Anne Curtis as Dyesebel. ABS-CBN
MANILA -- ABS-CBN once again dominated the list of the Philippines' most watched TV programs in April, according to Kantar Media, with its adaptation of Mars Ravelo's "Dyesebel" ranking first in terms of nationwide viewership.
For the fourth consecutive month this year, ABS-CBN had the biggest national TV viewership among its closest competitors, as measured by Kantar Media using a panel size of 2,609 urban and rural homes.
The Kapamilya network had 44% audience share across the Philippines in April, while GMA-7 and TV5 only got 35% and 9%, respectively.
Bolstering ABS-CBN's consistent lead are its primetime and weekend offerings, including "Dyesebel," which was the overall No. 1 show in the Philippines last month with 28.5% in average national TV ratings.
Other Primetime Bida shows in the top 10 list were the drama series "Ikaw Lamang" (third with 27.8%), ABS-CBN's flagship newscast "TV Patrol" (fifth with 25.8%), and the much-talked-about "The Legal Wife" (sixth with 23.5%).
With its shows' respective viewership -- "Mirabella" and "Pinoy Big Brother" averaged 18.2% and 17.8%, respectively -- ABS-CBN's primetime block (6 p.m. to 12 midnight) had an average audience share of 48% in April. GMA-7 and TV5 only registered 33% and 8%, respectively, in this block for the same month.
Five weekend programs of ABS-CBN made the list of the Philippines' top shows, with the fantasy anthology "Wansapanataym" leading at No. 2 with an average nationwide rating of 28.9%.
The long-running drama anthology "Maalaala Mo Kaya" (fourth with 27.7%), magazine show "Rated K" (seventh with 22.5%), kiddie game show "Bet On Your Baby" (eighth with 22.2%), and sitcom "Home Sweetie Home" (ninth with 20.8%) were also weekend top-raters in April.
GMA-7's "Magpakailanman" tied with "Bet On Your Baby" at No. 8, while "Pepito Manaloto" ranked 10th.
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