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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, April 25-May 1

posted on 2011-05-14 23:57 EDT
Jin, Lupin, Omiya-san, Toriko, Doraemon, Pokémon, Precure, Inazuma 11, Gintama, Innocence on top 10 charts

Producer Kōji Yamamoto revealed on his Twitter account on May 2 that Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina timeslot received an instantaneous high rating of over 5.5 during its early Friday morning timeslot on April 29. Although he acknowledged that Friday happened to be Showa Day (the start of the Golden Week holidays), he characterized the rating as good after the timeslot earned its lowest rating to date in March. The highest average rating that Noitamina has ever received for an episode in Tokyo's Kanto area was 6.6 (with a 7.4 instantaneous high rating) with the ninth episode of Nodame Cantabile: Paris in December of 2008.

The television drama adaptation of Motoka Murakami's Jin manga aired on Sunday, May 1 at 9:00 p.m. as the #1 drama of the week. It earned a 20.4 rating.

The Lupin III: Dead or Alive movie re-aired on Friday, April 29 at 9:00 p.m. and earned at 12.3% rating as the #1 movie of the week. An advertisement at the end of the showing announced that a new Lupin III television project will air this fall.

The eighth live-action drama adaptation of Shotaro Ishinomori's Omiya-san mystery manga earned a 11.6 rating when it premiered on Thursday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m.

The Gintama: Shinyaku Benizakura-Hen film aired on Friday, April 29 at 8:00 a.m. with 2.1 rating.

Mamoru Oshii's Innocence film spinoff to Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga re-aired on Monday, April 25 at 1:59 a.m. with a 1.2 rating.


Title Station Date Time Length Average
Household Rating
Sazae-san Fuji TV May 1 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 22.2
Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV May 1 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 15.5
One Piece Fuji TV May 1 (Sun) 09:30 30 min. 9.5
Detective Conan NTV April 30 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 9.1
Crayon Shin-chan TV Asahi April 29 (Fri) 19:30 24 min. 6.9
Toriko Fuji TV May 1 (Sun) 09:00 30 min. 6.9
Doraemon TV Asahi April 29 (Fri) 19:00 29 min. 6.5
Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! TV Tokyo April 28 (Thurs) 19:00 30 min. 5.2
Suite Precure TV Asahi May 1 (Sun) 08:30 30 min. 4.9
Inazuma Eleven (final episode) TV Tokyo April 27 (Wed) 19:00 27 min. 4.8

Source: Video Research (Kanto region) via Yaraon!

[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, May 2-8 (2011-05-16 23:00)
follow-up of Japan's Animation TV Ranking, April 18-24

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