Over on Twitter this morning, Rob Pereyda, the VP of Licensing and Senior Director over at Crunchyroll, revealed a bit about how the new fall season of simulcasts are ranking up. No real statistics are given, but in talking about what's actually being watched and what titles are getting more views than others, it's certainly interesting to see. A lot of the discussion centered on how well Super Robot Wars OG The Inspector is doing and a lot of it is attributed to its access worldwide outside of Japan. While the show likely isn't doing too well with American audiences who haven't had a lengthy relationship with the games that they come from, or many of the shows associated with it, it's certainly going to play well to the Asian market in general.
There are things worth noting here with all of this beyond just the ranking order itself. According to Mr. Pereyda, if you looked at the numbers last year, the tenth place show this year would have been in second or third place back then. Panty, Stocking & Garterbelt would have been their top show any other season but is ranked eighth this time around. The viewership is definitely increasing and it's interesting to see how the charts are changing in this regard. What was once considered a hit is now a good solid performer as those numbers are getting surpassed, seemingly significantly. As overseas viewership increases as well, with more UK/Ireland licenses being acquired when possible, it's only adding to it and to the diversity of tastes. What gets American audiences won't grab European audiences or Asian audiences sometimes.
How does your personal ranking compare to what the overall Crunchyroll audience is watching these days?