I also want to put it out there that maaaannn NTV’s sunday prime time block is just too strong, especially led by the forever flawless DASH.

Can’t hate on variety beating scripted drama. Frustrating but that’s just how it is. Plus it’s the mighty ntv.

I guess I wasn’t done moping and ranting about ratings. Gomen ne.

Oh, got ONE point.

Putting ryo on magazine covers is not to increase ratings but to suck his/k8’s fans wallet dry bc those magazines definitely see increased circulation when ryo is on the cover.

mk838er:

女性自身 2014.10.21

Clearly putting him on the cover of 53847 magazines has no effect on the ratings at all :(

What’s the point. Either Japanese only watch dramas real time when the story is super cliffhanger-y with lots of things at stake like hanzawa naoki, or maybe the only ppl who watch tv real time (housewives and children?) just don’t like comedic school drama?

What has gotten huge or pretty good ratings recently? (Only listing ones I did watch or know about)
Hero, big nostalgia (personally I don’t think it was that exciting. First series was way better)
Hirugao, a salacious scandalous soap about housewives
Hanasaki ga Damatteinai, starring An and about big company intrigues/government
Roosevelt Game, similar to hanzawa naoki
Zoku Saigo kara nibanme no koi, about OLD people, with veteran actors
S-saigo no something, crime
Shitsuren Chocolatier, arashi+soap
Ashita mama ga inai, Ashida mana & controversy

Looking at this list, seeing that Gomen ne Seishun has zero similarities with the main component of each item, plus ryo and mitsushima hikari are not ratings grabber stars, I guess the low ratings could have been anticipated.

I was definitely banking too much on KudoKan’s name

I mean, I think wakamonotachi was really really good and its ratings bombed real bad.

I guess in conclusion to get good ratings dramas must be of a certain genre and include certain elements and plot points. I don’t know how much Ann, Matsuzaka Tori, Ayano Go’s names contributed to their dramas’ success. Imo the genre and elements matter more.

Of course this all is just what I THINK. I don’t even live Japan or know that much about the state of media in japan. I could be very much off base.

nube only did slightly better 7.9%
Last week was 13.3%

fiiiiiiiiine!!!!! whatever, Japanese audience. I’m done moping last week :(
gomen ne seishun is good. i just hope TBS won’t cut the number of episodes
i wish we could get DVR and/or on-demand numbers

fiiiiiiiiine!!!!! whatever, Japanese audience. I’m done moping last week :(

gomen ne seishun is good. i just hope TBS won’t cut the number of episodes

i wish we could get DVR and/or on-demand numbers

whyyyyyyyy

whyyyyyyyy

oh come on!!!!!!!!!! 女座り wasn’t listed anywhere but on this ONE side as another name for i横座り

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH

789natalie:

めがね♡

789natalie:

めがね♡

that cliffhanger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

D:

so it seems like every episode will start at the moment the previous ep ends (ep 2 starts at that chaotic classroom)

megane hara-sensei choooo kawaiiiiii!!!!!! (❁´▽`❁)*✲゚*
ep 2 made me tear up too 
not loving this drama any less than last week!!! as hilarious and as great as the premiere!

megane hara-sensei choooo kawaiiiiii!!!!!! (❁´▽`❁)*✲゚*

ep 2 made me tear up too 

not loving this drama any less than last week!!! as hilarious and as great as the premiere!