January 24, 2013

Iron Chef to End in March/アイアンシェフ、3月で打ち切り

I have learned today from here (Japanese only) that the TV show, Iron Chef, has been decided to end in March because of its low viewer ratings.
The 6-hour special program aired on New Year's Eve attracted a rating of only around 4%, and the Jan. 18 edition had a rating of 6.2%.


muskratbyte said...

NOOOOOOOOoooooo!!!!! I love Iron Chef!!!!

Hiroyuki said...

Kiki: I was also sad to hear the news. I think that the main reason for its low ratings is that the TV show starts around 8:00, when most professional chefs are working, in contrast to the original series, which started at 11:00.

YSC said...

Why didn't they just move it to a later time slot? :(

Hiroyuki said...

YSC: That's a good question. The original Iron Chef (Ryori no Tetsujin in Japanese) attracted an astonishing rating of 20% or greater.

You never know what top management will think and do!