Drama Prime Time Report – 09/18~09/20

It’s never good to come in last and the same can be said about the dramas that haven’t yet aired their final episode, because it definitely won’t become easier with all those mid-season variety specials touting for viewers.

The Tuesday drama ‘Iki mo Dekinai Natsu‘ (Fuji TV) was able to gain some viewers compared to last week with its final episode, but it only was a plus of 0.8% (rating: 8.6%). Its season-average amounts to 9.73% [9.8%*], which is really disappointing for this time slot. NHK continued to surprise with their Tuesday dramas. ‘Tsurukame Josanin‘ recorded a new personal record with 9.6% (plus 1.5%) and ‘Nemureru Mori no Jukujo‘ only lost 0.2% (rating: 6.0%). Late-night drama ‘Dragon Seinendan‘ (TBS) goes for another round and recorded 1.7% (minus 0.2%).

On Wednesday, the final episode of ‘Tokkan – Tokubetsu Kokuzei Choshukan‘ (NTV) recorded a plus of 1.0% and managed to crack the 10.0% again (rating: 10.6%). Its season-average amounts to 10.43% [10.5%*], which is a mediocre result for this time slot. There have been worse ratings – even within the last 12 months, but also many more successful dramas. Of course, the “queen” of this time slot is no other than ‘Kaseifu no Mita‘ (season-average: 25.2%).

It’s not exactly a satisfying way to end the season with its personal worst rating, but unfortunately that’s exactly what happened for the two remaining prime time dramas on Thursday. The other networks simply offered much more entertaining alternatives with their variety specials. ‘Beginners!‘ (TBS) lost 1.4% with its final episode (rating: 5.7%), which decreased its season-average down to 7.27% [7.3%*]. The grand final of ‘Higashino Keigo Mysteries‘ (Fuji TV) starring Suzuki Kyoka also lost 1.3% (rating: 6.2%) and ends with a season-average of 8.36% [8.4%*]. Both dramas definitely disappointed their networks (and subsequently its sponsors) with much lower ratings than what they are used to.

Meanwhile, ‘VISION~Koroshi ga Mieru Onna‘ (NTV) recorded a rating of 2.7% (minus 0.2%).

You can check out all of the ratings and more details below!

* Info at the bottom!

(Screencaps might contain spoilers!)

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09/18 – Tuesday

morning slot (‘NHK Asadora – Morning Drama’)
 08:00-08:15 – ??.?%   Umechan Sensei

other highlights before 9:00 pm (>10%, chronological)
– None-

9:00 pm slot (‘Fuji TV Ka-9 [kakku] – Tuesday-9 Drama’)
 01 –  19:00-21:54 – 17.3%   Odoru! Sanma Goten SP
 02 –  19:00-21:48 – 11.6%   Torihada Scoop Eizou 100-ka Jiten SP
 03 –  19:00-21:48 – 08.7%   Kayo Kyoku! SP
 04 –  21:00-21:54 – 08.6%   Iki mo Dekinai Natsu (11) *END*

10:00 pm slot (‘Fuji TV Tuesday 10:00 pm Drama’ & ‘NHK Drama 10′)
 01 –  21:37-23:10 – 14.3%   Hodo Station
 02 –  22:00-22:50 – 09.6%   Tsurukame Josanin (04)
 03 –  22:00-23:24 – 08.9%   Karakuri Money SP
 04 –  22:00-23:24 – 07.5%   Okusama 100!!

11:00 pm slot (‘NHK Yoru Dora – Night Drama’)
 01 –  23:15-24:15 – 11.1%   Shiro Kuro Judge Variety
 02 –  22:00-23:24 – 08.9%   Karakuri Money SP
 03 –  22:00-23:24 – 07.5%   Okusama 100!!
 04 –  22:55-23:24 – 06.0%   Nemureru Mori no Jukujo (03)

late-night slot (‘TBS Late-Night Drama’)
 24:55-25:25 – 01.7%   Dragon Seinendan (09)

Info:
> ‘Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
Cast: Takei Emi, Eguchi Yosuke, Kimura Yoshino, Nakamura Aoi, and more

> ‘Tsurukame Josanin
Cast: Naka Riisa, Yo Kimiko, Mizobata Junpei, Taira Tomi, and more

> ‘Nemureru Mori no Jukujo
Cast: Kusakari Tamiyo, Seto Koji, Haba Yuichi, Isono Kiriko, Asakura Aki, and more

> ‘Dragon Seinendan
Cast: Yasuda Shota, Renbutsu Misako, Endo Kaname, Honda Chikara, and more

Caps:
Iki mo Dekinai Natsu
   
   
   
   
   

Tsurukame Josanin
   
   
   
   

Dragon Seinendan
   
   
   

09/19 – Wednesday

morning slot (‘NHK Asadora – Morning Drama’)
 08:00-08:15 – ??.?%   Umechan Sensei

other highlights before 9:00 pm and past 11:00 pm (>10%, chronological)
 23:15-24:15 – 12.9%   Matsuko & Ariyoshi no Ikari Shinto

9:00 pm (‘TV Asahi Wednesday Police Drama’)
 01 –  19:00-21:54 – 16.0%   Waratte Koraete! SP
 02 –  21:00-22:48 – 11.0%   Out x Deluxe SP
 03 –  19:00-21:48 – 09.6%   Tetsuko no Heya SP
 04 –  21:00-22:48 – ??.?%   Ryokou Sakka – Chaya Jirou 10

10:00 pm (‘NTV Wednesday Drama’)
 01 –  21:54-23:10 – 11.1%   Hodo Station
 02 –  21:00-22:48 – 11.0%   Out x Deluxe SP
 03 –  22:00-22:54 – 10.6%   Tokkan (10) *END*
 04 –  21:00-22:48 – ??.?%   Ryokou Sakka – Chaya Jirou 10

Info:
> ‘Tokkan – Tokubetsu Kokuzei Choshukan
Cast: Inoue Mao, Kitamura Yukiya, Suzuki Sawa, Kinami Haruka, and more

Caps:
Tokkan
   
   
   
   
   

09/20 – Thursday

morning slot (‘NHK Asadora – Morning Drama’)
 08:00-08:15 – ??.?%   Umechan Sensei

other highlights before 8:00 pm and past 11:00 pm (>10%, chronological)
 23:15-24:15 – 12.1%   Ameeetalk!

8:00 pm (‘TV Asahi Thursday Mystery Drama’)
 01 –  19:00-20:54 – 15.5%   AKB48 x Onee48 x Geinoujin Family 48
 02 –  19:00-21:48 – 14.6%   Quiz Timeshock SP
 03 –  19:00-20:54 – 10.9%   Aiba Masaki no Debut Kids

9:00 pm (‘TV Asahi Thursday Drama’ & ‘TBS Thursday Drama 9′)
 01 –  19:00-21:48 – 14.6%   Quiz Timeshock SP
 02 –  21:00-23:08 – 14.2%   Downtown DX SP
 03 –  21:00-21:54 – 10.2%   Tunnels no Minasan no Okage Deshita
 04 –  21:00-21:54 – 05.7%   Beginners! (10) *END*

10:00 pm (‘Fuji TV Thursday Theater’)
 01 –  21:00-23:08 – 14.2%   Downtown DX SP
 02 –  21:54-23:10 – 13.5%   Hodo Station
 03 –  22:00-22:54 – 06.2%   Higashino Keigo Mysteries (11) *END*

midnight slot (‘NTV Thursday Mystery Theater’)
 23:58-24:38 – 02.7%   VISION (11)

Info:
> ‘Beginners!
Cast: Fujigaya Taisuke, Kitayama Hiromitsu, Gouriki Ayame, and more

> ‘Higashino Keigo Mysteries‘ / Navigator: Nakai Kiichi
Cast: Karasawa Toshiaki, Sakaguchi Kenji, Matsushita Nao, Mizuki Alisa, Sorimachi Takashi, Nagasawa Masami, Toda Erika, Miura Haruma, Hirosue Ryoko, Shinohara Ryoko, Suzuki Kyoka, and more

> ‘VISION~Koroshi ga Mieru Onna
Cast: Yamada Yu, Kaneko Nobuaki, Katsumura Masanobu, and more

Caps:
Beginners!
   
   
   
   
   

Higashino Keigo Mysteries
   
   
   
   
   

VISION
   
   
   
   
   

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 (Summer 2012):

Previous: [Spring 2011] [Summer 2011] [Fall 2011] / [Winter 2012] [Spring 2012]

Title
Naniwa Shonen
Tanteidan
_
_
Rich Man,
Poor Woman
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Soumatou
Kabushiki Gaisha
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Iki mo
Dekinai Natsu
_
GTO
_
_
Hatsukoi
_
_
Tsurukame Josanin
_
_
Nemureru Mori
no Jukujo
_
Dragon Seinendan
_
_
Sousa Ikka
9-Gakkari 7
_
Tokkan
_
_
Kyoto Chiken
no Onna 8
_
Iryu Sousa 2
_
_
Beginners!
_
_
Higashino Keigo
Mysteries
_
VISION
_
_
Kuro no
Onnakyoshi
_
Boys on The Run
_
_
Makete, Katsu
_
_
Ghost Mama
Sousasen
_
Omoni Naitemasu
_
_
Sprout
_
_
Beautiful Rain
_
_
_
Summer Rescue
_
_
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Taira no
Kiyomori
_
_
_
_
_
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Umechan Sensei
(highest % per week)
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_
_
_
(00) 00.0% – (00) 00.0% – (00) 00.0% – (00) 00.0% – (00) 00.0% – (00) 00.0%
(01) 07.8% – (02) 06.0% – (03) 05.6% – (04) 07.1% – (05) 05.5% – (06) 06.4%
(07) 06.6% – (08) 05.7% – (09) 05.7% – (10) 05.4% – (11) 05.5% – (12) 04.4%
// Finished
#
(01) 13.9% – (02) 11.3% – (03) 13.1% – (04) 10.8% – (05) 10.2% – (06) 08.9%
(07) 12.2% – (08) 12.9% – (09) 13.7% – (10) 15.8% – (11) 13.2% // Finished
#
(01) 02.8% – (02) 02.0% – (03) 02.3% – (04) 02.2% – (05) 02.1% – (06) 02.0%
(07) 02.8% – (08) 02.5% – (09) 02.1% – (10) 02.1% // Finished
#
(01) 12.1% – (02) 10.2% – (03) 11.0% – (04) 09.3% – (05) 10.1% – (06) 08.1%
(07) 10.6% – (08) 08.2% – (09) 11.0% – (10) 07.8% – (11) 08.6% // Finished
#
(01) 15.1% – (02) 13.3% – (03) 12.3% – (04) 13.9% – (05) 11.5% – (06) 12.1%
(07) 13.5% – (08) 15.1% – (09) 11.6% – (10) 11.7% – (11) 14.3% // Finished
#
(01) 06.6% – (02) 06.7% – (03) 07.1% – (04) 08.3% – (05) 08.9% – (06) 08.9%
(07) 09.3% – (08) 11.9% // Finished
#
(01) 08.9% – (02) 07.9% – (03) 08.1% – (04) 09.6%
_
#
(01) 06.6% – (02) 06.2% – (03) 06.0%
_
#
(01) 01.1% – (02) 01.2% – (03) 01.0% – (04) 00.7% – (05) 00.9% – (06) 01.9%
(07) 00.8% – (08) 01.9% – (09) 01.7%
#
(01) 13.0% – (02) 09.9% – (03) 12.4% – (04) 13.0% – (05) 10.4% – (06) 12.5%
(07) 09.2% – (08) 11.4% – (09) 12.1% – (10) 14.0% // Finished
#
(01) 12.9% – (02) 10.8% – (03) 11.2% – (04) 10.9% – (05) 09.5% – (06) 09.6%
(07) 10.2% – (08) 09.0% – (09) 09.6% – (10) 10.6% // Finished
#
(01) 16.0% – (02) 09.4% – (03) 09.9% – (04) 09.1% – (05) 11.2% – (06) 09.3%
(07) 07.4% – (08) 10.2% // Finished
#
(01) 13.3% – (02) 13.7% – (03) 11.6% – (04) 10.1% – (05) 12.9% – (06) 12.7%
(07) 12.1% – (08) 13.1% // Finished
#
(01) 08.5% – (02) 09.9% – (03) 05.9% – (04) 07.0% – (05) 08.1% – (06) 07.6%
(07) 06.5% – (08) 06.4% – (09) 07.1% – (10) 05.7% // Finished
#
(01) 11.3% – (02) 07.8% – (03) 08.8% – (04) 07.8% – (05) 09.1% – (06) 08.9%
(07) 07.9% – (08) 07.6% – (09) 08.9% – (10) 07.5% – (11) 06.2% // Finished
#
(01) 04.1% – (02) 03.0% – (03) 03.2% – (04) 03.9% – (05) 02.6% – (06) 03.0%
(07) 02.9% – (08) 03.4% – (09) 02.3% – (10) 02.9% – (11) 02.7%
#
(01) 12.9% – (02) 10.4% – (03) 08.8% – (04) 09.4% – (05) 10.4% – (06) 09.9%
(07) 09.8% – (08) 09.8% – (09) 09.2%
#
(01) 07.5% – (02) 05.4% – (03) 07.3% – (04) 03.9% – (05) 04.1% – (06) 06.1%
(07) 06.4% – (08) 05.7% – (09) 06.3% // Finished
#
(01) 11.2% – (02) 08.0%
_
#
(01) 15.2% – (02) 11.0% – (03) 11.0% – (04) 09.5% – (05) 10.3% – (06) 09.5%
(07) 09.3% – (08) 09.6% – (09) 11.1% // Finished
#
(01) 06.6% – (02) 06.6% – (03) 02.2% – (04) 05.0% – (05) 06.0% – (06) 03.8%
(07) 06.6% – (08) 05.2% // Finished
#
(01) 02.4% – (02) 02.5% – (03) 02.9% – (04) 02.6% – (05) 02.1% – (06) 02.9%
(07) 03.0% – (08) 02.3% – (09) 02.7% – (10) 03.2%
#
(01) 12.9% – (02) 09.5% – (03) 08.6% – (04) 13.0% – (05) 09.5% – (06) 10.9%
(07) 08.0% – (08) 08.7% – (09) 09.3% – (10) 10.5% – (11) 09.6% – (12) 09.6%
// Finished
#
(01) 14.7% – (02) 11.6% – (03) 10.1% – (04) 06.8% – (05) 10.4% – (06) 09.0%
(07) 09.5% – (08) 09.1% – (09) 09.4%
#
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(01) 17.3% – (02) 17.8% – (03) 17.2% – (04) 17.5% – (05) 16.0% – (06) 13.3%
(07) 14.4% – (08) 15.0% – (09) 13.4% – (10) 14.7% – (11) 13.2% – (12) 12.6%
(13) 11.3% – (14) 13.7% – (15) 12.7% – (16) 11.3% – (17) 13.9% – (18) 13.5%
(19) 14.7% – (20) 11.8% – (21) 10.2% – (22) 11.0% – (23) 11.6% – (24) 12.1%
(25) 10.1% – (26) 13.2% – (27) 11.7% – (28) 11.2% – (29) 10.7% – (30) 11.4%
(31) 07.8% – (32) 10.7% – (33) 09.3% – (34) 11.1% – (35) 10.5% – (36) 10.1%
#
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#
(W01) 20.5% – (W02) 20.9% – (W03) 20.6% – (W04) 21.0% – (W05) 20.3%
(W06) 21.1% – (W07) 21.4% – (W08) 22.1% – (W09) 21.2% – (W10) 21.7%
(W11) 22.8% – (W12) 22.2% – (W13) 22.3% – (W14) 22.0% – (W15) 22.0%
(W16) 23.1% – (W17) 22.4% – (W18) 23.3% – (W19) 24.9% – (W20) 21.9%
(W21) 22.2% – (W22) 22.4% – (W23) 22.1% – (W24) 22.2%
#

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Average Ratings (Summer 2012):

 13.13% [13.2%] – GTO // Finished
 12.72% – Taira no Kiyomori [taiga drama]
 12.44% [12.4%] – Iryu Sousa 2 // Finished
 12.36% [12.4%] – Rich Man, Poor Woman // Finished
 11.79% [11.8%] – Sousa Ikka 9-Gakkari 7 // Finished
 10.72% [10.9%] – Ghost Mama Sousasen // Finished
 10.43% – Tokkan (+0.02) // Finished
 10.31% [xx.x%] – Kyoto Chiken no Onna 8 // Finished
 10.07% – Kuro no Onnakyoshi
 10.07% – Summer Rescue
 10.01% [10.1%] – Beautiful Rain // Finished

 09.73% – Iki mo Dekinai Natsu (-0.11) // Finished
 09.60% – Makete, Katsu
 08.63% – Tsurukame Josanin (+0.33)
 08.46% [08.5%] – Hatsukoi [started in spring] // Finished
 08.36% – Higashino Keigo Mysteries (-0.21) // Finished
 07.27% – Beginners! (-0.17) // Finished
 06.27% – Nemureru Mori no Jukujo [11:00pm drama] (-0.13)
 05.98% [06.1%] – Naniwa Shonen Tanteidan // Finished
 05.86% [xx.x%] – Boys on The Run [11:00pm drama] // Finished
 05.25% [05.3%] – Omoni Naitemasu [11:00pm drama] // Finished

 03.09% – VISION [midnight drama] (-0.04)
 02.66% – Sprout [late-night drama] (+0.06)
 02.29% [xx.x%] – Soumatou Kabushiki Gaisha [midnight drama] // Finished
 01.24% – Dragon Seinendan [late-night drama] (+0.05)

(The average ratings are based on the episode ratings listed above. There can be differences between the calculated averages and the official announcements at the end of each season. You can see the official season average in square brackets.)