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1/1/04 3:09 AM
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Edited: 01-Jan-04
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from puroresupower.com: 1. Red & White (Kohaku) Music Festival - 39.6% 2. K-1 12/31 Nagoya Dome - 17.4% 3. PRIDE 12/31 Saitama Super Arena - 10.9% 4. Inoki 12/31 Kobe Wing Stadium - 3.7% 5. Others (Beat Takeshi on TV-Asahi, TV-Tokyo movie, etc.) - 28.4 We're talking about $60 million dollars that was on the line here with the three MMA shows. If Nippon TV ends up taking a $20 million dollar hit for a sub-5.0% rating, that will be financially devastating. It will also almost assuredly destroy any credibility Antonio Inoki has left with TV networks and puts New Japan into a critical situation where TV-Asahi holds all the chips. The half glass-full way to look at this is that MMA had a 32% overall audience watching on TV and that Kohaku hit or is below the 40% rating mark - which has to be a very demoralizing blow for NHK. Tokyo Broadcasting System is such a clear winner here, it's not funny. TV-Asahi is also a huge winner with their Beat Takeshi show because they didn't spend millions of dollars to compete with the big boys. Fuji TV cannot be happy with that 10.9% rating considering the amount of money they also poured into the PRIDE show. Legitimate, official numbers will be released by Video Research Ltd. Co. Japan on Friday.
1/1/04 8:15 PM
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Great Post. ResuTudo, I really thought K-1 and Pride would be alot closer even with Inoki's show (from recent numbers). How much of the 6.5% do think is the Sapp/Akebono factor? You can see why Inoki's lip hit the ground following Cro cop's departure.
1/1/04 9:35 PM
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Im not sure. Supposedly these are just the preliminary ratings. mainichi might do the breakdown tommorrow with the final ratings. Did anyone care about the contreversial Nakamura/Ignashov? Was the fight boring lnp or something?
1/2/04 11:39 AM
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Im glad Pride and K-1 kicked Inoki's ass
1/2/04 11:55 PM
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Are there negative repercussions for Pride? Sapp vs. Akebono in MMA would have been good for Pride... surprised Pride didn't think of it...
1/3/04 2:39 AM
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1 Kohaku Music Festival - 45.9% (all time low, remember this is the most popular TV show in Japan) 2 K-1 Dynamite - 19.5% (all time high for the rival progarams against Kohaku) 3 Pride - 17.2% 5 Inoki - 5.1% K-1 and Pride did extremely well. Inoki's show was a disaster business-wise and entertainment-wise. The audience looked dead.

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