Heart Evangelista can now heave a sigh of relief because herfirst solo project in GMA-7, Luna Mystika, got a favorable response from theviewers. The new Kapuso fantaserye got an amazing 38.9 percent on its pilotepisode last night, November 17, based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGBNielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households.
Although considered very high for a pilot episode, LunaMystika's rating only ranked second behind Gagambino's 39.3 percent—which isthe highest rating so far for Dennis Trillo's fantaserye. Also, Heart's new show fell a littlebit short of GMA-7 SVP for Entertainment TV Ms. Wilma Galvante's target of40-plus rating. But, all things considered, Luna Mystika made a very impressive debut.
Luna Mystika's first episode, which ran slightly over an hour, waspitted against two ABS-CBN shows: Anne Curtis's Dyosa (No. 10) and Bea Alonzo'sI Love Betty La Fea (No. 8). Heart was practically able to beat her two formerKapamilya co-stars.
Occupying the rest of the Top 10 were La Lola (No. 3),Survivor Philippines (No. 4), 24 Oras (No. 5), TV Patrol World (No. 6), PinoyFear Factor (No. 7), and Ripley's Believe It Or Not (No. 9).
Luna Mystika took over the timeslot of Codename: Asero, which ended its run last Friday,November 14. It ranked second with 32.5 percent, behind Gagambino's 32.6percent. Incidentally, Asero was Heart's first project with GMA-7, where shewas paired with Richard Gutierrez.
Coming in third was Survivor Philippines with 32.2 percent;followed by La Lola (30.8 percent) and 24 Oras (28.2 percent) to complete theTop 5.
Bubble Gang came insixth place with 24.8 percent, Dyosa was inseventh with 24.4 percent; TV Patrol World and Pinoy Fear Factor tied atNo. 8 with identical 23.4 percent.
It was followed by I Love Betty La Fea with 22.7 percent andFamily Feud with 21.9 percent.
In the daytime race, Eat Bulaga! topped the list last Fridayand Monday, while Una Kang Naging Akin was also consistent in second place.
Saan Darating ang Umaga, Daisy Siete, and Wowowee occupiedthe third to fifth spots, respectively.
Colombian telenovela El Cuerpo del Deseo, shown in ABS-CBN,came to an end last Friday at No. 8 with 14.8 percent. It was replaced by anotherColombian soap, La Traicion, which debuted yesterday at No. 9 with 10.9percent. Both soaps feature Colombian hunk Mario Cimarro.
WEEKEND RATINGS. As expected, Eat Bulaga! also topped thedaytime race last Saturday, November 15, with 22.9 percent. It was followed byPinoy Records (22.3 percent), The Singing Bee (20.2 percent), Wish Ko Lang(19.3 percent), and Wowowee (15.3 percent) to complete the Top 5.
Occupying the rest of the Top 10 were The Making of One TrueLove, Startalk, Cinema FPJ, Pilipinas Game KNB?, and Entertainment Live.
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho ruled the primetime race with 30.8percent.
Janno Gibbs's Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? made a successfulcomeback with 27 percent, which is good for No. 2. This educational game showreplaced the recently concluded Celebrity Duets Season 2.
Coming in third was Bitoy's Funniest Videos with 26.7percent; followed by Maalaala Mo Kaya with 24.6 percent and Imbestigador with24.1 percent.
The rest of the Top 10 were Tiny Tony, Banana Split, XXX,Nuts Entertainment, and Sine Totoo.
SOP was the most-watched daytime program lastSunday, November 16, with 15.3 percent. Last week's No. 1, Showbiz Central, slipped to second place with 14.3 percent.
ASAP '08 came in third place with 14.2 percent; followed byYour Song (13.3 percent) and Takeshi's Castle (13.2 percent).
Lastly, All Star K beat all other programs to top theprimetime race with 26.1 percent. It was followed by Mel & Joey (25.6percent), Rated K (23.7 percent), Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok (21.3percent), and Kap's Amazing Stories (20.8 percent).
Here are comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 showsfrom November 14 to 17, based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB NielsenPhilippines among Mega Manila households:
November 14, Friday
SiS (GMA-7) 9.2%; Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 9.3%
Rosalinda (GMA-7)14%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN)15.7%
Eat Bulaga!(GMA-7) 23.7%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN)16.3%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7)17.9%; Una Kang Naging Akin (GMA-7)19.9%; Pieta (ABS-CBN) 14.9%
Saan Darating angUmaga? (GMA-7) 17.6%; El Cuerpo delDeseo (ABS-CBN) 14.8%; Las Tontas (ABS-CBN) 7.3%
Family Feud(GMA-7) 21.9%; Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal(ABS-CBN) 16.1%
24 Oras (GMA-7)28.2%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN)23.4%
Codename: Asero(GMA-7) 32.5%; Dyosa (ABS-CBN) 24.4%
Gagambino (GMA-7)32.6%; I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN)22.7%
La Lola (GMA-7)30.8%; Pinoy Fear Factor (ABS-CBN) 23.4%
Survivor Philippines(GMA-7) 32.2%; Kahit Isang Saglit (ABS-CBN)17.7%
Bubble Gang(GMA-7) 24.8%; Daboy Sa ABS-CBN(ABS-CBN) 9.3%
Saksi (GMA-7)11.6%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 5.2%
November 15, Saturday
One True Love: TheMaking (GMA-7) 14.6%; Pilipinas, GameKNB? (ABS-CBN) 8.2%
Eat Bulaga!(GMA-7) 22.9%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN)15.3%
Startalk (GMA-7)11.6%; Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN)8%
Wish Ko Lang(GMA-7) 19.3%; Cinema FPJ: Da King onABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) 10.7%
Pinoy Records(GMA-7) 22.3%; The Singing Bee(ABS-CBN) 20.2%
Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade5? (GMA-7) 27%; Komiks Presents Mars Ravelo's Tiny Tony (ABS-CBN) 19.4%
Bitoy's FunniestVideos (GMA-7) 26.7%; Maalaala MoKaya (ABS-CBN) 24.6%
Kapuso Mo, JessicaSoho (GMA-7) 30.8%; Banana Split(ABS-CBN) 17.5%
Imbestigador(GMA-7) 24.1%; XXX (ABS-CBN) 15%
Nuts Entertainment(GMA-7) 12.2%; TV Patrol World(ABS-CBN) 7.6%
Sine Totoo (GMA-7)8%; Sports Unlimited (ABS-CBN) 4.6%; Walang Tulugan With Master Showman(GMA-7) 3.7%
November 16, Sunday
Takeshi's Castle (ABS-CBN)13.2%; Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) 9.6%
SOP (GMA-7) 15.3%;ASAP ‘08 (ABS-CBN) 14.2%
Dear Friend (GMA-7) 12.3%; Your Song: My Only Hope (ABS-CBN) 13.3%
Showbiz Central(GMA-7) 14.3%; The Buzz (ABS-CBN)11.2%
Kap's Amazing Stories(GMA-7) 20.8%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN)18%
Tok! Tok! Tok! IsangMilyon Pasok (GMA-7) 21.3%; Goin'Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 20.6%
Mel & Joey(GMA-7) 25.6%; Rated K (ABS-CBN)23.7%
All Star K (GMA-7)26.1%; Sharon (ABS-CBN) 17.5%
Ful Haus (GMA-7)20.2%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN)13.1%
SNBO (GMA-7) 6.8%;Sunday's Best (ABS-CBN) 3.6%
November 17, Monday
SiS (GMA-7) 10.6%;Boy & Kris (ABS-CBN) 7.9%
Rosalinda (GMA-7)12%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN)14.9%
Eat Bulaga!(GMA-7) 24.5%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN)15.9%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7)20.1%; Pieta (ABS-CBN) 13%
Una Kang Naging Akin(GMA-7) 24.4%; La Traicion (ABS-CBN)10.9%
Saan Darating angUmaga? (GMA-7) 20.4%; Las Tontas(ABS-CBN) 6.6%
Family Feud(GMA-7) 19.6%; Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal(ABS-CBN) 15.4%
24 Oras (GMA-7)32.2%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN)24.7%
Luna Mystika (GMA-7)38.9%; Dyosa (ABS-CBN) 20.7%; I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) 23.6%
Gagambino (GMA-7)39.3%; Pinoy Fear Factor (ABS-CBN)24.2%
La Lola (GMA-7)36.3%; Kahit Isang Saglit (ABS-CBN)15.6%
Survivor Philippines(GMA-7) 34.2%; Ripley's Believe It Or Not(GMA-7) 21.7%; Bandila (ABS-CBN)8.9%; Saksi (GMA-7) 11%