GMA-'s weekday primetime offerings are finally giving a good fight against ABS-CBN's ratings juggernauts.
This is according to ratings data from AGB Nielsen Philippines from Mega Manila households from February 15 to 21, 2014.
The biggest winner is the psychological thriller Rhodora X, which stars Jennylyn Mercado, Yasmien Kurdi and Mark Herras. Rhodora X finally edged out its competing show, ABS-CBN's The LegalWife, since its debut on January 27.
The average rating for the Kapuso primetime series for the period of February 17 to 21 is 17.3%, partially higher than The Legal Wife's 17.26%.
Rhodora X started beating the Angel Locsin-starrer on Friday, February 14, with 16.1% over the latter's 15.1%.
The following week, Rhodora X beat The Legal Wife again on February 19 and 21.
This doesn't mean that Rhodora X is gaining ratings or viewership, because its daily ratings points have been consistent from its debut. Instead, it owes its victory from The Legal Wife's steadily decreasing ratings week-to-week.
The Legal Wife debuted with a weekly average rating of 22%, a tad higher than what it gets now. In fact, The Legal Wife completely fell off the list of the top 10 most watched primetime shows for February 21.
These are the average ratings of both The Legal Wife and Rhodora X from week-to-week since both debuted:
Jan 27 to 31
Feb 3 to 7
Feb 10 to 14
Feb 17 to 21
The Legal Wife
Carmela is another show that is gaining ground in GMA-7's primetime block. Its ratings have gradually increased from its February 27 debut. During this period, its highest day rating has been 22.7% on February 20.
Carmela's average rating on its first week (Janury 27 to 31) was 17.82%. Now it is 20.26% from February 17 to 21.
Carmela's ratings gain, however, is still not enough to dislodge the lead of its competing show, Got to Believe. The Daniel Padilla-Kathryn Bernardo vehicle has an average rating of 24.68% for February 17 to 21.
Other Kapamilya primetime shows are also beating GMA-7 shows by a considerable margin. Honesto and TV Patrol always make it to the top five highest-rating shows in primetime day-to-day, and continually beat its rival shows Adarna and 24 Oras.
Speaking of primetime, TV5's coverage of the PLDT MyDSL PBA 2014 Philippine Cup again garnered good ratings for the given period. It entered the Top 10 on the following days: February 16, 19 and 21.
ENDINGS AND BEGINNINGS. GMA-7's Innamorata debuted on the afternoon block last February 17 with 12.2%. It may be lower than the daily ratings of Magkano Ba Ang Pag-Ibig—the show it replaced—but it is enough to beat its rival show Kapamilya Blockbusters. Innamorata also landed in the No. 5 slot among the most-watched daytime programs that day.
ABS-CBN's afternoon Korean series Princess Hours ended on February 21 with 9.4%, higher than Tale of Arang's 8.9%.
Luis Manzano's morning game show Minute to Win It also ended on February 21, with Angel Locsin as his guest. It garnered 12.8% against Tunay Na Buhay's 8%.
TV5 premiered Kwentong Gilas on Monday nights starting on February 17. The show that tells the life stories of basketball players in the country's Gilas basketball team got 6.5% that day.
Here is the comparative Rating Performance of GMA-7, ABS-CBN and TV5 programs from February 15 to 21, 2014, derived from AGB Nielsen Philippines from Mega Manila households:
February 15, 2014 (Saturday)
PJM Forum (GMA-7) .3%; Adyenda (GMA-7) .6%; Astig (TV5) .9%
Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko (GMA-7) .9%; Sa Kabukiran (ABS-CBN) .4%; Family Matters (TV5) .8%
Born To Be Wild (GMA-7) 6.6%; Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) 4%; Powerpuff Girls Z (TV5) 4.1%
Kapuso Movie Festival: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (GMA-7) 12.6%; Petrang Kabayo (ABS-CBN) 10.4%; Sym-Bionic Titan (TV5) 3.4%; Generator Rex (TV5) 1.8%; Philip Lifestyle Guy (TV5) .9%
Sunday All Stars (GMA-7) 11.1%; ASAP 19 (ABS-CBN) 10.6%; Sunday Sineplex: Open Season 3 (TV5) 6.3%
True Horror Stories (GMA-7) 12.4%; iBilib (GMA-7) 9%; Luv U (ABS-CBN) 9.1%; Video Incredible (TV5) 4.8%
Startalk (GMA-7) 8.3%; Buzz ng Bayan (ABS-CBN) 10.7%; Sochi.Ru 2014 (TV5) 3.8%
24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) 10.2%; TV Patrol Weekend (ABS-CBN) 9.1%; PLDT MyDSL PBA 2014 Philippine Cup Finals: Rain or Shine vs San Mig Coffee (TV5) 10.4%