01 163.60 Kanjani8 - Tsubusa ni Koi
02 119.00 Kuwata Keisuke - Ashita e no March / Let's try again -kuwata keisuke ver.~ / Hadaka DE Ondo ~Matsurida!! Naked~
03 80.20 SDN48 - MIN MIN MIN
04 78.50 2PM - I'm your man
05 68.80 AFTERSCHOOL - Bang!
06 63.00 Koda Kumi - 4 TIMES
07 52.50 w-inds. - You & I
08 28.70 Kuroyume - heavenly
09 23.40 Lia - Kimi wa Hitori Nanka janai yo / Song of Life
10 22.10 SEKAI NO OWARI - INORI
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.
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.)
I adore Kuwata-san, I love his songs. But he has been on Music Station twice in a row and will be in the same episode with Eito next week (August 19th) which makes it 3 times in a row, and he's going to sell loads. So Eighters, do your job as fans and go buy Tsubusa ni Koi! Pre-order now or YokoHina will sulk on Recomen, don't think that they won't!
And here's hoping they'll get no.1 after all, and sell more than either My Home or 365 Nichi Kazoku.