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Japanese Anime TV Ranking, December 15-21

posted on by Egan Loo
Nodame: Paris scores record average rating; live-action Bloody Monday ends

The Mainichi Shimbun paper reports that the average rating of Nodame Cantabile: Paris, the anime sequel based on Tomoko Ninomiya manga, was 4.6%. That makes it the second highest rated anime to have ever run in Fuji TV's Noitamina late-night timeslot. It topped the first Nodame Cantabile anime series (4.4%) from 2006. Only Hakaba Kitarō, this year's anime based on Shigeru Mizuki's prototype for his Gegege no Kitarō horror manga, posted a higher average rating at 4.8%. The ninth episode of Nodame Cantabile: Paris was the highest rated single epsiode for any late-night anime at 6.6%; that tops Hakaba Kitarō's highest rated episode (#11's 5.8 on March 13).

The live-action television drama version of Ryō Ryūmon and Kōji Megumi's Bloody Monday suspense manga ended on December 20 at 19:56. It earned a 13.2 rating on its last outing and has been boosting the sales of the original manga throughout its entire run.

Title Station Date Time Length Average
Household Rating
Sazae-san Fuji TV December 21 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 16.5
Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV December 21 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 13.0
Crayon Shin-chan TV Asahi December 19 (Fri) 19:30 24 min. 10.3
Anime 7 (Detective Conan/Yatterman) NTV December 15 (Mon) 19:00 60 min. 9.6
Doraemon TV Asahi December 19 (Fri) 19:00 30 min. 8.8
Gegege no Kitarō Fuji TV December 21 (Sun) 09:00 30 min. 7.7
One Piece Fuji TV December 21 (Sun) 09:30 30 min. 7.0
Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl TV Tokyo December 18 (Thurs) 19:00 30 min. 6.4
Atashi'n chi TV Asahi December 20 (Sat) 11:20 25 min. 5.7
Yes! Precure 5 GoGo! TV Asahi December 21 (Sun) 08:30 30 min. 5.7

Source: Video Research (Kanto region)

This article has a follow-up: Japanese Anime TV Ranking, December 22-28 (2009-01-12 23:51)
follow-up of Japanese Anime TV Ranking, December 8-14
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