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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 25th~27th

    November 29, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    [caption id="attachment_206811" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Asano Tadanobu in "Yonimo Kimyo na Monogatari 2011 Fall SP" (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by a tough Saturday for the monsters of "Yokai Ningen Bem", the grand finale of "Gou – Himetachi no Sengoku", and yet another nose dive of "Nankyoku Tairiku". Friday was a rather ordinary day

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – November 18th~20th

    November 22, 2011 @ 2:24 am

    [caption id="attachment_205096" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Back from the dead? ("Nankyoku Tairiku" - TBS)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted by a 'Baseball Sunday' that revived "Nankyoku Tairiku". The 'FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup Japan 2011' (Fuji TV) continued on Friday with the final matches of the tournament. The women of Japan were on the four

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 28th~30th

    October 31, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    [caption id="attachment_200535" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption=""Boku to Star no 99 Nichi" (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Here's the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, highlighted with a disappointing Friday, one new drama, and a still crumbling "Nankyoku Tairiku". Friday was completely under the spell of the "All-Star Geinojin Uta ga Umai Ouza Ketteisen" special on Fuji TV, the second most-successful s

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 21st~23rd

    October 24, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

    [caption id="attachment_199126" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="A monstrous drama with monstrously good ratings! ("Yokai Ningen Bem" - NTV)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, with a couple of new fall dramas and yet another very successful debut among them. Friday already offered a lot of entertainment compared to what we're used to. Fuji TV won the prime time battle wit

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – October 14th~16th

    October 17, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    [caption id="attachment_197524" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Kimura Takuya plays around with announcer Tanaka Minami (TBS)"][/caption] Here is the Friday and weekend edition of the the Drama Prime Time Report, with the much-anticipated first episode of "Nankyoku Tairiku" as one of the biggest highlights of the new fall season. The first day of the report, Friday, didn't really offer much for drama fans. Fukada Kyoko guested on "

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 22nd~25th

    September 26, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    [caption id="attachment_192678" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="The bitter/happy end? ("Ikemen desu ne" - TBS)"][/caption] Today's report includes no surprises, a couple of variety specials, and four more dramas that have come to an end. The long-running TBS drama "Wataru Seken wa Oni Bakari" is airing 2-hour-long episodes at the moment and last week's episode dominated Thursday with a rating of 16.5%, despite going again

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 16th~19th

    September 20, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    [caption id="attachment_191354" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="What happened at the wedding?! ("Zenkai Girl" - Fuji TV)"][/caption] A couple more dramas have come to an end since Friday, leaving fans craving for more as usual. The Monday ratings are also included in this report, because it was a public holiday in Japan and therefore part of the long weekend. Nothing big happened on Friday. "Ikemen desu ne" (TBS) improved

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 9th~11th

    September 12, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    [caption id="attachment_189682" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Just awesome, and he knows it! ("Yuusha Yoshihiko" - TV Tokyo)"][/caption] It was the first weekend after the recent conclusion of all the sporting events, and most programs were able to reclaim their viewer ratings, especially the Saturday drama's. Friday still started with a popular TV special, the "31st All Japan High School Quiz". Unfortunately, the drama

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – September 2nd~4th

    September 5, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

    [caption id="attachment_187866" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Jang Geun Suk made Takimoto Miori beam in "Ikemen desu ne" (TBS)"][/caption] It was a sporty weekend with the continuation of the "Daegu Athletics World Championships 2011" and the two football (soccer) matches of both the national men and women teams. Fortunately, "Ikemen desu ne" (TBS), the first drama on Friday, aired at it's regular time of 9pm and theref

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – August 26th~28th

    August 29, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    [caption id="attachment_186192" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Kawakubo Takuji as 'Ponji' in "Yuusha Yoshihiko" (TV Tokyo)"][/caption] Most of the ratings are back to normal after NTV's "24 Hour Television" last weekend, and there was only one drama that really lost a lot of viewers between Friday and Sunday. As usual, let's start with Friday and the seemingly popular drama "Ikemen desu ne" on TBS. Last week it l

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