Code Blue 3 with Yamapi, Aragaki Yui and Toda Erika Premiere to Successful 16.3% Ratings

Nearly all the summer 2017 J-doramas have aired so the arrival of highly promoted Code Blue 3 with big name popular stars Yamashita Tomohisa, Aragaki Yui, and Toda Erika feels like a white knight late to a party but bringing the beer when before it was all fruit punch. The third season of the popular doctors on a medical transport helicopter series premiered this past Monday to the highest ratings for this season, and the highest premiere ratings for a prime time dorama in recent memory.

Episode 1 took in 16.3% when nowadays anything over 10% is a promising start, and is nearly the same as the first and second seasons which also averaged around 16% ratings but that was back then when doramas were still doing better overall. That’s great news for Fuji TV which has seen most of it’s Gestu9 doramas average less than 10% ratings in the last two years, and the last to average 11.9% was Yamapi’s own From Five to Nine with Ishihara Satomi. I thoroughly enjoyed the nostalgia back entertainment of episode 1 and can’t wait for more, it’s got all the angst of trying to save lives and the requisite topless Yamapi scene, lol.


Code Blue 3 with Yamapi, Aragaki Yui and Toda Erika Premiere to Successful 16.3% Ratings — 12 Comments

  1. I don’t understand japanese people’s choices in dramas, this show is not bad but there are so many brilliant shows that fail in ratings. For example fuji tv’s bokutachi ga yarimashita, watched the first episode yesterday and it was hilarious and super entertaining then I checked the ratings and it was a terrible 7.9. I mean poor people with all that effort and talent maybe if they throw in a topless mackenyu it would help

  2. Very impressive, but ratings of Japanese dramas tend to go downwards as the plot moves on. The higher numbers are very much just because of hype right now.

    • Gakki’s last drama was a hit with ratings that only went up by each episode. Hopefully, it will be the same for Code Blue 3.

  3. Ooooo… i will check this out tonight, was thinking of waiting for a few more episodes originally… one sad thing about J-dramas is only one episode per week, such a long wait… 🙁

  4. I’ve been waiting for a season 3. I like how this season it will be us seeing how the 4 doctors matured and eventually teach their interns. It’s still a long road but we shall see how code blue 3 plot turns out. Great start for code blue 3 and ep 1 seems to be a little light hearted… Rushed in my opinion but it’s understandable to try and fit the plot even with a 30 min extension. Can’t wait for Mondays ep since it seems there might be a clash on how to teach the interns.

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