Action superstar Robin Padilla returns to primetime television via his new action-drama series in GMA-7, the TV remake of Carlo J. Caparas's Totoy Bato. The show, which premiered last night, February 23, knocked out the competition and topped the primetime race with a very impressive 36.7 percent.
Totoy Bato boasts a stellar cast that includes Regine Velasquez, Eddie Garcia, boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, among others.
Former No. 1 Luna Mystika slipped to second place with 33.8 percent; followed by fellow Kapuso shows Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (29.9 percent) and 24 Oras (29.7 percent).
Meanwhile, the inspirational drama May Bukas Pa leads ABS-CBN's campaign with 29 percent to take the fifth spot. Tayong Dalawa and I Love Betty La Fea took the next two slots.
Completing the Top 10 are: Fated To Love You, TV Patrol World, and Showbiz News Ngayon.
The country's longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga! regained the top spot in the daytime race by virtue of its 25.3 percent mark.
Three Kapuso afternoon soaps—Paano Ba ang Mangarap?, Saan Darating ang Umaga?, and Daisy Siete—grabbed the second to fourth positions.
Wowowee came in fifth place; followed by Lalola, Parekoy, Pieta, the delayed telecast of the 81st Oscar Awards, and SiS.
GMA-7 telefantasya Gagambino's final episode last Friday, February 20, managed to score second place with its 34.7 percent, behind Luna Mystika's 36 percent.
In the daytime race, Saan Darating ang Umaga? led the pack with 25.1 percent.
Eat Bulaga! and Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho topped the ratings war last Saturday, February 21.
Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from February 20 to 23 based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:
February 20, Friday
SiS (GMA-7) 7.7%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 7%
Lalola (GMA-7) 14%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 15.3%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 22.4%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 15.1%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 19.8%; Parekoy (ABS-CBN) 10.1%
Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) 23%; Pieta (ABS-CBN) 10.5%
Saan Darating ang Umaga?(GMA-7) 25.1%; La Traicion (ABS-CBN) 6.4%; Zoids Genesis (ABS-CBN) 4.7%
Be Strong Geum Soon (GMA-7) 15.7%; Mr. Bean Live (ABS-CBN) 5.5%
Love At The Corner (GMA-7) 14.9%; Mischievous Princess (ABS-CBN) 7.4%
Family Feud (GMA-7) 20.3%; Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 13.9%
24 Oras (GMA-7) 30.3%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 24.9%
Luna Mystika (GMA-7) 36%; May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 29.8%; I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) 30.6%
Gagambino (GMA-7) 34.7%; Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 31%
Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) 33.3%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 23.7%
Fated To Love You (GMA-7) 27.3%; Pinoy Fear Factor (ABS-CBN) 23.1%
Bubble Gang (GMA-7) 22.5%; Friday Sine Special (ABS-CBN) 15.2%
Saksi (GMA-7) 8.9%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 5.7%
February 21, Saturday
Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) 15.1%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 9.3%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 23.2%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 16.9%
Startalk (GMA-7) 13.1%; Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) 9.8%
Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) 15.3%; Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) 13.7%
Pinoy Records (GMA-7) 14.6%; Komiks Presents Mars Ravelo's Flash Bomba (ABS-CBN) 12.3%
Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (GMA-7) 20.2%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 19.8%
Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) 24.4%; Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) 19.6%; Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) 29%
Imbestigador (GMA-7) 27.1%; Banana Split (ABS-CBN) 15.7%
Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) 16.6%; XXX (ABS-CBN) 10.5%
Sine Totoo (GMA-7) 10%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 7.8%
Sports Unlimited (ABS-CBN) 3.4%; Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman (GMA-7) 2.8%
February 23, Monday
SiS (GMA-7) 9.5%; 81st Oscar Awards (ABS-CBN) 11%; Lalola (GMA-7) 15.8%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 25.3%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 17.2%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 18.1%; Parekoy (ABS-CBN) 13.5%
Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) 24.2%; Pieta (ABS-CBN) 12.8%
Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) 23.5%; La Traicion (ABS-CBN) 8.1%
Family Feud (GMA-7) 16.6%; Kapamilya, Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 12.7%
24 Oras (GMA-7) 29.7%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 24.9%
Luna Mystika (GMA-7) 33.8%; May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 29%; I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) 26.6%
Totoy Bato (GMA-7) 36.7%; Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 28.2%
Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) 29.9%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 23.2%
Fated To Love You (GMA-7) 25.7%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 10.3%
Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) 16.7%; Kalye (ABS-CBN) 7.9%; Saksi (GMA-7) 9.1%
CLICK HERE for the ranking of the daytime and primetime programs from February 20 to 23.