Last month, Jin made a lot of noise by becoming a guest on the show 'Running Man.' The hosts were dreaming about him joining the show for many years.
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Jin's visit immediately brought the show back into the Top 10 of the non-drama ranking for the first week of November. K-media reported about the 'Jin Effect' that happened with that special episode of the 'Running Man.' According to Nielsen Korea, it recorded a 4.8% average viewer rating, experiencing a 1.5% increase (the average rating was 3.3%). The peak was at 6.8%. Jin's episode scored the highest rating for the past 8 months.
Jin was super entertaining in the episode and was definitely in his element. The hosts' funny reactions to seeing Jin and then fighting for his attention also went viral on the Internet.
A few days ago, the Brand Ranking for Entertaining Programs was announced. "Running Man" topped the list with over 5 million points! The most mentioned keyword attached to it was 'BTS JIN' and 'appearance'. 'Jin effect' never fails its' job!
Jin himself is also #1 on this month's Brand Ranking for Male Idols, being the only idol besides Jimin to top it in many years. It's his second time scoring #1 over the past year.
By the way, Jin's episode for the show "No Prepare" is also the most popular on Lee Youngji's channel. It surpassed over 14 million views in a month.