ABS-CBN continued its lead among urban and rural households in the country for the month of November with a total day average national audience share of 41%, or ten points higher than GMA's 31%, based on data from Kantar Media.
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 AGB Nielsen only has 1,980 homes based in urban areas and represent only 57% of the Philippine TV viewing population.
Data also show that ABS-CBN sustained a sharp lead in the core primetime block (6PM-10:30PM) with an average audience share of 47%, or higher than GMA (29%) by 18 percentage points. This 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 efficiently.
ABS-CBN also won on core primetime in other territories such as Total Luzon, which includes Mega Manila, with a 42% audience share vs GMA's 33%. In the Visayas, ABS-CBN pulled away with a 53% audience share vs GMA's 26%, while in Mindanao it peaked at 59% or three times bigger than GMA's 19%.
ABS-CBN also improved on daytime (6AM-6PM) nationwide with an average audience share of 38% from 37% in October, while GMA dropped to 33 from 35%.
Out of the top 15 regularly running programs, ABS-CBN grabbed the 13 out of the 15 spots and captured the top 10. "Wansapanataym" soared high and led the pack with a national TV rating of 36.4%, while "Princess and I" remained strong at 2nd place with 34.2%.
"Maalaala Mo Kaya" remained as the country's number one drama anthology with a national TV rating of 29.4%, almost twice rival program's "Magpakailanman" that only fared at 16.8%.
The undisputed leading daytime program "Be Careful With My Heart," meanwhile, zoomed into November's top 8 from last month's top 14. The Jodi Sta. Maria-Richard Yap starrer strengthened to a national TV rating of 25.1% from October's 23.3%.
The other ABS-CBN programs in the top 15 include "Ina Kapatid Anak" (32.2%), "TV Patrol" (30.8%), "Aryana" (26.6%), "Kapamilya Deal or No Deal" (25.7%), "Goin' Bulilit" (24.5%), "Rated K" (23.1%), and "TV Patrol Weekend" on Sundays (22.3%) and Saturdays (20.4%), and "A Beautiful Affair" (19.4%).
Most Filipinos also watched the special airing of Zoren Legaspi's surprise marriage proposal and wedding to host-actress Carmina Villaroel in "Zoren-Carmina Always, Forever: A Wedding Like No Other," which aired last November 24 and hit a national TV rating of 22.8%.
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 current subscribers are ABS-CBN, NBN, Sky Cable, J. Romero and Associates, 720ConsumerConnect, Starcom, OMD, PhD, Mediacom, Mindshare, MEC, Maxus, Universal McCann, Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation, Brand Ideas, and MPG Havas. They also include pan-regional networks like CSM Media Inc., Fox International Channels, Star HK, Discovery, AXN, HBO, MTV, Sony Pictures Television International, Celestial Tiger, and A&E Television Network. Among these, the following subscribe to both urban and rural TV audience measurement: ABS-CBN, Brand Ideas, MPG Havas, and 720ConsumerConnect.
ABS-CBN shifted to Kantar Media/TNS after filing a case vs. AGB Nielsen Media Research for failing to comply with its request to investigate alleged cheating and data tampering in TV ratings. The case is still pending in court contrary to claims by GMA, which is not a party to the case, that it has been resolved.
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