More Filipino households across urban and rural homes nationwide tuned in to the top-caliber programs produced by ABS-CBN Corporation this November, scoring an average audience share of 44%, or 11 points ahead of GMA’s audience share of 33%, based on recent data from Kantar Media.
Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,609 urban and rural homes that represent 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population, while the other ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen reportedly has only 1,980 homes based solely in urban areas that represent only 57% of the Philippine TV viewing population.
Data showed that ABS-CBN maintained its primetime (6PM-12MN) supremacy with an average audience share of 48%, or 16 points higher than GMA’s 32%. The strong performance was driven by the network’s quality line-up of drama teleseryes, including the number one most watched program “Honesto” with an average national TV rating of 28.9%.
ABS-CBN Primetime Bida also ruled in other key territories such as Balance Luzon (areas in Luzon outside Mega Manila) with an average audience share of 51% compared to GMA’s 33%; in Visayas where it recorded 65%, or more than thrice as GMA’s 20%; and in Mindanao with 62% against GMA’s 23%.
The primetime block is the most important part of the day when most Filipinos watch TV and advertisers put a larger chunk of their investment in to reach more consumers effectively.
Aside from leading in primetime, ABS-CBN also continued to beat other networks across all programming blocks.
The morning (6AM-12MN) block recorded an average audience share of 37% vs GMA’s 33%.
The early afternoon (12NN-3PM) block hit 41%, while GMA got 37%. It was driven by the noontime show “It’s Showtime,” which again overtook “Eat Bulaga” in ratings game.
ABS-CBN’s late afternoon block (3PM-6PM) scored 43%, or 11-point higher than GMA’s 32%.
“TV Patrol” remained as the most trusted TV newscast as it registered an average national TV rating of 27.5% beating again GMA’s “24 Oras” with only 17.2%. It also clinched the second spot on the top 15 list of most watched programs in the country in November.
Judy Ann Santos’ “Bet On Your Baby” (26.2%), on the other hand, climbed to the fourth spot from seventh place in the previous month.
Other programs in the top 15 produced by ABS-CBN include “Wansapanataym,” “Got To Believe,” “Annaliza,” Maalaala Mo Kaya,” “Goin’ Bulilit,” “Rated K,” “TV Patrol Weekend,” “Be Careful With My Heart,” and “ Maria Mercedes.”
Kantar Media is a leading television (TV) audience measurement provider with capabilities in gathering TV viewing data in both digital and analog platforms. It is a multinational market research group that specializes in audience measurement in more than 80 countries, has 26 TV networks, ad agencies, and pan-regional networks subscribing to its ratings services.
Among its current subscribers are ABS-CBN, NBN, Sky Cable, J. Romero and Associates, 720ConsumerConnect, Starcom, OMD, PhD, Mediacom, Mindshare, MEC, Maxus, Universal McCann, Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation, Brand Ideas, and MPG Havas. They also include pan-regional networks like CSM Media Inc., Fox International Channels, Star HK, Discovery, AXN, HBO, MTV, Sony Pictures Television International, Celestial Tiger, and A&E Television Network.
Among these, the following subscribe to both urban and rural TV audience measurement: ABS-CBN, Brand Ideas, MPG Havas, and 720ConsumerConnect.
According to an online survey conducted by top entertainment blog LionHearTV recently, Kantar Media remains as the most trusted provider of television ratings in the Philippines for two consecutive years. Out of 220 respondents, 84% said they believe in the figures released by Kantar Media more than AGB Nielsen’s, which only garnered 18%.