ABS-CBN remained undisputed in national TV viewership in July with an average national audience share of 47% or 16 points higher than GMA’s 31%, based on data from Kantar Media.
The Kapamilya network’s dominance is a result of the viewers’ strong support for its primetime offerings led by “The Voice Kids” season 2, which topped all shows with an average rating of 43.9% in July from 39.5% in June. Other leading weekend programs include “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (36%) and “Wansapanataym” (34.3%).
ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida block also continues to soar higher in the national TV ratings game with its top caliber drama series “Nathaniel” (36.1%), “Pangako Sa’yo” (35.5%), “Bridges of Love” (24.2%), and “Pasion de Amor” (20.7%).
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.
ABS-CBN, the only Philippine media company in FinanceAsia’s list of “Asia’s Best Companies 2015,” kept its stronghold in the primetime block (6PM-12MN), after scoring an average audience share of 53%, which is more than double of GMA’s 26%. 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.
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN’s daytime programs also captured the hearts of viewers with the newly launched Prime-Tanghali drama series “Ningning” and the recently concluded “Oh My G.”
The Jana Agoncillo-starrer was off to a good start scoring an average national TV rating of 18.3% vs. its rival program in GMA “The Ryzza Mae Show” (9.1%). In the same time slot, the finale episodes of “Oh My G” also got viewers hooked with an average national TV rating of 15.1%.
The Kapamilya Gold drama series “Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita,” on the other hand, won on its timeslot with 15.8% despite having a new rival program in GMA “Buena Familia” (12.8%).
The programs of the Kapamilya network also captured all the slots on the list of the 10 most watched shows in the country in July. Also included in the top 10 programs in July are “TV Patrol” (29.7%), “Home Sweetie Home” (27%), “Rated K” (25.7%), and “Goin Bulilit” (24.1%).
Aside from TV viewership, ABS-CBN programs also gained audiences among online and smartphone users as proven by the pageviews garnered by the video-on-demand and livestreaming service of iWanTV which rose from 74.6 million in June to 81 million in July. Leading the most watched Kapamilya shows online are “Pangako Sa’yo” (4.6 million views), “Pinoy Big Brother 737” (1.9 million views), “Bridges of Love” (1.3 million views), “Pasion de Amor” (1.3 million views), and “Gandang Gabi Vice” (858,465 views).
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 local current subscribers are ABS-CBN, Peoples Television Network Inc., The Huddle Room Media Inc., JRA Advertising (J. Romero and Associates), 720 Consumer Connect, ZenithOptimedia, Viva Communications Inc., Manprom, Philippine Daily Inquirer , CNN Philippines, Starcom, Clubmedia, Havas Media Ortega, and Media Agency groups IPG Mediabrands (Touch BPN, UM), Dentsu Aegis Network (Dentsu, Mediaforce, Carat), Omnicom Media Group (OMD, PHD and M2M) as well as Group M (Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, and Maxus).
International subscribers to Kantar Media include Turner Broadcasting System Asia, NBCU Global Networks Asia Pte Ltd, Google Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Home Box Office (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Scripps Networks Interactive (Asia) Pte. Ltd., MTV Asia, Fox International Channels, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd, CSM Media Research (China), AETN All Asia Networks Pte Ltd, Celestial Tiger Entertainment and Sony Pictures International.