The ratings have gotten completely boring now, so I’ll be looking to post a preview of next season’s dramas soon. Instead of giving episode-by-episode ratings, I’ll just put the average for past episodes and the rating for the most recent episode.

Much more information on the ratings, including those for prime time variety shows and dramas I don’t cover, can be found at the usual bi-weekly TokyoHive rundown. The most recent of those is here.

Prime Time Shows

GTO  (01-09 avg) 13.16%, (10) 11.7%

Iryu Sosa 2  (01-07 avg) 12.34%, (08) 13.1% (Finished)

Ghost Mama Sousasen  (01-07 avg) 10.82%, (08) 9.6%

Summer Rescue  (01-07 avg) 10.3%, (08) 9.1%

Kuro no Onna Kyoushi  (01-07 avg) 10.23%, (08) 9.8%

Beginners!  (01-07 avg) 7.64%, (08) 6.4%

Naniwa Shounen Tanteidan  (01-09 avg) 6.27%, (10) 5.4%

Boys on the Run  (01-08 avg) 5.8%, (09) 6.3% (Finished)

Late Night Shows

Sprout  (01-08 avg) 2.59%, (09) 2.7%


So, most of the shows were right around their average, except GTO and Beginners! were comparatively weak. That’s the long and short of it, so the next time I make a ratings post, it’ll be with the final ratings for the season.