Rival networks claim bigger number of Miss U viewers

The network war between two rival networks has gone on to the universe.

Both the Kapamila and Kapuso networks, citing figures from their subscribed survey data providers, claim the bigger number of audience.

ABS-CBN, swearing by Kantar Media’s figures, proclaimed that more Filipinos across the archipelago watched the 65th Miss Universe pageant on channel 2.

Naurally, the Kapuso network relied on the overnight data of National Urban TV Audience Measurement (NUTAM), which said GMA 7 had the bigger audience during the beauty contest’s telecast last Monday morning.

The Kapamilya network said its coverage, according to Kantar, hit a national TV rating of 27.4 percent, or 10 points higher than GMA’s telecast, which only registered 17 percent. 

ABS-CBN’s ratings data during Miss Universe telecast according to Kantar Media
Still citing Kantar, it claimed audience in Mega Manila and Metro Manila also followed the journey of Miss Universe-Philippines Maxine Medina, who made it to the top 6, on ABS-CBN. The Kapamilya network recorded a TV rating of 28.2 percent versus GMA’s 23.7 percent in Mega Manila, while it hit 30.8 percent versus GMA’s 19.4 percent in Metro Manila.

The 65th Miss Universe pageant will be replayed on Sunday in Sunday’s Best.

On the other hand, the Kapuso network, citing what it claims as the industry’s widely-trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, said it won in NUTAM ratings with an average household audience share of 57.7 percent, higher than ABS-CBN’s 28.5 percent and TV5’s 7.5 percent. 

Kapuso viewers will have the chance to relive the exciting moment with the 65th Miss Universe grand coronation this Sunday. 

Now, with two different survey providers used, it is but natural that both networks claim leadership in whatever telecast. So, folks, which survey do you think should we believe? I guess if you are a Kapamilya follower you’d go for Kantar, or if you’re a Kapuso fan you’d swear by NUTAM.

The rivalry will never end. 


Sarah Geronimo returns to her normal mode as early as the New Year. That’s what her manager, Vic del Rosario, said.

“Naka-recharge na siya, enjoy na uli siyang magtrabaho,” Del Rosario said. 

Last year, Del Rosario gave Sarah the green light to go on sabbatical for two months. 

After her two-month sabbatical, Pop Queen Sarah Geronimo is back to music recording and promoting brands and products 
“Nag-enjoy siya sa bakasyon. Nakapahinga,” Del Rosario added. “Since 2003, puro trabaho ang ginawa ni Sarah. Kaya tama lang na nagbakasyon siya. Active na siya uli. Alam na niya ang direction niya. Parang nagbibiyahe ‘yan ‘di ba. Hindi puwedeng dire-diretso ka. Kailangan mo ring mag-stop over para magkarga ng gas.

Sarah’s schedule is tight until June, including new product endorsements  now numbering 30 and counting. 


Ivy Violan is back on the concert circuit.

Experience a night full of love and music as Philippine’s Music Festival Queen comes home and delights us with performances in the sky.

With almost 37 years in the music industry, Violan is finally coming back after spending four years in the US to gain her citizenship. 

The singer started singing when she was two-and-a-half years old, and at the age of four formed a band called Ivy and the Velboys with her siblings. 

Seasoned songstress Ivy Violan celebrates 37 years of music through an intimate concert 
Her musical career flourished in the 70’s as the leader of Royal Flush Music Society and Sangkatutak. Through the course of her long career in the industry, she has won awards from different children’s singing contest to music festivals, including the 4th International Midnight Sun Song Festival, the ABU-Golden Kite World Song Festival, and the Asia Pacific Singing Contest in 1988, held in Hong Kong. 

With these prestigious awards, she gained the title Philippine’s Music Festival Queen. After moving to the US, she has been doing sold out shows in Los Angeles, Canada, San Francisco, and other part of the US.

Jazz singer Richard Merk joins Ivy Violan in the latter’s Valentine concert
On Feb. 10 and 17, Ivy Violan will serenade guests in her homecoming concert at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila’s Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge. The show also features Richard Merk. Joey Nombres directs with Rick Ramos as sound engineer and Mon Faustino as musical director. Cover charge is P2,000 per person, which includes one welcome drink.

For ticket reservations, contact (632) 720 7777 or email: [email protected]  Visit or follow @MarcoPoloManila on Twitter or Instagram.            

Topics: Miss Universe , Kapamilya network , Kapuso network , ABS-CBN , Kantanar Media , GMA 7 , National Urban TV Audience Measurement , Sarah Geronimo , Vic del Rosario , Ivy Violan , Richard Merk
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.