Ikehata Akira's News Study," a weekly in-depth news program in which guests and viewers ask questions about stories in the news, and are answered by well-known journalist Ikehata Akira.
The show garnered a 13.54% share of the audience right in the middle of prime time, between 8:00 and 9:00 pm. This was about the same rating as the week before (0.1% higher, in fact).
There is no comparison between the TV audience for a show like this and for anime. Animes generally get between one and four percent of the small late-night audience. This one appearance has put millions of eyes on Aya.
It's no wonder that her agency sent her a fairly grand congratulatory bouquet.
Aya has recently shifted her blog to Ameba Blog, a system used by many seiyuus and other entertainers. She has also upped her posting frequency, usually posting from one to several times a day. Her twitter feed is also active.
She is also a regular on the new late-night comedy show, Pikaru's Theorem. That is on FujiTV, for the business section of which she acts as website navigator. The news show is on TV Asahi.
I haven't been following her blog, twitter feed, 2channel threads, etc., that closely recently, but I did note that in one blog post, she said that her dancing had become better. So perhaps her health is continuing to recover.
I haven't been able to confirm Sankaku's claim that she said on one show that she wanted men to use thinner condoms. I hope it's not true, since that goes a bit far even for me.
Here are some recent photos. Mouseover some photos for captions: