Video Research Announces 14.5% Rating For 5/3 HERO'S; 17.6% For 5/5 PRIDE
Japanese TV rating survey company Video Research Ltd. has released the television ratings for Golden Week in Japan.
Video Research are reporting a TV rating of 14.5% for the Tokyo Broadcasting System's broadcast of K-1 HERO'S May 3rd card, which was edited and aired on a five hour tape delay. The peak of the HERO'S telecast was 20.5%. PRIDE's Openweight Grand Prix on May 5th, which was aired in an edited two hour format on Fuji TV on a four tape delay, drew a 17.6% rating. The Grand Prix telecast peaked at 22.9%.
Against PRIDE, TBS aired a boxing card live from the Ariake Coliseum which featured nineteen year old flyweight boxing sensation Koki Kameda against Carlos Fajardo. On the undercard, Koki's seventeen year old brother faced Kittipop Saendeegym. Daiki's fight drew a 23.0% rating, peaking at 32.6% while the elder Kameda's fight drew a whopping 33.0%, with an incredible peak of 40.6%.
Better than usual ratings for Pride but it got blown away by the Kameda brothers fight.