Dynamite!! 2009! The Ratings
The ratings for Dynamite!! 2009 are out and they weren’t what Tanigawa had predicted before the event. The first portion of the card got a 11.8% rating, the second a 16.7%, and the third a 10.6% rating.
Not close to the red and white song contest which got 37.1% rating in it’s first portion and a 40.8% rating in it’s second. They did beat the other big program this NYE in comedy show Gaki no Tsukai on Nippon TV by 0.3% though (probably not in average rating though). Definitely not catastrophic.
What fights were on which portion:
The first part was Koshien + Izumi-Shibata + Takaya-Omigawa + Mach-Gono (only 2nd round) + KID-Kanehara + Tokoro-Kim (the last two fights might have been in the middle, not sure how they sorted them).
The middle was Ishii-Yoshida + Masato-Souwer (over an hour considering all the PVs and the anthem + fairwell speech).
The last part was about 20 minutes long with no PVs, Misaki-Manhoef, Overeem-Fujita, Aoki-Hirota and ending with a replay of the Yoshida-Ishii fight.
Kawajiri didn’t even get on the broadcast and Aoki’s fight was at a bad time. Reality check for people who think their fight will be “big”.
Also, Kazuo Misaki and his people have appealed for his fight with Manhoef being overturned to a no contest. The refereeing group will answer in two weeks.