4:33 pm - 12/08/2012
NINKI ratings for the week of 10/12~16/12/2012
This should be the first week for Oricon 2013.
01 160.70 Kim Hyun Joong - UNLIMITED
02 91.40 Mizuki Nana - ROCKBOUND NEIGHBOURS
03 86.00 flumpool - experience
04 82.30 Ketsumeishi - KETSUNOPOLIS 8
05 53.80 GREEN DAY - TRE
06 28.40 Mikaze Ai (Aoi Shota), Hijirikawa Masato (Suzumura Kenichi), Kurusu Sho (Himono Hiro) - Uta no☆Prince Sama♪Shuffle Unit CD Ai & Masato & Sho
07 25.70 Shibasaki Kou - Lyrical＊Wonder
08 24.10 lecca - ZOOLANDER
09 20.90 Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
10 19.00 Plastic Tree - Ink
01 200.20 NEWS - WORLD QUEST / Pokopon Pekorya
02 76.40 SHINee - 1000 Nen, Zutto Soba ni Ite...
03 43.70 LUNA SEA - The End of the Dream / Rouge
04 42.90 U-KISS - Distance...
05 32.00 Lead - Still
06 25.20 Miura Daichi - Right Now / Voice
07 22.30 Mano Erina - NEXT MY SELF
08 22.10 ORANGE CARAMEL - LIPSTICK / Lum no Love Song
09 21.60 baroque - Kizuna
10 20.30 THE CRO-MAGNONS - Honoo
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 new releases next week (according to CDJapan listing):
Singles - Becky, SOPHIA, 9nine, moumoon, girl next door, RAM WIRE, DaizyStripper, BIGMAMA, Kaya, Aobouzu, The Mirraz, Koyanagi Yuki
Albums - Rabbit, Aimer, Sonoda Band, LAMA, chocolat, JONTE, MaxBoys, KG, Kumaki Anri, SEIKIMA II