9 out of 10 highest rating TV shows in 2019 from ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 08 2020 11:33 PM | Updated as of Jan 08 2020 11:43 PM

(From left) Angel Locsin’s ‘The General’s Daughter’ and Coco Martin’s ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ aired back-to-back on primetime in 2019, while Sarah Geronimo and Regine Velasquez were a coach on ‘The Voice Kids’ and a judge on ‘Idol Philippines’ last year. FILE/Instagram: @cocomartin_ph, Michael Bagtas, ABS-CBN News

MANILA — Nine out of the 10 highest-rating TV shows in the Philippines in 2019 were produced by ABS-CBN, making the network the country’s No. 1 yet again at the close of the decade.

The long-running action drama series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” led the list of programs with the highest average nationwide rating, with 36.9%, according to data from Kantar Media.

The multinational audience measurement provider uses a nationwide panel size of 2,610 urban and rural homes, representing 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population.

Ranking in the top 5 after “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” in order, were: “The Voice Kids” (33.5%), “The General’s Daughter” (31.5%), “World of Dance Philippines” (31.4%), and “Search for the Idol Philippines” (29.1%).

Placing 6th to 10th were “Ngayon at Kailanman” (28.7%), “Parasite Island” (28.6%), “TV Patrol” (28.2%), “Starla” (26.6%), and lone, non-ABS-CBN program “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” (25.9%).

The strong viewership of ABS-CBN shows in 2019 catapulted the network to an overall average audience share of 44%, ahead of GMA-7’s 31%, across the country.

In the past year, ABS-CBN also swept the ratings race across all territories: Mega Manila (36% vs GMA-7’s 31%), Metro Manila (42% vs 25%), Total Luzon (40% vs 33%), Total Visayas (54% vs 24%), and Total Mindanao (51% vs 28%).

The Kapamilya network dominated primetime television in 2019, as it registered an average audience share of 47%, compared to GMA-7’s 31%.

ABS-CBN was also triumphant over its closest rival in other time blocks: morning (6 a.m. to 12 noon, with 37% vs 28%), noontime (12 noon to 3 p.m., with 44% vs 31%), and afternoon (3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with 46% vs 32%).