Demon Slayer Season 2 kicked into high gear as the battle between Tanjiro and Daki in Episode 6 delivered the anime’s best episode since the introduction of Hinokami Kagura in Season 1. The episode delivered some of the most spectacular and epic moments from the anime’s run so far and Ufotable nailed every single frame to deliver those moments in all its glory.
Demon Slayer still remains steady in live viewership in Japan with this monumental episode scoring a viewership of 5.53 million viewers among 3.85 million households. And while the viewership is down 0.2% from the last episode with a household rating of 7.5%, the real impact of the episode is expected to be significant and will be seen with the live rating for Episode 7 and the Live+DVR rating of this extravagant outing.
Demon Slayer Season 2: Viewership is expected to see another boost in the coming weeks.
The previous episode of the season (Demon Slayer Season 2 Episode 5), which saw the start of the confrontation between Tanjiro and Daki scored an insane total of 15.59 million unique viewers with the Live+7 DVR figures. The episode was viewed by 18.5% of Japan’s total TV households, the figures also include the 6.1 million viewers that watched the episode live.
With the recent buzz surrounding the latest two episodes, it seems that the anime will keep seeing a boost and might even see an increase of a couple million more viewers by the end of the recent arc.
Demon Slayer Season 2 Premiere was Viewed by Over 10.6 Million Households.
With a gentle and steady pace shadowing the melancholy of the Mugen Train Arc, Demon Slayer stepped into its next chapter of evolution and harlotry with the Entertainment District Arc on the 5th of December, 2021.
A passionate culmination of sincere dedication and earnest hard work, the premiere episode delivered Demon Slayer’s characteristic polished animation and ridiculously beautiful & mindful attention to detail strung together with a heartwrenching music score, building a complete experience of the genius the anime has carved its name into.
The first broadcast of the Entertainment District Arc from Demon Slayer Season 2 saw a tremendous start with a rating of 9.2% among all households in Japan, as more than 4.725 million households tuned into the episode. The premiere recorded 6.667 million viewers with an individual rating of 5.3%.
But the Live+7 days’ figure for the episode was even more astonishing, it was simply astronomical, with a total of 10.683 million unique TV households (20.8% of all TV households) watching the premiere during its first week, not only making it the Most-Watched Anime Broadcast of the week by a landslide but also the 4th Most-Watched TV Show of the week in Japan.
The second episode stood firm with a live household rating of 8.7% (4.47 million households) and a viewership rating of 5.1% (6.415 million viewers).
The episode was watched by 19.7% of Japanese households with more than 10.118 million unique households tuning in to the episode after seven days of the broadcast.
To put things into perspective, Sazae-san, the most-watched anime programme based on live ratings, doesn’t even rank amongst Top 15 when DVR figures are taken into consideration, Demon Slayer simply has no competition amongst anime br0adcasts.
With the premiere of the Entertainment District Arc, Demon Slayer Season 2 deftly ushers us into a faithful narrative, mapping an inherently refined devotion to its plot and characters where fans witness a gradual descent of our cast into grief; wounded, and bereaving. Tracing emotional scars and lingering physical bruises in the wake of the ever-optimistic Flame Hashira Rengoku’s death.
The premiere sketches a masterful mosaic of this portrait of desolation, illustrating the different ways with which each person staggered through the burning bridge this change depicted—surrendering the arc a mindful closure with Tanjiro’s pursuance of Rengoku’s last wish of delivering heartfelt declarations to his family, leading us into an emotionally charged encounter.
It should be noted that the most-watched live broadcast of Season 2 of Demon Slayer remains the anime original premiere centred around Rengoku. An estimated 5.136 million households tuned in to see Rengoku on their screens again this October, with the episode scoring a rating of 10% among all television households in Japan.
However, the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train Arc saw a fast decline in the ratings after the recap episodes started. The Mugen Train Arc averaged 6.7% households during its six-week run, with 3.44 million TV households tuning into the anime every week.
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Source: Video Research Ltd.