ABS-CBN's inspirational drama series, May Bukas Pa, started the week strongly as it gained a rating of 39 percent to once again rule the primetime race. Trailing behind was Angel Locsin's Only You, which came short with 38.9 percent. Last Friday's topnotcher, Tayong Dalawa settled for third overall.
Boys Over Flowers barged inside the winning column by generating a grade of 28 percent to nail fifth spot, overtaking the other favorites like Totoy Bato and Zorro, which accumulated 26.3 and 26 percent, respectively.
Willie Revillame settled for a bridesmaid finish in the primetime slot as Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers smothered Wowowee with its 23.2 percent rating. GMA-7's afternoon drama series, Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin clinched third place, followed by TV Patrol World's 33.6 percent.
Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN and GMA-7 programs last May 18, based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among national households:
May 18, Monday
Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 5.5%; Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 3.8%
Kapitan Boom (ABS-CBN) 9.6%; Pokemon Master Quest (GMA-7) 6.9%
Reborn (ABS-CBN) 11.2%; Gadget Boy (GMA-7) 6.8%
Naruto (ABS-CBN) 10.4%; One Piece (GMA-7) 7.9%
Mr. Bean Live (ABS-CBN) 9.2%; Slamdunk (GMA-7) 10%
Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 8%; SiS (GMA-7) 5.7%
Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 11.9%; Lalola (GMA-7) 7.6%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 22.4%; Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 15.5%; Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 17%
Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 20.6%; Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) 20%
Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 23.2%; Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) 21.4%
Mr. Bean (ABS-CBN) 18.8%; Naruto Shipuuden (ABS-CBN) 14.3%; Chill Princesses (GMA-7) 8.9%
Hot Shot (ABS-CBN) 19.6%; Nodame Cantabile (GMA-7) 7.3%
Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN) 28%; Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) 18.2%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 33.6%; 24 Oras (GMA-7) 23.7%
May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 39%; Zorro (GMA-7) 26%
Only You (ABS-CBN) 38.9%; Totoy Bato (GMA-7) 26.3%
Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 35.6%; All About Eve (GMA-7) 22.9%
Pinoy Bingo Night (ABS-CBN) 21.2%; Fated To Love You (GMA-7) 19.4%
SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 12.1%; Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) 11.5%
Bandila (ABS-CBN) 6.9%; Saksi (GMA-7) 6.4%
Kalye (ABS-CBN) 4.4%; Games Update Live (ABS-CBN) 1.4%; I Witness (GMA-7) 4.6%
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