ABS-CBN edges out GMA-7 in Mega Manila ratings

(From upper left, clockwise) ABS-CBN shows May Bukas Pa, Only You and Tayong Dalawa are ranked as the Top 3 shows nationwide according to data from Taylor Nelson Sofres.

ABS-CBN recaptured Mega Manila by a point last Tuesday, May 19, according to ratings figures released by global market research specialist Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS). In a press release, the Kapamilya Network claimed an audience share of 40% vs. 39% for arch-rival GMA-7.

Earlier this year, GMA-7 released figures claiming Mega Manila leadership and citing both TNS and AGB Nielsen. TNS' study defines "Mega Manila" as Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan and parts of Pampanga.

Also according to ABS-CBN, primetime shares for Mega Manila show ABS-CBN with 45% vs. GMA's 43%. The gap is even bigger for Metro Manila, with ABS-CBN claiming a 43% share to GMA's 34%. The figures boost ABS-CBN's national leadership, with 50% audience share vs. GMA's 31%.

In terms of specific programs, ABS-CBN also has the top 7, and 13 out of the top 20. The release continues, "Each and every ABS-CBN program won over its counterpart program from sign on till sign off nationally."

Here are the Top 10 Programs (National), as of May 19, according to TNS:

1 May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN)
2 Only You (ABS-CBN)
3 Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN)
4 TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN)
5 Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN)
6 Precious Hearts Presents: Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN)
7 Wowowee (ABS-CBN)
8 Carlo J. Caparas's Totoy Bato (GMA-7)
9 Jim Hernandez's Kambal sa Uma (ABS-CBN), tied with Zorro (GMA-7)
10 All About Eve (GMA-7)

Comparative National Ratings Data for May 19, according to TNS:

(ABS-CBN vs. GMA-7 )

Umagang Kay Ganda (5.3%) vs. Unang Hirit (3.3%)
Mars Ravelo's Kapitan Boom (10.7%) vs. Pokemon Master Quest (4.5%)
Reborn (9.7%) vs. Gadget Boy (6%)
Naruto Season 2 (10.2%) vs. One Piece (8%)
Mr. Bean Live (9.7%) vs. Slamdunk (8.6%)
Ruffa and Ai (8.1%) vs. SIS (5.3%)
PGKNB (14..5%) vs. La Lola Orig (7.9%)
Wowowee (25.5%) vs. Eat Bulaga (15..8%)/Daisy Siete (16.1%)
Jim Hernandez's Kambal Sa Uma (24.1%) vs. Sine Novela: Paano Ba Ang Mangarap (18.8%)
Precious Heart Romances Presents Bud Brothers (25.6%) vs. Sine Novela" Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin (19.4%)
Mr. Bean (18.9%)/Naruto Shipuuden Season 2 (17.7%) vs. Chil Princess
Hot Shot (19.9%) vs. Nodame Cantabile (7%)
Boys Over Flowers (31.2%) vs. Hole in the Wall (12.6%)
TV Patrol World (34.6%) vs. 24 Oras (21.8%)
May Bukas Pa (39.8%) vs. Zorro (24.1%)
Only You (38.6%) vs. Totoy Bato (24.5%)
Tayong Dalawa (36.1%) vs. All About Eve (22%)
Pinoy Bingo Night (21.7%) vs. Fated To Love You (20.1%)
SNN (17%) vs. Outrageous and Courageous (10.1%)
Bandila (9.7%) vs. Saksi (5.5%)






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