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Tickets for the January tournament go on sale this Saturday. I'm going to get seats for 4 or 5 days I think. I'm thinking one day towards the beginning, one around the middle, and then days 13, 14 and 15.

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All days an immediate sell-out for Hatsu - I'll post the TV ratings later - but for Haru not all tickets were sold: sales started on the 3rd.

By now most days are sold out and only a few tickets remain http://sumo.pia.jp/vacant/va03.jsp

- the total sellout in the end is not endangered

The last 2 years had sellouts for Osaka on the first day of sales - and Osaka provides only seats for 7414 spectators, less than 75% of the kokugikan capacity. http://www.zakzak.co.jp/spo/news/190206/spo1902060011-n1.html

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The TV ratings for Hatsu 19 -  from the Kanto top 30 and Kansai top 20, 2nd half of makuuchi - Sankei west doesn't post the ratings anymore, but I found a blog that does (I added the Kyushu data as well)

The ratings in Kansai were unlike in the past just as good as for Kanto - Takakeisho is THE Kansai local now (Goeido one as well, but ...)

  Hatsu 19        
Day Kanto % peak Kansai % peak
1 2. 17.1   2. 18.0  
2 4. 17.9   4. 17.0  
3 6. 17.3   9. 16.2  
4 10. 16.2   11. 15.6  
5 15. 15.2   8. 16.5  
6 11. 15.9   19. 13.9  
7 9. 16.3   11. 15.6  
8 4. 17.9   2. 17.3  
9 10. 17.9   15. 17.0  
10 23. 15.5        
11 16. 16.3   13. 17.2  
12 21. 15.6   10. 17.8  
13 12. 17.1   15. 17.0  
14 5. 23.2   3. 22.6  
15 9. 18.9   8. 18.2  

https://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190117/ent1901170002-n1.html
https://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190123/ent1901230005-n1.html
https://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190131/ent1901310001-n1.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12433535193.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12435124751.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12436763000.html

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All days a sell-out - the TV ratings for the Kansai basho - locals Goeido and Takakeisho - from the Kanto top 30 and Kansai top 20, 2nd half of makuuchi

  Haru 19          
Day Kanto % peak Kansai % peak
1 12. 14.8   4. 16.9  
2 25. 12.7   19. 13.8  
3 19. 13.3        
4 19. 13.3   14. 14.7  
5 11. 14.1   17. 14.0  
6 9. 14.6   11. 15.3  
7 3. 16.5   6. 16.6  
8 4. 16.1   3. 17.6  
9 20. 14.2   14. 15.5  
10 13. 16.0   9. 16.9  
11 8. 16.9   10. 16.4  
12 8. 16.9   8. 17.2  
13 7. 17.1   10. 16.4  
14 4. 19.2   7. 18.5  
15 5. 18.4   6. 18.7  

http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190313/ent1903130007-n1.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190320/ent1903200006-n1.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190327/ent1903270001-n1.html
http://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12446288261.html
http://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12448152284.html
http://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12449742128.html

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That was the fiercest ticket battle ever so far - in the 10 or so seconds it takes for the complicated login to really reserve the selection for you, the tickets I selected were already gone and with an error display, the page has to be reloaded - each time with a a much reduced availability - about 10 tries in vain for me: the 1 person masu were gone in about 8 minutes - the NSK reported the total sell-out within less than an hour

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12 minutes ago, Akinomaki said:

That was the fiercest ticket battle ever so far - in the 10 or so seconds it takes for the complicated login to really reserve the selection for you, the tickets I selected were already gone and with an error display, the page has to be reloaded - each time with a a much reduced availability - about 10 tries in vain for me: the 1 person masu were gone in about 8 minutes - the NSK reported the total sell-out within less than an hour

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is that the Takakeisho effect you think ?

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4 minutes ago, Rainoyama said:

is that the Takakeisho effect you think ?

That and no new scandal for a while - the NSK is putting much effort into PR, and Taka is not taking away popularity from them either now.

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The official report is now that in just under than 4 hours all tickets were sold out for the Natsu basho, leaving the about 350 tickets for the day on each day https://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20190406/sum19040617250002-n1.html

The NSK is warning on their site about buying tickets from unofficial sites - they won't take responsibility for any trouble resulting of it - implying that they might deny entry, according to the spectating contract

http://www.sumo.or.jp/IrohaKyokaiInformation/detail?id=231

The NSK is offering a resale service on the sumo.pia site, the available tickets appear on the specific seat pages, e.g. at the moment 5 A-seat tickets for day 2 are available  http://sumo.pia.jp/resale/purchase/detail.do?param=p1sxxgsQavAMJT6sz_9grw**-aktqRWZqS2o0U3pOSVdMSw**&rbPageType=ticket&rb_rlsCd=002&rb_eventCd=1901909

and they were gone in a few minutes/seconds

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That was totally crazy. I was able to load the first time at 10:00:01 and nearly all the categories were still circle. I had to reload at 10:00:05 and nearly half of the categories by day had turned to X. 

I was able to get a day 9 two person B masu at 10:01:15.

Total sellout in an hour but any real choice was gone in 10 minutes.

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All days officially a sell-out - except that on day 15 a lot of tickets were not on sale in the first place: in the end about 100 for Trump&Co on the shomen side, but likely some more on adjacent sides, and only 180 tickets for the day made available. Still - in the absence of proper information - the same standard sell-out number of 10936 was reported.

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Trump made senshuraku have high TV ratings of 26.3% (Kansai 24.9) - as usual for the 2nd half of makuuchi - even the 1st half had a quite high 15.9%.

And the peek was - also highly unusual - at the yusho cup presentation: Trump on the dohyo had 30.6% (Kansai 30.0%)

The TV ratings for the Natsu basho from the Kanto top 30 and Kansai top 20, 2nd half of makuuchi - for the last week no data from Sankei, so also for Kanto the top 20 for this.

  Natsu  19        
Day Kanto % peak Kansai % peak
1 9. 13.7        
2 22. 12.7        
3 4. 16.0        
4 6. 15.5   13. 14.3  
5 14. 13.5   19. 13.8  
6 16. 13.2   19. 13.8  
7 6. 15.5   9. 15.4  
8 6. 15.5   8. 15.5  
9 11. 15.0   11 14.8  
10 6. 16.2   16. 14.1  
11 13. 14.8   14. 14.5  
12 11. 15.0   13. 14.6  
13 8. 15.6   12. 14.7  
14 3. 19.2   5. 19.0  
15 1. 26.3 30.6 1. 24.9 30.0

http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190515/ent1905150002-n1.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190522/ent1905220002-n1.html
https://digital.asahi.com/articles/DA3S14035391.html
http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/20190527/geo19052711170019-n1.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12461317547.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12462926312.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12464594460.html

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As mentioned during the basho, on day 3 the sellout streak for Nagoya ended. The basho had 12 day of sellout = 7629 spectators, spectators for the 3 other days:

Day 3 - 7613
Day 4 - 7502
Day 5 - 7492

The TV ratings for the Nagoya basho from the Kanto top 30 and Kansai top 20, 2nd half of makuuchi - with a split for day 13: the position listed below is for the 2nd half of the 2nd half, the first half of it had 13% on position 26.

  Nagoya   19      
Day Kanto % peak Kansai % peak
1 23. 12.5        
2 18. 13.5        
3 10. 14.6        
4 8. 15.0        
5 10. 14.6        
6 12. 14.3        
7 6. 15.3   17. 13.4  
8 4. 16.4   14. 14.0  
9 12. 15.2   14. 14.0  
10 6. 15.8        
11 17. 14.3        
12 10. 15.4   20. 13.4  
13 3. 16.3   10. 14.3  
14 2. 16.7        
15 8. 15.7        

https://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190710/ent1907100007-n1.html
https://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190717/ent1907170011-n1.html
https://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190724/ent1907240005-n1.html

https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12495018631.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12497026573.html

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All day sell-out - the 10th Tokyo basho in a row. The TV ratings for the Aki basho from the Kanto top 30 and Kansai top 20, 2nd half of makuuchi. The peak for day 15 was at 17:44h when Mitakeumi decided the yusho.

  Aki 19        
Day Kanto % peak Kansai % peak
1 12. 14.9        
2 28. 12.9        
3 23. 13.2        
4 8. 16.0   18. 12.9  
5 13. 14.4        
6 7. 16.2        
7 14. 14.3        
8 11. 14.8        
9 7. 17.5        
10 8. 16.4        
11 5. 17.9        
12 11. 15.0   18. 13.5  
13 10. 15.8   11. 14.9  
14 6. 17.6   10. 15.4  
15 2. 20.6 26.4 4. 17.3  

http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190911/ent1909110005-n2.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190918/ent1909180004-n1.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/190925/ent1909250001-n1.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12526964975.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12529509033.html
http://hochi.news/articles/20190924-OHT1T50051.html

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All days a full house this basho, making it a full year with only full houses, all 90. But the Kyushu basho had sell-outs only on the weekends and on day 13 - the details

Day  1:  6986
Day  2:  6661
Day  3:  6385
Day  4:  6442
Day  5:  6382
Day  6:  6851
Day  7:  6986
Day  8:  6986
Day  9:  6635
Day 10: 6580
Day 11: 6600
Day 12: 6749
Day 13: 6986
Day 14: 6986
Day 15: 6986

TV ratings when the last week is reported

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The TV ratings for the Kyushu basho from the Kanto top 30 and Kansai top 20, 2nd half of makuuchi. After a promising start, people rather lost interest in the last week - the last day of the basho barely made it into the list.

    Kyushu 19      
Day Kanto % peak Kansai % peak
1 3. 18.1   11. 16.2  
2 8. 15.1        
3 12. 14.9   12. 14.9  
4 8. 15.1   19. 14.0  
5 11. 15.0   17. 14.1  
6 4. 16.3   13. 14.6  
7 3. 16.8   17. 14.1  
8 4. 16.3   9. 15.8  
9 9. 16.6   13. 14.6  
10 15. 15.2        
11 13. 15.3        
12 17. 14.8        
13 12. 15.7   16. 14.3  
14 8. 16.9   10. 15.1  
15 30. 13.0        

http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/191113/ent1911130002-n1.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12544594957.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/191120/ent1911200002-n1.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12546768933.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/191127/ent1911270005-n1.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12549054704.html

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8 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

The TV ratings top 30 of 2019 for the Kanto region have only 1 sumo entry, as 24th, and only due to Trump at the basho, Natsu basho day 15 2nd half of makuuchi, with 26.3%. https://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment/news/2020/01/09/kiji/20200106s00041000280000c.html

Looks like Rugby World Cup has it! Also Typhoon #19 news was watched by many

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As usual for Tokyo, all days a sell-out. The TV ratings for the Hatsu basho from the Kanto top 30 (day 1 top 20) and Kansai top 20, 2nd half of makuuchi. The basho had a Kansai final bout, from the beginning and nearly the whole basho, the Kansai ratings were higher - first due to Takakeisho, in the end for Tokushoryu.

  Hatsu 20          
Day Kanto % peak Kansai % peak  
1 3. 14.8   8. 15.3    
2 14. 15.2   8. 16.2    
3 10. 15.6   13. 15.6    
4 13. 15.3   15. 15.2    
5 10. 15.6   9. 15.8    
6 4. 16.5   6. 17.9    
7 3. 18.1   5. 18.1    
8 5. 16.4   4. 18.4    
9 12. 15.9   8. 17.2    
10 6. 17.6   5. 17.5    
11 10. 16.3   6. 17.4    
12 9. 16.4   9. 17.1    
13 7. 17.5   9. 17.1    
14 3. 19.9   2. 20.8    
15 1. 20.7 25.2 1. 21.6 25.9  

http://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S14328416.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/200122/ent2001220007-n1.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/200129/ent2001290009-n1.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12567256856.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12568720568.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12570623617.html
http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20200128/sum20012805010003-n1.html

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The TV ratings for the empty Kansai basho,  from the Kanto top 30 and Kansai top 20, 2nd half of makuuchi

  Haru 20        
Day Kanto % peak Kansai % peak
1 12. 15.1   18. 14.5  
2            
3 21. 14.4        
4 20. 14.5        
5            
6            
7 9. 15.6   17. 14.4  
8            
9            
10 20. 13.8        
11 24. 13.4   20. 13.9  
12 15. 14.3        
13 8. 15.4   17. 14.1  
14 5. 16.1   8. 15.2  
15            
On 27/03/2019 at 13:56, Akinomaki said:

last year to compare

  Haru 19          
Day Kanto % peak Kansai % peak
1 12. 14.8   4. 16.9  
2 25. 12.7   19. 13.8  
3 19. 13.3        
4 19. 13.3   14. 14.7  
5 11. 14.1   17. 14.0  
6 9. 14.6   11. 15.3  
7 3. 16.5   6. 16.6  
8 4. 16.1   3. 17.6  
9 20. 14.2   14. 15.5  
10 13. 16.0   9. 16.9  
11 8. 16.9   10. 16.4  
12 8. 16.9   8. 17.2  
13 7. 17.1   10. 16.4  
14 4. 19.2   7. 18.5  
15 5. 18.4   6. 18.7  

https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12581093524.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12582759221.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12584531734.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/200309/ent2003090003-n1.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/200318/ent2003180005-n1.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/200325/ent2003250014-n1.html

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11 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

The TV ratings for the empty Kansai basho,  from the Kanto top 30 and Kansai top 20, 2nd half of makuuchi

 

  Haru 20        
Day Kanto % peak Kansai % peak
1 12. 15.1   18. 14.5  
2            
3 21. 14.4        
4 20. 14.5        
5            
6            
7 9. 15.6   17. 14.4  
8            
9            
10 20. 13.8        
11 24. 13.4   20. 13.9  
12 15. 14.3        
13 8. 15.4   17. 14.1  
14 5. 16.1   8. 15.2  
15            

https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12581093524.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12582759221.html
https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12584531734.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/200309/ent2003090003-n1.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/200318/ent2003180005-n1.html
http://www.sankei.com/entertainments/news/200325/ent2003250014-n1.html

That looks pretty disappointing. You'd think more people would be watching due to being unable to attend, but it looks worse than usual.

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3 hours ago, Yokozuna Hattorizakura said:

You'd think more people would be watching due to being unable to attend, but it looks worse than usual.

What difference could 8,000-odd people possibly make to TV ratings in a country of 126 million? Even if compared just to the 22 or so million in the Kansai region it's a drop in the bucket.

The basho was seen as a potentially good opportunity as far as TV ratings are concerned because people may have fewer things to do in general right now (especially kids), but the would-be live audience being unable to attend was always going to be irrelevant for that.

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13 minutes ago, Asashosakari said:

What difference could 8,000-odd people possibly make to TV ratings in a country of 126 million?

Yes, but (assuming im reading the tables right) everyday of recent bashos has been in the top 20, whereas this one where a lot more people should be staying home and watching has half the days not even reach that.

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6 hours ago, Yokozuna Hattorizakura said:

Yes, but (assuming im reading the tables right) everyday of recent bashos has been in the top 20, whereas this one where a lot more people should be staying home and watching has half the days not even reach that.

The people who are home now and the people who are home usually to watch sumo are not the same people.   Also, I would guess that the absolute ratings are up (which wasn't in the data shown), even if the share and rank are both down.

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They still thought (3 days ago) about how to have Natsu not just another empty basho - no schedule for advance ticket sales yet, but the much bigger kokugikan will have a much bigger loss than  Haru and the rikishi will have even less motivation. The NSK has experts to check the possible measures. http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGKKZO57192680U0A320C2UU8000/

On 24/03/2020 at 09:53, Akinomaki said:

This Haru basho will earn the NSK about 1 billion yen less than last year's.

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On 27/03/2020 at 08:29, Asashosakari said:

 

The basho was seen as a potentially good opportunity as far as TV ratings are concerned because people may have fewer things to do in general right now (especially kids), but the would-be live audience being unable to attend was always going to be irrelevant for that.

That's what I would have thought, I expected higher ratings than usual- but judging by what's happening here, many people may be watching pandemic-related news at all hours of the day. It would be interesting to see if other TV programmes have also seen a decline in ratings, or if it was the dismal silence that made the heads turn away. 

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