christmas station ids: abs-cbn vs gma

i just saw both the christmas station ids a few minutes ago. needless to say, abs-cbn’s was better.  abs-cbn’s was more visually pleasing, and the last scene was good. this is not their best. but better than gma’s. gma’s was a little bit bland. although the message of “regalo galing sa puso” is the best gift of them all is good. i could say “kapuso ano man kulay ng buhay” was a better station id.

 abs-cbn pioneered station ids. back in the days when rico yan was still alive, i thoroughly enjoyed the summer station id when the whattamen were pulling the kite. i forgot the name of the song but when i hear it,  i should know. “oh oh oh” summer station id 2007 was not bad either. but the saranggola was still the best.

 number 2 would be the rainy season station id, which featured the song “sukob na”. very nice song, loved the meaning, loved the concept of the whole id.

i also  liked the regular station ids, wherein everything circle is made to appear like the logo of abs-cbn, very creative.

there should be a couple more i like, but which i forgot. abs-cbn really does great station ids. no doubt about that.

Published in: on November 20, 2007 at 2:58 pm  Leave a Comment  

TVRatings (Sept. 10–13): Marimar hits 39.3 percent; surpasses pilot rating

(source: philippine entertainment portal) 

Bong Godinez


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Just like any race dealing with statistics, GMA-7’s Marimar is showing frequent highs and some moderate lows. But like any competent warrior engaged in a tough competition, any setback means sufficient reason to regain ground.

And what a way to bounce back.

A day after tying its pilot episode rating, the tandem of Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera in Marimar showed sufficient grit as it registered a whopping 39.3 percent showing last September 13, Thursday. The impressive number came a day after Marimar matched its debut rating of 38.3 percent.


Published in: on September 15, 2007 at 4:07 am  Leave a Comment  

TV Ratings (Sept. 3–6): “Impostora” takes lead from “Marimar” while “Pangarap Na Bituin” debuts at No. 6 overall

(source:  philippine entertainment portal) 

Michael Ancheta


Has Marimar finally met its rightful match? Apparently and basing in this week’s ratings, yes!

In the recent survey conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households from September 3 to 6, GMA-7’s Impostora, starring Sunshine Dizon and Iza Calzado, dominated primetime viewing and in the process snatches the top spot from Marimar, starring Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes.

Though the margins were relatively within striking distance, the sudden upsurge finally shook primetime viewing consistently owned by Marimar since its debut last month.

More so, the local version of the popular Mexican telenovela experienced its lowest ebb last September 3 (Monday), as it placed 4th overall behind 24 Oras which registered a strong 31.1 percent rating and second placer Mga Mata ni Anghelita, 31.4 percent.


Published in: on September 8, 2007 at 9:15 am  Comments (1)  

TV Ratings (August 24–27): “Marimar” dislodged by “24 Oras”; “1 vs. 100” debuts well

(source:  wikipedia) 

Michael Ancheta

A new number one in the overall ratings game and a new show debuting at third spot.

These are the stories that colored the long weekend, which extended until Monday (August 27) in accordance with the advance celebration of National Heroes’ Day.

ABS-CBN’s Boy & Kris finally showed its muscle last Friday, August 24, by gathering a strong 13.7 percent rating compared to the 12.6 percent showing registered by GMA-7’s SIS. This is according to the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households.

Edu Manzano’s Kapamilya Game KNB? once more dominated its timeslot by trampling counterpart Takeshi’s Castle in runaway fashion. Game KNB? collected a 22.1 percent rating while Takeshi’s only managed to come up with a 13.5 percent performance.

Controversial ABS-CBN noontime show Wowowee, which was recently accused of altering game results, overtook the lead against stiff rival Eat Bulaga! last Friday by notching a 20.9 percent rating against the latter’s 20.3 percent mark.

In the primetime slot, Marimar grabbed the top spot again with its impressive 33.1 percent rating, closely followed by Kokey with 32.2 percent rating. Meanwhile, Impostora continues to shine with an impressive 31.9 percent rating while Kris Aquino’s Kapamilya Deal or No Deal followed with 25.4 percent.

Charo Santos’s longtime running drama anthology, Maalaala Mo Kaya, in the, meantime clobbered Bubble Gang by posting a 20.5 percent rating against the 17.1 percent registered by its competitor.

Last Saturday, August 25, saw Edu Manzano’s new game show, 1 vs. 100, debuting impressively at number three overall with 27.3 percent rating.

Eat Bulaga! maintained its supremacy during weekends by redeeming itself with a 21.8 percent marker versus Wowowee‘s 19.8 percent.

The battle of the showbiz talk shows loosened up a bit with Startalk gaining an upper hand with a 16.9 percent rating while Entertainment Live tallied 11.7 percent.

Bitoy’s Funniest Videos still occupied the top spot overall with a 29.9 percent rating followed by the 27.9 percent tally collected by Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.

Paolo Bediones’s Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok, on the other hand, reigned the next day, August 26, with a 27.5 percent rating while Bong Revilla’s Kap’s Amazing Stories trailed behind with a 27.0 percent clip.

Earlier that day, SOP‘s 18.8 percent beat ASAP ’07‘s 14.5 percent rating. SOP‘s strong showing could be attributed to Michelle Van Eimeren’s surprise phone patch on-air conversation with ex-husband Ogie Alcasid’s current girlfriend, Regine Velasquez.

GMA-7’s showbiz talk show Showbiz Central beat ABS-CBN’s The Buzz for the second time in a row. Showbiz Central posted a 19.1 rating aganist The Buzz‘s 17.0 percent.

In the comedy sitcom department, Vic Sotto’s Full Haus took Aga Muhlach to school with a 16.5 percent rating against Aga’s That’s My Doc‘s, which got 13.2 percent.

After reigning for two weeks in a row, Marimar was finally dislodged at the top spot by GMA-7’s news program 24 Oras Monday, August 28.

24 Oras shot up to the number one spot overall based on the strength of its 33.8 percent rating while Marimar‘s 31.4 percent was good at number two.

Kokey came in at number three with a 30.9 percent followed by rival Mga Mata ni Anghelita‘s 29.9 percent.

Meanwhile, Wowowee‘s rating shot up to 26 percent compared to the 24.3 percent rating of Eat Bulaga!

Here are the ratings from Friday (August 24) to Monday (August 27):

August 24 (Friday):

1. Marimar (GMA-7) – 33.1 %
2. Kokey (ABS-CBN) – 32.2 %
3. Impostora (GMA-7) – 31.9 %
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 31.1 %
5. Mga Mata ni Anghelita (GMA-7) – 30.2 %
6. Ysabella (ABS-CBN) – 28.8 %
7. Jumong (GMA-7) – 26.8 %
8. TV Patrol World (GMA-7) – 26.2 %
9. Kapamilya Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 25.4 %
10. Meteor Garden (GMA-7) – 24.0 %

August 25 (Saturday):

1. Bitoy’s Funniest Videos (GMA-7) – 29.9 %
2. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) – 27.9 %
3. 1 vs. 100 (ABS-CBN) – 27.3 %
4. Celebrity Duets (GMA-7) – 27.2 %
5. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) – 25.0 %
6. Imbestigador (GMA-7) – 22.7 %
7. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 21.8 %
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 21.4 %
9. John En Shirley (ABS-CBN) – 20.7 %
10. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 19.8 %

August 26 (Sunday):

1. Tok! Tok! Tok! (GMA-7) – 27.5 %
2. Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 27.0 %
3. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) – 25.8 %
4. Rated K (ABS-CBN) – 20.4 %
5. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) – 19.1 %
6. All Star K (GMA-7) – 19.0 %
7. SOP (GMA-7) – 18.8 %
8. TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) – 17.5 %
9. Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN) – 17.2 %
10. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) – 17.0 %

August 27 (Monday):

1. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 33.8 %
2. Marimar (GMA-7) – 31.4 %
3. Kokey (ABS-CBN) – 30.9 %
4. Mga Mata ni Anghelita (GMA-7) – 29.9 %
5. Impostora (GMA-7) – 29.3 %
6. Ysabella (ABS-CBN) – 29.1 %
7. Kapamilya Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 26.7 %
8. Jumong (GMA-7) – 26.0 %
9. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 26.0 %
10. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 25.8 %

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Published in: on August 28, 2007 at 11:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

TV Ratings (August 21–23): Changing trends and figures

(source:  philippine entertainment portal) 

Michael Ancheta

Shifty and unpredictable.

These two words describe best the continuing ratings game during the past three days, with Marimar as the consistent top placer among the primetime shows.

Tuesday, August 21, saw Iza Calzado and Sunshine Dizon’s Impostora climbing to the number two spot overall with a 31.7 percent rating versus Deal or No Deal’s 26.6 percent—a huge contrast to its 32.8 percent showing last August 20 when Angel Locsin was the celebrity contestant.

Impostora relinquished its post though the following day, August 22, to GMA-7’s news program 24 Oras which gathered a strong 33.2 percent rating, second only to perennial first placer Marimar‘s 34.1 percent.

The stiff competition between Kokey and Mga Mata ni Anghelita entered a new twist as ABS-CBN’s fantaserye grabbed the lead with a narrow 31.6 percent while Anghelita trailed behind with a 31.5 percent rating last Tuesday. Wednesday (August 22) and Thursday (August 23) were also owned by Kokey, tallying a 30.8 percent and a commanding 33.3 percent rating, respectively.

GMA’s news program 24 Oras shot up to second place overall last August 22 as it gained a 33.2 percent leverage against competitor TV Patrol World‘s 24.1 percent.

Controversial Wowowee bounced back against rival Eat Bulaga!, by posting a 21.7 percent rating against the 20.7 percent rating registered by the iconic noontime show. The noontime show trend carried on until Wednesday, August 22, with Willie Revillame’s show once more taking the lead with a 20.5 percent clip while Eat Bulaga! registered a 20.3 percent rating.

It was an entirely different story last Thursday, August 23, as Eat Bulaga! once more took the driver’s seat through its 23.1 percent rating followed by Wowowee‘s 20.9 percent.

In the battle of daily morning talk shows, ABS-CBN’s Boy & Kris edged out GMA-7’s SIS last Tuesday (13.1 percent vs. 12.5 percent) and Wednesday (12.8 percent vs. 11.9 percent). But last Thursday, SIS got the upperhand with 13.3 percent against Boy & Kris‘ 12.6 percent.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN’s daily morning game show, Kapamilya Game KNB? dominated its timeslot from Tuesday to Thursday, clobbering GMA-7’s Takeshi’s Castle.

The afternoon drama shows of the Kapuso network—Daisy Siete, Pati Ba Pintig Ng Puso?, and Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap consistently rank higher than their rival programs.

The following are the top programs from Tuesday to Thursday:

August 21 (Tuesday):
1. Marimar (GMA-7) – 34.5 %
2. Impostora (GMA-7) – 31.7 %
3. Kokey (ABS-CBN) – 31.6 %
4. Mga Mata ni Anghelita (GMA-7) – 31.5 %
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 31.1 %
6. Ysabella (ABS-CBN) – 29.4 %
7. Jumong (GMA-7) – 27.5 %
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 26.8 %
9. Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 26.6 %
10. Meteor Garden (GMA-7) – 25.6 %
August 22 (Wednesday):
1. Marimar (GMA-7) – 34.1 %
2. 24 Oras (GMA -7) – 33.2 %
3. Impostora (GMA-7) – 32.9 %
4. Kokey (ABS-CBN) – 30.8 %
5. Mga Mata ni Anghelita (GMA-7) – 30.7 %
6. Ysabella (ABS-CBN) – 27.8 %
7. Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 26.9 %
8. Jumong (GMA-7) – 26.2 %
9. Walang Kapalit (ABS-CBN) – 24.2 %
10. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 24.1 %
August 23 (Thursday):
1. Marimar (GMA-7) – 36.3 %
2. Kokey (ABS-CBN) – 33.3 %
3. Impostora (GMA-7) – 32.6 %
4. Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 31.2 %
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 30.3 %
6. Mga Mata ni Anghelita (GMA-7) – 30.0 %
7. Ysabella (ABS-CBN) – 29.8 %
8. Jumong (GMA-7) – 29.1 %
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 27.2 %
10. Meteor Garden (GMA-7) – 24.2 %
Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Published in: on August 26, 2007 at 4:54 am  Leave a Comment  

aug 17 -20, 2007 agb ratings…abs-cbn vs. gma

(source: philippine entertainment portal) 

LONG-WEEKEND RATINGS: Angel Locsin is still a crowd-drawer, but “Marimar” remains on top

Michael Ancheta

New Kapamilya star Angel Locsin’s presence in ASAP ’07 and Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal help propel these ABS-CBN shows to the top in their timeslots.

Angel’s grand welcome in ASAP ’07 last Sunday, August 19, posted a rating of 20.6 percent while its rival, GMA-7’s SOP, got 17.0 percent rating. This is according to the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Metro Manila households.

On the following day, August 20, Angel was the celebrity contestant in Kris Aquino’s game show, Deal Or No Deal, and it got a high 32.8 percent rating. That figure was the highest for any Kapamilya show that day. Angel’s guesting in Deal Or No Deal went up against Kapuso telenovela Impostora, which posted 30.0 percent.

Many were expecting that Angel’s apperance in Kris’s game show would pit her directly against Marian Rivera’s Marimar on GMA-7. But since Lupin ended last Friday, its original timeslot was taken over by Marimar, which is now pitted against Judy Ann Santos’s Ysabella. The role of Marimar was first offered to Angel, but the former Kapuso star declined.

Deal or No Deal‘s may be ABS-CBN’s highest rater last night, but it still fell short of toppling the consistent top-rater Marimar, which posted a rating of 33.1 percent. Marimar even posted a higher rating last Friday, August 17, with a remarkable 38.1 percent.

Although Kokey, ABS-CBN’s fantaserye, managed to topple GMA-7’s Mga Mata ni Anghelita last week, the latter fought back last night, August 20. Anghelita posted a 31.1 percent rating while Kokey got 29.8 percent. Last Friday, August 17, Kokey was on top with 33.9 percent against Anghelita‘s 32.2 percent.

Meanwhile, Lupin‘s finale, posted the second highest number last Friday with 37.6 percent rating.

In the battle of showbiz talk shows last Saturday, August 18, GMA-7’s Startalk pounced its rival, newbie Entertainment Live of ABS-CBN. The 11-year-old Startalk got a steady 19.6 rating against three-week-old Entertainment Live, which got a 15.4 percent rating.

In the Sunday showbiz talks shows, Showbiz Central of the Kapuso network narrowly beat ABS-CBN’s The Buzz by mere 0.1 percent. Showbiz Central got 15.5 percent while The Buzz got 15.4 percent.

Michael V’s Bitoy’s Funniest Videos (GMA-7), which celebrated its third anniversary, emerged as the overall top-rater last Saturday, August 18, with a very strong 37.1 percent.

Last Sunday, August 19, GMA-7’s game show Tok! Tok! Tok! Isang Milyon Pasok was the day’s highest rater with 27.1 percent. Bong Revilla’s new Kapuso show, Kap’s Amazing Stories, also debuted well with 27.0 percent rating.

Meanwhile, GMA-7’s morning talk show SiS benefitted a great deal last stormy Friday as it posted a commanding 20.9 percent rating against the 12.8 rating registered by ABS-CBN’s Boy & Kris. It is important to take note that achieving at least a 20 rating is a rare occurrence for morning shows due mainly to low audience turnout during those hours.

In the daily noontime programs, Eat Bulaga! continues to dominate the competition and even landing on the Top 10 programs last Friday, Saturday, and Monday.

The following are the top programs from Friday to Monday:

August 17 (Friday):

1. Marimar (GMA-7) – 38.1%
2. Lupin (GMA-7) – 37.6%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 35.4%
4. Kokey (ABS-CBN) – 33.9%
5. Mga Mata ni Anghelita (GMA-7) – 32.2%
6. Impostora (GMA-7) – 30.7%
7. Ysabella (ABS-CBN) – 30.6%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 29.0%
9. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 25.6%
10. Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 25.4%

August 18 (Saturday):

1. Bitoy’s Funniest Videos (GMA-7) – 37.1%
2. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) – 32.2%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 25.0%
4. Sabado Movies: Sukob (ABS-CBN) – 24.6%
5. Imbestigador (GMA-7) – 24.3%
6. Celebrity Duets (GMA) – 24.2%
7. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) – 21.8%
8. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) – 20.2%
9. Startalk (GMA-7) – 19.6%
10. Pedro Penduko (ABS-CBN) – 18.6%

August 19 (Sunday):

1. Tok! Tok! Tok! (GMA-7) – 27.1%
2. Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 27.0%
3. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) – 23.0%
4. Rated K (ABS-CBN) – 22.7%
5. All Star K (GMA-7) – 21.4%
6. ASAP (ABS-CBN) – 20.6%
7. Full Haus (GMA-7) – 20.6%
8. Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN) – 19.4%
9. SOP (GMA-7) – 17.0%
10. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) – 16.3%

August 20 (Monday):

1. Marimar (GMA-7) – 33.1%
2. Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 32.8%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 31.5%
4. Mga Mata Ni Anghelita (GMA-7) – 31.1%
5. Ysabella (ABS-CBN) – 30.2%
6. Impostora (GMA-7) – 30.0%
7. Kokey (ABS-CBN) – 29.8%
8. Walang Kapalit (ABS-CBN) – 27.1%
9. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 26.0%
10. Jumong (GMA-7) – 25.1%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines


Published in: on August 21, 2007 at 8:55 pm  Comments (4)  

RATINGS GAME (August 16): “Marimar” continues to dominate primetime viewing

(source: philippines entertainment portal)

RATINGS GAME (August 16): “Marimar” continues to dominate primetime viewing

Michael Ancheta

Friday, August 17, 2007
05:27 PM

Entering its first week, GMA-7’s Marimar bolstered its grip on the primetime top spot with a strong 34.9 percent showing yesterday, August 16, while Kris Aquino’s Deal or No Deal of ABS-CBN) registered a 25.8 percent rating. This is according to the overnight rating conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households.

Although Marimar’s pilot airing last Monday (August 13) recorded a staggering 36.6 percent, its rating shot up considerably at 36.9 percent on its third run, August 15, with lead star Marian Rivera making her television debut as Marimar.


Published in: on August 17, 2007 at 5:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

filipino celebrity wedding break-ups

(source:   Philippine Entertainment Portal)


Celebrity weddings and their not so happy endings

What makes celebrity weddings always appear like fairy tales that promise a happy ending?

No doubt, there’s the lofty status of the bride and the groom whose love story unfolded right before our eyes. In the lavish nuptials and wedding reception, fame and affluence go hand-in-hand. And, of course, everyone’s ardent hopes embrace the newly-weds: may their conjugal love last forever.

But very often it doesn’t. Celebrities, who are always susceptible to public scrutiny, must bear the pressure of living up to that magical time. But that’s maybe the reason why it is aptly labeled as a fairy tale anyway.

Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) lists some celebrity weddings that fascinated the public but unfortunately turned into sand castles crumbling in the wave of harsh realities.

Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion. It was pure euphoria when Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion announced their engagement to a nation that was equally in love with them because of their numerous hit romantic movies. Sadly, the marriage broke down. Looking back, a wiser and more forgiving Sharon admitted that irreconcilable differences caused the breakup.


They were the screen love team to beat during their prime in the ‘80s. That the young couple’s reel romance turned real sent their fans wild. Sharon and Gabby announced their engagement to a nation that was in love with them for their numerous hit romantic movies.



Published in: on August 17, 2007 at 2:44 pm  Comments (1)