Most Watched TV Shows in Mega Manila: 2014 TV Ratings Round-Up based on AGB Nielsen data

GMA-7's Strawberry Lane (left frame) had the highest pilot episode TV rating in 2014 (weekday primetime). Meanwhile, ABS-CBN's Got To Believe (right frame) highest finale episode TV rating in 2014.


2014 was an exciting year for television. Filipino households were witness to new programs on both daytime and primetime that became the topics of day to day conversation.

This PEP article rounds up the top most-watched shows of 2014 on Philippine TV, according to data from AGB Nielsen Philippines from Mega Manila households.

Boxing dominated the Pinoy TV landscape in the past year. The top three ratings were from the televised boxing bouts of Philippine fighting hero Manny Pacquiao.

The most-watched program was Pacquiao vs Bradley 2: Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley on GMA-7. The April 13 telecast scored a TV rating of 48.9%.

His fight with Chris Algieri on November 23 came at number two, at 43.8%.

A supporting bout between Thai boxer Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym and Chinese boxer Zou Shiming also placed third on the list, registering 36.2%.

Another GMA-7 show landed at fourth: Magpakailanman: Dalawang Kasarian, which featured Lauren Young as a young woman afflicted with hermaphroditism, or those born with two sex organs. The July 5 episode scored 32.8%.

The first weekday program on the list is from ABS-CBN. The finale of Got to Believe on March 7 had 32.8%, enough for it to finish at fifth place.

Got to Believe is then the highest-rated weekday program in 2014. The romantic drama that starred Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo were so highly received that two more episodes ended in the top 10, at ranks 7 and 10.

Number 6 is a tie between the finale The Legal Wife on June 13and Maalaala Mo Kaya: Red Envelope on August 16. Both scored 32%.

The Legal Wife was a drama about infidelity that starred Angel Locsin, Maja Salvador and Jericho Rosales. MMK: Red Envelope, meanwhile, was the dramatization of the life of Lyca Gairanod, the winner of ABS-CBN’s reality singing competition The Voice Kids.

The Voice Kids is a singing competition that was also a hit from the Kapamilya channel. In fact, its July 26 episode landed at number 7, with its 31.8% rating.

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GMA-7’s primetime newscast 24 Oras ranked at number 8, when its December 8 episode got 31.7%.

Another Kapuso program is at number 9: the February 23 episode of Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho with 30.6%.

Finally, Got to Believe’s January 30 episode lands at No. 10 with 30.2%.

Top 10 highest ratings for 2014 (single episodes)

According to data from AGB Nielsen Philippines from Mega Manila households

Covers January 1 to December 31, 2014

1

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

April 13

48.9%

2

Pacquiao vs Algieri: Hungry for Glory: Manny Pacquiaovs Chris Algieri (GMA-7)

November 23

43.8%

3

Pacquiao vs Algieri: Hungry for Glory: Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym vs Zou Shiming (GMA-7)

November 23

36.2%

4

Magpakailanman: Dalawang Kasarian (GMA-7)

July 5

32.8%

5

Got to Believe (ABS-CBN)

March 7 (finale)

32.7%

6

The Legal Wife (ABS-CBN)(tied with)

MMK: Red Envelope (ABS-CBN)

June 13 (finale)

August 16

32%

7

Got to Believe (ABS-CBN) (tied with)
The Voice Kids (ABS-CBN)

March 6

July 26

31.8%

8

24 Oras (GMA-7)

December 8

31.7%

9

Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7)

February 23

30.6%

10

Got to Believe (ABS-CBN)

January 30

30.2%

In sum, 10 programs made it to the 10 list. Six are from GMA-7, and four are from ABS-CBN.

GMA-7’s highest-rated programs were aired on weekends, with the exemption of 24 Oras.

The highest-rated weekday program was the Kapamilya network’s Got to Believe.

If the Pacquiao fights will be disregarded because they are special events, GMA-7 still has the higest-rated program with Magpakailanman on July 5.


PILOT EPISODES AND FINALES.The chart below ranks the 10 highest-rating pilot episodes of primetime shows in 2014. This ranking only includes locally-produced series. Korean dramas, weekly anthologies and reality shows are excluded.

Top 10 highest pilot episode ratings for 2014 (weekday primetime)

According to data from AGB Nielsen Philippines from Mega Manila households

Covers January 1 to December 31, 2014

1

Strawberry Lane (GMA-7)

September 15

28.2%

2

Dyesebel (ABS-CBN)

March 17

25.2%

3

Ikaw Lamang (ABS-CBN)

March 10

24.1%

4

The Legal Wife (ABS-CBN)

January 27

23.9%

5

Kambal Sirena (GMA-7)

March 10

23.6%

6

My Destiny (GMA-7)

June 30

22.7%

7

Dream Dad (ABS-CBN)

November 24

21.9%

8

Niño (GMA-7)

May 26

21.2%

9

Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon (ABS-CBN)

June 16

20.3%

10

Hiram na Alaala (GMA-7)

September 22

19.8%

The above chart has five shows from GMA-7, and five shows from ABS-CBN.

The chart below ranks the 10 highest-rating finales of primetime shows in 2014. This ranking only includes locally-produced series. Korean dramas, weekly anthologies and reality shows are again excluded.

Top 10 highest finale ratings for 2014 (weekday primetime)

According to data from AGB Nielsen Philippines from Mega Manila households

Covers January 1 to December 31, 2014

1

Got to Believe (ABS-CBN)

March 7

32.7%

2

The Legal Wife (ABS-CBN)

June 13

32%

3

Niño (GMA-7)

September 12

29.6%

4

Honesto (ABS-CBN)

March 14

29.4%

5

My Destiny (GMA-7)

October 17

27.3%

6

Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real (GMA-7)

September 19

26.8%

7

Ikaw Lamang (ABS-CBN)

October 24

24.5%

8

Kambal Sirena (GMA-7)

June 27

23.7%

9

Hawak-Kamay (ABS-CBN)

November 21

22.6%

10

Carmela (GMA-7) (tied with)

Maria Mercedes (ABS-CBN)

May 23

January 24

22.2%

The above chart has five shows from GMA-7, and six shows from ABS-CBN.


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