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TV Ratings

By Zach Arnold | May 7, 2006

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By Zach Arnold

There’s a wrestler in Puerto Rico named “Mr. Raytings” Ray Gonzalez. Now, meet Japan’s version of Mr. Ratings. 19-year old boxing star Koki Kameda, who’s May 5th fight was broadcasted on Tokyo Broadcasting System, drew a 40.8% QH peak rating according to Sports Navigator (Yahoo Japan). The overall average rating was a 33.0%.

The HERO’s 5/3 Tokyo, Yoyogi National Stadium Gym I show did a 14.5% average rating, with the high QH peak rating being a 20.5%. The PRIDE 5/5 Osaka Dome show drew a 17.6% average rating on Fuji TV (from 10 PM-12 AM), with a high QH rating of 22.9%.

According to a release on PRIDE’s HP, they claim that the following matches got the following ratings: Kohsaka vs. Hunt (17.8%), Fujita vs. Thompson (20.8%), Nogueira vs. Zulu (21.8%), Josh vs. Alexander (21.0%), and Yoshida vs. Nishijima (21.0%).

Topics: All Topics, Japan, Media, MMA, PRIDE, Zach Arnold | 5 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

5 Responses to “TV Ratings”

  1. Tony says:

    Is this good news or bad news? It seems to me that doing a 17.6% in the face of huge competition would be pretty good.

  2. Zach Arnold says:

    Solid would be the right word to describe it.

  3. liger05 says:

    Man that boxer pulls huge ratings!!!

  4. Tomer says:

    With all the hype around him, people make Kameda seem like the second coming of ‘Fighting’ Harada, when in reality he’s got a way to go to get near that level, talent wise.

  5. […] However, one major factor is starting to develop, which is the rise of the young (pre-20s) Kameda boxing brothers, who are starting to deliver major TV rating numbers for Tokyo Broadcasting System. Today, Daily Sports reports that there is interest in having a “Kameda Matsuri (Festival)” on New Year’s Eve. TBS has been the previous backer of the Kameda boxing shows, and would likely back this proposed event. […]

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