ABS-CBN beats GMA-7 in the February 2014 National TV Ratings


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Manila, Philippines - ABS-CBN Channel 2 remains to be the no. 1 TV network in the country as more Filipinos in both urban and rural homes watched its programs in February, hitting an average national audience share (rating) of 45%, or a 13-point lead over GMA-7’s 32%, based on data from Kantar Media.

ABS-CBN beats GMA-7 in the February 2014 nationwide ratings

Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,609 urban and rural homes that represent 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population, while the other ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen reportedly has only 1,980 homes based solely in urban areas that represent only 57% of the Philippine TV viewing population.

ABS-CBN also maintained its leadership in key territories across the country. In Balance Luzon (all areas in Luzon outside Mega Manila), ABS-CBN’s audience share increased by two points to 47% in February from 45% in January, or a 12-point lead over GMA’s 35%. The network, meanwhile, continues to dominate Visayas and Mindanao scoring an average audience share of 58% in both areas vs rival’s 22% and 21%.

In the previous month, ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida (6PM-12MN) also proved to be the network’s strongest time block with an average audience share of 49%, or 19 points higher than GMA’s 30%.

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.

“Honesto” remains to be the most-watched program in the country in February and continues to rule weekday programming with a national TV rating of 32.6%. It is followed by “Wansapanataym” (30.3%), which is the number one program on weekends.

“TV Patrol” is still the most-watched newscast in the country with a national TV rating of 29.5% or more than double the rating of rival “24 Oras” with only 14.3%.

Overall, ABS-CBN swept nine out of the top ten most-watched programs in the country including “Got to Believe” (29.9%), “MMK” (29.1%), “Bet on Your Baby” (28.1%), “Annaliza” (23.6%), “Rated K” (22.2%), and “Home Sweetie Home” (22%).

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 current subscribers are ABS-CBN, NBN, Sky Cable, J. Romero and Associates, 720ConsumerConnect, Starcom, OMD, PhD, Mediacom, Mindshare, MEC, Maxus, Universal McCann, Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation, Brand Ideas, and MPG Havas. They also include pan-regional networks like CSM Media Inc., Fox International Channels, Star HK, Discovery, AXN, HBO, MTV, Sony Pictures Television International, Celestial Tiger, and A&E Television Network.

Among these, the following subscribe to both urban and rural TV audience measurement: ABS-CBN, Brand Ideas, MPG Havas, and 720ConsumerConnect.

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