MANILA - ABS-CBN has swept the list of the 10 most watched television programs in the Philippines for August, keeping its dominance over its closest rival.
The Kapamilya network maintained its leadership in terms of nationwide television viewership last month with an average audience share of 47 percent, 14 percentage points higher than GMA Network's 33 percent.
This is according to data from Kantar Media, which uses a nationwide panel size of 2,609 urban and rural homes to represent 100 percent of the country's television viewing population.
The police drama "Ang Probinsyano," which stars actor Coco Martin, led the way for the Kapamilya network. The hit primetime series received 41.2 percent while its rival show, the rebooted fantaserye "Encantadia," only got 21 percent, good for 13th place.
The singing contest "The Voice Kids," which concluded last week, came in second with 39.4 percent, followed by the Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil-starrer "Dolce Amore" (34.5 percent) and family-friendly fantasy series "Wansapanataym" (34.1 percent).
"TV Patrol" (32.7 percent), "Maalaala Mo Kaya" (31.8 percent), "Till I Met You" (28.5 percent), "Home Sweetie Home" (28.7 percent), "Goin' Bulilit" (27.2 percent) and "TV Patrol Weekend" (22.4 percent) completed the list of the top 10 most-watched shows.
ABS-CBN also led the morning block with 41 percent, noontime with 45 percent, and afternoon with 48 percent. It was also the most watched network in Metro Manila (37 percent), Luzon (41 percent), Visayas (57 percent), and Mindanao (60 percent), according to Kantar Media.