Well, so much for not expecting MONSTERS to drop below the 10% line – it punched right through it all the way down to 8%. Meanwhile, it’s competitor in the same time slot – Tokyo Airport – broke above 10% for the first time since its first episode, gaining exactly the same percentage that MONSTERS lost. That’s . . . really annoying.

This week also included Takizawa Hideaki-san’s drama special “Akuto”, which got 13.1%. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like my sort of thing, so I don’t plan on reviewing it.

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.

Prime Time Shows

Doctor X  (01) 18.6%, (02) 17.6%, (03) 17.4%, (04) 17.1%, (05) 17.7%, (06) 18.7%

Priceless (01) 16.9%, (02) 18.8%, (03) 15.2%, (04) 18.4%, (05) 15.7%, (06) 18.1%

Aibou 11  (01) 19.9%, (02) 17.3%, (03) 16.5%, (04) 15.0%, (05) 15.4%, (06) 16.4%, (07) 15.7%

Akumu-chan  (01) 13.6%, (02) 10.7%, (03) 12.9%, (04) 10.4%, (05) 12.8%, (06) 11.5%, (07) 11.5%, (08) 11.5%

MONSTERS  (01) 13.8%, (02) 13.4%, (03) 11.2%, (04) 11.5%, (05) 11.0%, (06) 10.3%, (07) 8.0%

Tokyo Airport  (01) 14.0%, (02) 9.4%, (03) 9.3%, (04) 9.6%, (05) 8.3%, (06) 8.1%, (07) 9.7%, (08) 12.0%

Ooku  (01) 11.6%, (02) 10.6%, (03) 7.9%, (04) 7.6%, (05) 8.9%, (06) 9.0%, (07) 7.1%, (08) 7.0%

Perfect Blue  (01) 9.0%, (02) 7.1%, (03) 9.2%, (04) 7.7%, (05) 7.9%, (06) 8.6%, (07) 6.2%, (08) 8.8%

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%, (09) 7.8%

Resident  (01) 8.4%, (02) 6.2%, (03) 9.7%, (04) 5.6%, (05) 7.3%, (06) 4.4%, (07) 5.6%

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%, (09) 3.1%

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%, (09) 2.3%

Once again, Priceless popped back above 18%, but this time Doctor X did so, too. At this rate, it doesn’t look like Priceless will be able to catch up with Doctor X.

Aibou 11, Akumu-chan, Koukou Nyushi, and Poison continue to look steady.

Ooku continues to make new lows. Resident has recovered a bit from it’s heavy drop, but not nearly enough to be taken as a good sign.

I should take another peek at Perfect Blue when I get the time.

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