September 1st, 2012

NINKI ratings for the week of 3/9~9/9/2012


01 294.40 Kanjani∞ - Aoppana
02 122.00 EXILE TRIBE - 24karats TRIBE OF GOLD
03 74.10 YUI - fight
04 52.00 ℃-ute - Aitai Aitai Aitai na
05 43.70 abingdon boys school - WE aRE
06 35.50 U-KISS - One of You
07 28.10 Aoi Eir - AURORA
08 20.70 KREVA - Na Na Na
09 20.40 Kaji Yuuki - Hello!
10 20.10 BRAHMAN - Romei

Note 1:

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.

Note 2:

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.)


That's quite a high NINKI for Eito. Too generous IMO, probably coming off ER's success. While I'm skeptical that this single will match Ai Deshita's first week or even sell much, I hope 200k is not too far away to reach.