There were no changes in the ranking of the Top 5 primetime shows from February 4 to 5. All five shows came from the very strong lineup of GMA-7's Telebabad block: Marimar, Kamandag, Coffee Prince, Zaido, and 24 Oras.
Aside from being the overall No. 1 show, Marimar continues to pull away from the competition, especially now that it has regained its 40-plus ratings.
Marimar posted its highest rating this week last Wednesday with 46 percent. Its rating for the rest of the week are as follows: 40.8 percent (Monday), 45.2 percent (Tuesday), and 45.4 percent (Thursday).
But to date, the soap opera of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes has yet to reach the 50 percent mark, which the Kapuso Network and the fans hope to reach before the drama series ends in March.
Also consistent in their positions as the second and third most-watched primetime shows are Richard Gutierrez's Kamandag and the Koreanovela Coffee Prince, respectively.
Except for Tuesday, Zaido's hold on the fourth position is also very firm, while the primetime newscast 24 Oras is untouchable at No. 5. Zaido will end its run tonight, February 8.
Meanwhile, four shows from ABS-CBN and one from GMA-7 are occupying the sixth to tenth slots.
Although Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin's Lobo took the sixth slot last Monday, Kung Fu Kids managed to overtake it from Tuesday to Thursday. TV Patrol World grabbed the No. 8 position in all nights, except last Tuesday when it dropped to No. 10.
Jake Cuenca and Cesar Montano's Palos, in the meantime, was also firm at No. 9 but it was able to climb to No. 8 Wednesday.
The reality show Kung Ako Ikaw took the last spot on Monday and Tuesday, although it moved to No. 9 on Wednesday.
GMA-7's new horror-drama anthology, E.S.P. starring Iza Calzado, debuted at No. 10 last night, February 7, with 18.6 percent.
In the daytime race, Eat Bulaga! only relinquished its crown once when Daisy Siete managed to pull ahead last Tuesday.
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) also received AGB Nielsen's ratings in NUTAM (Nationwide Urban TV Audience Measurement), Mega Manila, Metro Manila, and the Suburbs from January 27 to February 2, 2008.
ABS-CBN's Kung Fu Kids ruled the NUTAM, which is based on sample homes all over the country, with 37.1 percent. Lobo came in second with 36.3 percent. Third place went to Marimar with 32.7 percent, followed by TV Patrol World with 31.6 percent and Palos with 29.3 percent.
Marimar, on the other hand, leads in Mega, Metro, and the Suburbs. The GMA-7 drama series averaged 39.9 percent in Mega Manila, 37.3 percent in Metro, and a very high 44.8 percent in the Suburbs.