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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, April 4-10

posted on 2011-04-19 22:00 EDT
Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi repeat scores 8.0 in Blue Exorcist's slot; Toriko, Pokémon on top 10 charts

A repeat of the classic 1970s anime Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi returned for one more night on October 10, and it scored a relatively high rating of 8.0%. During its original run over three decades ago, the anime had an average rating of 18.1% and an all-time high rating of 33.6%. Blue Exorcist would have premiered in the 5:00 p.m. timeslot on April 10 that Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi took, but Blue Exorcist's premiere was delayed one week to April 17.

In addition, the two 5-disc DVD boxes for the anime went on sale on April 1 and sold a combined total of 22,500 sets. Along with the single DVDs that were also sold, it took only four days for the first pressing of 155,000 DVDs to sell out. MBS reported that viewers asked for Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi to return as a regular program, and the station wants to discuss its future plans with its network affiliates across the country.

Title Station Date Time Length Average
Household Rating
Sazae-san Fuji TV April 10 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 18.7
Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV April 10 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 12.9
Doraemon x Crayon Shin-chan Super-Deluxe! Spring Anime Mega-Sized Special 2 TV Asahi April 8 (Fri) 19:29 139 min. 11.6
Doraemon x Crayon Shin-chan Super-Deluxe! Spring Anime Mega-Sized Special 1 TV Asahi April 8 (Fri) 19:00 29 min. 9.8
One Piece Fuji TV April 10 (Sun) 09:30 30 min. 9.7
Detective Conan NTV April 9 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 9.4
Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi TBS April 10 (Sun) 17:00 30 min. 8.0
Toriko Fuji TV April 10 (Sun) 09:00 30 min. 7.9
Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! TV Tokyo April 7 (Thurs) 19:00 30 min. 5.3
Animated O-saru no George (Curious George) NHK-E April 9 (Sat) 8:35 25 min. 5.2

Source: Video Research (Kanto region)

[Video Research does not directly post more ratings than what is listed here. Any purportedly additional data comes from unverified, anonymous sources.]


This article has a follow-up: Japan's Animation TV Ranking, April 11-17 (2011-04-28 23:30)
follow-up of Japan's Animation TV Ranking, March 28-April 3

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