AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (Aug. 7-10): Darna flies high on its pilot episode

Darna's 44.1 percent pilot rating is Marian Rivera's second highest primetime-series opening, after Dyesebel's 44.9 percent. Her other two soaps in GMA-7, Marimar and Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang got 36.6 percent and 32.9 percent, respectively, on their pilot episodes.

True to form, Darna flew high on its pilot episode last night, August 10.

The GMA-7 fantaserye, which stars Marian Rivera, generated a whopping 44.1 percent to lead all programs. It has a significant margin of 11.8 percent over second-placer Tayong Dalawa, which posted a rating of 32.3 percent.

This is based on the latest overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households.

DARNA VS. DARNA. For those keeping tabs on the numbers game, Darna's 44.1 percent pilot rating is Marian's second highest primetime-series opening, after Dyesebel's 44.9 percent. Her other two soaps in GMA-7, Marimar and Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang got 36.6 percent and 32.9 percent, respectively, on their pilot episodes.

For sure, some people would be interested to find out how the pilot episode of Marian's Darna fared against the premiere episode of Angel Locsin's Darna back in 2005. For the record, Angel's Darna still rated better with 47.1 percent—or a three-percent margin—compared to Marian's Darna.

During Angel's time, GMA-7 was already lording the ratings game in Mega Manila. But it cannot be denied that Angel's Darna made history when it reached 52.1 percent on its fourth episode, where Angel appeared in a Darna costume for the first time.

That figure was the highest rating achieved by any GMA-7 show at that time. It was only broken in 2008 when the final episode of Marimar, topbilled by Marian and Dingdong Dantes, achieved 52.6 percent.

It should also be considered that Marian's Darna came at this time where ABS-CBN is giving a very strong competition in the ratings game. Also, Darna is pitted against May Bukas Pa, considered the No. 1 program of the Kapamilya network, which also topped the primetime race several times.


Last night, May Bukas Pa slipped to sixth place with 24.6 percent. Aside from May Bukas Pa, Darna's pilot episode, which ran for over an hour, was also pitted against Only You, which came in seventh place with 24.5 percent.

Also, after quite a long time, a GMA-7 primetime series was able to reach the 40-plus mark again.

Darna and Tayong Dalawa were followed by GMA-7's 24 Oras (31.9 percent) and Rosalinda (28 percent), and ABS-CBN's TV Patrol World (27 percent) to complete the Top 5.

The rest of the Top 10 was occupied by the following programs: Adik Sa 'Yo (No. 8), The Wedding (No. 9), and All My Life (No. 10).

The daytime race, on the other hand, was ruled again by Eat Bulaga! with 26.5 percent, followed by Kapuso afternoon soaps Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (22.4 percent),Ngayon at Kailanman (21.6 percent), and Daisy Siete (18.3 percent), and ABS-CBN's noontime show Wowowee (17.1 percent).

ZORRO'S FINAL EPISODE. Darna replaced the timeslot of Zorro, which starred Richard Gutierrez. The final episode of Zorro last Friday, August 7, posted a rating of 32 percent, enough to lead all primetime programs.

It was followed by 24 Oras (32 percent), May Bukas Pa (28.9 percent), Tayong Dalawa (27.9 percent), and Rosalinda (27 percent) to complete the Top 5.

WEEKEND VIEWING. TV5's Talentadong Pinoy continues to surprise everyone by maintaining its No. 1 spot in the primetime race last Saturday, August 8, with 27.7 percent. It was followed by the GMA-7 programs: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (26.1 percent), Imbestigador (23.7 percent), and Bitoy's Funniest Videos (21.9 percent).

Another TV5 program, the horror series Midnight DJ, climbed to No. 5 with 20.4 percent.


Eat Bulaga! was the runaway winner in the daytime race with 28.1 percent, almost 10 percent higher than second-placer Joey's Quirky World (18.9 percent).

Finally, SOP and Mel & Joey topped the ratings game last Sunday, August 9.

Here are the comparative TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5, and GMA-7 programs from August 7 to 10, based on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

August 7, Friday


Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 9.6%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 8.9%; Amazing Twins (ABS-CBN) 5.5%; Bob The Builder (TV5) 1.8%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 3.6%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 3.1%; Go Diego Go (TV5) 4.9%; Blue's Clues (TV5) 4.5%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 7.1%

Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 6.6%; Blue Dragon (ABS-CBN) 5.8%; Catdog (TV5) 5.4%

Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 6.4%; Naruto (ABS-CBN) 5.6%; Danny Phantom (TV5) 4.4%

Buzzer Beater (GMA-7) 9.2%; Ang Pangarap Ni Cosette: Les Miserables (ABS-CBN) 3.6%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 5.4%

Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 13.6%; SiS (GMA-7) 9.6%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 5.4%; Makibaoh (TV5) 6%; Duel Masters (TV5) 2.9%

Lalola (GMA-7) 11.6%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 12.8%; Juicy (TV5) 2.1%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 26.4%; Daisy Siete: Kambalilong (GMA-7) 20.2%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 16%; Midnight DJ (TV5) 5.8%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 2.9%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 1.6%; Play With Me Sesame (TV5) 1.6%; Elmo's World (TV5) 2.9%; Global Grover (TV5) 2.6%

Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) 20.3%; Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 14.5%; Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 12.7%; Postman Pat (TV5) 2.5%; Bob The Builder (TV5) 2.4%

Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) 23.9%; Chil Princesses (GMA-7) 10.3%; Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 8.7%; Mr. Bean Live (ABS-CBN) 8.7%; Legendz Tale of the Dragon Kids (TV5) 3%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 6.4%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 10.8%

Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) 13.5%; Love Or Bread (ABS-CBN) 10.1%; Avatar: The Legend of Aang (TV5) 6.3%



All My Life (GMA-7) 19.5%; Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN) 19.8%; Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV5) 3.5%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 30.4%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 25.2%; Yamato Nadeshiko The Wallflower (TV5) 5.4%; Shakugan No Shana (TV5) 3.8%; Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (TV5) 3.7%

Zorro (GMA-7) 32%; May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 28.9%; Only You (ABS-CBN) 26.4%; Lokomoko High (TV5) 5.7%

Rosalinda (GMA-7) 27%; Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 27.9%; 5 Max Movies: The Exorcist III (TV5) 3.3%

Adik Sa 'Yo (GMA-7) 24.8%; The Wedding (ABS-CBN) 18.3%

Cruel Love (GMA-7) 21.1%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 18.3%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 14.5%; TEN: The Evening News (TV5) 1.8%

Bubble Gang (GMA-7) 15.2%; Saksi (GMA-7) 6.9%; SOCO (ABS-CBN) 9.8%; Trip Na Trip (ABS-CBN) 4.8%; MOG TV: More On Gaming (TV5) 1.4%; Jojo A. All The Way (TV5) 0.4%; Lipgloss (TV5) 0.9%

OFW Diaries (GMA-7) 4.4%; Games Uplate Live (ABS-CBN) 1.7%

August 8, Saturday


Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko (GMA-7) 2.3%; Jang Geum's Dream (GMA-7) 2.5%; Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN) 5.2%; Mustard TV (TV5) 0.8%

Slazer X (GMA-7) 2.7%; Kabuhayang Swak Na Swak (ABS-CBN) 6.5%; Inside the Fish Bowl (TV5) 1.2%

Chess Master (GMA-7) 5.8%; Wanted: Perfect Husband (ABS-CBN) 3.2%

Black Jack (GMA-7) 9.7%; Sineskwela (ABS-CBN) 4.5%; Kim Possible (ABS-CBN) 5.2%; Soul Mix (TV5) 0.6%

Batang Bibbo (GMA-7) 11%; Wolverine And The X-Men (ABS-CBN) 7.7%

Art Angel (GMA-7) 7.6%; Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (ABS-CBN) 6.8%; Catscratch (TV5) 5%

Happy Land (GMA-7) 7.5%; Ka-Blog (GMA-7) 4.9%; Wonder Mom (ABS-CBN) 5.7%; Chalkzone (TV5) 6.9%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 12.5%

Maynila (GMA-7) 10.1%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 8.6%; Rocko's Modern Life (TV5) 7.9%; Legends of the Hidden Temple (TV5) 4.8%

Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) 18.9%; Makibaoh (TV5) 5.5%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 28.1%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 16.1%; Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV5) 4.2%

Startalk (GMA-7) 12.5%; Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) 11.1%; Yamato Nadeshiko The Wallflower (TV5) 7.2%

Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) 16.7%; Cinema FPJ: Da King On ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) 13.4%; Lipgloss (TV5) 4.5%


Pinoy Records (GMA-7) 14.6%; Komiks Presents Nasaan Ka Maruja? (ABS-CBN) 12.9%; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (TV5) 13.2%


Are You The Next Big Star? (GMA-7) 15%; Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) 21.9%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 17.3%; Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) 13.8%; Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) 27.7%

Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) 26.1%; Vilma: A Woman For All Seasons (ABS-CBN) 13.5%; Midnight DJ (TV5) 20.4%

Imbestigador (GMA-7) 23.7%; XXX (ABS-CBN) 15.1%; Banana Split (ABS-CBN) 14.4%; 5 Max Movies: Michael Jackson Unmasked (TV5) 5.8%

Cool Center Hello It's Me (GMA-7) 14.6%; TV Patrol World Sabado (ABS-CBN) 8.7%; Sports Unlimited (ABS-CBN) 5.7%; Juicy! (TV5) 1.6%; Kiddie Kwela (TV5) 1.3%; Shock Attack (TV5) 1.5%

GMA Weekend Report (GMA-7) 7.1%; Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman (GMA-7) 2.1%; Games Uplate (ABS-CBN) 1.3%; Baikingu (TV5) 1.7%; OMG!!! TV5) 0.9%; Ha-Ha Hayop (TV5) 0.7%

August 9, Sunday


Jesus The Healer (GMA-7) 2.9%; The Healing Eucharist (ABS-CBN) 6.1%; Kerygma TV (TV5) 0.3%

In Touch With Dr. Charles Stanley (GMA-7) 1.5%; Chess Master (GMA-7) 6.5%; Kabuhayang Swak Na Swak (ABS-CBN) 6.1%; Salamat Dok (ABS-CBN) 5.7%; The Word Exposed With Bishop Chito Tagle (TV5) 1.2%; Sunday Mass On TV (TV5) 1.6%

Team Galaxy (GMA-7) 8.5%; Totally Spies! Undercover (ABS-CBN) 4.9%

Ryukendo (GMA-7) 7.4%; Wolverine And The X-Men (ABS-CBN) 5.1%; Catscratch (TV5) 3.9%

Transformers Animated (GMA-7) 3.5%; Power Rangers Animated (ABS-CBN) 9.5%; Chalkzone (TV5) 5.5%

Black Jack (GMA-7) 6.5%; Hana Kimi Crazy In Love (ABS-CBN) 8.4%; Spongebob Squarepants TV5) 7.4%

Kay Susan Tayo (GMA-7) 7.5%; Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) 10.7%; Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) 12.8%; Rocko's Modern Life (TV5) 5.7%; Legends of the Hidden Temple (TV5) 3.5%

SOP (GMA-7) 16.2%; ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) 12.8%; Shakugan No Shana II (TV5) 2.6%; Tora Dora (TV5) 3.2%

Dear Friend: Karibal (GMA-7) 12.7%; Your Song Presents Gaano Kita Kamahal (ABS-CBN) 10.2%

Showbiz Central (GMA-7) 12.1%; The Buzz (ABS-CBN) 13.5%; Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (TV5) 3.6%; G&G: Goals & Girls (TV5) 3.5%; Front Act With Mike & Stanley (TV5) 1.9%


Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) 21%; Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 13.2%; Wow Mali (TV5) 8.5%


Power of 10 (GMA-7) 19%; The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) 16.3%; Everybody Hapi (TV5) 11.6%

Mel & Joey (GMA-7) 23.6%; Rated K (ABS-CBN) 21.9%; Shall We Dance (TV5) 9.8%

All Star K (GMA-7) 18.5%; Sharon (ABS-CBN) 19%; George and Cecil (ABS-CBN) 16.7%; 5 Max Movies: Evolution (TV5) 8.9%

Darna Mania (GMA-7) 17%; TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) 11.3%

SNBO: Jennylyn Mercado I Am Woman (GMA-7) 8.2%; GMA Weekend Report (GMA-7) 4.4%; Sunday's Best: Dalawampung Taon ng Serbisyong Kapamilya (ABS-CBN) 5.6%; Juicy! (TV5) 1.3%; Lokomoko High (TV5) 1.7%; Ogags (TV5) 1.4%

Diyos at Bayan (GMA-7) 2.6%; Urban Zone (ABS-CBN) 1.6%; Philippines' Scariest Challenge (TV5) 0.9%

August 10, Monday

Unang Hirit (GMA-7) 7%; Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN) 6.5%; Pingu (TV5) 1.6%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 2.6%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 3.1%; Dora The Explorer (TV5) 5.3%; Wonder Pets (TV5) 6.9%

Pokemon: Master Quest (GMA-7) 5.2%; Amazing Twins (ABS-CBN) 4.3%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 10%

Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) 7.7%; Blue Dragon (ABS-CBN) 3.7%; Naruto (ABS-CBN) 5.6%; Catdog (TV5) 6.1%

Buzzer Beater (GMA-7) 9.8%; Ang Pangarap Ni Cosette: Les Miserables (ABS-CBN) 3%; Danny Phantom (TV5) 5.7%

Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) 12.9%; SiS (GMA-7) 8.8%; Ruffa and Ai (ABS-CBN) 4.1%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 5.8%; Makibaoh (TV5) 5.9%; Duel Masters (TV5) 2.5%

Lalola (GMA-7) 10.1%; Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) 12.9%; Juicy (TV5) 1.8%

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 26.5%; Daisy Siete: Kambalilong (GMA-7) 18.3%; Wowowee (ABS-CBN) 17.1%; Midnight DJ (TV5) 2.9%; Barney & Friends (TV5) 0.7%; Thomas & Friends (TV5) 0.9%; Play With Me Sesame (TV5) 0.9%; Elmo's World (TV5) 1.6%; Global Grover (TV5) 2.1%

Ngayon at Kailanman (GMA-7) 21.6%; Kambal Sa Uma (ABS-CBN) 14.4%; Precious Hearts Romances Presents Bud Brothers (ABS-CBN) 11.4%; Postman Pat (TV5) 2.1%; Bob The Builder (TV5) 1.9%

Kung Aagawin Mo ang Lahat Sa Akin (GMA-7) 22.4%; Chil Princesses (GMA-7) 11.9%; Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) 8.2%; Mr. Bean Live (ABS-CBN) 7%; Legendz Tale of the Dragon Kids (TV5) 3.6%; The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron (TV5) 7.1%; Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) 9.4%


Hole In The Wall (GMA-7) 11.9%; Miss No Good (ABS-CBN) 11.5%; Avatar: The Legend of Aang (TV5) 5.5%


All My Life (GMA-7) 19%; Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN) 18.9%; Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (TV5) 3%

24 Oras (GMA-7) 31.9%; TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) 27%; Ranma 1/2 (TV5) 4.4%; The Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok (TV5) 2.2%; FTora Dora (TV5) 3%

Darna (GMA-7) 44.1%; May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) 24.6%; Only You (ABS-CBN) 24.5%; Mutya ng Pilipinas 2009 Pre-Pageant (TV5) 2%

Rosalinda (GMA-7) 28%; Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) 32.3%; 5 Max Movies: The Last of the Mohicans (TV5) 5.2%

Adik Sa 'Yo (GMA-7) 22.7%; The Wedding (ABS-CBN) 20.7%

Cruel Love (GMA-7) 18%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 16.9%

Ripley's Believe It Or Not (GMA-7) 12%; Bandila (ABS-CBN) 9.7%; TEN: The Evening News (TV5) 1.1%; Urban Tribe (TV5) 0.4%

Saksi (GMA-7) 9.6%; Kalye (ABS-CBN) 4.6%; Jojo A. All The Way (TV5) 0.1%

I Witness (GMA-7) 7.5%; Games Uplate Live (ABS-CBN) 1.7%; Everybody Hapi (TV5) 2%

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