Lead stars Jana Agoncillo and Zanjoe Marudo in a scene from 'Dream Dad.' ABS-CBN
MANILA - Nine out of the 10 most watched TV programs in February were produced by ABS-CBN, according to Kantar Media, making the Kapamilya network the leader once again in nationwide ratings.
All but the 10th spot in the list of highest-rating shows across the country, which was measured using a panel size of 2,609 homes in both urban and rural areas, were clinched by a mix of weekend and primetime offerings of ABS-CBN.
Leading with an average nationwide rating of 29.4% for the month was "Dream Dad," followed by "Forevemore" with 28.6%. The two drama series air back-to-back during ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida bloack.
Ranking third was the long-running drama anthology "Maalaala Mo Kaya," which got 27.9%. ABS-CBN's flagship newscast "TV Patrol," which airs before "Dream Dad," trailed at fourth with 25.2%.
The fifth to seventh spots went to Kapamilya shows thait air on weekends -- Korina Sanchez's magazine show "Rated K" (24.6%), the just-concluded singing competition "The Voice of the Philippines" (24.4%) and the values-oriented fantasy anthology "Wansapanataym" (23.5%).
Mistress drama "Two Wives," which is nearing its conclusion, ranked eighth with 21.4%. John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga's Saturday sitcom, "Home Sweetie Home," trailed closely with 21.1%.
The lone non-Kapamilya program to make the list was GMA-7's "Magpakailanman," which registered an average of 19.9% in national TV ratings, good enough for 10th.
The strong viewership of ABS-CBN's weekend and primetime shows bolstered its lead over its rivals. According to Kantar Media, the Kapamilya network garnered an average audience share of 42%. GMA-7 got 35%, while TV5 registered 9%.