‘Pilipinas Got Talent’ soars to record rating

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 07 2018 01:28 AM

MANILA—"Pilipinas Got Talent" has set a new record rating five weeks into its fifth season, data from Kantar Media shows.

The hit reality talent search registered a national TV rating of 43.3% on Saturday, while its rival program on GMA-7 only got 15.3%.

That episode of "Pilipinas Got Talent" featured the performance of tribal-hip hop fusion group Nocturnal Dance Company, which earned a golden buzzer from judge Robin Padilla.

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Judges Padilla, Vice Ganda, Angel Locsin and Freddie Garcia, as well as hosts Billy Crawford and Toni Gonzaga, can hit the buzzer once to signify ensuring a semifinal slot for their chosen act.

This past weekend, memorable auditions included an impersonator of President Rodrigo Duterte, a performer of spoken word poetry, a faux vape tricks artist, and a comedic magician.