2:40 pm - 08/19/2011
NINKI ratings for the week of 23/8~29/8/2011
01 100.00 YUKI - megaphonic
02 34.00 MINMI - THE HEART SONG COLLECTION
03 27.90 Lenny Kravitz - Black And White America
04 25.60 Aoyama Thelma - SINGLES BEST
05 25.00 WEAVER - Jubilation
06 20.70 YGA - YGA BEST 1 ~Dengeki! Guigui Shoujo~
07 18.90 SM☆SH - AIR SM☆SH 1
08 18.40 ZE:A - Watch Out ~Netsuai Chuihou~
09 18.30 SUPER JUNIOR-M - Perfection
10 17.00 Sowelu - Let me...
01 552.80 AKB48 - Flying Get
02 77.50 V6 - Sexy.Honey.Bunny! / Takaranoishi
03 60.30 PASSPO☆ - ViVi Natsu
04 55.10 Golden Bomber - Memeshikute / Nemutakute
05 29.40 The ROOTLESS - Kawaritai to, Tsuyoku Nozome. Sore Igai wa, Iranai.
06 27.80 Every Little Thing - Ai ga Aru
07 27.10 fripSide - Heaven is a Place on Earth
08 23.00 Matsushita Yuya - SUPER DRIVE
09 22.50 TUBE - Touch Happy!
10 20.10 SPYAIR - BEAUTIFUL DAYS
The NINKI ratings are the results of a POLL conducted by Oricon indicating degree of interest/degree of purchase intention in an upcoming release. Although the ratings are never a true reflection of sales, it does give a strong prediction about where the single/album will place in terms of popularity amongst the Japanese public. However, they are NOT an indication of how it will perform in terms of chart positioning and total sales for the week.
According to Oricon's note under the NINKI page, Oricon researches about 870,000 of its members by random sampling of 400 members in their 10s until 40s. 50 men and 50 women are chosen randomly to participate in each age group. (However, some popular artists have had NINKI exceeding 500, so we can only assume that Oricon has extended the polling to around 600/700 people now.)
It's going to be another week of dismal album sales I bet, except for YUKI. Singles-wise, wondering how much AKB48 will sell this time. And rooting for V6 to do good, as well as The ROOTLESS, fripSide and SPYAIR! :)
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