Demon Slayer Season 4 Premieres with More than 14 Million Viewers

Demon Slayer Season 4 premiered with a viewership of more than 14.7 million.

Demon Slayer Season 4 is finally here, and it has basically picked off where it left last year with the anime’s Hashira Training Arc premiering with a mighty viewership of 14.7 million, scoring an individual rating of 11.7% in Japan with Live and 7 Days of DVR Viewing.

READ MORE: Demon Slayer: To the Hashira Training Grosses Over $60 Million at Global Box Office

Demon Slayer was the Second Most-Watched TV Show in Japan during the week of its premiere, as more than 8.9 million households tuned in to the hour-long premiere episode.

Demon Slayer Season 4 Viewership

The premiere of Demon Slayer Season 4 has managed to rack in stellar viewership figures despite the fact that the first episode of the new season and the last two episodes of the Swordsmith Village Arc were released as a feature, titled ‘Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – To The Hashira Training,’ which went on to gross over $60 million at the Global Box Office and over $13 million in the anime’s home market.

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The premiere of Demon Slayer Season 4 scored a live viewership of 4.9 million across 3.6 million households during its late-night broadcasting slot. Only Sazae-san’s episode from the same week managed to outdo Demon Slayer’s live viewership, with more than 6.5 million people tuning into the long-running family comedy.

It should, however, be noted that, unlike Demon Slayer, Sazae-san is a primetime anime.  

Demon Slayer Season 4: How does the viewership fare to the previous seasons?

To compare things with previous seasons, Demon Slayer Season 3 premiered with a staggering viewership of 15.47 million (+0.7 million compared to Season 4’s premiere) and scored an individual rating of 12.3% in Japan.

More than 9.18 million households tuned in to the premiere episode last year. Meanwhile, the Entertainment District Arc of Demon Slayer Season 2 premiered with a Live+7 viewership of 10.683 million in December of 2021.

Despite probably everyone having already read the Demon Slayer manga in Japan, the Demon Slayer hype train shows no sign of stopping more than five years after the anime’s premiere.


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What is Demon Slayer Season 4 about, and where can you watch it?

Following the heart-blazing conclusion of Season 3, marked by a memorable shot of the Demon Slayer Corps’ Hashira lineup and the Stone Hashira, many were speculating that since this is the last arc before the series’ final arc, it might get the full feature film treatment instead of a seasonal release. However, Ufotable and Aniplex have gone on with their usual television format alongside their special film window.

Demon Slayer Season 4 will delve into the Hashira Training arc, adapting the manga’s penultimate story arc. This arc will see Tanjiro undergo rigorous training to ascend to the esteemed rank of Hashira within the Demon Slayer Corps. The synopsis of the new season outlines Tanjiro’s encounter with the Stone Hashira, Himejima, who is determined to prepare him for the impending battles. The training, intense and demanding, presents seemingly insurmountable challenges. Meanwhile, the barbarian demon lord Muzan continues the relentless pursuit of Nezuko and Ubuyashiki’s location.

With the Hashira Training arc comprising only nine chapters, fans can anticipate and be excited about some major elements from the Infinity Castle arc appearing this season.

You can stream the anime only on Crunchyroll in North America and the West, BUT YOU CAN ALSO WATCH IT ON NETFLIX!

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is exclusively streaming on Netflix, Demon Slayer Season 4 is exclusively streaming on Crunchyroll, while Oshi no Ko is exclusively streaming on HIDIVE. But with NordVPN, you don’t need to worry about the hassle of paying for multiple streaming services to watch your anime.

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Source: Video Research Ltd.

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