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Chibi Maruko-chan, Sazae-san, Dr. Slump Top List of Most-Viewed Anime Episodes

posted on 2015-12-30 15:10 EST
Shows with highest household ratings since 1977 listed

Television ratings group Video Research published the top 10 most-viewed anime series based on the episode with the highest household rating since the group began online research on September 26, 1977. To qualify for the ratings a show must be a regular series with episodes that run for 15 minutes or longer.


Place Title Station Date Time Length Average
Household Rating
1 Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV October 28, 1990 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 39.9
2 Sazae-san Fuji TV September 16, 1979 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 39.4
3 Dr. Slump Fuji TV December 16, 1981 (Wed) 19:00 30 min. 36.9
4 Dokonjo Gaeru NTV February 23, 1979 (Fri) 18:00 30 min. 34.5
5 Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi TBS January 10, 1981 (Sat) 19:00 30 min. 33.6
6 Lupin III final episode NTV December 8, 1978 (Fri) 18:00 30 min. 32.5
7 Touch Fuji TV December 22, 1985 (Sun) 19:00 30 min. 31.9
8 Ashita no Joe NTV March 13, 1980 (Thurs) 18:00 30 min. 31.6
9 Doraemon TV Asahi February 11, 1983 (Fri) 19:00 30 min. 31.2
10 Gegege no Kitaro Fuji TV March 22, 1986 (Sat) 18:30 30 min. 29.6

Video Research targets the Kanto region of Japan.

Video Research previously recorded an episode of the original 1963-1966 Astro Boy anime that earned a 40.3% rating. Other high-rating episodes from before Video Research began online research on September 26, 1977 include Obake no Q-Taro, Kyojin no Hoshi, and Pāman.

Source: My Navi's Gakusei no Madoguchi via Otakomu


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