2007 marks broadcaster's 4th year on top

TOKYO — Fuji TV beat its four commercial rivals and pubcaster NHK to top all three ratings categories for 2007, according to figures released by Video Research.

Fuji’s sweep was its fourth in a row. The net scored an average rating of 8.7 for the all-day category (6 a.m. to midnight), 13.8 for primetime (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.) and 13.8 for what the Japanese call golden time (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.).

The highest-rated show was the women’s freestyle competition of the 2007 World Figure Skating Championships, which scored 38.1 on March 24. Among regularly skedded shows, the Fuji drama series “Galileo” grabbed the highest rating — 24.7 — for its first episode, aired on Oct. 15.

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