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TV viewer rating hits 26.3% on last day of sumo tournament

  • May 27, 2019
  • , Tokyo Shimbun evening edition , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

The average rating for the sumo tournament on May 26 for the one-hour period from 5:00 p.m. [to 6:00 p.m.] was 26.3% in the Kanto area and 24.9% in the Kansai area, Video Research announced on May 27. NHK General TV broadcast the final day of the sumo tournament live, and President Donald Trump watched the sumo matches from a ringside seat from 5:00 p.m. to the tournament close at 6:00 p.m.


The highest viewer rating was at 5:45 p.m. when President Trump finished presenting the “President’s Cup” and was leaving the sumo ring. At that moment, the rating in the Kanto area was 30.6% while that in the Kansai area was 30.0%.

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