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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 11/08~11/10

    November 12, 2013 @ 3:10 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. There wasn't much time to recover from last week's baseball weekend as the figure skating championship made its first stop in Japan for the NHK Trophy. As usual, the performances of the female skaters gained a lot of viewers for NHK - 15.6% on Friday and 17.6% on Saturday. 'Kazoku no Urajijo' (Fuji

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/13~05/16

    May 18, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296923" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Sennyu Tantei Tokage' (TBS)"][/caption] The two most popular dramas of this season have already made headlines this week. 'Galileo' (Fuji TV) finally showed it's true strength stripped off all of the bonuses with its fifth episode, which recorded a plummet of 3.0%. There wasn't any other program that was particularly strong that day, so you can't put the blame

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 05/06~05/09

    May 11, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    [caption id="attachment_296441" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Kazoku Game' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] Not many noteworthy changes were recorded in the ratings department for the first half of this week. Among the positive developments were 'Kamo, Kyoto e Iku.' (Fuji TV) with a gain of 1.7% and 'Kazoku Game' (Fuji TV) with a gain of 1.1%. The former also improved its season-average a bit, just like 'Last Cinderella' (Fuji TV),

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/29~05/01

    May 4, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    [caption id="attachment_296000" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Kasuka na Kanojo' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] The Golden Week is difficult for dramas since they often have to compete against all kinds of special shows that serve as viewer magnets for the respective networks. Let's take a look at the positive trends first. The winners in terms of weekly improvement are 'Iryu Sousa 3' (TV Asahi), 'Kasuka na Kanojo' (Fuji TV), and

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/22~04/25

    April 27, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    [caption id="attachment_295465" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Last Cinderella' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] One more prime time drama and a couple of late-night dramas have premiered this week. The new Thursday drama 'Keiji 110 Kilo' (TV Asahi) starring Ishizuka Hidehiko recorded a very nice start with a rating of 14.1%. The new late-night dramas include 'Hokago Groove' (TBS) starring Takanashi Rin, 'Monsieur!' (TBS) starring E

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/15~04/18

    April 20, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    [caption id="attachment_294825" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'Galileo' (Fuji TV)"][/caption] A total of 8 new dramas premiered from Monday to Thursday this week. Fuji TV's Monday drama 'Galileo' (season 2) - starring heartthrob Fukuyama Masaharu and a new heroine played by Yoshitaka Yuriko - attracted the most viewers with a great rating of 22.6%. Many viewers also swooned over the male duo Ito Hideaki and Sakaguchi Kenj

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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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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 09/03~09/06

    September 9, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    [caption id="attachment_265282" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 09/03~09/06"][/caption] The summer season is gradually coming to an end and the first three dramas have already aired their last episodes earlier this week. On Monday, 'Naniwa Shonen Tanteidan' (TBS) is still doing doing pretty bad and reached a new personal low of 5.4% (minus 0.3%). You can't say the same about 'Rich Man, Poor Woman' (Fuji T

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 08/27~08/30

    September 1, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    [caption id="attachment_263851" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 08/27~08/30"][/caption] This week the Tuesday dramas had some trouble attracting viewers and on Thursday it was the U-20 women's soccer match between Japan and South Korea that stole the show. As for Monday, there is nothing special to report about the dramas. 'Naniwa Shonen Tanteidan' (TBS) didn't change at all (rating: 5.7%), while 'Rich Ma

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 08/20~08/23

    August 26, 2012 @ 1:13 am

    [caption id="attachment_262579" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 08/20~08/23"][/caption] It was another positive week for some of the more popular dramas, but the rest also didn't lose all too many viewers. On Monday, 'Naniwa Shonen Tanteidan' (TBS) continued to stay around its current season average with a rating of 5.7% (minus 0.9%), but 'Rich Man, Poor Woman' (Fuji TV) finally escaped from its Olympic s

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