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ABS-CBN opens 2018 as country's number one TV network - Kantar Media
adobo magazine, February 5, 2018 | 11:16am

MANILA - ABS-CBN welcomed 2018 with more viewers nationwide watching its news and entertainment programs, as it hit an average audience share of 46% in January, or 12 points higher than GMA’s 34%, according to data from Kantar Media.

Multinational audience measurement provider Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,610 urban and rural homes that represent 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population.

ABS-CBN kept its lead in other areas such as Metro Manila, where it registered an average audience share of 42% against GMA’s 27%, in Total Luzon where it got 43% against GMA’s 35%, in Total Visayas where it garnered 55% against GMA’s 27%, and in Total Mindanao where it hit 51% against GMA’s 32%.

In January, ABS-CBN attracted the largest chunk of viewers in the primetime block (6 PM to 12 MN), where it hit an average audience share of 50%, or 18 points higher than GMA’s 32%. The primetime block is the most important part of the day when most Filipinos watch TV and advertisers put a larger chunk of their investment in to reach more consumers effectively.

The Kapamilya network also won in other time blocks, including the morning block (6 AM to 12 NN) where it gained 41% versus GMA’s 32%, in the afternoon block (12NN to 3 PM), where it scored 47% versus GMA’s 35%, and in the afternoon block (3PM to 6PM), where it got 43% versus GMA’s 39%.

Nine of the ten most watched programs in January were also produced by ABS-CBN. Still holding the number one spot is “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” which recorded an average national TV rating of 39.9%.

It was followed by the sixth season of “Pilipinas Got Talent,” which premiered in January and hit an average national TV rating of 38.1%. “TV Patrol” and “MMK” also figured in the top ten with 32.6% and 31.2%, respectively.

Completing the list are “La Luna Sangre” (30.5%), “Wansapanataym” (29.6%), “Wildflower” (23.3%), “Home Sweetie Home” (23.2%), and “Rated K” (22.2%).

In 2017, ABS-CBN was the most watched TV network in both urban and rural areas nationwide for the whole year with an average audience share of 46%, or 12 points higher than GMA’s 34%.

Aside from radio and television, ABS-CBN has also become the leader in the local music, film, cable TV, and publishing industries and is also the pioneer of digital television in the country.

As of November 2017, ABS-CBN TVplus has already sold four million boxes since its launch in 2015 and significantly driven the growth of digital terrestrial television penetration in Metro Manila. Among non-cabled homes in the territory, 55% or one in two homes have an ABS-CBN TVplus box, according to the latest establishment survey conducted by Kantar Media in August. In Mega Manila, 44% of non-cabled homes enjoy free exclusive channels broadcast in crystal clear TV viewing provided by ABS-CBN TVplus boxes.

ABS-CBN also leads all media networks in bringing its content online to address the change in the Filipinos' viewing habits. On its over-the-top content platform iWant TV, the top five most watched programs in November were “La Luna Sangre,” “Wildflower,” “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” “The Good Son,” and “Asintado.”

ABS-CBN, home to the Philippines’ top-rating TV programs, box-office films, and best-selling books and music, is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among all Filipino media companies, and a growing list of digital properties.

It continues to be of service to 36 million digital Filipinos both here and abroad by providing content covering relevant topics in news, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle on its company media website abs-cbn.com. The site logged 36 million users and hit over 1.7 billion page views as of end-May 2017, becoming the country’s biggest local media website.

The company has also announced that it is opening its first Experience Story at Trinoma soon. It also partnered with Ayala Malls and opened its events place ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in November, and with CityMall Commercial Centers, Inc. to manage the mall chain’s cinemas, the first of which opened in August last year.

ABS-CBN reported a net income of P2.3 billion for the first nine months of 2017.

Kantar Media is a leading television (TV) audience measurement provider with capabilities in gathering TV viewing data in both digital and analog platforms. It is a multinational market research group that specializes in audience measurement in more than 80 countries, has 26 TV networks, ad agencies, and pan-regional networks subscribing to its ratings services.

Among its local current subscribers are ABS-CBN, Peoples Television Network Inc., The Huddle Room Media Inc., JRA Advertising (J. Romero and Associates), 720 Consumer Connect, Viva Communications Inc., Manprom, Solar Entertainment Corporation, Starcom, Havas Media Ortega, and Media Agency groups IPG Mediabrands (Touch BPN, UM), Dentsu Aegis Network (Dentsu, Mediaforce, Carat), Omnicom Media Group (OMD, PHD and M2M) as well as Group M (Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, and Maxus).

International subscribers to Kantar Media include Turner Broadcasting System Asia, NBCU Global Networks Asia Pte Ltd, Google Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Home Box Office (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Scripps Networks Interactive (Asia) Pte. Ltd., MTV Asia, Fox International Channels, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd, CSM Media Research (China), AETN All Asia Networks Pte Ltd, Celestial Tiger Entertainment and Sony Pictures International.

TABLE 1.  TOTAL DAY NATIONAL TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

46

2

GMA

34

3

TV5

3

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 2.  NATIONAL PRIMETIME (6 PM-12 MN) TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

50

2

GMA

32

3

TV5

4

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 3.  NATIONAL MORNING (6 AM-12 NN) TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

41

2

GMA

32

3

TV5

2

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 4.  NATIONAL NOONTIME (12 NN-3 PM) TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

47

2

GMA

35

3

TV5

2

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 5.  NATIONAL AFTERNOON (3 PM-6 PM) TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

43

2

GMA

39

3

TV5

3

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 6.  TOTAL DAY LUZON TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

43

2

GMA

35

3

TV5

3

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

 

TABLE 7.  TOTAL DAY VISAYAS TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

55

2

GMA

27

3

TV5

3

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 8.  TOTAL DAY MINDANAO TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

51

2

GMA

32

3

TV5

3

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 9.  TOTAL DAY METRO MANILA TV VIEWERSHIP IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

42

2

GMA

27

3

TV5

2

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 10.  TOTAL DAY MEGA MANILA TV VIEWERSHIP IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

36

2

GMA

35

3

TV5

3

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

 

TABLE 11. TOP 10 MOST WATCHED REGULARLY AIRING PROGRAMS IN JANUARY 2018 IN NATIONAL URBAN AND RURAL HOMES (EXCLUDING SPECIALS)

 

Rank

Channel

Title

Rtg in %

1

ABS-CBN

FPJ'S ANG PROBINSYANO

39.9

2

ABS-CBN

PILIPINAS GOT TALENT

38.1

3

ABS-CBN

TV PATROL

32.6

4

ABS-CBN

MMK

31.2

5

ABS-CBN

LA LUNA SANGRE

30.5

6

ABS-CBN

WANSAPANATAYM

29.6

7

ABS-CBN

WILDFLOWER

23.3

8

ABS-CBN

HOME SWEETIE HOME

23.2

9

ABS-CBN

RATED K

22.2

10

GMA

KAPUSO MO, JESSICA SOHO

20.9

 

ABS-CBN opens 2018 as country's number one TV network - Kantar Media

MANILA - ABS-CBN welcomed 2018 with more viewers nationwide watching its news and entertainment programs, as it hit an average audience share of 46% in January, or 12 points higher than GMA’s 34%, according to data from Kantar Media.

Multinational audience measurement provider Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,610 urban and rural homes that represent 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population.

ABS-CBN kept its lead in other areas such as Metro Manila, where it registered an average audience share of 42% against GMA’s 27%, in Total Luzon where it got 43% against GMA’s 35%, in Total Visayas where it garnered 55% against GMA’s 27%, and in Total Mindanao where it hit 51% against GMA’s 32%.

In January, ABS-CBN attracted the largest chunk of viewers in the primetime block (6 PM to 12 MN), where it hit an average audience share of 50%, or 18 points higher than GMA’s 32%. The primetime block is the most important part of the day when most Filipinos watch TV and advertisers put a larger chunk of their investment in to reach more consumers effectively.

The Kapamilya network also won in other time blocks, including the morning block (6 AM to 12 NN) where it gained 41% versus GMA’s 32%, in the afternoon block (12NN to 3 PM), where it scored 47% versus GMA’s 35%, and in the afternoon block (3PM to 6PM), where it got 43% versus GMA’s 39%.

Nine of the ten most watched programs in January were also produced by ABS-CBN. Still holding the number one spot is “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” which recorded an average national TV rating of 39.9%.

It was followed by the sixth season of “Pilipinas Got Talent,” which premiered in January and hit an average national TV rating of 38.1%. “TV Patrol” and “MMK” also figured in the top ten with 32.6% and 31.2%, respectively.

Completing the list are “La Luna Sangre” (30.5%), “Wansapanataym” (29.6%), “Wildflower” (23.3%), “Home Sweetie Home” (23.2%), and “Rated K” (22.2%).

In 2017, ABS-CBN was the most watched TV network in both urban and rural areas nationwide for the whole year with an average audience share of 46%, or 12 points higher than GMA’s 34%.

Aside from radio and television, ABS-CBN has also become the leader in the local music, film, cable TV, and publishing industries and is also the pioneer of digital television in the country.

As of November 2017, ABS-CBN TVplus has already sold four million boxes since its launch in 2015 and significantly driven the growth of digital terrestrial television penetration in Metro Manila. Among non-cabled homes in the territory, 55% or one in two homes have an ABS-CBN TVplus box, according to the latest establishment survey conducted by Kantar Media in August. In Mega Manila, 44% of non-cabled homes enjoy free exclusive channels broadcast in crystal clear TV viewing provided by ABS-CBN TVplus boxes.

ABS-CBN also leads all media networks in bringing its content online to address the change in the Filipinos' viewing habits. On its over-the-top content platform iWant TV, the top five most watched programs in November were “La Luna Sangre,” “Wildflower,” “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” “The Good Son,” and “Asintado.”

ABS-CBN, home to the Philippines’ top-rating TV programs, box-office films, and best-selling books and music, is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among all Filipino media companies, and a growing list of digital properties.

It continues to be of service to 36 million digital Filipinos both here and abroad by providing content covering relevant topics in news, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle on its company media website abs-cbn.com. The site logged 36 million users and hit over 1.7 billion page views as of end-May 2017, becoming the country’s biggest local media website.

The company has also announced that it is opening its first Experience Story at Trinoma soon. It also partnered with Ayala Malls and opened its events place ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in November, and with CityMall Commercial Centers, Inc. to manage the mall chain’s cinemas, the first of which opened in August last year.

ABS-CBN reported a net income of P2.3 billion for the first nine months of 2017.

Kantar Media is a leading television (TV) audience measurement provider with capabilities in gathering TV viewing data in both digital and analog platforms. It is a multinational market research group that specializes in audience measurement in more than 80 countries, has 26 TV networks, ad agencies, and pan-regional networks subscribing to its ratings services.

Among its local current subscribers are ABS-CBN, Peoples Television Network Inc., The Huddle Room Media Inc., JRA Advertising (J. Romero and Associates), 720 Consumer Connect, Viva Communications Inc., Manprom, Solar Entertainment Corporation, Starcom, Havas Media Ortega, and Media Agency groups IPG Mediabrands (Touch BPN, UM), Dentsu Aegis Network (Dentsu, Mediaforce, Carat), Omnicom Media Group (OMD, PHD and M2M) as well as Group M (Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, and Maxus).

International subscribers to Kantar Media include Turner Broadcasting System Asia, NBCU Global Networks Asia Pte Ltd, Google Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Home Box Office (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Scripps Networks Interactive (Asia) Pte. Ltd., MTV Asia, Fox International Channels, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd, CSM Media Research (China), AETN All Asia Networks Pte Ltd, Celestial Tiger Entertainment and Sony Pictures International.

TABLE 1.  TOTAL DAY NATIONAL TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

46

2

GMA

34

3

TV5

3

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 2.  NATIONAL PRIMETIME (6 PM-12 MN) TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

50

2

GMA

32

3

TV5

4

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 3.  NATIONAL MORNING (6 AM-12 NN) TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

41

2

GMA

32

3

TV5

2

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 4.  NATIONAL NOONTIME (12 NN-3 PM) TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

47

2

GMA

35

3

TV5

2

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 5.  NATIONAL AFTERNOON (3 PM-6 PM) TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

43

2

GMA

39

3

TV5

3

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 6.  TOTAL DAY LUZON TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

43

2

GMA

35

3

TV5

3

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

 

TABLE 7.  TOTAL DAY VISAYAS TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

55

2

GMA

27

3

TV5

3

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 8.  TOTAL DAY MINDANAO TV VIEWERSHIP (URBAN AND RURAL) IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

51

2

GMA

32

3

TV5

3

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 9.  TOTAL DAY METRO MANILA TV VIEWERSHIP IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

42

2

GMA

27

3

TV5

2

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

TABLE 10.  TOTAL DAY MEGA MANILA TV VIEWERSHIP IN JANUARY 2018 BY HOUSEHOLDS

RANK

TV NETWORK

AUDIENCE SHARE IN %

1

ABS-CBN

36

2

GMA

35

3

TV5

3

Source: Kantar Media

 

 

 

TABLE 11. TOP 10 MOST WATCHED REGULARLY AIRING PROGRAMS IN JANUARY 2018 IN NATIONAL URBAN AND RURAL HOMES (EXCLUDING SPECIALS)

 

Rank

Channel

Title

Rtg in %

1

ABS-CBN

FPJ'S ANG PROBINSYANO

39.9

2

ABS-CBN

PILIPINAS GOT TALENT

38.1

3

ABS-CBN

TV PATROL

32.6

4

ABS-CBN

MMK

31.2

5

ABS-CBN

LA LUNA SANGRE

30.5

6

ABS-CBN

WANSAPANATAYM

29.6

7

ABS-CBN

WILDFLOWER

23.3

8

ABS-CBN

HOME SWEETIE HOME

23.2

9

ABS-CBN

RATED K

22.2

10

GMA

KAPUSO MO, JESSICA SOHO

20.9