ABS-CBN leads the Total Philippine TV ratings in both urban and rural markets on the March 14th report from Kantar Media/TNS. All top five shows were from the same network, headed by Juan dela Cruz at the number one spot with 36.4% share of the ratings, followed by Ina, Kapatid, Anak with 35.5%; TV Patrol at number three with 25.6%; their latest teleserye, Apoy sa Dagat, following strongly at number four with 25.5% and Be Careful with My Heart at number five with 25.3 %.
Twelve shows in the top twenty rosters were from ABS-CBN and the remaining shows were from GMA. The two networks have been dominating Philippine television for at least three decades and another network, Kapatid TV 5, has been gaining momentum as the third member of this big league.
In the U.S., programming from all three networks is available through Time Warner Cable, DirecTV or Dish Newtork. ABS-CBN’s TFC (The Filipino Channel) or GMA Network’s Kapuso or GMA Live TV, contact Time Warner Cable at 1-866-748-5017. For TV5’s Kapatid or Aksiyon TV, contact Dish at 1-888-373-0782.
In Los Angeles, syndicated programs may be viewed on local broadcast on LA-18. The network also produces the only daily Filipino television show in Southern California, Kababayan LA, hosted by Jannelle So. The talk show airs Monday to Friday at 4:30 PM. Check out Jannelle’s column, So LA at WeekendBalita.com.
Source: Kantar Media/TNS