TV Ratings (April 25-28): "Dyesebel" pilot episode swims its way to the top

Dyesebel, starring Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, debuted at No. 1 with a whopping 44.9 percent rating, while Maligno starring Claudine Barretto, Diether Ocampo, and Rafael Rosell (inset) opened with 17.5 percent.

Living up to highexpectations, the pilot episode of Dyesebel, starring Marian Rivera and DingdongDantes, drew an amazing 44.9 percent rating to lead the primetime race lastnight, April 28; considering that the two young stars have yet to appear sincethe episode last night focused on how Dyesebel's parents (Jean Garcia andWendell Ramos) began their love story.

Although the pilotepisode of Dyesebel is very high, it was not able to surpass the 47.1 percentrating posted by Darna on April 11, 2005. Darna still holds the record of the highestrating for a pilot episode, followed by ABS-CBN's Pangako Sa ‘Yo with 46.5percent.

However, Dyesebelwas able to beat the pilot episode of Marimar, which also starred Marian andDingdong. Marimar debuted on August 13, 2007 with 36.6 percent.

Also, GMA Newsreported power interruptions in some areas in Metro Manila during the airing ofDyesebel last night. According to Meralco, there was a problem in their powersupply.

Dyesebel went up against a portion of Lobo starring Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin and a portion of the reality show Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus. Lobo got 18.2 percent while PBB got 19.4 percent.


ABS-CBN's newhorror series Maligno also debuted last night. Starring Claudine Barretto,Maligno, which has a later timeslot because of its mature theme,generated a 17.5 percent rating to grab the tenth place in theprimetime race.

Joaquin Bordadocame in second with 37.6 percent; followed by Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita, 24Oras, TV Patrol World, The Singing Bee, The Legend, Pinoy Big Brother TeenEdition Plus, and Lobo.

In the daytimerace, Eat Bulaga! once again lorded over the competition with 24.5 percent. TheDramarama sa Hapon trio of GMA-7—Daisy Siete, Maging Akin Ka Lamang, andKaputol ng Isang Awit—took the second to fourth slots.

The new game showof Ogie Alcasid, Da Big Show, beat Edu Manzano's Pilipinas, Game KNB? for thefirst time; 14.7 percent versus 14.2 percent.

Primetime television bade adieu to GMA-7's Kamandag andABS-CBN's Kung Fu Kids last Friday, April 25. Kamandag starring RichardGutierrez topped the overall race with 38.1 percent while Kung Fu Kids took theNo. 6 spot with 23.3 percent—the highest among all Kapamilya shows.


The heavy drama Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita got itshighest rating so far, 33.1 percent, to place second behind Kamandag; followedby Joaquin Bordado (32.8 percent), 24 Oras (26.5 percent), and the primer ofDyesebel titled Ang Daigdig ni Dyesebel (24.7 percent).

Following Kung Fu Kids are other ABS-CBN shows: Pinoy BigBrother Teen Edition Plus, 21.9 percent; Lobo, 21.4 percent; The Singing Bee,21.3 percent; and TV Patrol World, 21 percent.

In the daytime race, Daisy Siete dislodged Eat Bulaga! inthe top position. The drama series starring the SexBomb Girls got 24 percentwhile the longest-running noontime show had 20.5 percent, which was only goodfor No. 4.

The afternoon soaps Maging Akin Ka Lamang and Kaputol ngIsang Awit took the third and fourth positions, respectively, while Kapamilya noontime show Wowoweecompleted the Top 5.

Eat Bulaga! regained the No. 1 position in the daytime racelast Saturday, April 26, by virtue of its 23.5 percent rating. It was followedby Wish Ko Lang, Takleshi's Castle, Wowowee, and StarTalk in the Top 5.

Michael V's gag show Bitoy's Funniest Videos, meanwhile,topped the primetime race with 31 percent. Coming in second place was Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho with 28.9percent while Pinoy Idol took the third spot with 26.4 percent.


The new superhero action series of ABS-CBN, Kapitan Boom,starring Jon Avila and Jay-R Siaboc premiered at No. 7 with 16.8 percent. Kapitan Boom replaced KC Concepcion's limited-engagement drama anthology I AmKC.

GMA-7's musical variety show SOP was the No. 1 daytime programlast Sunday, April 27. The show, which featured the grand launch of Dyesebeland the movie Ploning, posted a rating of 17 percent. Its rival program, ASAP'08, which had a remote telecast in Dagupan City, got 11.7 percent.

In the battle of the showbiz talk shows, Showbiz Centralregained the lead from The Buzz. Showbiz Central—which featured the first liveTV appearance of Heart Evangelista and the guesting of Dyesebel's Marian Riveraand Dingdong Dantes—got 14.1 percent. The Buzz—which featured an interviewwith When Love Begins stars Aga Muhlach and Anne Curtis and Pantene girlsGretchen Barretto, Ruffa Gutierrez, Claudine Barretto, and Judy Ann Santos—got10.1 percent.

Finally, Kap's Amazing Stories led all primetime programswith 25.5 percent; followed by Mel & Joey, Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang MilyonPasok, Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus, and All Star K.


Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7programs based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippinesamong Mega Manila households:

April 25 (Friday)


SiS (GMA-7) 9.5%; Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 9%

Da Big Show(GMA-7) 11.6%; Pilipinas, Game KNB?(ABS-CBN) 16.1%

Eat Bulaga!(GMA-7) 20.5%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN)16.6%

Daisy Siete(GMA-7) 24%; Maging Akin Ka Lamang(GMA-7) 23.7%; Prinsesa ng Banyera(ABS-CBN) 10.8%

Kaputol ng Isang Awit(GMA-7) 20.8%; El Cuerpo Deseo(ABS-CBN) 12.9%


Gobingo (GMA-7)11.2%; Wheel of Fortune (ABS-CBN)15.8%

24 Oras (GMA-7)26.5%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 21%

Joaquin Bordado(GMA-7) 32.8%; Kung Fu Kids (ABS-CBN)23.3%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN)21.3%

Kamandag (GMA-7)38.1%; Lobo (ABS-CBN) 21.4%

Babangon Ako'tDudurugin Kita (GMA-7) 33.1%; PinoyBig Brother Teen Edition Plus (ABS-CBN) 21.9%

Ang Daigdig NiDyesebel (GMA-7) 24.7%; Maalaala MoKaya (ABS-CBN) 19%

Bubble Gang(GMA-7) 16.2%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 8.9%

April 26 (Saturday)


Pilipinas, Game KNB?(ABS-CBN) 11%; Takeshi's Castle(GMA-7) 15.3%

Eat Bulaga!(GMA-7) 23.5%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 15%

StarTalk (GMA-7)14.9%; Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN)10.7%

Wish Ko Lang(GMA-7) 15.6%; Cinema FPJ: Da King onABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) 12.6%


Pinoy Records(GMA-7) 16.2%; That's My Doc(ABS-CBN) 12%


Pinoy Idol (GMA-7)26.4%; Kapitan Boom (ABS-CBN) 16.8%

Bitoy's FunniestVideos (GMA-7) 31%; Pinoy Big BrotherTeen Edition Plus

Kapuso Mo, JessicaSoho (GMA-7) 28.9%; TV Patrol World(ABS-CBN) 14%

Imbestigador(GMA-7) 23.2%; XXX (ABS-CBN) 12.8%

Nuts Entertainment(GMA-7) 17.8%; Sports Unlimited(ABS-CBN) 5.3%

Sine Totoo (GMA-7)8.3%; Uplate (ABS-CBN) 1.8%

Weekend Report(GMA-7) 4.4%; Master Showman PresentsWalang Tulugan (GMA-7) 2.3%

April 27 (Sunday)


Takeshi's Castle(GMA-7) 12.8%; Gaby's Extraordinary Files(ABS-CBN) 7.6%

SOP (GMA-7) 17%; ASAP '08 (ABS-CBN) 11.7%

Tasya Fantasya(GMA-7) 11.8%; Your Song (ABS-CBN)10.8%

Showbiz Central(GMA-7) 14.1%; The Buzz (ABS-CBN)10.1%


Kap's Amazing Stories(GMA-7) 25.5%; Rated K (ABS-CBN) 15%

Tok! Tok! Tok! IsangMilyon Pasok (GMA-7) 23.8%; Goin'Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 18.4%

Mel & Joey(GMA-7) 24.7%; Pinoy Big Brother TeenEdition Plus (ABS-CBN) 20.6%

All Star K (GMA-7)20.1%; Sharon (ABS-CBN) 11.5%

Ful Haus (GMA-7); TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN)

The Best of Me(GMA-7) 9.5%; Bantay Bata Anniversary(ABS-CBN) 5.5%

Weekend Report(GMA-7) 3.5%; Urban Zone (ABS-CBN)1.9%

April 28 (Monday)


SiS (GMA-7) 12%; Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 7.8%

Da Big Show(GMA-7) 14.7%; Pilipinas, Game KNB?(ABS-CBN) 14.2%

Eat Bulaga!(GMA-7) 24.5%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN)12.1%

Daisy Siete (GMA-7)21.9%; Prinsesa ng Banyera (ABS-CBN)8.4%


Maging Akin Ka Lamang(GMA-7) 20.2%; El Cuerpo Deseo(ABS-CBN) 10.1%

Kaputol ng Isang Awit(GMA-7) 18%; Naruto (ABS-CBN) 11.6%


Gobingo (GMA-7)13.1%; Wheel of Fortune (ABS-CBN)17.1%

24 Oras (GMA-7)29.6%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN)23.5%

Joaquin Bordado(GMA-7) 37.6%; The Singing Bee(ABS-CBN) 22.2%

Dyesebel (GMA-7)44.9%; Lobo (ABS-CBN) 18.2%; Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus (ABS-CBN)19.4%

Babangon Ako'tDudurugin Kita (GMA-7) 31.6%; Maligno(ABS-CBN) 17.5%

The Legend (GMA-7)20.8%; Lovers (ABS-CBN) 14.1%

Kung Ako Ikaw(GMA-7) 13.8%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 6.9%

Click here for the ranking of the Top 10 daytime andprimetime programs from April 25 to 28.





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