AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (July 31-Aug. 3): ABS-CBN and GMA-7 provide extensive reports on Tita Cory's death

Updates on former President Aquino's wake were monitored by the Filipinos through the extensive coverage of both ABS-CBN and GMA-7.

The death of former Philippine President Corazon Aquino was no doubt the biggest story this weekend. This is why the two giant TV networks in the country, ABS-CBN and GMA-7, provided the viewers extensive reports about the former president and People Power icon—from the announcement of her death by son Noynoy Aquino, to her wake at La Salle Greehills, to the four-hour motorcade going to Manila Cathedral, to her necrological service, and until her funeral tomorrow, August 5.

Regular TV programming was momentarily halted to give way to news updates about Tita Cory's wake, and this obviously affected the ratings game in the Mega Manila area.

Some of the highlights are the following:

Tayong Dalawa and Eat Bulaga! topped the primetime and daytime race last Friday, July 31.

Talentadong Pinoy zooomed back to No. 1 last Saturday, August 1, while news updates about Cory's death posted high ratings. Eat Bulaga! led all daytime programs.

The daytime race last Sunday, August 2, was ruled by The Buzz, where Cory's youngest daughter, Kris Aquino, granted a tell-all interview about her mother's last month to co-host Boy Abunda. Rated K, on the other hand, topped the primetime race.

May Bukas Pa posted a whopping 36 percent last night, August 3, to lead all primetime programs. ABS-CBN's coverage of the motorcade of former President Cory Aquino's remains topped the daytime race.

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5, and GMA-7 programs from July 31 to August 3, based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:


July 31, Friday


Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 7.6%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 6.6%; Bob The Builder (TV5) 1.3%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 3.1%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 4.7%; Go Diego Go (TV5) 4.7%; Blue's Clues (TV5) 4.4%

Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 8.6%; Tiny Tony (ABS-CBN) 5.2%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 6.3%

Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 8.6%; Shen Bing Kids (ABS-CBN) 4.5%; Catdog (TV5) 4.4%

Buzzer Beater (GMA-7) 7.4%; Naruto (ABS-CBN) 4.6%; Amazing Twins (ABS-CBN) 2.9%; Danny Phantom (TV5) 4.1%

Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 12.4%; SiS (GMA-7) 7.6%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 4.9%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 4.5%; Makibaoh (TV5) 5.9%; Duel Masters (TV5) 3.5%

Lalola (GMA-7) 9.2%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 12.9%; Juicy (TV5) 1.6%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 27%; Daisy Siete: Kambalilong (GMA-7) 19.5%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 18%; Midnight DJ (TV5) 3.2%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 2.3%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 2.6%; Play With Me Sesame (TV5) 1.9%; Elmo's World (TV5) 1.5%; Global Grover (TV5) 1.2%

Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) 20.3%; Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 17.3%; Postman Pat (TV5) 1.5%; Bob The Builder (TV5) 2.2%

Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) 21.5%; Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 12.7%; Legendz Tale of the Dragon Kids (TV5) 3.4%

Chil Princesses (GMA-7) 10.6%; Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 10.4%; Blue Dragon (ABS-CBN) 7.6%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 5.8%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 9.4%

Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) 14.9%; Love Or Bread (ABS-CBN) 10%; Avatar: The Legend of Aang (TV5) 6.1%


All My Life (GMA-7) 19.9%; Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN) 20.6%; Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV5) 4.1%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 28.8%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 26.1%; Yamato Nadeshiko The Wallflower (TV5) 5.1%; Shakugan No Shana (TV5) 3.8%; Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (TV5) 4%

Zorro (GMA-7) 30.5%; May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 31.4%; Lokomoko High (TV5) 6.7%

Rosalinda (GMA-7) 26.2%; Only You (ABS-CBN) 29.2%; 5 Max Movies: The Seventh Sign (TV5) 5.4%

Adik Sa 'Yo (GMA-7) 28.4%; Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 33.9%; The Wedding (ABS-CBN) 20.2%


Cruel Love (GMA-7) 22.3%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 14%

Bubble Gang (GMA-7) 15.9%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 8.4%; SOCO (ABS-CBN) 6.5%; TEN: The Evening News (TV5) 1.5%; MOG TV: More On Gaming (TV5) 1.1%; Jojo A. All The Way (TV5) 0.4%

Saksi (GMA-7) 6.4%; OFW Diaries (GMA-7) 2.6%; Trip Na Trip (ABS-CBN) 2.2%; Games Uplate Live (ABS-CBN) 0.7%; Lipgloss (TV5) 0.6%

August 1, Saturday


Salamat, Cory (GMA-7) 10.3%; Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 9.3%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? Part 1(ABS-CBN) 10.3%; Mustard TV (TV5) 0.9%; Inside the Fish Bowl (TV5) 1.3%; Soul Mix (TV5) 2.4%; Catscratch (TV5) 5.9%; Chalkzone (TV5) 8.8%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 9.1%; Rocko's Modern Life (TV5) 9.2%

Joey's Quirky World Part 1 (GMA-7) 12.3%; Salamat, Cory (GMA-7) 13.1%; Salamat, President Cory 1933-2009 (ABS-CBN) 14.8%; Legends of the Hidden Temple (TV5) 5.5%

Joey's Quirky World Part 2 (GMA-7) 18.7%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? Part 2 (ABS-CBN) 16.6%; Makibaoh (TV5) 6.4%

Eat Bulaga! Part 1 (GMA-7) 29.7%; Wowowee Part 1 (ABS-CBN) 21.6%; Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV5) 3.8%

Salamat, Cory (GMA-7) 24.5%; Eat Bulaga! Part 2 (GMA-7) 26.1%; Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 20.6%; Yamato Nadeshiko The Wallflower (TV5) 7%

Startalk Part 1 (GMA-7) 20.4%; Salamat, Cory (GMA-7) 20.1%; Wowowee Part 2 (ABS-CBN) 14%

Startalk Part 2 (GMA-7) 16.4%; Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 14.8%; Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) 15.6%

Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) 20.4%; Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 16.9%; Lipgloss (TV5) 5.6%


Pinoy Records Part 1 (GMA-7) 19.3%; Salamat, Cory (GMA-7) 23.1; Komiks Presents Nasaan Ka Maruja? (ABS-CBN) 15.2%; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (TV5) 14.2%

Pinoy Records Part 2 (GMA-7) 21.3%; Are You The Next Big Star? (GMA-7) 17.2%; Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) 22.2%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 19.2%; Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) 23.4%; Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) 27.5%; Midnight DJ (TV5) 17%

Salamat, Cory: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho & Imbestigador Special (GMA-7) 19%; Vilma: A Woman For All Seasons (ABS-CBN) 20.9%; XXX (ABS-CBN) 13.6%; Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 8.1%; 5 Max Movies: The School ofRock (TV5) 6.3%


Cool Center Hello It's Me (GMA-7) 6.1%; TV Patrol World Sabado (ABS-CBN) 6.6%; TEN: The Evening News (TV5) 0.6%; Juicy! (TV5) 0.4%

GMA Weekend Report (GMA-7) 4.1%; Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman (GMA-7) 2.4%; Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 3.2%; Kiddie Kwela (TV5) 0.4%; Shock Attack (TV5) 1.6%


August 2, Sunday


Jesus The Healer (GMA-7) 2.5%; The Healing Eucharist (ABS-CBN) 7%; Kerygma TV (TV5) 0.6%

In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley (GMA-7) 1.8%; Chess Master (GMA-7) 5.6%; Kabuhayang Swak Na Swak (ABS-CBN) 6.2%; Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN) 5%; The Word Exposed With Bishop Chito Tagle (TV5) 1%; Sunday Mass On TV (TV5) 1.1%

Team Galaxy (GMA-7) 7.4%; Totally Spies! Undercover (ABS-CBN) 5.8%

Ryukendo (GMA-7) 6.6%; Wolverine And The X-Men (ABS-CBN) 7.4%; Catscratch (TV5) 3.2%

Transformers Animated (GMA-7) 6.8%; Power Rangers Animated (ABS-CBN) 6.4%; Chalkzone (TV5) 6%

Black Jack (GMA-7) 8.8%; Hana Kimi Crazy In Love (ABS-CBN) 6.3%; Spongebob Squarepants TV5) 7.7%

Kay Susan Tayo (GMA-7) 10.1%; Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) 12.3%; Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) 13.3%; Rocko's Modern Life (TV5) 4.1%; Legends of the Hidden Temple (TV5) 2.9%

SOP (GMA-7) 16.1%; ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) 17.9%; Shakugan No Shana II (TV5) 2.4%; Shakugan No Shana (TV5) 2.7%; Tora Dora (TV5) 3.8%

Dear Friend: Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay (GMA-7) 10.3%; Your Song Presents Gaano Kita Kamahal (ABS-CBN) 12.6%

Showbiz Central (GMA-7) 9.5%; The Buzz (ABS-CBN) 18.4%; Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (TV5) 4.1%; G&G: Goals & Girls (TV5) 3.7%; Front Act With Mike & Stanley (TV5) 2.9%


Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) 18.5%; Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 16.5%; Wow Mali (TV5) 7.2%

Power of 10 (GMA-7) 17.5%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 20.2%; Everybody Hapi (TV5) 10.9%

Mel & Joey (GMA-7) 21.1%; Rated K (ABS-CBN) 23.1%; Shall We Dance (TV5) 9%

All Star K (GMA-7) 17.4%; Sharon (ABS-CBN) 20.5%; George and Cecil (ABS-CBN) 17.7%; 5 Max Movies: Pitch Black (TV5) 6.8%

Ful Haus (GMA-7) 12.9%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 13.2%

24 Oras: Salamat, Cory (GMA-7) 11.5%; SNBO: Resiklo (GMA-7) 11%; Sunday's Best: Laban Ni Cory (ABS-CBN) 6.7%; Urban Zone (ABS-CBN) 2.3%; Juicy! (TV5) 0.5%; Lokomoko High (TV5) 0.9%; Ogags (TV5) 1.2%


Diyos at Bayan (GMA-7) 2.5%; Philippines' Scariest Challenge (TV5) 0.6%

August 3, Monday


Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 10.2%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 10.8%; Amazing Twins (ABS-CBN) 5.9%; Pingu (TV5) 1.4%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 2.8%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 4.3%; Dora The Explorer (TV5) 6.4%; Wonder Pets (TV5) 8.5%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 11.7%

Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 9.5%; Ang Pangarap Ni Cosette: Les Miserables (ABS-CBN) 5%; Catdog (TV5) 9.5%

Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 9.7%; Buzzer Beater (GMA-7) 8.9%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 9.3%; Danny Phantom (TV5) 5.9%

Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 10.9%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? Part 1 (ABS-CBN) 8.1%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 6.1%

Salamat, Cory (GMA-7) 9.1%; Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 15.6%; Makibaoh (TV5) 6.3%

SiS (GMA-7) 11.1%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? Part 2 (ABS-CBN) 15.6%; Duel Masters (TV5) 2.9%; Juicy (TV5) 1.2%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 24.6%; Daisy Siete (GMA-7) 17.1%; Ngayon at Kailanman Part 1 (GMA-7) 15.8%; Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 25.5%; Wowowee Part 1 (ABS-CBN) 19.3%; Midnight DJ (TV5) 2%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 2.1%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 1.9%; Play With Me Sesame (TV5) 1.9%; Elmo's World (TV5) 2%; Global Grover (TV5) 2.4%; Postman Pat (TV5) 3.4%

Salamat, Cory (GMA-7) 20.4%; Ngayon at Kailanman Part 2 (GMA-7) 20.2%; Salamat, President Cory (ABS-CBN) 21.4%; Wowowee Part 2 (ABS-CBN) 12.9%

Bob The Builder (TV5) 3%; Legendz Tale of the Dragon Kids (TV5) 4.1%

Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) 18.4%; Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 13.2%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 6.7%

Chil Princesses (GMA-7) 11.1%; Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 11%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 11.8%

Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) 14.6%; Love Or Bread (ABS-CBN) 13.5%; Avatar: The Legend of Aang (TV5) 4.8%


All My Life (GMA-7) 18.3%; Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN) 21.1%; Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV5) 3.2%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 30%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 31.2%; Yamato Nadeshiko The Wallflower (TV5) 5.4%; Shakugan No Shana (TV5) 3.1%; Tora Dora (TV5) 3.9%

Zorro (GMA-7) 28.7%; May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 36%; OMG!!! (TV5) 4.6%; Ha-Ha Hayop (TV5) 2.5%


Rosalinda (GMA-7) 23.5%; Only You (ABS-CBN) 33.2%; 5 Max Movies: Babe (TV5) 3.3%

Adik Sa 'Yo (GMA-7) 23.1%; Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 34.4%; The Wedding (ABS-CBN) 21.4%

Cruel Love (GMA-7) 19.5%; Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) 8%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 18%; TEN: The Evening News (TV5) 1.3%

Saksi (GMA-7) 5.9%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 10.6%; Urban Tribe (TV5) 1.2%; Jojo A. All The Way (TV5) 0.5%

I Witness (GMA-7) 6.1%; Kalye (GMA-7) 6%; Games Uplate Live (ABS-CBN) 1.8%; Everybody Hapi (TV5) 0.3%

CLICK HERE for the ranking of the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs.





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