AKB48’s Minegishi Minami and Nishino Miki recently made an appearance on variety TV show called Downtown DX. According to television studio, viewer ratings topped over 15%.To provide some perspective, Oshima Yuko’s appearance in currently airing drama Yamegoku had about 6.1% viewership.
Here is the relevant tweet from YTV marketing, which mentions that the May 28th airing of Downtown DX was #1 when it aired in the Kantou and Kansai region about 10pm local time.
— ytv読売テレビマーケ公式#木曜恋愛時代 (@ytv_marketing) May 29, 2015
As one Nishino Miki user so humbly notes: “Considering there are about 20 million people living in the Kansai area, that means 15%, or about 3 million people now know about Nishino Miki!” Not the least of which, that includes Minegishi Minami!
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