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Saturday, January 31, 2015

FujiTV's most popular Gekku dramas ranking (Facebook)

FujiTV conducted a survey through its Facebook page asking Internet users to select their No.1 Gekku drama over the past 20 years i.e. from 1995 to the current season's offering "Date" and the results were concluded this morning at 8am (Japan time). A total of 628 votes were received and it seems like they did accept multiple titles selected by a single user because that's what I did (I chose 5 titles). Is your favourite in this ranking too?

The dramas which I voted for are in bold, numbers in brackets indicate the number of votes while the year when the drama was shown is displayed after the title. Unfortunately, Love Revolution and Beginner did not make the top 20 list. Note that for dramas with multiple installments such as HERO and Galileo, the votes were counted together rather than attributed to the specific parts. For such "combined" titles, I put down the multiple years when the series were shown in:

1) Long Vacation - 1996 (87)
2) HERO - 2001 & 2014 (56)
3) Yamato Nadeshiko - 2000 (34)
4) Nodame Cantabile - 2006 (33)
5) Galileo - 2007 & 2013 (22) / Tokyo Love Story - 1991 / Love Generation - 1997
8) Hitotsu Yane no Shita - 1993 & 1997 (20)
9) Pride - 2004 (18) / Buzzer Beat - 2009
11) Beach Boys - 1997 (16)
12) Nagareboshi - 2010 (15)
13) Proposal Daisakusen - 2007 (14) / Hito ni Yasashiku - 2002
15) Code Blue - 2010 (12)
16) Lunch no Joou - 2002 (12)
17) Shitsuren Chocolatier - 2014 (10) / Sora kara furu Ichioku no Hoshi - 2002
19) Watashi ga renai dekinai riyuu - 2011 (9)
20) Rich Man, Poor Woman - 2012 (8) / 101-kaime no Proposal - 1991 / Asunaro Hakusho - 1992

There were some "outliers" where dramas before 1995 were also selected such as Asunaro Hakusho, 101-kaime no Proposal and Tokyo Love Story. Of the 22 titles in the top 20, 7 were in the pre-2000 era, 6 were from 2000 to 2005 while the remaining 9 were after 2005. Does this show that the newer dramas were better and more popular? Not necessarily so because you have to "Like" the FujiTV Facebook page before you get to see this poll so for those who have not done so, they wouldn't have been able to vote. Moreover, some past polls I've seen about FujiTV's Gekku show a stronger representation from the pre-2005 dramas which suggests that the titles from recent years didn't make such a great impact. If this survey was done through other mediums, the results might have turned out differently.

Source: FujiTV's Facebook Page

1 comment:

chan said...

l don't understand why people mostly vote long vocation.it feels very normal for me.