The NHK taiga drama “Gou ~Himetachi no Sengoku~,” starring Ueno Juri, ended its run on Sunday. According to data collected by Video Research Ltd., the 75-minute final episode achieved a 19.1% rating in the Kanto area, giving the series an average of 17.7% over its 46 episodes.
“Gou” got off to an impressive start in January with its premiere episode, which had ratings of 21.7%. The series peaked with its 3rd episode (22.6%), but the latter half of the series settled around 15% ratings.
In comparison, last year’s series “Ryomaden” (starring Fukuyama Masaharu) ended with an 18.7% average. Tsumabuki Satoshi’s “Tenchijin” in 2009 averaged 21.2%, and Miyazaki Aoi’s “Atsuhime” in 2008 averaged 24.5%.