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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 12/24~01/03

    January 5, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    [caption id="attachment_284684" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 12/24~01/03"][/caption] It's a longer report over a span of 11 days this time in order to cover the whole Christmas and New Year's prime time ratings. On Christmas Eve, Fuji TV aired the final episode of their Monday fall drama 'PRICELESS', which did really well with a rating of 18.7% on such a competitive evening. Unfortunately it's not a ne

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 09/24~09/30

    October 4, 2012 @ 12:04 am

    [caption id="attachment_270149" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 09/24~09/30"][/caption] The remaining late-night summer dramas have finally aired their last episodes as well. Tuesday drama 'Dragon Seinendan' (TBS) ended with a season-average of 1.27%. 'VISION~Koroshi ga Mieru Onna' (NTV) ended on a bad note on Thursday and recorded a season-average of 3.02%. The Saturday teenage romance 'Sprout' (NTV) als

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 09/14~09/17

    September 19, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

    [caption id="attachment_267560" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 09/14~09/17"][/caption] Monday was a public holiday in Japan, and therefore, the report was delayed by one day, but the (disappointing) ratings from Monday have been included as well. Nothing spectacular happened on Friday, since after all, there is only one prime time drama left - 'Kuro no Onnakyoshi' (TBS). It recorded 9.2%, which is a drop

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  • Kamata Natsumi attends PR event for new DVD 'Natsu Purin'

    September 11, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    Gravure idol Kamata Natsumi recently attended a PR event for her latest DVD 'Natsu Purin'. It's already Kamata's 13th DVD release, but she has also been becoming more active in the world of acting. She recently appeared in the late-night drama 'Toranaide Kudasai!!' (TV Tokyo) and the NHK morning drama 'Umechan Sensei'. She described her new DVD: "This time, the focus was on my rear. There are a lot of ero-kawaii (sexy, but cute) shots,

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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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  • Filming for morning drama 'Umechan Sensei' comes to an end

    August 24, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    On August 24th, NHK wrapped up the last scene for their popular morning drama 'Umechan Sensei' starring actress Horikita Maki. She and her husband in the drama Matsuzaka Tori were both present and used the moment of celebration to look back at what they've gained throughout this long period of filming. Horikita expressed, "It feels like it has been a long time, yet it also feels like it has ended too soon... It was a telenovela loved by ev

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 08/13~08/16

    August 18, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    [caption id="attachment_261294" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – 08/13~08/16"][/caption] The ratings are beginning to normalize again after the conclusion of the 2012 London Olympics. Almost half of the dramas that air from Monday until Thursday were able to recover enough to even improve their respective season average. Of course the Monday dramas had it a bit more difficult. Although the closing ceremony

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – August 06th~August 09th

    August 12, 2012 @ 2:40 am

    [caption id="attachment_259874" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Drama Prime Time Report – August 06th~August 09th"][/caption] The ratings for the London 2012 Olympics are gradually declining again, except for the competitions where Japan might be able to win a medal. As usual the biggest highlights were soccer (men & women) and volleyball (women). Wrestling was also very popular thanks to yet another spectacular performance by Ja

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