Fuji TV No. 1 in Japan for 5th year

Hit variety shows lead network to victory

TOKYO — Fuji TV was Japan’s top-rated network in 2008 in all three major time periods, according to figures from the Video Research ratings agency.

Fuji took the ratings triple crown for the fifth year in a row, beating the other four commercial webs and pubcaster NHK.

Fuji’s average rating for 2008 in what is called locally the golden time (7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) was 13.3%; it was 13.4% in primetime (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.); and 8.5% in the all-day category (6 a.m. to midnight).

NHK finished second in golden time thanks to its coverage of the Beijing Olympics while Nippon Television Network was second in primetime.

Fuji held on to its No. 1 rank due to its hit variety shows.

More TV

  • Harvey Weinstein

    TV Academy Votes to Begin Disciplinary Proceedings Against Harvey Weinstein

    TOKYO — Fuji TV was Japan’s top-rated network in 2008 in all three major time periods, according to figures from the Video Research ratings agency. Fuji took the ratings triple crown for the fifth year in a row, beating the other four commercial webs and pubcaster NHK. Fuji’s average rating for 2008 in what is […]

  • Tracy Morgan TCA

    Tracy Morgan's 'The Last O.G.' Loses Showrunner, Delayed Until 2018

    TOKYO — Fuji TV was Japan’s top-rated network in 2008 in all three major time periods, according to figures from the Video Research ratings agency. Fuji took the ratings triple crown for the fifth year in a row, beating the other four commercial webs and pubcaster NHK. Fuji’s average rating for 2008 in what is […]

  • Roy Price's Top Amazon Lieutenants Under

    Roy Price's Top Amazon Lieutenants Under Scrutiny (EXCLUSIVE)

    TOKYO — Fuji TV was Japan’s top-rated network in 2008 in all three major time periods, according to figures from the Video Research ratings agency. Fuji took the ratings triple crown for the fifth year in a row, beating the other four commercial webs and pubcaster NHK. Fuji’s average rating for 2008 in what is […]

  • Chelsea Handler Netflix trailer

    'Chelsea' Proves Netflix Can't Always Beat TV at Its Own Game (Opinion)

    TOKYO — Fuji TV was Japan’s top-rated network in 2008 in all three major time periods, according to figures from the Video Research ratings agency. Fuji took the ratings triple crown for the fifth year in a row, beating the other four commercial webs and pubcaster NHK. Fuji’s average rating for 2008 in what is […]

  • Jon Stewart Stand Up for Heroes

    TV News Roundup: HBO to Air Jon Stewart's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

    TOKYO — Fuji TV was Japan’s top-rated network in 2008 in all three major time periods, according to figures from the Video Research ratings agency. Fuji took the ratings triple crown for the fifth year in a row, beating the other four commercial webs and pubcaster NHK. Fuji’s average rating for 2008 in what is […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content