Japan's Animation TV Ranking, April 15-21

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st episode in Hunter x Hunter's Chimera Ant arc gets series-high rating at 5.2%

Madhouse noted on April 22 that the 76th episode of Hunter x Hunter that aired on April 21 earned a series-high rating of 5.2%. The 76th episode began the Chimera Ant arc, which was not animated in the previous television anime series.

The live-action film adaptation of Mari Yamazaki's Thermae Romae manga starring Hiroshi Abe aired on Fuji TV on Saturday, April 20 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 16.9% rating. The 16th Detective Conan film, Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker, aired on NTV on Friday, April 19 at 9:00 p.m. and earned an 11.4% rating. The 20th Crayon Shin-chan film, Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu! Ora to Uchū no Princess, aired on TV Asahi on Friday, April 19 at 9:00 p.m. and earned an 8.7% rating.

The second episode of the live-action drama Soratobu Kōhōshitsu (Public Affairs Office in the Sky), based on a novel of the same name by Toshokan Sensō/Library War novelist Hiro Arikawa, premiered on TBS on April 21 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 13.5% rating.

Title Station Date Time Length Average
Household Rating
Sazae-san Fuji TV April 21 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 16.9
Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV April 21 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 12.2
Detective Conan NTV April 20 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 9.7
One Piece Fuji TV April 21 (Sun) 09:30 30 min. 8.3
Hunter x Hunter NTV April 21 (Sun) 10:55 30 min. 5.2
Animated O-saru no George (Curious George) NHK-E April 20 (Sat) 08:35 25 min. 5.1
Toriko Fuji TV April 21 (Sun) 09:00 30 min. 4.8
Animation Hitsuji no Shaun (Shaun the Sheep) NHK-E April 20 (Sat) 09:00 20 min. 4.6
Dokidoki! Precure TV Asahi April 21 (Sun) 08:30 30 min. 4.6
Space Brothers NTV April 20 (Sat) 17:30 30 min. 4.2

Thanks to Kutsu for the Madhouse news tip.

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.]

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