Filed under: GMA No.1 evidence
By ISAH V. RED
Based on AGBNMR Philippines’ Mega Manila TV Households data for May 2006, all the shows launched by GMA Network last month posted impressive ratings versus their counterparts on ABS-CBN.
Sadly, none of the shows ABS-CBN launched last month rated higher than their GMA-7 rival programs.
On May 1, GMA-7 premiered Asianovelas Gokusen and Love of the Condor Heroes. Gokusen posted an average rating of 20.5 for May 2006 versus ABS-CBN’s Eternal Love (launched on the same date and airing at the same time), which got a miserable 7.7 percent.
Gokusen also registered an average rating of 20.1 versus the local soap launched by ABS-CBN on May 29 in the same timeslot. Calla Lily, which nobody really knows what it is all about, garnered a dismal 10.9 percent.
Condor Heroes has been consistently rating high despite the three ABS-CBN programs pitted against it; it scored 32.7, while. Sa Piling Mo simply mustered 28.4 percent. Against Pinoy Big Brother (Teen Edition)’s 26.4, Condor Heroes soared with 32.0 percent. Even Panday hasn’t got the power (it rated a depressing 18.6 percent) to kick the Chinese Heroes out of the screens with its strong 33.3 average.
GMA-7’s Fantastikids (launched on May 6) earned the nod of the viewers and gave it a high of 20.2 percent, edging out PBB Teen Special Update, which only took in 12.4 percent and Komiks with similarly weak showing of 17.2 percent.
GMA-7’s rerun of the phenomenal Endless Love 1: Autumn in My Heart in the afternoon slot starting May 8 rated 12.6 versus. ABS-CBN’s Pasion de Amor’s 9.3. It also posted a high 10.4 vs. Eternal Love’s (moved to an earlier timeslot when Calla Lily took its early prime slot) 5.0.
I Luv New York (which premiered on May 15) averaged 35.4 against Big Brother Teen Edition’s 21.9. Both are aired at the same time.
ABS-CBN launched the Koreanovela My Girl on May 29, thinking the Korenanovela mania could stave off GMA 7’s high on I Love New York. Sorry, folk, but My Girl at 19.6 average couldn’t get past New York at 34.9.
GMA-7’s weekend Cooking in the Palace (launched on May 20) also posted a high 16.8 average, while ABS-CBN’s Wedding settled for 7.0.
Since it was launched on May 29, GMA-7’s newest telefantasya Captain Barbell has been dominating the ratings on primetime. It averaged 39.3 for the last part of May against Bituing Walang Ningning’s lackluster rating of 24.3.
Before Captain Barbell, Bituing Walang Ningning (which premiered on May 15) already showed weakness when it averaged only 26.9 on the last few weeks of GMA-7’s Extra Challenge, which scored 30.3.
Other programs launched by ABS-CBN in May also failed to get past show on GMA-7 Only You By Request (9.0) versus House Husband (16.9); Wansapanataym (9.6) versus Doraemon (17.6) and One Piece (17.9); Kim Possible (3.2) versus Medabots (8.1); and the relaunch of Ok Fine! Oh Yes! (10.5) versus Jewel in the Palace (34.5) and Lagot Ka Isusumbong Kita (18.6).
Mike Enriquez, Kapuso forever
With GMA 7 winning the network war, how can Mike Enriquez even harbor the thought of moving to ABS-CBN?]
It’s not logical, right. Remember when ABS-CBN was no. 1, it was the dream of many actors, singers, news reporters and news anchors to move to the network, and many of them did, and look where they are now.
I am glad to know that there are individuals like Baby Michael (that was Mike’s radio ID many years back when TV was the exclusive domain of good looking mestizoids) whose loyalty to the network that gave him the break to become what he is now in the media is unwavering.
Mike recently signed a two-year contract with GMA Network Chairman, President and CEO Felipe L. Gozon.
Aside from anchoring GMA Network’s top rating primetime newscast 24 Oras and leading public affairs program Imbestigador, Enriquez is also on the radio. He is the voice on “Saksi sa Dobol B,” the network’s flagship radio station, DZBB.
Enriquez is also GMA Network’s Senior Vice President for Radio Operations.
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