I'm having trouble tracking down solid numbers for ratings but everyone seems to agree that Buu Era Z was pulling in around 13.5% ratings (whatever that means. I guess that's the percentage of households watching?) and that GT was pulling in 14% for most of its run. Compared to Z's height of 25% it's likely the series was just out of steam by the time GT came into the picture. Looking through the reported tv rankings on anime news network those numbers are still pretty good. Easily placing GT in the top ten. So yeah while the series wasn't nearly as hype as it had been it still wasn't doing all that bad.Planetnamek wrote: ↑Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:07 pmActually GT's ratings were pretty good, the problem was GT merchandise was not selling very well and in Japan ratings alone aren't good enough, they want everything associated with a property to do well. Geekdom summed it up pretty well on here(yes I know bagging on him is the trendy thing to do amongst some users on here, but he's not always wrong, certainly not in this case anyways): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Am7Zmwody7g
Does Geekdom have a specific citation for the merchandise figures? I know that's mostly true of modern day anime (why we have so much sugoi moe and inseki shit being produced) but was that really also true in 1996?