ABS-CBN widened its ratings lead over its rival TV stations nationwide in May as it recorded an average audience share of 46%, 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.
Half of the country’s households also tuned in to ABS-CBN’s primetime block (6PM-12MN), which garnered an average audience share of 50%, a solid 17-point lead over GMA’s 33%. 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.ABS-CBN also pulled away in the morning block (6AM-12NN) with an audience share of 37% versus GMA’s 32%, in the noontime block (12NN-3PM) with 43% versus GMA’s 38%, and in the afternoon block (3PM-6PM) with 47% versus GMA’s 35%.May’s figures also reveal that ABS-CBN produced eight out of the top ten most watched programs across urban and rural homes nationwide, with “FPJ’s AngProbinsyano” still leading the pack with an average national TV rating of 38.2%.
Second on the list is “The Voice Teens” (34.7%), followed by “MMK” (31.8%) “Wansapanataym” (31.7%), “TV Patrol” (30.3%), “My Dear Heart” (26.9%), “Home Sweetie Home” (23.1%), and “Wildflower” (22.5%).ABS-CBN also maintained its lead in other areas such as Total Balance Luzon where it recorded an average audience share of 47% compared to GMA’s 36%, in Total Luzon with 41% versus GMA’s 37%, in Total Visayas with 53% versus GMA’s 28%; and in Total Mindanao with 53% versus GMA’s 29%.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 end of March, ABS-CBN TVplus has already sold 2.6 million boxes nationwide since its launch in 2015 and significantly boosted ABS-CBN’s TV ratings. According to data from Kantar Media, ABS-CBN’s audience share in Mega Manila increased to 36% in 2017, compared to 30% in 2015, as more households are able to experience crystal clear viewing experience with ABS-CBN TVplus. ABS-CBN’s ratings in Mega Manila also rose to 14% from 11% in 2015.Rapidly transitioning into a digital company, ABS-CBN leads all media networks in bringing its content online to address the change in the Filipinos’ viewing habits.
Meanwhile, the top five most watched programs on iWant TV in May were “Wildflower,” “FPJ’s AngProbinsyano,” “A Love to Last,” “PusongLigaw,” and “Goblin.”
ABS-CBN has also ventured to other businesses including telecommunication services, money remittance, cargo forwarding, TV shopping services, theme park development, among others, showing that it has become more than a broadcasting network through the years.The company reported a consolidated revenue of P9.6 billion for the first three 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.