‘Running Man’ Cast Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Jong Kook Dominate October Variety Star Brand Rankings + Disney Plus to Release 'Running Man' Spin-Off

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The brand reputation rankings for South Korean variety stars was finally revealed! The Korean Business Research Institute announced on October 2 the new list of stars that made it to the Top 30.

The rankings were determined through various analyses from the viewers participation, interaction, media engagements, and community awareness.

It has been said that 50 famous entertainers were included in the choices.

The data collected were from September 2 to October 2.

Running Man Cast
(Photo : SBS Running Man Instagram)

He is not hailed as the "Nation's MC" for nothing. Yoo Jae Suk is once again No. 1, and he has been consistent at the top spot since September. He was able to achieve a brand reputation index of 2,230,513.

The most used keywords related to him include "Running Man," "Antenna," and "How Do You Play?." 

Meanwhile, Yoo Jae Suk's highest-ranking related terms are "model," "release," and "confess."

Yoo Jae Suk
(Photo : SBS Running Man Instagram)

Jae Suk's positivity-negativity analysis score was 80.01 percent (positive reactions).

Following him on the list is none other than his Running Man co-star Kim Jong Kook. He has a brand reputation index of 1,223,188.

Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook
(Photo : SBS Running Man Instagram)

Comedian and host Kim Gura made it on the third place and has a brand reputation index of 1,170,090. Park Myung Soo reserved his spot in fourth place and Haha in fifth place.

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See the full rankings below:

1. Yoo Jae Suk

2. Kim Jong Kook

3. Kim Gura

4. Park Myung Soo

5. Haha

6. Lee Sang Min

7. Lee Seung Gi

8. Ahn Jung Hwan

9. Lee Dong Gook

10. Jung Hyung Don

11. Song Ji Hyo

12. Jung Joon Ha

13. Kang Ho Dong

14. Kim Dong Hyun

15. Kim Joon Ho

16. Noh Hong Chul

17. Shin Dong Yup

18. Super Junior's Kim Heechul

19. Kim Jong Min

20. Heo Jae

21. Jun Hyun Moo

22. Choi Young Soo

23. Lee Kyung Kyu

24. Lee Kwang Soo

25 .Seo Jang Hoon

26. Song Hae

27. Yoo Hee Yeol

28. Yoon Jong Shin

29. Cha Tae Hyun

30. Lee Soo Geun

SBS Running Man to Have a Spin-Off

On October 1, it has been reported by various media outlets that the longest running variety show in South Korea, Running Man will have a spin-off titled Running Man: The One Having Fun is Above the One Running.

‘Running Man’ Cast
(Photo : SBS Running Man Instagram)

In addition, Disney Plus Korea will collaborate with SBS for the said project. There are also discussions that some of the original Running Man cast members will be part of the show, but the main host of the original program Yoo Jae Suk is not included in the cast lineup.

Other details regarding the Running Man spin-off are to be released soon.

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Written by Shai Collins.

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