"JIN" finale exceeds 25%

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2009-12-21 - The ratings are in for the popular TBS drama series "JIN." The show's final episode, which aired on Sunday night, averaged an impressive 25.3% in the Kanto region, setting the record for a television drama on a commercial network this year.

Before this, the highest rating for a drama on a commercial network was the first episode of "MR.BRAIN," which achieved 24.8% during its broadcast in May. However, despite breaking the 20% ratings mark with five of its episodes, "JIN" averaged just slightly over 19.0% in its complete 11-episode run, falling short of both "MR.BRAIN" (20.5%) and "Kyuumei Byoutou 24ji 4" (19.2%).

"JIN" was adapted from the Motoka Murakami manga of the same name and starred Takao Osawa (41). The show's cast also included actress Haruka Ayase (24), who co-starred with Takuya Kimura (37) in "MR.BRAIN."

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