Well, just when you think the ratings have settled down, a three-day weekend is apparently enough no cause all sorts of chaos. Not that all the shows that experienced drops could use that as an excuse, though. Watch out – there are some ugly numbers below.

As usual, you can get information on all of this season’s dramas (and plenty of prime time variety shows) at the most recent of the bi-weekly TokyoHive articles here. Beware of spoiler screenshots, though.

Prime Time Shows

Doctor X  (01) 18.6%, (02) 17.6%, (03) 17.4%, (04) 17.1%, (05) 17.7%

Priceless (01) 16.9%, (02) 18.8%, (03) 15.2%, (04) 18.4%, (05) 15.7%

Aibou 11  (01) 19.9%, (02) 17.3%, (03) 16.5%, (04) 15.0%, (05) 15.4%, (06) 16.4%

Akumu-chan  (01) 13.6%, (02) 10.7%, (03) 12.9%, (04) 10.4%, (05) 12.8%, (06) 11.5%, (07) 11.5%

MONSTERS  (01) 13.8%, (02) 13.4%, (03) 11.2%, (04) 11.5%, (05) 11.0%, (06) 10.3%

Tokyo Airport  (01) 14.0%, (02) 9.4%, (03) 9.3%, (04) 9.6%, (05) 8.3%, (06) 8.1%, (07) 9.7%

Ooku  (01) 11.6%, (02) 10.6%, (03) 7.9%, (04) 7.6%, (05) 8.9%, (06) 9.0%, (07) 7.1%

Perfect Blue  (01) 9.0%, (02) 7.1%, (03) 9.2%, (04) 7.7%, (05) 7.9%, (06) 8.6%, (07) 6.2%

Resident  (01) 8.4%, (02) 6.2%, (03) 9.7%, (04) 5.6%, (05) 7.3%, (06) 4.4%

Koukou Nyushi  (01) 7.7%, (02) 6.3%, (03) 7.0%, (04) 4.9%, (05) 7.2%, (06) 5.9%, (07) 7.3%, (08) 6.9%

Late Night Shows

Poison  (01) 3.7%, (02) 3.5%, (03) 3.0%, (04) 3.3%, (05) 3.4%, (06) 4.3%, (07) 3.3%, (08) 4.5%

Piece  (01) 2.5%, (02) 3.4%, (03) 2.0%, (04) 1.8%, (05) 1.3%, (06) 2.5%, (07) 2.0%, (08) 2.2%

While Doctor X doesn’t budge an inch away from 17%, Priceless seems to have that number completely surrounded without hitting it. How does it oscillate between 15 and 18 like that?

Aibou 11 was always going to be fairly steady.

Akumu-chan and Koukou Nyushi didn’t really see any huge changes, but the remaining prime time shows did.

MONSTERS looks like it’s drifting down, but I expect that it won’t dip below the 10% line. Unfortunately, it’s been overtaken by Akumu-chan in the standings (I only say unfortunately because I picked MONSTERS over Akumu-chan for reviews).

Tokyo Airport and Poison both got huge bumps up. Can Tokyo Airport actually get back into double-digits?

Poor Ooku, Perfect Blue, and Resident. All three shows hit their lows this week – in every case with dramatic drops of 1.5% or more. Resident just got killed, losing more than 35% of its audience share. Talk about a tale of two medical dramas this season – clearly Doctor X is doing something right that Resident is doing wrong. Since I haven’t watched either show beyond the first episode, I don’t dare venture a guess about what that might be, though.

Piece is still underperforming, but at least it’s holding that 2% line now.

 

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