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ABS-CBN leads in national tv ratings with SONA live coverage

ABS-CBN remained the country’s most preferred network not only for entertainment but also for relevant news as its news program TV Patrol and SONA live coverage drew more viewers in July.

This is based on data from Kantar Media, where the Kapamilya network recorded an average national audience share of 46 percent from both rural and urban homes or 12 points higher versus GMA’s 34 percent.

More viewers tuned in to the ABS-CBN’s special coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address, which garnered a national TV rating of 16.6 percent, compared to GMA’s SONA 2017 (7.8 pecent).

TV Patrol also secured its spot as the most watched news program nationwide, bringing relevant news and information every night, with an average monthly national TV rating of 30.8 percent, compared to 24 Oras that got 19.6 percent. 

Meanwhile, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano (37.3 percent) led the list of top programs in the country after it opened its newest chapter with Cardo (Coco Martin) as part of Special Action Force. La Luna Sangre (34.8 percent) also thrilled viewers nationwide with the transformation of Malia (Kathryn Bernardo) into a man named Miyo to be able to catch the villain, Supremo. This became a trending topic online, especially as she crossed paths with Tristan (Daniel Padilla).

The vocal battle in The Voice Teens, where Jona Soquite of Team Sarah was declared grand champion, was also a big hit among viewers and netizens alike, hitting 34.2 percent average ratings for July. MMK’s” (31.1 percent) real-life stories from letter senders also continue to inspire viewers and highlight Filipino’s resilience.

Wansapanataym captured Pinoy kids with its values-laden tales as it scored 28.3 percent. A new series premiered last month starring breakout child star Awra as a superhero equipped with love and courage in “Wansapanatyam Presents: Amazing Ving.”

Bringing laughter to viewers for the whole month of July were comedy programs Home Sweetie Home (23.3percent), which highlights the relationship of the married couple Romeo and Julie as they face challenges, and Goin’ Bulilit (20.7 percent), which showcases kids’ wit and talent in comedy.

The journey of Ivy and the intense scenes in Wildflower also thrilled viewers, as it hit an average monthly national TV rating of 23.9 percent.

Also part of the top 20 program were ABS-CBN noontime show It’s Showtime (Saturday) (18 percent).

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN also won across all time blocks in the month of July, particularly the primetime block (6 p.m. -12 midnight), where it recorded 51 percent, compared to GMA’s 32 percent. 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.

The Kapamilya network also won in the morning block (6 a.m. – 12 noon) with 46 percent versus GMA’s 34 percent, the noontime block (12 noon-3 p.m.) with 40 percent, compared to GMA’s 33 percent, and the afternoon block (3 – 6 p.m.) with 43 percent, beating GMA’s 38 percent.

Topics: ABS-CBN , TV Patrol , SONA live coverage , President Rodrigo Duterte , State of the Nation Address
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