3:13 pm - 12/23/2011
NINKI ratings for the week of 27/12~2/1/2012
01 508.20 EXILE / EXILE ATSUSHI - EXILE JAPAN / Solo
02 28.30 girl next door - Agaruneku!
03 19.00 ZARD - ZARD ALBUM COLLECTION ~20th ANNIVERSARY~
04 17.40 Tsujii Nobuyuki - Carnegie Hall Debut LIVE
05 14.30 PE'Z - Himawari
06 14.00 Jay Chou - exclamation mark
07 13.00 Jackie Evancho - Dream With Me In Concert
01 200.40 Akanishi Jin - Seasons
02 120.80 No Sleeves - Pedicure Day
03 89.10 SDN48 - Kudokinagara Azabujuban duet with Mino Monta
04 60.80 SID - Fuyu no Bench
05 38.60 S/mileage - Please Minisuka Post Woman!
06 29.40 YELLOW FRIED CHICKENz - ALL MY LOVE / YOU ARE THE REASON
07 25.30 E-Girls - Celebration!
08 22.10 Kikkawa Yu - Konna Watashi de Yokattara
09 19.60 ChocoLe - Milk to Chocolate
10 14.70 Jero - Yoake no Kaze
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.)
There aren't many albums to be released during the holiday week, but the gap between no.1 and the rest is gonna be huge! So, go EXILE! XD
Also rooting for E-Girls to do well, and SID, and No Sleeves too!
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