Manila, Philippines – Programs from ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. dominated the national urban TV audience measurement (NUTAM) survey conducted last month by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) Media Research Philippines, reports Business World. Based on the TNS report for December 1 to 31, seven out of the top 10 weekday programs came from ABS-CBN, led by the nightly drama series May Bukas Pa. The TV program received a national rating of 34% to return to the top of the list after dropping to second place in October and November. This prompted network executives to extend the run of the show until March. May Bukas Pa began airing on ABS-CBN in February last year. It was initially intended to run for only eight weeks, but it was extended to run for a full year after garnering good ratings. It became the most watched TV program nationwide for most of 2009. Former ratings leader, primetime news program TV Patrol World, received a total household rating of 33.9% last month to settle for second place. In third place is the Filipino version of the Korean drama series Lovers in Paris. The ABS-CBN show scored an average monthly rating of 30.2%. The program ended its 10-week run on December 11. Drama series Dahil May Isang Ikaw was in fourth place, with a rating of 29.6%. The show aired its final episode recently, after a run of two and a half months. In fifth place was ABS-CBN’s reality TV show Pinoy Big Brother Double Up with 29%, followed by the teen drama series Katorse, 28.7%. GMA Network makes the list with the nightly fantasy series Darna, receiving an average rating of 27.2% to settle at seventh place.Following this are two other GMA shows – Stairway to Heaven with a rating of 26.1% at no. 8; and Full House, 23.4%, at no. 9. Rounding out the list of the Top 10 weekday programs for December was the ABS-CBN noontime show Wowowee with 23.3%.
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