AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (July 24-27): The battle for weekday primetime supremacy intensifies

The see-saw battle for the weekday primetime race between ABS-CBN and GMA-7 intensifies.

It seems that no TV network will back down from the fight for primetime supremacy, based on the latest overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households. In fact, no show occupied the same slot in the Top 5 twice last July 24 and July 27.

The No. 1 primetime program last July 24 was ABS-CBN's Tayong Dalawa, with fellow Kapamilya shows May Bukas Pa and Only You occupying the second and third positions, respectively.

GMA-7's 24 Oras and Zorro, meanwhile, took the No. 4 and No. 5 slots.

However, the Kapuso network quickly recovered last night, July 27, and took over the top two slots—24 Oras at No. 1 and Zorro at No. 2.

The top three programs last Friday slipped to the following positions: May Bukas Pa (No. 3), Tayong Dalawa (No. 4), and Only You (No. 5).

This is also the case for the remaining slots in the Top 10, where no show occupied the same position twice.


Rosalinda came in sixth last July 24 and seventh last July 27; Adik Sa 'Yo finished at No. 7 last July 24 and at No. 9 last July 27; TV Patrol World was in 8th place last July 24 and in 6th place last July 27; The Wedding placed ninth last July 24; All My Life tied with Cruel Love at No. 10 last July 24 and took the No. 8 slot last July 27; and Boys Over Flowers finished 10th last July 27.

In short, no particular show rules the primetime race or has a comfortable lead. It may be displaced in its position at any given time.

In contrast, it is safe to say that the weekday daytime race belongs to GMA-7.

The country's longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga! remains the No. 1 daytime program, followed consistently by Kapuso soap Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin at No. 2.

The rest of the Top 5 is being fought by GMA-7 soaps Ngayon at Kailanman and Daisy Siete, and ABS-CBN's noontime show Wowowee.


Due to the coverage of Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's final (ninth) State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday, July 27, the battle for the remaining Top 10 slots was somehow affected.

Last July 24, the sixth to tenth place were occupied by the following programs in this order: Kambal Sa Uma, Hole In The Wall, Hunter X Hunter, Chil Princesses, and Pilipinas, Game KNB?.

The SONA coverage of both GMA-7 and ABS-CBN entered the Top 10 last July 27. GMA-7's State of the Nation Address was at No. 6 while ABS-CBN's Pangulong Arroyo: Ang Huling SONA came at No. 8.

The remaining slots were occupied by Kambal Sa Uma (No. 7), Precious Hearts Romances and Love Or Bread (tied at No. 9), and Pilipinas, Game KNB? (No. 10).

GMA-7's magazine show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho retained its position as the No. 1 primetime show every Saturday, while TV5's talent show Talentadong Pinoy jumped to No. 2.

Completing the Top 5 were GMA-7's Imbestigador and Bitoy's Funniest Videos, and ABS-CBN's XXX.


Maalala Mo Kaya came in sixth place, Are You The Next Big Star? was in seventh, and The Singing Bee finished at No. 8.

The last two slots in the Top were occupied by TV5's Midnight DJ and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?.

Daytime race was ruled by GMA-7's Eat Bulaga!, while its rival program on ABS-CBN, Wowowee, came in second. They were followed by Cinema FPJ, Joey's Quirky World, and Wish Ko Lang!.

The rest of the Top 10 belonged to the following shows: Startalk, Spongebob Squarepants, Pilipinas, Game KNB?, Maynila, and Entertainment Live!.

GMA-7's Mel & Joey regained the top position in the primetime race last Sunday, July 26. Last week's No. 1, Rated K from ABS-CBN, slipped to third place behind GMA-7's All Star K.

Occupying the fourth and fifth places are GMA-7's Kap's Amazing Stories and ABS-CBN's Sharon.

The remaining slots were taken by George and Cecil, Power of 10, The Singing Bee, TV Patrol, and Sunday's Best: The Michael Jackson Story. All shows, except for Power of 10, are from the Kapamilya network.


The Kapuso network's musical-variety show SOP grabbed back the lead in the daytime race; followed by fellow GMA-7 shows Joey's Quirky World and Showbiz Central.

The fourth to seventh slots were occupied by the following ABS-CBN programs: ASAP '09, The Buzz, Matanglawin, and Your Song.

The last two slots were taken by GMA-7's Kay Susan Tayo and Black Jack.

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5, and GMA-7 programs from July 24 to 27, based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

July 24, Friday


Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 5.4%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 5.9%; Tiny Tony (ABS-CBN) 4.7%; Bob The Builder (TV5) 2.3%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 3.2%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 2.4%; Go Diego Go (TV5) 3.8%; Blue's Clues (TV5) 6.1%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 7.5%

Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 7.1%; Shen Beng Kids (ABS-CBN) 3.9%; Catdog (TV5) 6.3%

Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 8.6%; Buzzer Beater (GMA-7) 8.8%; Naruto (ABS-CBN) 4.1%; Amazing Twins (ABS-CBN) 3.1%; Danny Phantom (TV5) 5.9%

Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 13.2%; SiS (GMA-7) 8.7%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 5%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 5.6%; Makibaoh (TV5) 7.4%; Duel Masters (TV5) 2.6%


Lalola (GMA-7) 9.9%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 12%; Juicy (TV5) 1.5%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 25.8%; Daisy Siete: Kambalilong (GMA-7) 18.5%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 17.1%; Everybody Hapi (TV5) 2.8%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 1.2%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 0.8%; Play With Me Sesame (TV5) 0.8%; Elmo's World (TV5) 1.2%; Global Grover (TV5) 0.9%

Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) 20%; Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 15.9%; Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 11.3%; Postman Pat (TV5) 0.6%; Bob The Builder (TV5) 1%

Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) 22.7%; Chil Princesses (GMA-7) 12.3%; Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 8.5%; Blue Dragon (ABS-CBN) 7.4%; Legendz Tale of the Dragon Kids (TV5) 2.3%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 4.5%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 7%

Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) 15.3%; Love Or Bread (ABS-CBN) 7.9%; Avatar: The Legend of Aang (TV5) 5.3%


All My Life (GMA-7) 18.9%; Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN) 15.8%; Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV5) 3.9%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 28.1%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 24.8%; Yamato Nadeshiko The Wallflower (TV5) 3.5%; Shakugan No Shana (TV5) 2.7%; Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (TV5) 3.2%

Zorro (GMA-7) 27.6%; May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 30.4%; Lokomoko High (TV5) 8.5%


Rosalinda (GMA-7) 25.6%; Only You (ABS-CBN) 28.3%; 5 Max Movies: The Breed (TV5) 6.4%

Adik Sa 'Yo (GMA-7) 25.2%; Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 33.7%

Cruel Love (GMA-7) 18.9%; The Wedding (ABS-CBN) 22.4%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 16.8%; TEN: The Evening News (TV5) 1.3%

Bubble Gang (GMA-7) 13.1%; SOCO (ABS-CBN) 12.3%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 6.2%; MOG TV: More On Gaming (TV5) 1%; Jojo A. All The Way (TV5) 0.4%

Saksi (GMA-7) 6.7%; OFW Diaries (GMA-7) 3.7%; Trip Na Trip (ABS-CBN) 2.9%; Games Uplate Live (ABS-CBN) 1.3%; Lipgloss (TV5) 0.4%

July 25, Saturday


Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko (GMA-7) 1.6%; Hello Kitty & Friends (GMA-7) 3.3%; Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN) 3.4%; Mustard TV (TV5) 0.6%

Slazer X (GMA-7) 4.8%; Kabuhayang Swak Na Swak (ABS-CBN) 4%; Inside the Fish Bowl (TV5) 0.8%

Chess Master (GMA-7) 8.4%; Wanted: Perfect Husband (ABS-CBN) 2.6%

Black Jack (GMA-7) 10.3%; Sineskwela (ABS-CBN) 2.7%; Kim Possible (ABS-CBN) 5.7%; Soul Mix (TV5) 2.1%

Batang Bibbo (GMA-7) 8.7%; Wolverine And The X-Men (ABS-CBN) 6.7%

Art Angel (GMA-7) 7.3%; Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (ABS-CBN) 7%; Catscratch (TV5) 5.1%

Happy Land (GMA-7) 6.6%; Ka-Blog (GMA-7) 5.2%; Wonder Mom (ABS-CBN) 6.8%; Chalkzone (TV5) 7%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 11.7%

Maynila (GMA-7) 10.8%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 11%; Rocko's Modern Life (TV5) 9.4%; Legends of the Hidden Temple (TV5) 4.5%


Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) 14.6%; Makibaoh (TV5) 5%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 25.7%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 21%; Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV5) 3.6%

Startalk (GMA-7) 12.9%; Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) 10.5%; Yamato Nadeshiko The Wallflower (TV5) 4.6%

Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) 14%; Cinema FPJ: Da King On ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) 15%; Lipgloss (TV5) 4%


Pinoy Records (GMA-7) 13.3%; Komiks Presents Nasaan Ka Maruja? (ABS-CBN) 11%; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (TV5) 13.5%

Are You The Next Big Star? (GMA-7) 15.8%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 15.7%; Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) 27.2%

Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) 19.5%; Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) 17.2%; Midnight DJ (TV5) 15.4%

Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) 29.7%; XXX (ABS-CBN) 17.4%; 5 Max Movies: Robocop 3 (TV5) 8.3%

Imbestigador (GMA-7) 26.4%; Banana Split (ABS-CBN) 12.7%

Cool Center Hello It's Me (GMA-7) 10.5%; TV Patrol World Sabado (ABS-CBN) 7.9%; Sports Unlimited (ABS-CBN) 4.1%; Juicy! (TV5) 1.3%; Kiddie Kwela (TV5) 0.5%

GMA Weekend Report (GMA-7) 6.5%; Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman (GMA-7) 3.2%; Games Uplate (ABS-CBN) 1.7%; Shock Attack (TV5) 1.1%; Baikingu (TV5) 1.2%; OMG!!! TV5) 1.2%

July 26, Sunday


Jesus The Healer (GMA-7) 0.3%; The Healing Eucharist (ABS-CBN) 4.9%; Kerygma TV (TV5) 0.3%


In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley (GMA-7) 0.7%; Chess Master (GMA-7) 5.9%; Kabuhayang Swak Na Swak (ABS-CBN) 3.2%; Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN) 4.7%; The Word Exposed With Bishop Chito Tagle (TV5) 0.8%; Sunday Mass On TV (TV5) 0.9%

Team Galaxy (GMA-7) 7.7%; Totally Spies! Undercover (ABS-CBN) 4.6%

Ryukendo (GMA-7) 8.1%; Wolverine And The X-Men (ABS-CBN) 5.4%; Catscratch (TV5) 3.4%

Transformers Animated (GMA-7) 7.6%; Power Rangers Animated (ABS-CBN) 6.7%; Chalkzone (TV5) 5.5%

Black Jack (GMA-7) 8.3%; Kay Susan Tayo (GMA-7) 10.7%; Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) 15.4%; Hana Kimi Crazy In Love (ABS-CBN) 7.2%; Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) 13.2%;Spongebob Squarepants TV5) 7.5%; Rocko's Modern Life (TV5) 7.8%; Legends of the Hidden Temple (TV5) 2.8%

SOP (GMA-7) 16.5%; ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) 14.9%; Shakugan No Shana II (TV5) 2.8%; Tora Dora (TV5) 3.5%

Dear Friend: Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (GMA-7) 11.2%; Your Song Presents Gaano Kita Kamahal (ABS-CBN) 12.5%

Showbiz Central (GMA-7) 15.1%; The Buzz (ABS-CBN) 14.2%; Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (TV5) 4.3%; G&G: Goals & Girls (TV5) 2.9%; Front Act With Mike & Stanley (TV5) 3.1%


Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) 23.5%; Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 16.1%; Wow Mali (TV5) 9%

Power of 10 (GMA-7) 20.3%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 19.7%; Everybody Hapi (TV5) 12.9%


Mel & Joey (GMA-7) 26.8%; Rated K (ABS-CBN) 23.7%; Shall We Dance (TV5) 9.4%

All Star K (GMA-7) 23.9%; Sharon (ABS-CBN) 23.1%; George and Cecil (ABS-CBN) 20.8%; 5 Max Movies: Flatliners (TV5) 3.6%

Ful Haus (GMA-7) 16.2%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 19%

SNBO: Gusto Kong Maging Pangulo (GMA-7) 9.2%; Sunday's Best: The Michael Jackson Story (ABS-CBN) 17%; Juicy! (TV5) 0.7%; Lokomoko High (TV5) 1.8%

GMA Weekend Report (GMA-7) 4.8%; Diyos at Bayan (GMA-7) 2.6%; Urban Zone (ABS-CBN) 4%; Ogags (TV5) 2%; Philippines' Scariest Challenge (TV5) 0.9%

July 27, Monday


Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 7.2%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 6.6%; Tiny Tony (ABS-CBN) 4.7%; Pingu (TV5) 2.4%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 2.2%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 4.4%; Dora The Explorer (TV5) 7.2%; Wonder Pets (TV5) 9.8%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 12.4%

Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 10.6%; Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 10.9%; Shen Beng Kids (ABS-CBN) 2.4%; Naruto (ABS-CBN) 3.7%; Catdog (TV5) 9.9%

Buzzer Beater (GMA-7) 10.2%; Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 13.3%; Amazing Twins (ABS-CBN) 4.1%; Danny Phantom (TV5) 8.7%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 9.9%

SiS (GMA-7) 12.5%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 6.7%; Makibaoh (TV5) 7.9%; Duel Masters (TV5) 3.7%

Lalola (GMA-7) 12.7%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 13.5%; Juicy (TV5) 2.6%


Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 27.9%; Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 20.6%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 20.8%; Midnight DJ (TV5) 4%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 2.4%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 2.4%; Play With Me Sesame (TV5) 2.4%; Elmo's World (TV5) 3.5%; Global Grover (TV5) 3.7%

Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) 20.4%; Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 17%; Postman Pat (TV5) 4.8%; Bob The Builder (TV5) 3.7%

State Of The Nation Address (GMA-7) 18.2%; Pangulong Arroyo: Ang Hulimg SONA (ABS-CBN) 16.8%; Huli Na SONA (TV5) 2.1%; Legendz Tale of the Dragon Kids (TV5) 5.2%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 7.4%; Huli Na SONA (TV5) 4.7%

Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) 21.7%; Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 13.6%; Love Or Bread (ABS-CBN) 13.6%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 8.2%; Avatar: The Legend of Aang (TV5) 8%


All My Life (GMA-7) 26.8%; Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN) 21.2%; Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV5) 5.1%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 34.5%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 28.8%; Yamato Nadeshiko The Wallflower (TV5) 5.7%; Shakugan No Shana (TV5) 3.7%; Tora Dora (TV5) 3.3%

Zorro (GMA-7) 33.7%; May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 32.8%; OMG!!! (TV5) 2.8%

Rosalinda (GMA-7) 27.9%; Only You (ABS-CBN) 31%; Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 31.1%; Ha-Ha Hayop (TV5) 3.4%; 5 Max Movies: Shark Tale (TV5) 3.7%


Adik Sa 'Yo (GMA-7) 26.5%; The Wedding (ABS-CBN) 18.7%

Cruel Love (GMA-7) 17.7%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 12.1%; TEN: The Evening News (TV5) 1.3%

Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) 10.7%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 8.4%

Saksi (GMA-7) 6.5%; I Witness (GMA-7) 5.9%; Kalye (GMA-7) 7.1%; Games Uplate Live (ABS-CBN) 2%; Urban Tribe (TV5) 0.6%; Jojo A. All The Way (TV5) 0.5%; Everybody Hapi (TV5) 1.2%

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