Despite the strong showing of GMA-7's Totoy Bato on its pilot episode last night, February 23, ABS-CBN maintained its lead in the primetime race with four of its shows occupying the top four slots.
Robin Padilla's action-drama series debuted at No. 5 with 30.9 percent, behind the following Kapamilya shows: May Bukas Pa (39.7 percent), I Love Betty La Fea (37.2 percent), Tayong Dalawa (32.7 percent), and TV Patrol World (31.2 percent).
Four shows from the Kapuso network and one from the Kapamilya network completed the Top 10, making the primetime race even—five each from both networks.
The bottom half was occupied by the following programs: Luna Mystika, 24 Oras, Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang, Showbiz News Ngayon, and Fated To Love You.
The daytime race remains a hotly-contested area with a new leader.
GMA-7's noontime show Eat Bulaga! (20.4 percent) stole the No. 1 slot from former leaders Saan Darating ang Umaga? (19.9 percent) and Wowowee (19.4 percent), which finished second and third, respectively.
However, Wowowee topped the daytime race last Friday, February 20, with 21.5 percent; followed by Saan Darating ang Umaga? (21.3 percent), Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (19 percent), Pieta (17.4 percent), and Pilipinas, Game KNB? (17.3 percent).
May Bukas Pa once again led the onslaught in the primetime race with 40.5 percent; followed by Tayong Dalawa (38.9 percent), I Love Betty La Fea (38.5 percent), TV Patrol World (33 percent), and Luna Mystika (28.7 percent) to complete the Top 5.
The last episode of Gagambino took the No. 6 slot with 28 percent.
Weekend viewing was also dominated by ABS-CBN shows.
Wowowee and Malaala Mo Kaya topped the ratings game last Saturday, February 21, while ASAP '09 and Rated K emerged winners last Sunday, February 22.
Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs from February 20 to 23 based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among National households:
February 20, Friday
Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 9.2%; SiS (GMA-7) 8.6%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 17.3%; Lalola (GMA-7) 12%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 21.5%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 16.4%
Parekoy (ABS-CBN) 16%; Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 16.7%
Pieta (ABS-CBN) 17.4%; Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) 19%
La Traicion (ABS-CBN) 12.3%; Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) 21.3%
Mr. Bean Live (ABS-CBN) 10.8%; Be Strong Geum Soon (GMA-7) 12.2%
Mischievous Princess (ABS-CBN) 12%; Love at the Corner (GMA-7) 10.3%
Kapamilya, Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 18.9%; Family Feud (GMA-7) 14.9%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 33%; 24 Oras (GMA-7) 22.2%
May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 40.5%; Luna Mystika (GMA-7) 28.7%; I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) 38.5%
Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 38.9%; Gagambino (GMA-7) 28.5%
SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 27.1%; Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) 24.2%
Pinoy Fear Factor (ABS-CBN) 23.4%; Fated To Love You (GMA-7) 19.8%
February 21, Saturday
Lovely Day (GMA-7) 9.6%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 11.9%; Maynila (GMA-7) 9.5%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 21.9%; Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) 12.3%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 17.3%
Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) 10.4%; Startalk (GMA-7) 9.6%
Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) 16.6%; Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) 10.4%
Komiks Presents Flash Bomba (ABS-CBN) 20.3%; Pinoy Records (GMA-7) 11.6%
The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 26.5%; Kakasa Ka Ba Sa Grade 5? (GMA-7) 15.8%
Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) 34.4%; Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) 21.2%; Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) 21.6%
Banana Split (ABS-CBN) 17.6%; Imbestigador (GMA-7) 21.8%
XXX (ABS-CBN) 10.9%; Kapuso Movie Festival (ABS-CBN) 13.6%
February 22, Sunday
Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) 12.3%; Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) 10%
ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) 17.9%; SOP (GMA-7) 13.1%
Your Song (ABS-CBN) 13.1%; Dear Friend (GMA-7) 10.7%
The Buzz (ABS-CBN) 11.7%; Showbiz Central (GMA-7) 11.1%
Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 19.7%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 26.2%; Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) 23.3%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) 31.1%; My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad (GMA-7) 20.9%; Mel & Joey (GMA-7) 19.9%
Sharon (ABS-CBN) 23.2%; All Star K (GMA-7) 16.5%
TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) 17.5%; Ful Haus (GMA-7) 15.1%
Sunday's Best (ABS-CBN) 5.1%; SNBO (GMA-7) 10.5%
February 23, Monday
Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 10.2%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 9.2%; Doraemon (GMA-7) 14.3%; Pokemon (GMA-7) 16.4%; Slamdunk (GMA-7) 15.7%
81st Oscar Awards (ABS-CBN) 13%; Bleach (GMA-7) 11%; SiS (GMA-7) 9%; Lalola (GMA-7) 11.7%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 19.4%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 20.4%
Parekoy (ABS-CBN) 16.3%; Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 16.4%
Pieta (ABS-CBN) 15%; Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) 18.8%
La Traicion (ABS-CBN) 12.7%; Saan Darating ang Umaga? (GMA-7) 19.9%
Mischievous Princess (ABS-CBN) 11.7%; Be Strong Geum Soon (GMA-7) 11.9%; Love at the Corner (GMA-7) 9.5%
Kapamilya, Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) 17.5%; Family Feud (GMA-7) 14.4%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 31.2%; 24 Oras (GMA-7) 23.8%
May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 39.7%; Luna Mystika (GMA-7) 28.2%; I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) 37%
Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 32.7%; Totoy Bato (GMA-7) 30.9%
SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 20.6%; Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) 23.1%
Bandila (ABS-CBN) 8.6%; Fated To Love You (GMA-7) 18%
CLICK HERE for the ranking of the daytime and primetime programs from February 20 to 23.