This season the dramas have a hard time getting viewers excited, thus resulting in gradually declining ratings throughout the whole lineup of winter dramas. In the middle of all this, TBS‘ Sunday drama even had to admit defeat against Fuji TV’s Sunday drama for the first time ever since the latter decided to tackle the same time slot as the former. However, it’s not that Fuji TV’s rating was incredibly high, rather it was TBS’ rating which was incredibly low.

On Friday the competition showed no love for ‘Renai NEET‘ (TBS). You just can’t win with a light (mediocre) romantic comedy against the TV premiere of “Avatar” (NTV) and a good two-hour drama. Therefore the drama dropped by 1.7%. The show after “Avatar” also did much better than usual, much to the regret of the ratings of ‘13-sai no Hello Work‘ (TV Asahi), which lost 1.5%. Both Friday dramas recorded a new season-low.

The Saturday drama ‘Risou no Musuko‘ (NTV) didn’t much better either, although the competition was considerably weaker than last week. Maybe being overshadowed by much more popular shows for two weeks in a row was too much for the casual viewers and they forgot to tune in again this week. Whatever the reason, it lost 0.6% again this and reached a new season-low as well.

Things started a bit better on Sunday, because NHK’s taiga drama ‘Taira no Kiyomori‘ slowly started to crawl up its hole again (+1.1%), but it’s still a long way up until it can see the sun again. At 9:00 pmTV Asahi aired the drama special ‘Hissatsu Shigotonin 2012‘ (15.8%), but fortunately it only went into a clinch with ‘Gyoretsu no Dekiru Horitsu Sodanjo‘ (NTV). The two dramas on TBS and Fuji TV weren’t really affected that much.

As it was already mentioned, Fuji TV recorded higher ratings with their drama ‘Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi‘ than TBS with ‘Unmei no Hito‘. This wasn’t only the first time this season, but also the first time ever since Fuji TV introduced their Sunday drama time slot in October of 2010. Of course that’s no reason to celebrate for Fuji TV, because 10.4% isn’t exactly a rating you can boast about.

The only network that can happy about drama ratings is TV Asahi, because ‘Mousou Sousa‘ recorded a new season-high with an episode-rating of 6.3%.

All the ratings and more details can be found below!

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02/17 – Friday

 

10:00 pm slot
 01 –  20:00-23:19 – 15.1%   Avatar
 02 –  21:00-22:52 – 13.8%   Joi – Kuraishi Shoko Shi no Tenteki
 03 –  21:54-23:10 – 11.5%   Hodo Station
 04 –  22:00-22:54 – 07.1%   Renai NEET (05)

11:00 pm slot
 01 –  23:00-23:30 – 09.8%   Hitoshi Matsumoto no OO na Hanashi
 02 –  23:25-23:55 – 07.7%   another sky
 03 –  23:15-24:15 – 06.6%   13-sai no Hello Work (06)

midnight slot
 ?? –  24:20-24:50 – 03.1%   Shirato Osamu no Jikenbo (04)
 ?? –  24:12-24:53 – ??.?%   Toranaide Kudasai!! (06)

late-night slot
 ?? –  24:53-25:23 – ??.?%   Saba-dol (06)

Info:
> ‘Renai NEET
Cast: Nakama Yukie, Sasaki Kuranosuke, Ichikawa Mikako, Nagayama Kento, and more

> ‘13-sai no Hello Work
Cast: Matsuoka Masahiro, Yokoyama Yu, Kiritani Mirei, Yamamoto Maika, and more

> ‘Shirato Osamu no Jikenbo
Cast: Chiba Yudai, Hongo Kanata, Nakamura Shizuka, and more

> ‘Toranaide Kudasai! ! Gravure Idol Ura Monogatari
Cast: 19 gravure idols…!!

> ‘Saba-dol‘ (featuring AKB48, Watarirouka Hashiritai 7 & Nogizaka46)
Cast: Watanabe Mayu, Takahashi Hitomi, Sakata Tadashi, Kaminaga Keisuke, Ando Tamae, and more

Caps:
Renai NEET
   
   

13-sai no Hello Work – Kiritani Mirei (not my own caps)
   
   

Shirato Osamu no Jikenbo
   
   
   

Toranaide Kudasai!!
  
   

Saba-dol
   
   

02/18 – Saturday

9:00 pm slot
 01 –  21:00-23:10 – 14.7%   Bakusho Red Carpet
 02 –  21:00-22:51 – 14.3%   Gyakuten Hodo no Onna
 03 –  21:00-21:54 – 10.6%   Risou no Musuko (06)

late-night slot
 ?? –  25:55-26:10 – ??.?%   Muse no Kagami (05)

Info:
> ‘Risou no Musuko
Cast: Yamada Ryosuke, Suzuki Kyoka, Fujigaya Taisuke, Nakajima Yuto, Sawamura Ikki, and more

> ‘Muse no Kagami
Cast: Sashihara Rino, Ikeda Narushi, Hirano Aya, Mizusawa Nako, and more

Caps:
Risou no Musuko
   
   
   
   

Muse no Kagami
   
   

02/19 – Sunday

8:00 pm slot
 01 –  19:00-20:54 – 18.7%   Sekai no Hate made ItteQ! SP
 02 –  20:00-20:45 – 14.4%   Taira no Kiyomori (07)
 03 –  19:00-20:54 – 11.6%   Hoko x Tate SP
 04 –  19:58-20:54 – 10.7%   Daikaizo!! Gekiteki Before-After Season II

9:00 pm slot
 01 –  21:00-23:10 – 15.7%   Hissatsu Shigotonin 2012
 02 –  21:00-21:54 – 15.4%   Gyoretsu no Dekiru Horitsu Sodanjo
 03 –  21:00-21:54 – 10.4%   Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi (06)
 04 –  21:00-21:54 – 09.9%   Unmei no Hito (06)

11:00 pm slot
 01 –  22:56-23:26 – 10.6%   Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!
 02 –  23:15-23:45 – 08.6%   Shin Domoto Kyodai
 03 –  23:15-24:10 – 06.3%   Mousou Sousa (05)

Info:
> ‘Taira no Kiyomori
Cast: Matsuyama Kenichi, Mikami Hiroshi, Toyohara Kosuke, Matsuda Seiko, and many more

>>> ‘Hissatsu Shigotonin 2012
Cast: Higashiyama Noriyuki, Matsuoka Masahiro, Tanaka Koki, Nogiwa Yoko, and more

> ‘Unmei no Hito
Cast: Motoki Masahiro, Matsu Takako, Maki Yoko, Omori Nao, and more

> ‘Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi
Cast: Matsushita Nao, Inohara Yoshihiko, Nakamaru Yuichi, Kaname Jun, and more

> ‘Mousou Sousa
Cast: Sato Ryuta, Sakuraba Nanami, Kurashina Kana, Baisho Mitsuko, and more

Caps:
Taira no Kiyomori
   
   
   
   

Hissatsu Shigotonin 2012 – Gouriki Ayame (not my own caps)
   
   

Unmei no Hito
   
   
   

Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi
   
   
   

Mousou Sousa (not my own caps)
   
   
   

NHK, TBS and TV Tokyo usually don’t disclose the ratings for their shows on a regular basis, therefore they won’t be included in the list below. Certain dramas or drama specials that aired on those channels and might lack ratings are still included with a ??.?% rating. This doesn’t mean that the ratings were too low to recorded.

Improvements and declines will be illustrated with the use of several icons. The colors and the numbers indicate how much the ratings have changed.

An orange color means almost no change, while a red color means the ratings dropped, and a green color means the ratings improved.

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Drama Overview (Winter 2012):

Previous: [Spring 2011] [Summer 2011] [Fall 2011]

Title
Stepfather
Step
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Lucky Seven
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Strawberry
Night
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Hungry!
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Tightrope no
Onna
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Honjitsu wa
Taian Nari
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Teen Court
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Kazoku Hakkei
_
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Watashi no
Host-chan
_
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Aibou 10
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_
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Dirty Mama!
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Suugaku
Joshi Gakuen
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Kasouken no
Onna 11
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Seinaru
Kaibutsutachi
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Saikou no
Jinsei no…
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Saigo Kara
Nibanme no Koi
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Deka Kurokawa
Suzuki
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Renai NEET
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13-sai no
Hello Work
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Shirato Osamu
no Jikenbo
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Tonbi
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Quilt no Ie
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Risou no
Musuko
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Taira no
Kiyomori
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Unmei no Hito
_
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Hayami-san to
Yobareru Hi
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Mousou Sousa
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(00) 00.0% – (00) 00.0% – (00) 00.0% – (00) 00.0% – (00) 00.0% – (00) 00.0%
(01) 10.4% – (02) 08.6% – (03) 07.7% – (04) 08.9% – (05) 07.6% – (06) 06.4%
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#
(01) 16.3% – (02) 16.9% – (03) 15.2% – (04) 15.4% – (05) 15.2%
_
#
(01) 16.8% – (02) 16.9% – (03) 16.4% – (04) 16.3% – (05) 15.4% – (06) 14.0%
_
#
(01) 14.2% – (02) 15.3% – (03) 12.7% – (04) 11.1% – (05) 13.5% – (06) 12.0%
_
#
(01) 07.2% – (02) 04.7% – (03) 04.6% – (04) 04.4%
_
#
(01) 03.3% – (02) 04.8% – (03) 06.5% – (04) 03.9% – (05) 04.2% – (06) 04.0%
_
#
(01) 02.5% – (02) 03.3% – (03) 03.4% – (04) 03.5% – (05) 03.1% – (06) 02.9%
_
#
(01) 02.0% – (02) 01.5% – (03) 01.7% – (04) 02.2%
_
#
(01) 03.0% – (02) 02.3% – (03) 01.9% – (04) 01.5% – (05) 02.0% – (06) 02.1%
(07) 02.1% – (08) 02.3% – (09) 02.2% – (10) 01.9% – (11) 01.7% – (12) 02.2%
(13) 02.0% – (14) 02.5% – (15) 02.3% – (16) 02.3% – (17) 01.3% – (18) 01.6%
#
(01) 19.7% – (02) 17.4% – (03) 15.0% – (04) 17.0% – (05) 16.5% – (06) 13.9%
(07) 18.3% – (08) 13.1% – (09) 15.1% – (10) 16.2% – (11) 16.3% – (12) 18.4%
(13) 15.2% – (14) 15.0% – (15) 15.1% – (16) 14.5%
#
(01) 12.7% – (02) 14.2% – (03) 10.7% – (04) 09.7% – (05) 12.4% – (06) 09.6%
_
#
(01) 01.6% – (02) 01.7% – (03) 01.0% – (04) 01.3% – (05) 01.4% – (06) 01.6%
_
#
(01) 17.1% – (02) 10.7% – (03) 11.8% – (04) 15.5% – (05) 08.7% – (06) 13.4%
(07) 12.9% – (08) 13.3% – (09) 13.0% – (10) 10.6% – (11) 11.4% – (12) 12.6%
(13) 10.6%
#
(01) 10.8% – (02) 07.9% – (03) 06.9% – (04) 05.6% – (05) 07.0%
_
#
(01) 15.3% – (02) 11.0% – (03) 12.9% – (04) 09.1% – (05) 09.8% – (06) 10.4%
_
#
(01) 12.1% – (02) 12.8% – (03) 11.8% – (04) 11.4% – (05) 12.6% – (06) 11.7%
_
#
(01) 05.3 – (02) 04.5% – (03) 04.3% – (04) 04.1% – (05) 04.7% – (06) 03.8%
(07) 04.9%
#
(01) 11.9% – (02) 08.6% – (03) 09.3% – (04) 08.8% – (05) 07.1%
_
#
(01) 09.3% – (02) 07.9% – (03) 09.1% – (04) 07.7% – (05) 08.1% – (06) 06.6%
_
#
(01) 03.7% – (02) 03.2% – (03) 03.1% – (04) 03.1%
_
#
(01) 07.5% – (02) 08.7% *finished*
_
#
(01) 07.6% – (02) 06.3% *finished*
_
#
(01) 13.9% – (02) 12.4% – (03) 14.0% – (04) 11.0% – (05) 11.2% – (06) 10.6%
_
#
(01) 17.3% – (02) 17.8% – (03) 17.2% – (04) 17.5% – (05) 16.0% – (06) 13.3%
(07) 14.4%
#
(01) 13.0% – (02) 11.3% – (03) 11.6% – (04) 11.6% – (05) 10.8% – (06) 09.9%
_
#
(01) 09.8% – (02) 10.1% – (03) 10.0% – (04) 10.0% – (05) 10.7% – (06) 10.4%
_
#
(01) 05.7% – (02) 05.7% – (03) 03.9% – (04) 04.9% – (05) 06.3%
_
#

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Average Ratings (Winter 2012):

 16.21% – Taira no Kiyomori [taiga drama] (-0.31)
 16.04% – Aibou 10
 15.97% – Strawberry Night
 15.80% – Lucky Seven
 13.13% – Hungry!
 12.43% – Kasouken no Onna 11
 12.18% – Risou no Musuko (-0.32)
 12.07% – Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi
 11.55% – Dirty Mama
 11.45% – Saikou no Jinsei no Owarikata
 11.37% – Unmei no Hito (-0.29)
 10.17% – Hayami-san to Yobareru Hi (+0.05)
 09.14% – Renai NEET (-0.51)
 08.27% – Stepfather Step
 08.12% – 13-sai no Hello Work [11:00 pm drama] (-0.30)
 08.10% – Tonbi *finished*
 07.64% – Seinaru Kaibutsutachi
 06.95% – Quilt no Ie *finished*
 05.30% – Mousou Sousa [11:00 pm drama] (+0.25)
 05.22% – Tightrope no Onna
 04.51% – Deka Kurokawa Suzuki [midnight drama]
 04.45% – Honjitsu wa Taian Nari [11:00 pm drama]
 03.27% – Shirato Osamu no Jikenbo [midnight drama] (-0.06)
 03.12% – Teen Court [midnight drama]
 02.07% – Watashi no Host-chan [latenight drama]
 01.85% – Kazoku Hakkei [latenight drama]
 01.43% – Suugaku Joshi Gakuen [latenight drama]