'Tawag ng Tanghalan' finale scores monster ratings

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 04 2018 06:34 PM | Updated as of Jun 04 2018 06:35 PM

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Scenes from the grand finale of this season’s "Tawag ng Tanghalan" on "It's Showtime." George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- With tension-filled and emotional weeks leading up to its finale, the second season of "Tawag ng Tanghalan" concluded Saturday with monster ratings, scoring more than thrice the viewership of its rival program.

ABS-CBN's "It's Showtime," which airs the singing competition as a flagship segment, garnered a national TV rating of 31% on June 2, according to data from Kantar Media -- 10 percentage points higher than the program's average rating of 20% for the month of May.

Its competing show, "Eat Bulaga," only got 9.5% last Saturday.

Dubbed "Ang Huling Tapatan," the finale of "Tawag ng Tanghalan" saw six finalists battling it out to become the newest champion of the revived singing competition that started in the 1950's.

Janine Berdin, a 16-year-old student from Cebu, ultimately clinched the top prize of P2 million, house and lot, and management contract, among others, after a series of performances that would go viral online.

Her winning piece, a medley of Bamboo hits, similarly trended on YouTube, as did her name in the worldwide list of most talked about topics on Twitter.