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'Running Man' ratings drop to an all-time low

By jennywill   Monday, April 10, 2017   250,024   8,837   0



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'Running Man' ratings have hit an all-time low.

The April 9th episode of the show had a rating of 3.4%, while its same slot competitors 'Superman Is Back' (KBS) had a rating of 9.3% and 'Masked Singer' (MBC) had 13.6%.

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This is the lowest it's been since the show kicked off in 2010, and ratings have been on a downward trend. There will be a PD change as well as an addition to the lineup, but it's unclear if those will save the floundering program.
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9001reasons Tuesday, April 11, 2017

It's the stigma of using the same name. They would've been better off renaming the show. Most people will think it's the same running man as before despite the supposed format change next week, new pd and new members.

ThyDiana Tuesday, April 11, 2017

well...didn't the pd change or somthing???

addicthere Monday, April 10, 2017

Running man isn't running man anymore, it hasn't been for the past year. Should've just ended the show to be honest, it was a good run. I haven't watched the past ~20 eps or so.

syafickix Monday, April 10, 2017

actually its a good thing to add a member, i dont know why international fans are so dead set against it. its actually refreshing, like watching unnies season 2. its not so bad, the original members are getting weaker and older anyways (talking about seokjin jongkook haha and jaesuk) so need all the support they can get including new member. its a new perspective so just enjoy it okay :)

Kang_Saena syafickix Monday, April 10, 2017

Agreed (although I, on the other hand, find the members are making it really apparent when they're fake laughing or are going over a scripted part, esp. of Jihyo, Kwangsoo, and Jongkook). The group dynamics was stagnating for quite a bit, and the show let it drag too long. For example, all the "crazy" characters they'd created early on in the show have dissipated due to the members' inability to continue them since they've long since lost the "rookie phase". They also struggle to create new characters that live up to their original ones. I really hope the addition of new members will liven up the members' antics and even bring in some new characters for the members that will create some excitement for the show. Having a versatile, flexible cast that can add members without angering fans (like 1D2N) will probably boost the show imo.

syafickix Kang_Saena Monday, April 10, 2017

agreed, to be honest it may be shocking about the announcement when they tried to kick out jongkook and jihyo. but at that time i actually felt like its already that moment. the time when gary quits i just had a gut feeling about it. the show drags on for too long like 8 years (god how i feel old, i watched since ep 1 lol). TV entertainment has the same dose of competition like idols. there are so many shows, they need to innovate all the time. ON A POSITIVE NOTE, jeon so min is a good choice. i watched her on knowing brothers and she's freakin hillarious. the RM episode before was funny as well (it was the funniest one since members week)

MiZZ_J Monday, April 10, 2017

this show was famous outside from korea i think..for me its ok to change the member like 2 days 1 night,but in a good way not like what happen b4 this without tell the it wth professional ways.

denn1sable Monday, April 10, 2017

it's because of dara.

gelyani denn1sable Tuesday, April 18, 2017


neoncrucifixion Monday, April 10, 2017

Bring back Song Ji Hyo and Jongkook!!!!!

Joha_B2uty neoncrucifixion Monday, April 10, 2017

XD They never left!

saro neoncrucifixion Monday, April 10, 2017

yo laught so hard at that mennnn thank you

gelyani neoncrucifixion Tuesday, April 18, 2017

yeah. they are still in the show

whatever101 Monday, April 10, 2017

kpopfandom2 Monday, April 10, 2017

all because of that stupid director

Leila_ssss Monday, April 10, 2017

A lot of international fans are mad with the new additions, especially with the staff removing Jihyo and Jungkook without telling them before telling the media. We were fine with Lizzy because Lizzy was added during the early stages of the show. They're not only losing korean fans because of the uninteresting games but they're also losing international fans because a lot of us are mad of the new additions. We aren't mad at the new additions but we're mad at the fact that the staff made new additions.

gelyani Leila_ssss Tuesday, April 18, 2017

jihyo and jungkook are still in the show though...

Leila_ssss gelyani Tuesday, April 18, 2017

yeah they are but the news of them not knowing that they weren't going to be on the show at the time pissed off a lot of fans

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