"Things have never been better for ABS-CBN. I'd like to say that the official national ratings came out yesterday, and the results show that ABS-CBN is the leading station nationwide," announces Charo Santos-Concio, the network's executive vice-president for entertainment, earlier today. Photo: courtesy of ABS-CBN and GMA-7

"Things have never been better for ABS-CBN. I'd like to say that the official national ratings came out yesterday, and the results show that ABS-CBN is the leading station nationwide," announces Charo Santos-Concio, the network's executive vice-president for entertainment, earlier today.

She adds, "Things are really looking up for ABS-CBN. The programs have never been better and the revenues also are looking better."

Vivian Tin, vice-president for research and business analysis, details, "I released the ratings data to management yesterday—its data covering March 4-17, two weeks. It's now going to be a continuing source of information; so weekly we're going to have national ratings already.

"Based on March 4-17, we have a national share of 47 versus competitor's 35, so it's a very comfortable lead. The most watched show in the Philippines is Sana Maulit Muli, followed by Maging Sino Ka Man, and TV Patrol World. Those are the top three programs nationally, very comfortably ahead," Vivian adds.

The source of the nationwide ratings, Vivian says, is AGB Nielsen.

Charo ends with a message to the viewers: "Maraming maraming salamat po sa inyong suporta. Siyempre po sa kasiyahan namin, parati kayong kasama."