'Sarah G Live' ends run with high ratings


Posted at Feb 12 2013 04:47 PM | Updated as of Feb 13 2013 12:50 AM

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MANILA, Philippines -- The weekly concert variety show of Sarah Geronimo won big in ratings last Sunday, when it aired its final episode after a one-year run.

With a national TV rating of 18.6%, "Sarah G Live" figured in the top five most watched program in the country last February 10, according to data from multinational market research group Kantar Media.

The Sunday night program, which debuted on February 26, 2012, ended with the singer-actress taking on hits from Madonna ("Music") and Rihanna ("Don't Stop The Music"). Geronimo also performed "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson as her last "statement song," before emotionally bidding farewell to viewers of the show with her own hit single "Forever's Not Enough."

After the successful run of "Sarah G Live," the 24-year-old performer is set to star in her own drama anthology and appear as a coach in the Philippine version of the popular reality singing contest "The Voice."

She is also finishing work on the last installment in her series of films co-starring John Lloyd Cruz, "It Takes A Man and a Woman," which is set to be released in March.

Meanwhile, the fourth season of the talent search "Pilipinas Got Talent" is set to debut on February 16. The premiere telecast of the hit reality show will highlight unique talents of Filipino hopefuls across the country.

Returning as judges are former ABS-CBN president Freddie Garcia, actress-host Kris Aquino and comedienne Ai-Ai delas Alas. Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford will once again host the program.

Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,609 urban and rural homes, more than AGB Nielsen’s 1,980 homes that are only based in urban areas. Kantar Media’s panel represents 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population, while AGB Nielsen reportedly represents only 57% of the Philippine TV viewing population.

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