TV Celebrity Image Survey results of August 2005
Sanma Akashiya, DREAMS COME TRUE rank first
October 14, 2005
We have been conducting our proprietary survey called the "TV Celebrity Image Survey" twice a year. At this time, we would like to briefly introduce you to the results of the 66th survey (the survey has been conducted in February and August since 1973).
From the Survey Findings:
Sanma Akashiya made a comeback to top position after being second in the previous survey. In second place was Hideki Matsui (previously fifth) and third was Hidehiko Ishizuka/Keisuke Kuwata (a tie). A wide range of viewers showing their support with many other comedians (or celebrities who started their career as comedians) in the top 20, such as George Tokoro, Bakusho Mondai, Beat Takeshi (Takeshi Kitano) and Naoto Takenaka.
DREAMS COME TRUE became number one after being fourth in the previous two surveys. In second place was Yukie Nakama (previously third), and third was Hitomi Kuroki (previously top). Also, some who improved their positions significantly from the previous survey were Yuki Amami (28th to 9th) and Eri Fukatsu (20th to 7th).
This survey systematically collects data on 1,000 celebrities who are performing on TV and is widely used as basic data for casting celebrities in TV programs and commercials.
* In this survey, groups are evaluated as an entire group, but their gender category is based on the gender of the lead singer.
|Method:||Direct visit & self-completion|
|Survey area:||30 km radius from Tokyo station|
|Respondents:||10-59 years old, male and female|
|Number of samples:||Two-series survey (600 samples x 2 = 1,200 samples)|
|Response rate:||80.2% (962 samples)|
|Sampling method:||Random two-stage sampling|
|Survey period:||1 Aug 2005 (Mon) - 7 Aug 2005 (Sun)|
Top 20 popular celebrities: August 2005 issue