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10:34 pm - 05/04/2012

Erika Sawajiri's special drama sees huge ratings



Sawajiri Erika's latest special drama, "Akujo ni Tsuite" (TBS) aired recently on April 30 and saw ratings of 14.7% in Kanto and 16.4% in Kansai. The high ratings were released by Video Research Ltd. on May 1.

The drama has been causing a stir lately after Matsui Kazuo, the wife of actor Funakoshi Eiichiro, went on a rant about her husband, who played Sawajiri Erika's lover in the drama. She said, "Is Erika the reason my husband has left our home?!" and "The love scene between my husband and Erika... just imagining it makes me so angry I'm getting dizzy! No! No!" Her blog comments caused a lot of turmoil on the Internet.

But after the airing of the drama, she updated her blog saying it was just a joke to get more attention for the drama and for its ratings.

Also, Yahoo! Japan released their quick-rising keyword search ranking for May 2, with "Akujo ni Tsuite ratings" dominating the chart.

The drama saw huge ratings due to its explosive cast and love scenes.

Source: daily.co.jp, mantan-web.jp
Translation: devilsatin
purple3purple 5th-May-2012 03:09 am (UTC)
Is that what "huge ratings" are nowadays? :/ A couple years ago those would have been really, really great ratings but not "huge"... I hope this article is just employing hyperbole.
purple3purple 5th-May-2012 04:45 am (UTC)
I knew it was a special but I didn't realize the difference in ratings was so great... I was thinking of like Wagaya no Rekishi, but I guess that was a 3-part series and had so many famous people... Do you know what kind of ratings one-time dramas average (just because I'm not aware of it, thank you)?
(btw Kitayama ♥♥♥)
purple3purple 5th-May-2012 05:00 am (UTC)
Ooh thank you so much for the info~~ Congratulations to Sawajiri then, I really want to see this!! ^^
(Yaaay thanks ^^)
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