BY THE NUMBERS: Tale of 2 Finales, “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin” wins, “Super Ma’am” loses

A win for one and a loss for another. That is the story of two finales in Philippine TV; “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin” on top and “Super Maam” on the other side of the wheel. “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin” scored 6.4% on its last episode beatings GMA Network’s “The Lola’s Beautiful Show’s” 3.4% or a significant margin of 3.0% based on AGB Nielsen NUTAM People numbers. Kantar went the same way as the Kim Chiu-Gerald Anderson starrer dumped its competitor 22.6% vs 6.3% or a difference …

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BY THE NUMBERS: “Kambal Karibal” posing threat to “La Luna Sangre?”

ABS-CBN’s moonstone series “La Luna Sangre” has enjoyed timeslot supremacy over the past months. Its competitors were easily beaten by its mighty fangs giving them their last breath. But it seemed that its latest rival is starting to give the KathNiel teleserye a worthy opponent; BiGuel’s “Kambal Karibal”. The Kapuso teledrama is slowly climbing the ratings board. Based on the latest data from AGB Nielsen NUTAM, “Kambal Karibal” is winning over “La Luna Sangre”. The winning week For the week of January 22 – 26, Kambal …

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The Sparklight: Angel Locsin and her reign as the Empress of Philippine TV and Movie

Primetime Action-Drama Queen Angel Locsin made her name shine divinely. The 32-year old actress became an icon of Philippine TV and movie industry with her remarkable characters. If Hollywood has Angelina Jolie, Philippine showbiz has Angel Locsin! Since her phenomenal portrayal on one of the most successful fantaseryes in Philippine TV “Mulawin,” Kapamilya award-winning actress Angel Locsin made her star shine with the divine among other constellations in the broad galaxy of fame, prestige, survival and success. The 32-year old actress is a woman of …

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#PALABANgela: Jasmine Curtis-Smith calls Derrick Monasterio an “a$$” after insensitive joke about AIDS

Derrick Monasterio made an insensitive joke about HIV/AIDS, mainly AIDS. Although a fictional situation, Jasmine Curtis-Smith called him an “a$$.” People with HIV/AIDS remains the true palaban on fighting the stigma. Derrick Monasterio recently went under fire after sharing an insensitive joke about HIV/AIDS. Many reacted negatively on Derrick’s Instagram Story. Many even slid into his DMs then, lectured him. Twitter user, @mykapalaran, quote tweeted a screenshot of Derrick’s “joke” and wrote: End of career. Award-winning actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith, then, replied to the said tweet. “What an a$$!!!!” …

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#PALABANgela: Here’s why Kris Aquino should be recognized as a full-time ‘palaban’ mother

#PALABANgela recognizes Kris Aquino for her palaban traits. Kris as a palaban mother. Kris’ palaban gesture against bashers. #PALABANgela includes feuds, fights, controversies and issues involving celebrities. But, this column also includes celebrities who deserve to be praised for being palaban. This week, award-winning actress, full-time mother and the Queen of All Media deserves recognition for her palaban traits. Kris Aquino remains close to her sons, Josh and James or as she calls him, Bimby. She shares how sometimes, they still sleep in one huge bed together. Kris also freely shares …

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BY THE NUMBERS: “Pilipinas Got Talent’s” powerful comeback

Pilipinas Got Talent’s latest season scored a big comeback hitting all-time high ratings. Its pilot episode scored a massive win against its competitor “Pepito Manaloto” and “Daig Kayo Ng Lola Ko”. PGT Season 6 on Saturday, January 6 posted a rating of 11.7%, 0.6% higher than “Pepito Manaloto” based on AGB Nielsen NUTAM People ratings. A more convincing win meanwhile was reported by Kantar Media 38.6% vs 18.7%. All-time high ratings Not only did PGT’s comeback win against its competitor but this latest season has …

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SaturSLAY: Steal Ruru Madrid’s Boy Next Door Looks

With his charming face and towering stance, young actor Ruru Madrid is the type that’s hard to miss. Ruru has come a long way since his early days as one of the contestants in GMA Network’s reality talent search. Since his rise to fame, the young actor easily became one of the network’s most well-loved heartthrobs. Aside from his admirable dedication to his craft and his unwavering discipline in keeping himself in shape, Ruru’s sense of style is praiseworthy too. Whether it’s a stroll in …

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RUTH OF IT ALL: 7 Reasons Why JaDine lay-lowed in 2017

On-screen love team and real-life couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre focused slightly far from the spotlight in 2017 JaDine exercised their passion for music together and individually You might be wondering why the Kapamilya love team consisting of James Reid and Nadine Lustre had some kind of a drought last year in terms of exposure. When their Primetime TV series “‘Til I Met You” ended in March, no other shows nor movies followed up exclusively for the two. JaDine was blessed to be part …

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The SparkLight: Maine Mendoza is #LifeGoals

Maine Mendoza is #LifeGoals! The 22-year old actress-TV host-multi brand endorser- songwriter-author inspiring young Filipinos through her Instagram account. Behind her comic personality and as the half of love team AlDub, the ‘Phenomenal Star’ Maine Mendoza is an ordinary woman with extraordinary personality. This week’s issue of my column “The SparkLight’ will tell you how the simple girl from Bulacan continue touching lives and inspiring people by just being a genuine person. Before entering showbiz, Maine is really vocal in saying the writing is her …

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BY THE NUMBERS: How ABS-CBN and GMA Network fared in TV Ratings in 2017

AGB Nielsen NUTAM counts viewers from selected urban areas only Kantar Media releases daily and monthly ratings coming from urban and rural Philippines Philippines’ archrival networks ABS-CBN and GMA Network are both claiming wins in the ratings game for the year 2017.   According to the data released by the two TV stations using two different survey agencies, they are both claiming lead in audience share for the full year 2017. Citing data from Kantar Media, ABS-CBN said they lead the TV ratings war by …

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