ABS-CBN Corporation’s TV and Studio business continues to be unrivaled as recent ratings data from Kantar Media shows the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company still draws more television viewers than any other media network in the country.
ABS-CBN’s national audience share increased to 47 percent in June based on the data provided by Kantar Media, making ABS-CBN still the most-watched TV network, while it also pioneered viewing of content online with video-on-demand services on TFC.tv for Kapamilyas living abroad and iWant TV locally.
GMA is a distant second with a 32 percent audience share for the same month while Kapamilya shows occupied the Top 10 programs for June.
Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,610 urban and rural homes that represent 100 percent of the total Philippine TV viewing population, while the other ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen reportedly has only 2,000 homes based solely in urban areas that represent only 57percent of the Philippine TV viewing population.
While they are scoring high in the TV ratings, ABS-CBN is also leading the nation in bringing online content to its audiences as evidenced by the Filipino consumption of their programs via their video-on-demand services using the internet. ABS-CBN pioneered the service in the country through their iWant TV website and ABS-CBNmobile locally, while Overseas Filipinos can watch their favorite programs through TFC.tv. The strong presence of ABS-CBN online is aimed at the company’s charge to be of service to the Filipino by providing content through different digital platforms like its digital television, ABS-CBN TVplus and its own mobile brand, ABS-CBNmobile.
ABS-CBN’s primetime block obtained a 49 percent average audience share that is 18 percentage points higher than rival GMA’s 31 percent average audience share during the same time block. 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.
Eleven ABS-CBN programs made it to the monthly Top 10 highest-rating programs for June, led by FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano (42.2 percent ), followed by The Voice Kids (36.8 percent), Dolce Amore (33.7 percent), Maalaala Mo Kaya (33.5 percent), Wansapanataym (31.1 percent), TV Patrol (30.2 percent), Goin’ Bulilit (23.8 percent), Home Sweetie Home (23.2 percent), Rated K (20.8 percent), and the recently-concluded The Story of Us (19.8 percent). NBA sa ABS-CBN, the network’s coverage of the NBA Finals, also made it to the Top 10 with a 22.6 percent rating.
Meanwhile, Be My Lady (18.6 percent) remains to be number one in terms of daytime programming, while It’s Showtime (18.2 percent) never lost a single day to Eat Bulaga (12.9 percent). The Kapamilya Gold afternoon block also shone through for the month, garnering a 45 percent nationwide rating against the 33 percent of GMA, thanks to the great scores of Doble Kara (17.1 percent) and Tubig at Langis (15.1 percent).
More people in the country also tuned in to the network’s Inauguration Day coverage titled Ang Panunumpa: Pangako ng Pagbabago, which hauled in an 18.8 percent rating compared to the 13.4 percent of GMA.
What to expect in ‘I-Bilib’ today
Like circles in a spiral while changing colors. That’s what’s going to happen in today’s episode of I-Bilib on GMA 7.
That is part of the Spinning Color Experiment and it is anticipated to amaze the audience.
In Trivia, the audience will see Roller Coaster Zip Line. Will you hack this one? Of course you want to, because you will also get a science bonus while enjoying the ride.
Color the fire is what the guys over at Discover Science will do and find out how fire can have colors.
Can you see “sound?” In Seeing Sound Experiment, see if you can see sound.
In Marshmallow Experiment, it will be another explosive surprise as it is the gang’s Hulin Hirit.
I-Bilib is your Sunday morning treat on GMA 7. The kind of show everyone in the household will enjoy. Chris Tiu hosts this multi-awarded educational show.
Wedding bells ring in ‘Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta’ on Diva
Say “yes” to a brand new season of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta – Diva’s hottest bridal reality show that follows a bride-to-be’s search for the perfect dress. Catch some wedding drama, emotional reunions and rising tempers as the series’ ninth season returns to DIVA with brand new episodes Thursdays and Fridays this month.
Following excited brides-to-be as they search for the wedding dresses of their dreams at Atlanta’s premier bridal salon, Bridals By Lori. The brand new season promises to once again capture the interests and hearts of Filipino audiences with hosts Lori Allen, owner of Bridals by Lori since 1980, and image consultant Monte Durham.
This season premiere starts off with country singer Bride Stephanie’s wedding in 13 days and this is her first time shopping. She’s self-proclaimed “procrastinator” has Monte and Consultant Robin running all around the store, searching for something she can buy straight off the rack. Even with the clock ticking, this bride’s still holding out for that bridal “moment” before she says “yes”. She’s feeling the heat from her entourage, who are worried she’ll just end up singing the bridal blues.
Meanwhile, in the premiere’s second half-hour episode, a Bride Jennifer is a breast cancer survivor wanting to show off her curves, but Mom prefers her “mounds” be covered. Then another momzilla, Bride Jasmine’s mom questions her sense of style, but Lori suspects that’s not the reason she’s casting doubt on the bride’s dream dress.
With compelling true stories and the dynamic hosting duo that viewers have come to love, the new season of Say Yes To The Dress: Atlanta also boasts an exceptional lineup of guest appearances, ranging from inspiring real life heroes to inspiring personalities.
Diva is available on Channel 37 (Sky Cable), Channel 40 f(Destiny Digital), Channel 65 (Cignal), and Channel 32 (Cable Link).
‘Art 2 Art’ in July
After its tribute to sculptor Ed Castrillo, Art 2 Art reveals a varied line-up for the rest of July, touching on children’s books, ukulele music, ballet and theater.
Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company and hosted by prima ballerina Lisa Macuja, Art 2 Art airs Sundays, 3:30-4 p.m., on radio via DZRH (666 khz on the AM band), on cable television via RHTV (Channel 18 on Cignal Cable) and online live streaming on http://dzrhnewstelevision.tv.
The show may also be viewed through the Facebook account DZRH News Television.
Today, Art 2 Art celebrates National Children’s Book Day (falling on July 19 this year) as Philippine Board on Books for Young People chair Tarie Sabido shares her organization’s advocacy to help develop children’s literature in the country.
On July 17, Pao Gumba talks about ukulele music and how he taught himself to play this instrument, as well as the guitar, piano, keyboards, bass guitar and drums. The ukulele virtuoso, lead artist of the Ukulele Philippine Ensemble, renders numbers for Art 2 Art.
On July 24, Atlanta Ballet company artist Jared Tan recounts how he was inspired to be a danseur when he watched ballet icon Osias Barroso dance at age eight. He eventually became an artist of the Philippine Ballet Theater, before moving to the United States.
On July 31, actress Roselyn Perez shares anecdotes from over 30 years spent in professional theater. Perez recently won a Gawad Buhay for her lead performance in The Normal Heart, her first role after being away from the stage for six years.
For inquiries, please e-mail email@example.com. On Facebook, check out the account Ballerina ng Bayan for updates on Art 2 Art episodes.