MANILA - ABS-CBN remained at the top of national TV ratings as it attracted more viewers in June, registering an average audience share of 44 percent, data from Kantar Media showed.
This was more than 10 points higher than GMA’s 32 percent, its closest competitor.
Global audience measurement provider Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,610 urban and rural homes that represent 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population.
ABS-CBN kept its firm hold of urban and rural areas, as it won in Metro Manila with 42 percent compared to GMA’s 26 percent.
It also won in Mega Manila, with 36 percent over GMA’s 32 percent; in Total Luzon, with 40 percent versus GMA’s 35 percent; while claiming dominance in Total Visayas with 53 percent, more than twice GMA’s 24 percent; and in Total Mindanao with 52 percent versus GMA’s 28 percent.
ABS-CBN also led in all time blocks, claiming victory during primetime with an average audience share of 45 percent versus GMA’s 33 percent.
It topped the morning block (6 a.m.-12 noon) with 39 percent, compared to GMA’s 28 percent; the noontime block (12 p.m. -3 p.m.) with 44 percent versus GMA’s 33 percent; and the afternoon block (3 p.m -6 p.m.) with 48 percent versus GMA’s 31 percent.
The list of top ten shows continued to be occupied by ABS-CBN in June with “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” continuing its streak as the country’s number one show, with 37.3 percent.
“The General’s Daughter” follows with 30.8 percent; “Search for Idol Philippines,” with 28.3 percent; TV Patrol, with 27.7 percent; “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” with 26.8 percent; “Kadenang Ginto,” with 23.7 percent; “Hiwaga ng Kambat,” with 22.2%; “Home Sweetie Home,” with 21.8 percent, and “Rated K,” with 19.6 percent.
Sales of the company's digital TV set top box, ABS-CBN TVplus, meanwhile had already reached 7 million as of February this year.
ABS-CBN TVplus has also added five new channels to its current line-up, namely the Asianovela Channel, Movie Central, MYX, Jeepney TV, and O Shopping in Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, and Metro Cebu.
In June, the company launched the mobile version of ABS-CBN TVplus in the form of a dongle, the ABS-CBN TVplus Go, giving mobile Filipinos the chance to watch shows available on networks broadcasting in digital anytime, anywhere.
The company launched its new streaming service, iWant, which immediately became the most in-demand app for Filipino iOS and Android users.
iWant had more than one million mobile app downloads on the first day of its official release on November 17, 2018.
The network also had successful narrative format buys this 2019, including “The Blood Sisters” in Kazakhstan and “Ngayon and Kailanman” in Myanmar.
ABS-CBN is also transitioning into digital with the biggest online presence among all Filipino media companies, and a growing list of digital properties.
It recently received the Diamond Creator Award from YouTube as its entertainment channel surpassed ten million subscribers, becoming the first ever channel in the country and the third in Southeast Asia to do so.
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