GMA News' 24 Oras is anchored by Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco (top frame); Saksi is anchored by Vicky Morales and Arnold Clavio. Photo: GMA-7

PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:

"GMA Network's 24 Oras, Saksi, and 24 Oras Weekend remain as the go-to newscasts for more viewers, according to figures from the more widely recognized TV ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

"Mega Manila and Total Urban Luzon household audience shares from June 1 to 30, 2011 show GMA-7's newscasts besting competing programs from other stations.

"The Kapuso Network's flagship primetime newscast 24 Oras, which recently won the Bronze Award in the News or News Feature category at the 32nd Telly Awards in New York City, USA, was the clear winner in Mega Manila with 37.5 share points compared to TV Patrol, which only managed 32.9.

"In Luzon—which makes up 77 percent of total television households nationwide—24 Oras' 36.7 share points again outclassed TV Patrol's 33.6.

"Saksi, which also won the Bronze Award in the same category at the recent Telly Awards, dominated ABS-CBN's Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN) and TV5's Aksyon Journalismo in Mega Manila with 32.8, 29.2 and 13.6 share points respectively.

"The Kapuso Network's late night newscast led by 3.6 points against SNN and 19.2 points against Aksyon Journalismo. Luzon ratings figures also show Saksi, with 32.8, topping SNN's 29.4 and Aksyon Journalismo's 13.2.

"On Saturdays and Sundays, 24 Oras Weekend continued GMA News' dominance--posting 32.3 share points in Mega Manila as against ABS-CBN's TV Patrol Weekend's 23.5. 24 Oras Weekend also led in Luzon with 31.9 compared to TV Patrol Weekend's 24.9.

"Bannered by the most credible names in local broadcasting today: Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco for 24 Oras; Arnold Clavio and Vicky Morales for Saksi; Jiggy Manicad and Pia Arcangel for 24 Oras Weekend—and powered by a formidable news team that has won international honors, including the only Peabody Awards won by a Philippine broadcast news organization, GMA-7's News and Public Affairs organization continue to work tirelessly to earn the trust of the viewers.  

"Several days leading to Pres. Noynoy Aquino's State of the Nation Address, the Kapuso Network's newscasts will air segments called "Mga Pangako ni Pnoy," a progress report on the six supposed priority areas in PNoy's administration. And on July 25, GMA-7 will mount a comprehensive, multi-platform coverage of the State of the Nation Address."

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