The Legal Wife ended with the characters Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales going their separate ways. GMA-7 shows performing well during this period include The Half Sisters, starring Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino (upper right frame), and the Koreanovela The Master's Sun (lower right frame).

ABS-CBN's The Legal Wife ended with enviable ratings on June 13 after airing for around five months. This is according to ratings data from AGB Nielsen Philippines from Mega Manila households for June 7 to 13, 2014.

Starring Angel Locsin, Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador, The Legal Wife garnered 32% in its final episode, making it the most-watched show for that day.

The 32% score now gives The Legal Wife the distinction of getting the second most-watched finale in the first half of 2014, only behind Got to Believe's 32.7% on March 7.

The rating of The Legal Wife's finale is also the third-highest for the first half of 2014. The top spot still goes to GMA-7's coverage of the latest Manny Pacquiao fight on April 13.

Top 5 highest rating shows in 1H 2014 (single episodes)

According to data from AGB Nielsen Philippines from Mega Manila households


Pacquiao vs Bradley 2: Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley (GMA-7)

April 13



Got to Believe (ABS-CBN)

March 7 (finale)



The Legal Wife (ABS-CBN)

June 13 (finale)



Got to Believe (ABS-CBN)

March 6



Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7)

February 23


The Legal Wife aired its pilot episode on January 27, replacing the Philippine remake of Maria Mercedes. TLW started with high ratings, waned towards the middle, and came back with high ratings again.

The Legal Wife

According to data from AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households

Rating at premiere (January 27)


Rating at finale (June 13)


Highest rating

32% (June 13)

Lowest rating

12.9% (Feb 26)

Another primetime show from ABS-CBN is getting top ratings. Ikaw Lamang, starring Coco Martin, Kim Chiu, Julia Montes and Jake Cuenca, became the most-watched show on primetime last June 10.

Dyesebel, on the other hand, is having an intense battle with GMA-7's Niño. For this given period, Dyesebel won June 9, 10 and 13, and Niño won June 12. Both shows were tied with 22.2% on June 11.

More Kapuso shows are doing well.

The comedic My Love from the Star is continuing to get better ratings against Mirabella. The Korean series even placed second on the most-watched primetime shows list on June 11 and 12.

24 Oras is also getting better ratings than TV Patrol, and The Master's Sun is constantly beating Aquino & Abunda Tonight and Pinoy Big Brother All In.

GMA-7 also premiered The Half Sisters in the afternoon slot as a replacement for Villa Quintana. The Half Sisters, starring Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino,outperformed ABS-CBN's Moon of Desire on its debut week. The Half Sisters’ pilot episode last June 9 had a rating of 11.5% while Moon of Desire registered 9.2%.

Here is the comparative rating performance of GMA-7, ABS-CBN and TV5 programs from June 7-13, 2014 derived from AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households: