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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 06/21~06/23

    June 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas.   More dramas reached their conclusion over the weekend. The highest rating was recorded by Sunday's 'Sora Tobu Kouhoushitsu' with 15.3%, which meant an increase of 3.6% compared to the previous week and a new personal record.   '35 Sai no Koukousei' also did well on Saturday with a decent

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/10~05/12

    May 13, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296592" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=" 'Otenki Oneesan' (TV Asahi)"][/caption] It was a mediocre weekend for the dramas. Two out of the four prime time spring dramas improved compared to the previous weekend. 'Otenki Oneesan' (TV Asahi) recorded a rise of 0.9% and 'TAKE FIVE' (TBS) had a gain of merely 0.6%. The other two dramas lost viewers, among which '35 Sai no Koukousei' (NTV) received the big

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/02~05/05

    May 8, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296229" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Doubles ~ Futari no Keiji' (TV Asahi)"][/caption] The lack of viewers during the Golden Week holidays influenced the ratings, but the unfavorable placing of the public holidays lessened the effect a bit this year. There was even one drama that gained quite a few viewers this weekend. 'Yae no Sakura', NHK's taiga drama, managed to gain 2.0% this Sunday and reac

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/26~04/28

    May 1, 2013 @ 5:04 am

    [caption id="attachment_295692" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'TAKE FIVE' (TBS)"][/caption] It was the beginning of the Golden Week with the first holiday on April 29th, which meant a busy weekend - although not particularly in front of the TV. Fortunately the peak of the holiday traffic is only expected on the next weekend with a holiday on Friday and Monday. The TV ratings haven't been affected that much, at least so fa

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/19~04/21

    April 23, 2013 @ 3:50 am

    [caption id="attachment_295063" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Sora Tobu Kouhoushitsu' (TBS)"][/caption] The first episode of the Friday drama 'TAKE FIVE' (TBS) was the only spring premiere over the weekend. The thief drama starring Karasawa Toshiaki recorded an unspectacular rating of 12.3%, although it's not exactly a bad rating for this drama time slot at 10:00 pm. The rest of the weekend dramas experienced a disillusi

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  • Prime Time Drama Preview – Spring 2013

    April 4, 2013 @ 1:21 am

    The upcoming spring season for dramas is just around the corner. During the break between the seasons it is time for the networks to promote their upcoming dramas as much as they can in order to attract as many viewers as possible for their season premieres. What happens after that depends on how viewers experience the framework consisting of the story, the acting, and the pacing. Is the story compelling enough to make you want to watch the

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  • EXILE to sing theme song for Yonekura Ryoko's upcoming drama

    March 29, 2013 @ 10:22 am

    EXILE's new song, "Flower Song" (release date undecided), has been picked up as the theme song for Yonekura Ryoko's upcoming drama, '35-sai no Koukousei', which starts on April 13th. In the drama, Yonekura will play a 35-year-old woman who enters a high school where she has to face the problems of present-day high school students. The lyrics were written by ATSUSHI, who worked on the song after hearing circumstances and problems that oc

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  • Yonekura Ryoko to play a high school girl in new drama '35-sai no Koukousei'

    February 18, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

    On February 19th, NTV announced that actress Yonekura Ryoko will be playing a female high school student in their upcoming spring drama '35-sai no Koukousei' (tentative title). It will be the very first time for Yonekura to play a high school girl in her career and her first starring drama on NTV in general. '35-sai no Koukousei' is a socio-critical school drama set at a senior high school. It follows a 35 year-old woman who enters the sch

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