TV Ratings (Nov. 19): Richard Gutierrez's "Kamandag" is off to a good start

by Bong Godinez
Nov 20, 2007
Kamandag's debut proved too strong for Zaido and the rest of the primetime contenders. Last night, November 19, Kamandag raced to a 42.7 percent performance to trail Marimar.

After Whammy! Push Your Luck was dislodged at No. 1 spot by Daisy Siete's "Tabachiching" episode for one whole week, the game show of Paolo Bediones and Rufa Mae Quinto wasted no time to reclaim the top spot in the daytime race yesterday, November 19.

But while Whammy! sat alone at the summit by its 24.3 percent rating, a three-way log jam was happening at the No. 2 spot with Eat Bulaga, Daisy Siete, and Deal or No Deal sharing identical 21.6 percent rating.

Willie Revillame's Wowowee, in the meantime, garnered an 18.1 percent clip to claim the third spot. But more than the ranking itself, Wowowee's performance is perhaps a sign that the controversial noontime-game show is on its way to recover lost ground.

Moving to the primetime bracket, Richard Gutierrez's Kamandag was off to an impressive start as the TV adaptation of the Carlo J. Caparas's obra debuted at second place.

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For its first official telecast, Kamandag amassed a total of 42.7 percent rating to trail consistent topnotcher Marimar, which collected a 43.3 percent rating. Although the drama series starring Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes remained untouched at first place, the show's rating took a noticeable nosedive. Last Friday, November 16, Marimar was 0.5 shy of reaching a rare 50 percent rating.

Due to Kamandag's entry, Zaido found itself being relegated to the third spot. This time, Dennis Trillo and the rest of the Pulis Pangkalawakan garnered a 36.7 percent clip.

Two other GMA-7 shows made it in the Top 5, 24 Oras was in fourth place with 34.5 percent while La Vendetta was in fifth place with 28.8 percent. The Kapuso network's Koreanovela, Hwang Jini, squeezed in at No. 9 with 22.4 percent.

Meanwhile, four ABS-CBN shows barged in at the Top 10: TV Patrol World (No. 6, 26.5 percent); Princess Sarah (No. 7, 23.6 percent); Pangarap na Bituin (No. 8, 23 percent); and Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 (No. 10, 20.8 percent).

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Obviously affected by Kamandag's entry in the primetime slot are ABS-CBN's two other shows: Lastikman which dropped to No. 11 with 20.6 percent and Ysabella at No. 12 with 15.9 percent.

Here are the Top 10 shows for daytime and primetime programming for November 19 according to the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

November 19 (Monday)


  1. Whammy! Push Your Luck (GMA-7) - 24.3%
  2. Eat Bulaga! (GMa-7) / Daisy Siete (GMA-7) / Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 21.6%
  3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 18.1%
  4. Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig (GMA-7) - 17.6%
  5. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 17.3%
  6. Couple or Trouble (GMA-7) - 16.1%
  7. My Only Love (GMA-7) - 16%
  8. Takeshi's Castle (GMA-7) - 14.6%
  9. Pinoy Movie Hits (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
  10. SiS (GMA-7) - 10.8%


  1. Marimar (GMA-7) - 43.3%
  2. Kamandag (GMA-7) - 42.7%
  3. Zaido (GMA-7) - 36.7%
  4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 34.5%
  5. La Vendetta (GMA-7) - 28.8%
  6. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 26.5%
  7. Princess Sarah (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%
  8. Pangarap Na Bituin (ABS-CBN) - 23%
  9. Hwang Jini (GMA-7) - 22.4 %
  10. Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition (ABS-CBN) - 20.8%
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Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

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