ABS-CBN shows dominate 2016 TV ratings

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 28 2016 06:26 PM | Updated as of Dec 28 2016 07:27 PM

A photo of the cast of 'Ang Probinsyano.' The cop drama is the most watched teleserye of 2016.

MANILA - "Ang Probinsyano" and "The Voice Kids" have helped ABS-CBN dominate 2016's television ratings, leading the 17 Kapamilya shows that made the list of the top 20 programs so far this year.

The Coco Martin-starrer "Ang Probinsyano" garnered the highest average national television rating of any teleserye with 40.3 percent, while "The Voice Kids" was named the most watched talent competition with 37.6 percent.

The ABS-CBN-hosted presidential debate topped all shows with 40.6 percent.

The figures were based on Kantar Media, which uses a nationwide panel size of 2,610 urban and rural homes that represent 100 percent of the country's total television viewing population. To compare, other ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen reportedly has 2,000 homes based in urban areas that represent only 57 percent.

Under Kantar Media's measurement, ABS-CBN enjoyed an overall audience average of 45 percent up until December 15, which was 11 points higher than that of closest rival, GMA-7.

Data showed that ABS-CBN relied heavily on primetime offerings such as "Pangako Sa 'Yo" (34.3 percent) and "Dolce Amore" (33.8 percent), as well as other reality shows like "Pilipinas Got Talent" (31.9 percent) and "Dance Kids" (31 percent) to secure its lead.

The other Kapamilya programs included in the top 20 are: "Maalaala Mo Kaya" (30.9 percent), "Wansapanataym" (30.9 percent), "TV Patrol" (30.7 percent), "Pinoy Boyband Superstar" (30 percent), "Home Sweetie Home" (25.3 percent), "Magpahanggang Wakas" (24.5 percent) and "Goin’ Bulilit" (23.4 percent).

Specials such as the "Meron Akong Kwento Ang Himig ng Buhay Ko" concert (32.9 percent), the "MMK 25th Anniversary" (29.9 percent), and the "Halalan 2016 Ang Huling Harapan" (25.7 percent) also made the list.