According to Nielsen TV Audience Measurement's Mega Manila overnight people ratings data, GMA Network's flagship primetime newscast 24 Oras maintained its lead over its competitors from rival networks for the period of November 8 to 11.
Despite the changes in the roster of news readers in ABS-CBN's TV Patrol and the hype surrounding TV5's new show Willing Willie, Nielsen's respondents preferred 24 Oras, which is bannered veteran newscasters Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco.
November 8 ratings data show GMA-7's primetime newscast, with its 11.6 rating points, outclassing ABS-CBN's TV Patrol, 10.7. During the time slot it aired alongside newscasts 24 Oras and TV Patrol, TV5's Willing Willie only managed 10.3 (overlap with 24 Oras).
24 Oras continued its dominance on Tuesday, November 9, as it pulled ahead with 11.9 rating points against TV Patrol's 9.5. During the timeslot it aired alongside the two newscasts, Willing Willie had 10.2 rating points (overlap with 24 Oras).
The following day, Wednesday, November 10, 24 Oras' 11.7 rating points still led TV Patrol's 9.8. Willing Willie only got 10.2 rating points (overlap with 24 ORAS).
By November 11, 24 Oras posted 12.8 rating points as against TV Patrol's 9.9. Willing Willie only managed 11 rating points (overlap with 24 Oras).
The Nielsen's November 8 to 11 ratings data clearly show their respondents preference for 24 Oras.
"We are honored and inspired by the viewers' trust in our news programs. Our news organization will continue to do our best in fulfilling our mission to deliver 'Serbisyong Totoo,'" declares Marissa L. Flores, GMA Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs.