More in depth ratings for the 70th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen have now been released! The most viewed moment of the show was in the second half at 11:41 PM, right before the announcement of the winner, when a digest video of the night’s performers was airing. The rating was 42.3% in the Kanto region and 46% in the Kansai region. The Kanto region is seen as the main region of Japan, so the rest of the ratings will be reflective of that.
Arashi was the most viewed act with a rating of 40.8%, followed by Hikawa Kiyoshi with 40.4%, and MISIA with 40.1%. These performances were all in the second of the show.
The highest rating for the first half of the 70th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen was 37.5% at 7:44 PM, when Ninety Nine had a talk segment during Hey! Say! JUMP’s video looking back on Sakamoto Kyu.
For the 69th NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen, the highest rating in the second half was 45.5% at 11:42 PM, and for the first half, 40.8% at 8:53 PM.