Last Dec 31st, the average rating for the 2nd half of 64th Kohaku Uta Gassen reached 44.5% and 36.9% during the first half. The said ratings was recorded in Kanto region.
The said 44.5% rating was the highest recorded rating of Kohaku Uta Gassen for the past 10 years and it’s even higher than the average rating of TBS drama “Hanzawa Naoki”, which recorded a 42.2%. Therefore, the 64th Kohaku Uta Gassen placed no. 1 for the show with highest viewership for 2013.
Actress Ayase Haruka of NHK’s taiga drama “Yae no Sakura” served as this year’s chair for the Red Team while Arashi marked their 4th consecutive year as White Team‘s chairmen. With the theme, “A Song is Right Here”, the hosts exchanged merriment for four hours with 51 sets of participants including “Amachan‘s” Nounen Rena.