Kapuso programs continued to lord it over rivals in the viewer-rich areas of Mega Manila and Urban Luzon in August, based on people ratings data from the industry’s trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.
In Mega Manila, a big majority, equivalent to 21 out of the 30 top regular programs, is on GMA.
With its riveting storyline and sophisticated special effects, Encantadia grabbed the no.1 spot in Mega Manila followed by 2016’s highest rating Koreanovela, Descendants of the Sun in no. 2.
The long-running drama weekly anthology, Magpakailanman, also remained at the top of its game landing in no. 3. Tied in 4th and 5th places are GMA’s primetime newscast 24 Oras and the multi-awarded news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.
Completing the list of Kapuso programs in the top 10 are leading comedy show Pepito Manaloto, 24 Oras Weekend and Ismol Family, which now airs on earlier timeslots on Saturdays.
Other top-rating GMA programs in August were the country’s longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga; undisputed no. 1 Sunday noontime show, Sunday PinaSaya; recently concluded primetimes series, Juan Happy Love Story; and Kapuso weekend offerings, Hay Bahay!, Lip Sync Battle Philippines, and Imbestigador.
Not far behind were Wowowin, Bubble Gang, Karelasyon, Dear Uge, Magkaibang Mundo, GMA Blockbusters, and Sinungaling Mong Puso.
Similarly, more programs (17 out of 30) on GMA also occupied the list of most watched shows in another Kapuso bailiwick, Urban Luzon, driving the network’s continued dominance in the area. Encantadia emerged as the highest rating Kapuso program, with Magpakailanman, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Descendants of the Sun, Pepito Manaloto, and 24 Oras in the the top 30 list.
Urban Luzon accounts for 77 percent of the urban TV population in the entire country, while Mega Manila represents 60 percent.
During the last day of taping with Angelu de Leon in Encantadia, she received a touching farewell from the young actress who plays her adoptive daughter. Mikee Quintos posted on her Instagram account how she felt during the first taping day with Angelu.
“I was nervous as hell during my first taping day but in between takes you constantly gave me tips on what I should improve on. Thank you sooo much, @angeludeleonrivera! It’s such an honor to call you Mamu.”
As a newbie, Mikee is glad to be in Encantadia to play Lira, the character then newbie Jennylyn Mercado played in the first edition of the fantaserye.
While she feels under pressure, she remains focused on her character that she studies well so she can breathe life to it as the director expects her.
“Pressured of course, because look at her now, how big she is (referring to Jennylyn). I don’t want to compare that much kasi iba-iba naman lahat when you attack a role. I tried researching din and nanonood ako ng dating Encantadia, inaral kung papaano niya ginampanan si Lira. But then ‘nung dumadami na ‘yung scenes niya, nag-stop ako manood kasi baka magaya ko siya. I focused on studying the script and how am I gonna give life to Lira in my own way.”
When Angelu read Mikee’s post, the older actress immediately responded. “Happy to work with this beautiful lady. So proud of our scenes together. Thank you for taking all my tips. Keep up the good attitude and always be professional. Love you, anak! I’ll always be your Mamu. Avisala Eshma, Mikee.”
In Encantadia. Mikee plays the daughter of Amihan (Kylie Padilla) that Pirena (Glaiza de Castro) cast into the world of humans where she known by the name Milagros, the name given to her by her adoptive parents played by Angelu de Leon and Leandro Baldermor.
GMA Network’s well loved educational and infotainment show I-Bilib brings a fun episode with Kapuso sweetheart Janine Gutierrez as celebrity guest in today’s episode on GMA Network.
Find out if a pile of ruler could make a car engine accelerate in Discover Science and discover if heat could reduce the size of a brittle chip bag in Microwave Magic Experiment.
Be amazed with the things that can still be made out of straw in Straw Lifehacks with Janine and learn how to produce a cellphone case using heated glue in Hot Glue Cellphone Case experiment.
Get quickie kitchen tips and science trivia while learning if there’s science in cooking in Huling Hirit’s Insta-Spaghetti.
Hosted by Chris Tiu, catch the incredible episode of I-Bilib 9:35 a.m. today on GMA.
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