To receive such high numbers for the first episode is very rare. Viewers had high expectations for ‘Fugitive’, as it boasts a star-studded cast with Rain, Lee Na Young, Lee Jung Jin, Daniel Henney, and many others. The hype was futher amplified when it was revealed that the drama was a collaborative effort between esteemed director Kwak Jung Hwan and screenwriter Chun Sung Il, who have teamed up once before in ‘Chuno‘.
During the broadcast, Chuno’s Lee Da Hae and Oh Ji Ho made cameo apperances, which made the episode more interesting.
Meanwhile, competing dramas, “My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox” and “Playful Kiss” pulled in ratings of 16.6% and 4.5% respectively.