TV Ratings (Aug. 16-19): "Pinoy Idol" finals top weekend primetime race

by Erwin Santiago
Aug 20, 2008
The two-night finale of Pinoy Idol, where Gretchen Espina (left) out-voted Jayann Bautista (right), topped the primetime race last weekend.

The Final Showdown and Results Night of Pinoy Idol topped the daytime race last weekend. The Final Showdown of the remaining finalists—Jayann Bautista, Ram Chaves, and Gretchen Espina—last Saturday, August 16, tied with Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho at No. 1 with identical 29.9 percent rating. The Results Night—where Gretchen was declared winner—the following night, August 17, raked in a total rating of 28 percent.

Meanwhile, Eat Bulaga! and ASAP '08 topped the daytime weekend race.

In the weekday programs, Dyesebel continues its reign in the primetime race while Magdusa Ka and Eat Bulaga! share top honors in the daytime race.

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 shows from August 15 to 19 based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

August 15 (Friday)


SiS (GMA-7) 11.1%; Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 8.3%

Marimar (GMA-7) 18.6%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 15.3%

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Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 24.2%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 18.6%

Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 18.3%; Magdusa Ka (GMA-7) 24.7%; Ligaw Na Bulaklak (ABS-CBN) 14.5%

Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan (GMA-7) 23.7%; El Cuerpo del Deseo (ABS-CBN) 17%


Gobingo (GMA-7) 16.1%; Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 15.7%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 29.3%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 21.5%

Codename: Asero (GMA-7) 33.3%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 25.7%

Dyesebel (GMA-7) 38.8%; Dyosa (ABS-CBN) 23.9%; Iisa Pa Lamang (ABS-CBN) 23.5%

Ako Si Kim Samsoon (GMA-7) 29.3%; My Girl (ABS-CBN) 26.8%

Dalja's Spring (GMA-7) 22.6%; Pinoy Dream Academy (ABS-CBN) 21%

Bubble Gang (GMA-7) 18.3%; Daboy Sa ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) 7%

Saksi (GMA-7) 7.4%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 3.3%

August 16 (Saturday)


Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 11%; Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) 14.2%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 22.3%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 17.8%

Startalk (GMA-7) 16.2%; Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) 10.9%

Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) 19.7%; Cinema FPJ (ABS-CBN) 16.4%

Pinoy Records (GMA-7) 19.4%; That's My Doc (ABS-CBN) 16.9%

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Pinoy Idol (GMA-7) 29.9%; Varga (ABS-CBN) 23.3%

Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) 29.7%; Pinoy Dream Academy (ABS-CBN) 27.2%

Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) 29.9%; Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) 20.8%

Imbestigador (GMA-7) 20.9%; XXX (ABS-CBN) 12.2%

Nuts Entertainment (GMA-7) 10%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 6.3%

Sine Totoo (GMA-7) 5.9%; Sports Unlimited (ABS-CBN) 3.4%; Walang Tulugan With Master Showman (GMA-7) 2.5%

August 17 (Sunday)


Matanglawain (ABS-CBN) 10.5%; Loving You: The Making (GMA-7) 11.4%;

SOP (GMA-7) 14.4%; ASAP ‘08 (ABS-CBN) 18%

Dear Friend (gma-7) 11.8%; Your Song (ABS-CBN) 11.1%

Showbiz Central (GMA-7) 11.1%; The Buzz (ABS-CBN) 12.7%


Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) 19.2%; Rated K (ABS-CBN) 15.4%

Pinoy Idol (GMA-7) 28%; Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 16.6%

Mel & Joey (GMA-7) 22.4%; Pinoy Dream Academy: Little Dreamers (ABS-CBN) 21.3%

All Star K (GMA-7) 18.6%; Sharon (ABS-CBN) 19.8%

Ful Haus (GMA-7) 13.6%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 14%; Sunday's Best: The Making of Cinderella (ABS-CBN) 8.1%

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SNBO: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (GMA-7) 13.4%; Sunday's Best: Martin Nievera XXV (ABS-CBN) 4.5%

August 18 (Monday)


SiS (GMA-7) 10.9%; Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 8.6%

Marimar (GMA-7) 18.6%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 18%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 22.7%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 18.3%

Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 18%; Magdusa Ka (GMA-7) 21.8%; Ligaw Na Bulaklak (ABS-CBN) 14.8%
Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan (GMA-7) 20.3%; El Cuerpo del Deseo (ABS-CBN) 17.4%; Las Tontas (ABS-CBN) 9.7%


Gobingo (GMA-7) 12.5%; Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 16.8%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 28.5%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 23.3%

Codename: Asero (GMA-7) 32.6%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 25.4%

Dyesebel (GMA-7) 38.1%; Dyosa (ABS-CBN) 24.7%; Iisa Pa Lamang (ABS-CBN) 24%

Ako Si Kim Samsoon (GMA-7) 26.9%; My Girl (ABS-CBN) 22.6%

Dalja's Spring (GMA-7) 17.8%; Pinoy Dream Academy (ABS-CBN) 18.5%

Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) 17.7%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 8.6%; Saksi (GMA-7) 10.4%

August 19 (Tuesday)


SiS (GMA-7) 9.3%; Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 7%

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Marimar (GMA-7) 16.8%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 14.4%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 21.3%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 17.2%

Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 19.7%; Ligaw Na Bulaklak (ABS-CBN) 12.1%
Magdusa Ka (GMA-7) 20%; El Cuerpo del Deseo (ABS-CBN) 15.9%

Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan (GMA-7) 20.8%; Las Tontas (ABS-CBN) 9.4%


Gobingo (GMA-7) 13.6%; Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 16.1%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 32.3%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 23.4%

Codename: Asero (GMA-7) 35.6%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 25.3%

Dyesebel (GMA-7) 41.3%; Dyosa (ABS-CBN) 25.9%; Iisa Pa Lamang (ABS-CBN) 24.8%

Ako Si Kim Samsoon (GMA-7) 30%; My Girl (ABS-CBN) 23.6%

Dalja's Spring (GMA-7) 21.7%; Pinoy Dream Academy (ABS-CBN) 18.6%

World Records (GMA-7) 16.6%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 8.8%; Saksi (GMA-7) 8.6%

Click here for the ranking of the daytime and primetime programs from August 15 to 19.
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The two-night finale of Pinoy Idol, where Gretchen Espina (left) out-voted Jayann Bautista (right), topped the primetime race last weekend.
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