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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, March 7-13

posted on by Egan Loo
Quake preempts many anime; final Stitch!, Pokémon, Tamagotchi!, Naruto, Digimon lead shortened list

Coverage of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster preempted much of the television programming in Japan from the afternoon of Friday, March 11 onward. Nine television news programs on the commercial-free public broadcaster NHK received ratings between 18.7 and 26.1 from March 11 to March 13.

The live-action television adaptation of Masato Fujisaki's Misaki No. 1!! high school teacher manga aired at 10:00 p.m. on Friday, March 9 and garnered a 9.5 rating.

Title Station Date Time Length Average
Household Rating
Stitch!: Zutto Saikō no Tomodachi (final episode) TV Asahi March 8 (Tues) 19:00 27 min. 6.8
Pocket Monsters: Best Wishes! TV Tokyo March 10 (Thurs) 19:00 30 min. 6.4
Tamagotchi! TV Tokyo March 7 (Mon) 19:00 30 min. 5.3
Naruto Shippūden TV Tokyo March 10 (Thurs) 19:30 28 min. 4.8
Digimon Xros Wars TV Asahi March 8 (Tues) 19:27 27 min. 4.1
Yorinuki Gintama-san TV Tokyo March 7 (Mon) 18:00 30 min. 3.9
Fairy Tail TV Tokyo March 7 (Mon) 19:30 30 min. 3.9
Danbōru Senki TV Tokyo March 9 (Wed) 19:27 28 min. 3.1
Inazuma Eleven TV Tokyo March 9 (Wed) 19:00 27 min. 3.0
Lilpri TV Tokyo March 13 (Sun) 9:00 30 min. 2.8

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, March 14-20 (2011-03-28 22:56)
follow-up of Japan's Animation TV Ranking, February 28-March 6
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