Zettai Kareshi’s second episode ratings went up!
(Japanese online gossip source: IdolGravure / Picture: FujiTV) Although second episodes for most Japanese Doramas normally see a dip in their ratings, Saki Aibu’s, Hayami Mokomichi’s and Mizushima Hiro’s (Nanba senpai from Hana Kimi) Zettai Kareshi’s ratings went from 13.1% in the first episode to 14.3%! Now, I only took note of this news cos of you, Lisa! Now I want to read the manga + watch the drama too!
IdolGravure posits some explanations for this phenomenon:
1. As opposed to the other doramas screening now, Zettai Kareshi has a “fresher” theme.
2. No irritating scenes – pace of drama is quick.
3. No overloading of dialogue – no awkward/staid moments either.
4. No “humidity”, but “moisture” in the show. (funny metaphors used)
5. Even though it is a light comedy, the theme of the drama still comes to the fore distinctly.
This rise makes the average rating for this dorama 13.7%! Though I guess we shouldn’t be overly obsessed with ratings… I always wonder how it works. I mean why would more people watch if the dorama is good? If they didn’t watch the first episode, how would they know it was good enough to switch on their TVs for the second episode? IS it REALLY word-of-mouth? Maybe the average Japanese viewer is closer to the traditional model of the rational consumer or something… o_O.
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