2:54 pm - 03/02/2012
NINKI ratings for the week of 5/3~11/3/2012
01 121.70 JIN AKANISHI - JAPONICANA
02 85.30 HY - PARADE
03 60.50 SCANDAL - SCANDAL SHOW
04 41.80 BUCK-TICK - CATALOGUE ARIOLA 00-10
05 41.60 MBLAQ - BLAQ MEMORIES -BEST in KOREA-
06 36.90 BUCK-TICK - CATALOGUE VICTOR→MERCURY 87-99
07 32.60 capsule - STEREO WORXXX
08 23.50 9nine - 9nine
09 18.90 Nakajima Megumi - Be With You
10 18.20 MONKEY MAJIK - Somewhere Out There
01 551.70 Arashi - Wild At Heart
02 79.60 SDN48 - Makeoshimi Congratulation
03 73.20 Sandaime J Soul Brothers - Go my way
04 62.50 Yusuke - Baby Baby
05 62.20 Momoiro Clover Z - Mouretsu Uchuu Koukyoukyoku Dai 7 Gakushou 「Mugen no Ai」
06 57.10 PASSPO☆ - Kimi wa Boku wo Suki ni Naru
07 51.80 Nishino Kana - SAKURA, I love you?
08 49.50 JAPAN UNITED with MUSIC - All You Need Is Love
09 44.20 supercell - Kokuhaku / Bokura no Ashiato
10 35.30 EGOIST - The Everlasting Guilty Crown
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.)
Some other acts also releasing next week (according to CDJapan listing):
Singles - MUCC, TOKYO GIRLS'STYLE, Rake, Lee Seung Gi, back number, IMALU, Tortoise Matsumoto, THE BACK HORN
Albums - Kawakami Juria (JURIAN BEAT CRISIS), DEAD END, girl next door, Shirota Yu, Matenrou Opera, KOKIA
It'd be interesting to see how far Jin has gone up or down with this album. As for me, I'm rooting for HY, SCANDAL, BUCK-TICK, 3daime JSB and Kana to do decently.
Added NINKI notes since there are still some people who are confused about NINKI ratings and sales/copies sold being different from each other.
Source 1, 2