Running Man Philippines pilot episodes made a big dash as it dominated the rating game over the weekend.
It premiered on Saturday, September 3 and scored a triple lap lead against its competitor Idol Philippines, 14.1% versus 4.3%.
Its rating even moved higher on its second episode on Sunday, September 4, scoring 14.4%, comfortably beating Idol Philippines, which earned 3.3% on that day.
The reality game show series is the Philippines’ adaptation of Korea’s Running Man in collaboration with South Korean network SBS (Seoul Broadcasting Network).
Running Man PH stars Glaiza de Castro, Kokoy de Santos, Ruru Madrid, Angel Guardian, Lexi Gonzales, Buboy Villar, and Mikael Daez.
In the pilot episode, the runners where given their first mission at the Hwaseong Palace.
There, they had a set of Korean characters each, where they had to find inside the palace. After finding it–they need to recreate the Korean characters they picked, and they bring to the 1st station to earn their first badge.
Ruru Madrid was the first to finish the mission.
Meanwhile, aside from TV ratings, Running Man PH pilot was also warmly welcomed by the netizens as it became one of the top trending topics on Twitter Philippines.
Netizens were delighted with the newest Kapuso reality gameshow for its fun and chill vibe.
@empressKxxx and @papaarvin1 both commended the show for giving good vibes to the viewers.
“Nakangiti lang ako the whole time while watching the activity of the runners. Good vibes ang dala ng @GMARunningManPH. #RunningManPH.”
— Empress K (@EmpressKxxx) September 3, 2022
“It’s just fun for them to watch, haha, bubuy is comforting #RunningManPH @KapusoBrigade @encabattalionkb.”
— PAPARVIN SL LIRA (KB) (@PAPAARVIN1) September 3, 2022
@suzyofTwice, @itsOlinthemind, @irishspring3086 and @micasenbhyun meanwhile tweeted they can’t help but just laugh hard at the pilot episodes.
In fairness, ang galing ng mga casts hahahhaaha tawang-tawa ako. Sana ma-sustain nila yung ganitong energy. Congrats #RunningManPH
— ًꜱᴜᴢʏ⁹🐰🐧🍸🍹 (@SuzyOfTwice) September 3, 2022
“Great job, guysss! Hilarious and exciting pilot episode! Ang ingay namin dito sa bahay while watching!”
Great job, guysss! Hilarious and exciting pilot episode! Ang ingay namin dito sa bahay while watching! 😂😂😂
— Olin Rodriguez (@itsOLINthemind) September 3, 2022
“dami ko tawa! #RunningManPH.”
dami ko tawa! #RunningManPH
— irish🌤 (@irishspring3086) September 3, 2022
“Grabe ang tawa namin sa #RunningManPH! Yung mama ko himala at nakinood rin!”