#1 Hat Trick
In Top 25 Shows, a No. 1 Hat Trick is when one show allows no show to pass it at No. 1 for three straight weeks. In Top 10 Shows of the Week’s eleven-year history, there have been 35 Hat Tricks, three shows managed to accomplish this unique feat more than once.
2008 was the first (and only) year in the chart’s history to produce no Hat Tricks. No show went more than two weeks at No. 1 at a time on the Top 10 Shows of the Week chart.
In order for a show to earn two hat tricks or more, the show has to be out of No. 1 for at least one week. If a show goes longer than three weeks at No. 1, the first three weeks at No. 1 are the only weeks counted towards the Hat Trick.
Perfect hat trick.
A perfect hat trick is when a show allows no other show to hit No. 1 by a margin of more than 35 million grosses total for all three weeks. This has occurred six times. Of course, this really only applies for the Grossing Era.
Shutout hat trick.
A shutout hat trick is when a No. 1 show does not allow the same No. 2 show to hit No. 1 for three straight weeks. Officially this has only occurred twice.Grand Slam hat trick.
A hat trick that is perfect and a shutout at the same time. There has only been one of these in the chart’s history.
Here is a list of the 35 hat tricks to date:
1. September 25, 1999 - Dragon Tales and Beakman’s World
The first hat trick resulted in “Dragon Tales” retaining No. 1 for three straight weeks. This hat trick was also a shutout hat trick, shutting out “Beakman’s World” for the three week period.
2. February 19, 2000 - Digimon and Alf
This hat trick allowed “Digimon: Digital Monsters” to become the first anime to have a hat trick.
3. April 1, 2000 - WWF Monday Night Raw and Futurama
“WWF Monday Night Raw” picked up its first of two hat tricks, its only one under this title.
4. October 21, 2000 - Tenchi Muyo and Digimon: Digital Monsters
“Tenchi Muyo” became the second anime to have a three-consecutive week run at No. 1. This hat trick is generally considered to go until October 21, but if October 28 was officially counted, “Tenchi Muyo” would have become the first anime to have a shutout hat trick shutting out “Digimon“.
5. January 13, 2001 - Timothy Goes To School and Mysterious Ways
“Timothy Goes To School” picks up first of two hat tricks.
6. February 10, 2001 - Timothy Goes To School and Sabrina, the Animated Series
“Timothy Goes To School” becomes the first show to have two career hat tricks.
7. March 30, 2002 - Redwall and Days of Our Lives
Nelvana became the only imprint to have two shows with a hat trick. This is the first Grossing Era hat trick.
8. April 27, 2002 - Redwall and WWF Smackdown!
“Redwall” hit No. 1 for three more weeks to earn its second hat trick.
9. May 17, 2003 - Redwall and Days of Our Lives - PERFECT HAT TRICK
“Redwall” beats “Days of Our Lives” for a second time to earn its record-setting third straight hat trick. This was also the first Perfect Hat Trick.
10. August 2, 2003 - WWE Raw and Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat
“WWE Raw” picks up its first hat trick under this title.
11. August 23, 2003 - Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat and Dragon Tales - PERFECT HAT TRICK
“Sagwa” waits the longest in Top 10 Shows of the Week history to earn a hat trick.
12. October 4, 2003 - Sonic X and My Life as A Teenage Robot - PERFECT HAT TRICK
“Sonic X” becomes the third anime to earn a hat trick. The next week, “Sonic X” becomes the first show since May 4, 2002 to earn a four-week run at No. 1.
13. January 3, 2004 - Jakers! and Days of Our Lives
“Jakers!” is No. 1 for nine straight weeks. Its first three weeks at No. 1 make up the 13th hat trick in T10SW history. It is also the highest grossing hat trick in T10SW history. It is generally considered the fifth hat trick of 2003, which would be a record.
14. August 21, 2004 - Inuyasha and Azumanga Daioh - GRAND SLAM HAT TRICK
“Inuyasha” rallies each week and hits No. 1 for three consecutive weeks. It resulted in the first official hat trick of 2004 and the second shutout hat trick as “Inuyasha” shut out “Azumanga Daioh” for three straight weeks. “Inuyasha” becomes the fourth anime to earn a hat trick, and the first to nab a shutout hat trick. It is also the only hat trick that was a Grand Slam Hat Trick (perfect and shutout).
15. November 27, 2004 - Azumanga Daioh and Shaman King - PERFECT HAT TRICK
While “Inuyasha” is taking a breather from their massive August-October run, “Azumanga Daioh” finally finds their chance for a hat trick, and they took it. Their third attempt at a hat trick proves to be the charm. It is the only hat trick where, on the third week, No. 1 resulted in a tie. “Daioh” becomes the fifth anime to earn a hat trick.
16. March 26, 2005 - Mew Mew Power and Trigun
“Mew Mew Power”, a six-week-old rookie, rather easily picks up a hat trick. It was almost a shutout hat trick, but “Fullmetal Alchemist”, the No. 2 show for the last two weeks, fell to No. 5.
17. October 1, 2005 - Magical DoReMi and Naruto
“Magical DoReMi”, a new show that debuted just four weeks earlier, earns a hat trick. “DoReMi” becomes the seventh anime to earn a hat trick. The last four shows to earn a hat trick are all anime.
18. December 24, 2005 - Fruits Basket and Neon Genesis Evangelion
“Fruits Basket” made history with this hat trick becoming the first show in history to earn a hat trick in their first three weeks on the Top 10 Shows of the Week chart beating “Neon Genesis Evangelion” to the punch.
19. April 8, 2006 - Chrono Crusade and Trigun
“Trigun” is beaten for a second time in a hat trick, this time against “Chrono Crusade”. “Crusade” becomes the ninth anime (the sixth straight) to earn a hat trick.
20. August 19, 2006 - Negima and Naruto
“Negima” becomes the second show in Top 10 Shows of the Week history to earn a hat trick in the show’s first three weeks on the chart beating “Naruto”. “Negima” becomes the tenth anime to earn a hat trick, and the seventh straight.
21. September 30, 2006 - Negima and Trinity Blood
“Negima” wins its second straight hat trick beating “Trinity Blood”.
22. September 1, 2007 - Blood+ and Avatar: The Last Airbender
“Blood+” posts the weekly tally’s first hat trick in nearly a year beating “Avatar: The Last Airbender”.
23. October 20, 2007 - Vampire Princess Miyu and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
“Vampire Princess Miyu” becomes the third anime to earn a hat trick in the show’s first three weeks on the weekly tally beating debuting show “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”.
24. March 28, 2009 - Red Garden and Mushi-Shi
“Red Garden” logs first hat trick in nearly 1-½ years beating “Mushi-Shi”. “Red Garden” is the 13th anime to win a hat trick and the 10th straight.
25. May 30, 2009 - R.O.D the TV and Lamune
"R.O.D the TV" becomes fourth anime to to earn a hat trick in the show's first three weeks on chart beating "Lamune".
26. August 15, 2009 - Sister Princess and Seraphim Call
"Sister Princess" becomes the 15th anime to win a hat trick and the 12th straight beating a strong No. 2 opening from "Seraphim Call".
27. October 17, 2009 - Lucky Star and Virtua Fighter
"Lucky Star" is the 16th anime to win a hat trick and 13th straight beating No. 2 "Virtua Fighter". It is the record-tying fourth hat trick of 2009.
28. March 20, 2010 - Kokoro Library and Sitting Ducks
"Kokoro Library" is the 17th anime to win a hat and 13th straight beating No. 2 "Sitting Ducks". This hat trick is widely considered to be the most unexpected hat trick ever.
29. July 31, 2010 - Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 and Yume Tsukai
"Tokyo Magnitude 8.0" becomes the 18th anime and 14th straight to win a hat trick beating "Yume Tsukai", which won its first career No. 2. This is one of the highest grossing hat tricks ever.
30. November 27, 2010 - Psychic Detective Yakumo and Law & Order: UK
"Psychic Detective Yakumo" becomes the 15th straight anime to win a hat trick.
31. February 26, 2011 - Shinryaku! Ika Musume and Bleach
"Shinryaku! Ika Musume" wins the first hat trick of 2011. It is the 16th straight anime to accomplish the feat.
32. April 23, 2011 - Bleach and Suite Precure
Bleach, after narrowly missing a hat trick back in July, 2008, finally wins its first hat trick.
33. August 20, 2011 - Suite Precure and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Suite Precure gets the upper hand in this return battle from the July 23 chart, netting its first hat trick. It is the 18th straight anime to win a hat trick.
34. February 18, 2012 - Rozen Maiden and The Ed Show
Rozen Maiden secures the first hat trick of 2012. It is the biggest grossing hat trick in Top 25 Shows history.
35. August 25, 2012 - Smile Precure and Yes! Precure 5
Smile Precure logs the second hat trick for the Pretty Cure franchise. It is the 20th straight anime to win a hat trick.
36. December 8, 2012 - Great Detectives Poirot & Marple and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Poirot becomes 21st consecutive anime to win a hat trick. It is the 6th show to spend its first three weeks on the chart at No. 1 and the 3rd highest grossing hat trick ever.
37. February 23, 2013 - DokiDoki! Pretty Cure and The Bold and the Beautiful
Doki is the 22nd straight anime to spend three straight weeks at No. 1 and the third hat trick for the Pretty Cure franchise.
38. June 15, 2013 - Fractale and Digimon: Digital Monsters
FUNimation-imprint anime Fractale spends its first three weeks on the T-10 chart at No. 1.
39. August 31, 2013 - Rozen Maiden and SheZow
Rozen Maiden wins its second hat trick and its first in 1-1/2-years.
40. October 19, 2013 - Sound of the Sky and The Young and the Restless
Sound of the Sky is the 25th straight anime to win a hat trick and is the fourth hat trick of 2013.
41. March 29, 2014 - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and HappinessCharge PreCure!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, after three other attempts, finally wins a hat trick snapping a 25-show streak of anime hat tricks. It is the first hat trick from a non-anime since Jakers!: The Adventures of Piggley Winks.
42. July 12, 2014 - HappinessCharge PreCure! and The Bold and the Beautiful
The latest Pretty Cure season, HappinessCharge PreCure!, snaps up a hat trick. It is the biggest grossing hat trick in history.
43. November 1, 2014 - HappinessCharge PreCure! and Spiral
Happiness wins a second straight hat trick (the first time a show has won two straight hat tricks since Negima in 2006).
44. December 20, 2014 - Rail Wars! and Appleseed XIII
Rail Wars! notches fourth hat trick of 2014 beating Appleseed XIII.
45. February 21, 2015 - Go! Princess PreCure and Sofia the First
Princess wins sixth hat trick for the Pretty Cure franchise and the 1st of 2015.
46. May 2, 2015 - Etotama and The Bold and the Beautiful
Etotama wins second hat trick of 2015. It is the 2nd biggest grossing hat trick of all-time.
47. August 8, 2015 - Kin-iro Mosaic and Sofia the First
Kin-iro Mosaic wins the 3rd hat trick of 2015.
48. March 26, 2016 - Revolutionary Girl Utena and Lucha Underground
This hat trick is the third to end in a #1 tie (following Azumanga Daioh's hat trick on 11/27/04 and HappinessCharge PreCure's second hat trick on 11/01/14).
49. July 30, 2016 - Flying Witch and Maho Girls PreCure!
Flying Witch nets 2nd hat trick of 2016 beating Maho Girls PreCure!
Near hat tricks.
“Azumanga Daioh” had 2 two-consecutive week runs at No. 1 back in 2004 only to be shut out both times from having a hat trick by the same show, “Inuyasha“. This will go down in history as the first (and only, to date) such occurrence in T10SW history.
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