Over the last 24 hours we have received the TV ratings for 3 of the Japanese of of year shows.
The first of those shows came on December 29th and was shown on Fuji TV. That card, which showed Naoya Inoue's return against Warlito Parrenas and Akira Yaegashi's brilliant performance against Javier Mendoza, got very solid figures with 7.2% in Kanto and 8.2% in Kansai. The figures were solid for Inoue who was thought to be in a mismatch and we suspect the figure will grow when Inoue faces a well known and credible threat.
The second set of figures came from a double header shown on TBS. That card saw Kazuto Ioka stop Juan Carlos Reveco and Katsunari Takayama lose a technical decision to Jose Argumedo. Those bouts were shown live on New Years Eve and earned a 7.7% rating in Kanto and 9.8% in Kansai, making it the most successful of the shows. Despite it's relative success TBS were said to have been disappointed by the figures and it sees a continued trend for Ioka who seems to be struggling to capture the attention of fans like he once did.
The last successful show, that we have figures for, was the TV Tokyo card which also featured a double header. This card was headlined by Takashi Uchiyama stopping Oliver Flores and also featured Ryoichi Taguchi battling Luis de la Rosa. This card, which was aired on tape delay, got 3.7% in Kanto and 3.8% in Kansai.
Sadly at the time of writing we weren't given the figures for Kosei Tanaka's bout with Vic Saludar, though the suggestion is that the figures were low, however that was expected given the time slow of the broadcast.
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