Lovely Runner Ep 4 rating in Seoul jumps as international viewers give it crazy high ratings

Korean time slip romance Lovely Runner, Episode 4 ratings are out and, just like the K-drama’s previous episode, it earned solid ratings on Tuesday night.

The Korean drama’s nationwide rating saw a slight drop from its previous all-time high rating of 3.44 percent on Monday night down to last night’s 3.37 percent.

Such a small drop though, it’s barely worth commenting on.

Especially as the Korean fantasy romance drama remained in a dead heat with rival Nothing Uncovered to become #1 most-watched drama on Tuesday evenings (they both earned the same rating last night).

In Seoul, however, the tvN drama earned a substantial ratings increase, jumping from its previous all-time high of 3.67 percent on Monday night to last night’s 4.06 percent — a new all-time high, and the first time Lovely Runner has passed the 4.0 percent mark in Seoul.

International Lovely Runner viewers awarding crazy high ratings

Meanwhile, international viewers are still awarding Lovely Runner incredibly high ratings.

The Korean drama is currently earning 9.8 out of 10 from viewers on Viki, a 9.0 out of 10 on My Drama List (a site notorious for lower ratings than almost every other platform), and IMDB users also raising their ratings since yesterday to 9.0 out of 10.

Ratings practically unheard of except for those Korean dramas that really do outperform expectations in plot, performances, writing and soundtrack.

This one, by the way, does.

Viewers too are leaving comments like:

The thing I love about this series is that the male lead loves the female lead unconditionally and the FL is so overprotective of the ML. It’s always the other way around in romantic K-dramas that’s why this feels so refreshing to me.


This drama has my whole heart.

I really didn’t want to watch the 4th episode anymore thinking I would go through too much headache and split hairs but now the plan in clear and they don’t drag the depressive moments at all.

I love his character soooooo much. He’s so manly but kindhearted at the same time. The ending of the episode…pat pat pat..these cuties

Yep, international audiences are loving Lovely Runner so far.

Lovely Runner stars Byeon Woo Seok and Kim Hye Yoon, and airs on tvN in South Korea every Monday and Tuesday evenings.

The K-drama’s next episode airs on Monday, April 22nd.

About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.