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Japan's Animation TV Ranking, April 22-28

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Shin-chan returns; Dokidoki! Precure, Hunter x Hunter stay in top 10

The 1996 live-action adaptation of Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki's Oishinbo manga aired on TV Tokyo on Tuesday, April 23 to commemorate actor Rentarō Mikuni, who starred in the film as Yuzan Kaibara. Mikuni, who also played the lead role in the Tsuri Baka Nisshi (Diary of a Fishing Fool) live-action films, passed away on April 14. The re-airing earned a 2.5% rating.

The third 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, aired on TBS on Sunday, April 28 at 9:00 p.m. and earned an 11.6% rating.

Title Station Date Time Length Average
Household Rating
Sazae-san Fuji TV April 28 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 13.4
Doraemon TV Asahi April 26 (Fri) 19:00 30 min. 9.9
Crayon Shin-chan TV Asahi April 26 (Fri) 19:30 24 min. 9.7
Chibi Maruko-chan Fuji TV April 28 (Sun) 18:00 30 min. 8.1
Detective Conan NTV April 27 (Sat) 18:00 30 min. 7.7
One Piece Fuji TV April 28 (Sun) 09:30 30 min. 7.2
Toriko Fuji TV April 28 (Sun) 09:00 30 min. 5.7
Animated O-saru no George (Curious George) NHK-E April 27 (Sat) 08:35 25 min. 4.5
Dokidoki! Precure TV Asahi April 28 (Sun) 08:30 30 min. 4.5
Hunter x Hunter NTV April 28 (Sun) 10:55 30 min. 4.5

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, April 29-May 5 (2013-05-12 14:00)
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