I want to share this information but I don't follow this thread regularly, so my apology if this is old news:
WSJ 2011 weekly popularity rating average up to March. 18th:
(How it works: The smaller the better, 1-5 = 1st Tier; 5-10 = 2nd Tier; 10-15 = 3rd Tier; 15+ = risk of getting cut)
(my own take in parenthesis)
1。ONE PIECE *1.87 (Should be its own tier)
2。NARUTO *2.81 (Will likely be 2nd till its end, might even gather enough popularity during its finale and overthrow OP yet again on its way to 7 consecutive year of NO.1 rank)
3。TORIKO *4.56 (current leader in the competition of next generation)
4。Gintama *5.44 (Perpetually the 1st of 2nd tier. The "mediocrity" actually kinda fits the mood of the manga)
5。BLEACH *6.73 (HAHAHAHAHA)
7。SKET DANCE *8.69 (Seems to be another one heavily promoted by JUMP to be the next generation)
8。Beelzebub *9.13 (Will compete with Toriko for that 3rd place)
12。Kochikame 14.13 (Exception to the ranking rule, this one ain't going anywhere till the author dies)
13。Kuroko no Basuke 14.69
14。Medaka BOX 14.94 (Booby manga, should long be cut)
15。Nurarihyon no Mago 16.56 (Personally surprised, didn't it just get an anime 2 seasons ago?)
16。Omagadoki Dobutsuen 17.69
17。Hokenshitsu no Shinigami 17.75 (A shame, personally enjoyed it)
Jokes and despise aside, while I do believe Toriko and Beelzebub are WSJ's "Supernovas", it will still take some time to completely dethrone Bleach from 3rd. When it comes to other stats like sales and exposure, the newcomers still have a lot of catch up to do.
There was a site I found that kept this sort of data, but it hasn't updated in months. I also did it for a while, until I found said site.
How do you calculate your numbers? Do you count the cover as the #1 spot, and count the color pages in your ranking, or what? just curious.