Chibi Maruko-chan, Sazae-san, Dr. Slump Top List of Most-Viewed Anime Episodes
posted on by Karen Ressler
Television ratings group Video Research published the top 10 most-viewed anime series based on the episode with the highest household rating since the group began online research on September 26, 1977. To qualify for the ratings a show must be a regular series with episodes that run for 15 minutes or longer.
|1||Chibi Maruko-chan||Fuji TV||October 28, 1990 (Sun)||18:00||30 min.||39.9|
|2||Sazae-san||Fuji TV||September 16, 1979 (Sun)||18:30||30 min.||39.4|
|3||Dr. Slump||Fuji TV||December 16, 1981 (Wed)||19:00||30 min.||36.9|
|4||Dokonjo Gaeru||NTV||February 23, 1979 (Fri)||18:00||30 min.||34.5|
|5||Manga Nihon Mukashi Banashi||TBS||January 10, 1981 (Sat)||19:00||30 min.||33.6|
|6||Lupin III final episode||NTV||December 8, 1978 (Fri)||18:00||30 min.||32.5|
|7||Touch||Fuji TV||December 22, 1985 (Sun)||19:00||30 min.||31.9|
|8||Ashita no Joe||NTV||March 13, 1980 (Thurs)||18:00||30 min.||31.6|
|9||Doraemon||TV Asahi||February 11, 1983 (Fri)||19:00||30 min.||31.2|
|10||Gegege no Kitarō||Fuji TV||March 22, 1986 (Sat)||18:30||30 min.||29.6|
Video Research targets the Kanto region of Japan.
Video Research previously recorded an episode of the original 1963-1966 Astro Boy anime that earned a 40.3% rating. Other high-rating episodes from before Video Research began online research on September 26, 1977 include Obake no Q-Taro, Kyojin no Hoshi, and Pāman.