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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, March 29-April 4

posted on by Egan Loo
GeGeGe no Nyōbō debuts; Precure, Shin Sanjūshi, Mainichi Kaa-san, Inazuma 11 rank

GeGeGe no Nyōbō (Spooky Wife), the live-action television drama adaptation of an autobiographical essay book by Kitarō author Shigeru Mizuki's wife Nunoe Mura, premiered on March 29 at 8:00 a.m. Although the April 3 episode was the second highest rated drama showing of the week with a 15.8 rating, the March 29 premiere earned the lowest rating in NHK's daily morning drama timeslot since records were first kept in 1964. It received a 14.8 rating in Tokyo's Kanto area and a 10.1 rating in the Kansai area to the south. However, NHK had moved its "television novel serial" timeslot for the first time in 48 years on March 29, and GeGeGe no Nyōbō has since recovered in ratings.

Fumihiko Sori's award-winning live-action film adaptation of Taiyo Matsumoto's Ping Pong manga re-ran on April 3 at 2:23 a.m. and earned a 1.5 rating.

Title Station Date Time Length Average
Household Rating
Sazae-san Fuji TV April 4 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 22.3
Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV April 4 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 13.5
One Piece Fuji TV April 4 (Sun) 09:30 30 min. 11.9
Dragon Ball Kai Fuji TV April 4 (Sun) 09:00 30 min. 10.8
Detective Conan NTV April 3 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 7.0
Heartcatch Precure! TV Asahi April 4 (Sun) 08:30 30 min. 6.9
Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl TV Tokyo April 1 (Thurs) 19:00 58 min. 6.4
Shin Sanjūshi (The New Three Musketeers) NHK-G April 4 (Sat) 7:45 20 min. 5.7
Mainichi Kaa-san TV Tokyo March 31 (Wed) 19:00 26 min. 5.0
Inazuma Eleven TV Tokyo March 31 (Wed) 19:26 29 min. 4.6

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

Source: Video Research (Kanto region), Sankei Sports via Tokyograph

This article has a follow-up: Japan's Animation TV Ranking, April 5-11 (2010-05-03 23:38)
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