February 2, 2020 7.8% ( 18th )
489 February 9, 2020 7.1% ( 17th ) 7.6% ( 16th ) 8.0% ( 16th )
490 February 16, 2020 7.3% ( 19th ) 7.3% ( 19th )
491 February 23, 2020
492 March 1, 2020 8.1 % ( 16th ) 9.1 % ( 13th ) 8.1% ( 17th )
493 March 8, 2020 7.2% ( 18th ) 8.4% ( 18th ) 8.1% ( 17th )
494 March 15, 2020 7.2% ( 18th ) 7.9% ( 16th ) 8.1% ( 18th )
495 March 22, 2020 7.0% ( 17th ) 8.1% ( 16th ) 8.5% ( 17th )
496 March 29, 2020 6.6% ( 20th ) 7.8% ( 19th )
497 April 5, 2020 7.3% ( 18th )
498 April 12, 2020 7.2% ( 19th ) 7.9% ( 18th )
499 April 19, 2020 6.5% ( 18th ) 7.0% ( 18th ) 8.1% ( 16th )
500 April 26, 2020 7.3% ( 17th ) 7.9% ( 15th )
501 May 3, 2020 6.4% ( 18th ) 6.4% ( 18th ) 6.9% ( 18th )
502 May 10, 2020 6.8% ( 18th )
503 May 17, 2020 6.0% ( 20th ) 6.3% ( 20th ) 7.1% ( 17th )
504 May 24, 2020 7.0% ( 19th )
505 May 31, 2020 6.5% ( 19th ) 7.4% ( 16th ) 7.2% ( 17th )
506 June 7, 2020 6.1% ( 20th ) 6.6% ( 19th ) 6.8% ( 18th )
507 June 14, 2020 6.6% ( 18th ) 7.9% ( 17th )
508 June 21, 2020 5.8 % ( 19th ) 6.5% ( 19th ) 6.2% ( 19th )
509 June 28, 2020
510 July 5, 2020 6.5% ( 19th )
511 July 12, 2020 6.0% ( 20th ) 6.3% ( 19th ) 6.9% ( 18th )
512 July 19, 2020 6.7% ( 20th ) 6.7% ( 20th )
513 July 26, 2020 6.4% ( 17th ) 6.7% ( 17th )
514 August 2, 2020 6.5% ( 20th ) 7.7% ( 17th ) 7.1% ( 15th )
515 August 9, 2020 6.2% ( 20th ) 7.1% ( 16th )
516 August 16, 2020
517 August 23, 2020 7.0% ( 20th )
518 August 30, 2020 6.4% ( 19th )
519 September 6, 2020 8.0% ( 17th )
520 September 13, 2020 6.8% ( 19th )
521 September 20, 2020 6.5% ( 16th ) 7.0% ( 16th ) 7.4% ( 16th )
522 September 27, 2020 6.3% ( 19th )
523 October 4, 2020 6.3% ( 18th ) 6.4% ( 18th ) 7.2% ( 17th )
524 October 11, 2020 6.0% ( 18th ) 7.2% ( 18th )
525 October 18, 2020 6.2% ( 16th ) 6.5% ( 16th ) 7.1% ( 16th )
526 October 25, 2020 6.5% ( 15th ) 6.8% ( 14th ) 6.5% ( 17th )
527 November 1, 2020 6.2% ( 19th ) 7.9% ( 13th )
528 November 8, 2020 6.6% ( 15th ) 6.7% ( 15th ) 7.5% ( 13th )
529 November 15, 2020 6.6% ( 15th ) 7.3% ( 13th ) 7.5% ( 13th )
530 November 22, 2020 6.9% ( 18th ) 7.2% ( 18th ) 9.4 % ( 10th )
531 November 29, 2020 6.6% ( 18th ) 7.0% ( 16th ) 7.4% ( 16th )
532 December 6, 2020 6.9% ( 19th ) 7.4% ( 18th ) 7.4% ( 15th )
533 December 13, 2020 6.8% ( 18th ) 8.2% ( 14th )
534 December 20, 2020 7.7% ( 17th ) 8.3% ( 14th ) 5.9 % ( 18th )
535 December 27, 2020 7.2% ( 20th ) 7.1% ( 20th ) 8.1% ( 15th )
  • TNmS ratings listed is the highest ratings amongst ratings for each episodes.
  • “—” denotes episode didn’t enter top 20 in Nielsen Korea and TNmS ratings.

2021 ( Episode 536–585 )

Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Nielsen Korea[47] TNmS[48]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
536 January 3, 2021 7.6% ( 19th ) 8.4 % ( 16th ) 7.5% ( 16th )
537 January 10, 2021 7.0% ( 20th ) 7.3% ( 19th ) 6.8% ( 20th )
538 January 17, 2021 7.9 % ( 16th ) 8.2% ( 15th ) 8.2% ( 16th )
539 January 24, 2021 6.7% ( 18th ) 6.6% ( 17th ) 8.2 % ( 13th )
540 January 31, 2021 6.4% ( 20th ) 6.5% ( 20th ) 7.0% ( 16th )
541 February 7, 2021 5.7% ( 22nd ) 7.1% ( 16th )
542 February 14, 2021 6.3% ( 19th ) 7.5% ( 16th )
543 February 21, 2021 5.7% ( 20th ) 7.2% ( 15th )
544 February 28, 2021 6.2% ( 16th ) 6.0% ( 16th ) 6.7% ( 16th )
545 March 7, 2021 5.8% ( 19th ) 6.1% ( 20th ) 7.1% ( 16th )
546 March 14, 2021 5.2% ( 24th ) 7.2% ( 16th )
547 March 21, 2021 6.8% ( 14th ) 6.7% ( 17th ) 5.6% ( 18th )
548 March 28, 2021 6.3% ( 16th ) 6.9% ( 16th ) 7.8% ( 12th )
549 April 4, 2021 5.9% ( 20th ) 6.6% ( 17th )
550 April 11, 2021 5.6% ( 18th ) 7.3% ( 14th )
551 April 18, 2021 6.4% ( 17th ) 6.9% ( 17th ) 6.9% ( 15th )
552 April 25, 2021 5.6% ( 18th ) 5.8% ( 19th ) 7.4% ( 13th )
553 May 2, 2021 5.4% ( 17th ) 5.4% ( 19th ) 7.0% ( 14th )
554 May 9, 2021 6.0% ( 15th ) 5.8% ( 17th ) 6.0% ( 17th )
555 May 16, 2021 6.5% ( 19th ) 6.7% ( 18th ) 7.0% ( 15th )
556 May 23, 2021 5.6% ( 20th ) 5.8% ( 18th ) 6.6% ( 14th )
557 May 30, 2021 6.7% ( 15th ) 5.3% ( 19th ) 7.0% ( 13th )
558 June 6, 2021 6.4% ( 12th ) 6.7% ( 10th ) 6.4% ( 13th )
559 June 13, 2021 6.0% ( 18th ) 5.9% ( 16th ) 6.8% ( 13th )
560 June 20, 2021 5.3% ( 18th ) 5.9% ( 16th ) 6.7% ( 13th )
561 June 27, 2021 5.6% ( 17th ) 6.2% ( 13th )
562 July 4, 2021 5.6% ( 12th ) 5.8% ( 9th ) 6.0% ( 10th )
563 July 11, 2021 4.6% ( 16th ) 4.7% ( 19th ) 5.7% ( 12th )
564 July 18, 2021 4.8% ( 19th ) 4.8% ( 19th ) 6.2% ( 11th )
565 August 8, 2021 5.2% ( 19th ) 5.4% ( 16th ) 6.8% ( 8th )
566 August 15, 2021 4.9% ( 11th ) 5.5% ( 9th ) 5.2% ( 12th )
567 August 22, 2021 5.2% ( 16th ) 5.3% ( 14th ) 5.5% ( 11th )
568 August 29, 2021 4.6% ( 18th ) 4.8% ( 16th ) 5.1% ( 14th )
569 September 5, 2021 4.6% ( 16th ) 4.8% ( 15th ) 5.6% ( 9th )
570 September 12, 2021 4.2 % ( 16th ) 4.2 % ( 16th ) 4.9% ( 12th )
571 September 19, 2021 4.3% ( 17th ) 4.5% ( 18th ) 4.4 % ( 15th )
572 September 26, 2021 5.9% ( 9th ) 6.3% ( 8th )
573 October 3, 2021 5.5% ( 9th ) 5.9% ( 8th ) 5.1% ( 13th )
574 October 10, 2021 4.6% ( 13th ) 5.3% ( 12th ) 5.4% ( 9th )
575 October 17, 2021 5.1% ( 11th ) 5.2% ( 12th ) 5.6% ( 7th )
576 October 24, 2021 5.2% ( 11th ) 5.9% ( 8th ) 6.0% ( 9th )
577 October 31, 2021 4.6% ( 14th ) 5.0% ( 12th ) 5.3% ( 13th )
578 November 7, 2021 4.9% ( 10th ) 5.0% ( 10th ) 6.6% ( 6th )
579 November 14, 2021 4.4% ( 14th ) 4.9% ( 12th ) 5.4% ( 10th )
580 November 21, 2021 5.3% ( 10th ) 5.8% ( 7th ) 5.7% ( 10th )
581 November 28, 2021 4.7% ( 14th ) 5.0% ( 13th ) 5.2% ( 9th )
582 December 5, 2021 4.5% ( 16th ) 4.6% ( 15th ) 5.5% ( 12th )
583 December 12, 2021 4.7% ( 17th ) 5.1% ( 14th ) 4.9% ( 16th )
584 December 19, 2021 5.2% ( 15th ) 5.7% ( 13th ) 5.4% ( 15th )
585 December 26, 2021 5.4% ( 14th ) 5.8% ( 11th ) 5.4% ( 14th )
  • TNmS ratings listed is the highest ratings amongst ratings for each episodes.
  • “—” denotes episode didn’t enter top 20 in Nielsen Korea and TNmS ratings.

2022 ( Episode 586– )Running Man : South Korea viewers per episode (thousands)

Episodes (2022) Episode number
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
586–598 1171 1284 1166 1097 931 1416 964 1057 1119 1227 1027 980 950
599–611 937 916 745 944 952 762 799 873 745 TBD TBD TBD TBD
612–624 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
625–637 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD N/A

Source: Audience measurement performed nationwide by [49] Audience measurement performed countrywide by Nielsen Media Research

Average TV viewership ratings
Ep. Original broadcast date Nielsen Korea[49] TNmS[50]
Nationwide Seoul Nationwide
586 January 2, 2022 5.3% ( 14th ) 5.5% ( 12th ) 4.7% ( 13th )
587 January 9, 2022 5.8% ( 10th ) 6.0% ( 10th )
588 January 16, 2022 4.9% ( 18th ) 5.3% ( 13th ) 5.4% ( 14th )
589 January 23, 2022 4.9% ( 17th ) 5.4% ( 13th ) 4.7% ( 14th )
590 January 30, 2022 4.3% ( 18th ) 4.8% ( 9th ) 3.5 % ( 17th )
591 February 6, 2022 7.2 % ( 6th ) 7.8 % ( 5th ) 5.8 % ( 9th )
592 February 20, 2022 4.5% ( 19th ) 4.8% ( 15th ) 4.9% ( 9th )
593 February 27, 2022 5.2% ( 11th ) 5.9% ( 9th ) 4.7% ( 15th )
594 March 6, 2022 5.2% ( 14th ) 5.9% ( 12th ) 5.3% ( 14th )
595 March 13, 2022 5.4% ( 12th ) 5.5% ( 11th ) 4.9% ( 15th )
596 March 27, 2022 4.5% ( 17th ) 4.6% ( 17th ) 4.8% ( 13th )
597 April 3, 2022 4.4% ( 13th ) 4.8% ( 11th ) 4.5% ( 11th )
598 April 10, 2022 4.5% ( 14th ) 4.9% ( 14th ) N/A
599 April 17, 2022 4.3% ( 14th ) 4.6% ( 12th ) 4.1% ( 16th )
600 April 24, 2022 4.1% ( 19th ) 4.3% ( 15th ) 4.3% ( 16th )
601 May 1, 2022 3.6 % ( 21th ) N/A 4.0% { 17th )
602 May 8, 2022 4.5% ( 9th ) 5.0% ( 9th ) 4.2% ( 14th )
603 May 15, 2022 4.5% ( 10th ) 4.7% ( 8th ) 4.8% ( 9th )
604 May 22, 2022 3.6 % ( 20th ) 3.8 % ( 18th ) 4.2% ( 13th )
605 May 29, 2022 3.6 % ( 21th ) 4.0% ( 13th ) 4.3% ( 15th )
606 June 5, 2022 4.6% ( 10th ) 4.8% ( 8th ) 4.0% ( 14th )
607 June 12, 2022 3.6% ( 20th ) 4.0% ( 17th ) 3.9% ( 18th )
608 June 19, 2022
609 June 26, 2022
610 July 3, 2022
611 July 10, 2022
612 July 17, 2022
613 July 24, 2022
614 July 31, 2022
615 August 7, 2022
616 August 14, 2022
617 August 21, 2022
618 August 28, 2022
619 September 4, 2022
620 September 11, 2022
621 September 18, 2022
622 September 25, 2022
623 October 2, 2022
624 October 9, 2022
625 October 16, 2022
626 October 23, 2022
627 October 30, 2022
628 November 6, 2022
629 November 13, 2022
630 November 20, 2022
631 November 27, 2022
632 December 4, 2022
633 December 11, 2022
634 December 18, 2022
635 December 25, 2022
  • TNmS ratings listed is the highest ratings amongst ratings for each episodes.
  • “—” denotes episode didn’t enter top 20 in Nielsen Korea and TNmS ratings.

Tours [edit ]

other works [edit ]

Merchandising [edit ]

The Running Man 300th Anniversary Special hats and socks on display In ordain to “ relay the impression of Running Man “, Running Man has made merchandises available on sale since 2015. The products ranging from stickers, socks, hats, shirts, and shoes. [ 51 ] On May 26, 2015, a special project called the “ Running Man Challenge ” was made in collaboration with a footwear co-created platform, ROOY. [ 52 ] Its independent objective is for the fans to design a brake shoe that “ would unify and coordinate between the project members. ” 777 submissions were made, and in June 2015, a design made by a sports fan named Noh Seung-soo was selected to be the official design for the shoes. The shoes went on sale on February 22, 2016. [ 53 ] [ 54 ] Currently, a irregular “ Running Man Challenge ” is held. The achiever for this challenge will have their plan to be the new shoes. [ 55 ] In 2016, Running Man collaborated with NBA to make a three-hundredth Anniversary special hats and shirts. [ 56 ]

animation [edit ]

The Soul Tree, the great reservoir of our race. But for its ultimate exponent and by those whose minds were blinded by it, it besides became the catastrophic campaign that had brought ceaseless wars between the tribes. Tortured by the agonies of the wars, the leaders of the tribes last came to a peace agreement that they would alternatively open a contest. Players, equipped with extra watches and shields, compete against each other as winner ’ south tribe would be awarded with Materion, the hallowed yield of the Soul Tree. These brave players, who throw themselves in this ferocious crusade, we call them the Running Man. — Running Man WORLD VIEW

On June 14, 2017, it was announced that Running Man will be adapted into a half-hour animated display. It will features the original seven members, including former penis Gary, in animal form. [ 57 ] The read will have 24 episodes and EXO-CBX will provide the root sung for the usher. additionally, the animize appearance will be the first show to be broadcast in UHD in South Korea. [ 58 ] On August 11, 2018, the animated picture has been premiered on Cartoon Network in Southeast Asia as an english knight. [ 59 ] On December 5, 2018, the “ Running world, 2018 ” animated series was released in theaters. [ 60 ] [ 61 ] On December 19, 2020, an animated movie, in the first place serving as a six-episode preview of the new season, has been premiered on Cartoon Network in Southeast Asia as an english dub within the championship “ Running homo : The Ultimate Challenge ”. [ 62 ] [ 63 ]

amusing bible [edit ]

In March 2013, a comedian book adaptation of the series was published. The series, titled Running Man: How do I Find the Kidnapped Idol?, is written by Hong Yong-hoon and illustrated by Kim Moon-shik. The amusing book, which is aimed for children, was released on March 25, 2013. [ 64 ] [ 65 ]

musical [edit ]

On March 30 and 31, 2019, a play which was titled, “ The Musical Running Man ” was performed at Busan Citizen ‘s Hall. [ 66 ]

other appearances [edit ]

International versions [edit ]

Running Man had first sold the franchise to China which became Running Man China in 2014. They later sold the franchise to Vietnam and Indonesia in 2019. [ 71 ] As of June 6, 2019, there have been aired 9 seasons within 3 franchises of Running Man .

Currently airing (2)
An upcoming season (2)
Status unknown (0)
No longer airing (0)

Outrun by Running Man is the inaugural official by-product series of the long run programmme, featuring original cast members Haha, Jee Seok-jin and Kim Jong-kook. The display premiered on November 12, 2021, and is available for streaming on Disney+ platform. [ 72 ]

controversy [edit ]

Gary ‘s passing [edit ]

In September 2012, Gary made a surprise announcement on social media about his intention to leave the platform. It is believed that his intention came from the recent criticism concerning the “ Super 7 Concert ” which his company, Leessang Company, was producing. Gary decided to take responsibility for its failure by resigning himself from any activities. Due to this, Running Man production staff and the members decided to postpone their film schedule on September 24–25, 2012 to convince him to stay in the platform. [ 73 ] [ 74 ] [ unreliable source? ] A week belated, Gary formally apologized for the controversy he created and confirmed his decision to remain as a penis of the program. [ 75 ] In 2016, Gary again announced his departure from Running Man to focus on his music. [ 76 ] This caused Running valet to have a 6-member hurl for a few months before casting two new members, Yang Se Chan and Jeon So Min. [ 77 ] Gary returned on episode 336 as a surprise guest. [ 78 ]

Season 2 proposal [edit ]

On December 14, 2016, it was announced that Kim Jong-kook and Song Ji-hyo were leaving the express, as a new temper with a new format starring the remaining casting members and new penis Kang Ho-dong would air in January 2017. [ 79 ] [ 80 ] [ 81 ] Initial reception was mix. however, it was revealed that Song Ji-hyo and Kim Jong-kook were not given any notice about their removal, resulting in an consuming negative reaction. [ 82 ] [ 83 ] In accession, news of Kang Ho-dong refusing the offer to join the new temper resulted in a possible cancellation of Season 2 of Running Man. [ 84 ] On December 16, 2016, an hand brake meet was held with the consensus reached that all members would leave, ending the program altogether in February 2017 [ 85 ] [ 86 ] [ 87 ] with a subsequent program taking its plaza. [ 88 ] however, on January 24, 2017, SBS announced that the show will continue airing with all of the remaining roll members. The decision came after Nam Seung-yong, the fresh Vice President of SBS Entertainment Headquarters, who was involved in conceiving Running Man, had further conversations with every member in regards to the picture ‘s future. [ 89 ] [ 90 ] Subsequently, after apologizing to Kim Jong-Kook and Song Ji Hyo for all of the issues regarding the program, the early then became actively involved in convincing the early members to continue working on the program. [ 91 ]

Webtoon Plagiarism [edit ]

On April 28, 2019, Running Man was criticized for plagiarizing Naver webtoon “ Money Game ”. The air out episode showed cast members put into a studio and given money to spend as a group. The fans of the “ Money Game ” webtoon pointed out the similarities between the episode concept and the webtoon ‘s storyline. “ Money Game ” writer Bae Jin-Soo and Naver Webtoon, the platform in which the webtoon is published, both stated that they never received anterior notificafion or requests for accept to be able to adopt the “ Money Game ” storyline into a Running Man episode. In response, producers of Running Man issued an apology to both parties .

delineation of Taiwan [edit ]

During an sequence aired on December 7, 2020, the testify depicted China and Taiwan as separate countries when playing a dining table game, which caused scandalization and call for boycott in China. [ 92 ] [ 93 ]

Awards and nominations [edit ]

References [edit ]

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