REVIEW: ABS-CBN, GMA Network battle [again] over ‘Love’ as a theme in their Christmas Station IDs

It’s the Season of Christmas Station IDs. Two of the country’s leading TV Networks—Kapamilya (ABS-CBN) and Kapuso (GMA Network) have already aired their respective yearly Christmas sounder or stinger. Kapamilya’s ‘Just Love Ngayong Pasko’ is shorter, sweeter and sounder as opposed to Kapuso’s ‘Buong Pusong MaGMAhalan’ that is clearly copied, staged and failed in its execution. Writing this down is a difficult since I do PR work, and I sometimes had to resort to deflecting or sugar-coating) in order to be kinder and not brutal …

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BY THE NUMBERS: From Ivy Aguas to Lily Cruz, “Wildflower” is indestructible

If love is sweeter the second time around, revenge is more bitter the second time around. That is how ABS-CBN’s feisty teleserye has proven with the return of the character of Lily Cruz. On October 9, Wildflower shocked TVlandia with the fiery return of Lily Cruz after the much talked about “death” of Ivy Aguas. Dressed in gold, Lily Cruz scored great ratings, easily beating its competitor “Wowowin” and skyrocketing to daytime’s number one spot. “Wildflower” on that day posted a ratings of 9.8% vs Wowowin’s …

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BY THE NUMBERS: The Faded luster, “Super Ma’am” powerless against “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”

“From the powerful Darna to Dyesebel to a powerless Super Maam” Marian Rivera’s star seemed lost its luster in her latest project, “Super Maam,” as it didn’t impress TV viewers on it pilot week. Being GMA Network’s shining primetime royalty, many have expected Marian Rivera’s “Super Ma’am” to pull a great competition with ABS-CBN’s long-running action drama teleserye “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” But the former failed to impress as it piloted with underwhelming figures. Piloting last September 18, 2017, Super Maam only got a meager share …

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“Mulawin vs. Ravena” affected by bird flu?

Kapuso TV series “Mulawin vs. Ravena” seems to be affected by the bird flu outbreak that hit parts of the country recently. This was the observation of netizens from various social media sites as “Mulawin vs. Ravena”’s nationwide ratings continue to plunge down compared to its rival “La Luna Sangre”. Based on the survey released by AGB Nielsen and Kantar Media a week after the bird flu outbreak was broadcast, the bird-themed TV series’ rating went down by almost half the ratings of vampire and …

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BY THE NUMBERS: ABS-CBN is dominating PH digital media platforms

“In the service of the Filipino World Wide…….Web.” It seemed that ABS-CBN has conquered all platforms of media as it dominated not only the television, print and radio, but also in social media. ABS-CBN not only lead viewership in television but also has a commanding lead in all social media platforms. Based on the latest data gathered through the SocialBakers website, an online social media analytics tool, ABS-CBN and its subsidiaries led the pack among media companies in the Philippines. Facebook In Facebook, ABS-CBN commands …

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BY THE NUMBERS: My Korean Jagiya’s Lukewarm Start

GMA Network’s newest rom-com primetime series “My Korean Jagiya” started with a lukewarm, if not cold, reception from the viewers. Piloting last Monday, August 21, the Heart Evangelista starrer Fil-Korean drama didn’t create big impact in the ratings scorecard even succumbing to its rival since its second episode. AGB Nielsen numbers While “My Korean Jagiya” managed to get ahead of “A Love To Last” on its premiere according to AGB Nielsen NUTAM People survey, the gap is very insignificant to call it a success. The …

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BY THE NUMBERS: KathNiel Ready To Take The Primetime Throne

From Teen King and Queen to Primetime King and Queen! That is the road Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla seemed traveling. With the back to back to back success of their primetime teleseryes, KathNiel is nowhere to go but up. Following successive victories of their primetime bida programs, the two are really ripe to take on the lead and reign Philippine television’s most coveted spot; the Primetime. The beginning Before the rise of KathNiel, Kathryn was paired with different actors. She was teamed up with …

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BY THE NUMBERS: “Impostora” remake keeps up to the original

“A remake that keeps up to the original”. That is how I will characterize GMA network’s latest offering, Impostora. A remake of the 2007 series starring Iza Calzado and Sunshine Dizon, the millennial Impostora top billed Kris Bernal showed promise that could follow the fate of its predecessor. The Pilot Week Kapuso is solidifying its afternoon prime line-up with the addition of Impostora. Replacing D’Originals, Impostora didn’t disappoint as it registered well in the rating’s board. During its pilot episode last July 10, 2017, Impostora posted …

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SHOWBIZ WEDGE: How did ‘Quiz Vee’ and ‘Miss Q&A’ impact viewers?

“It’s Showtime” and “Eat Bulaga” have new segments specifically exclusive for the gay community. Miss Q&A exhibits the wit of its contestants while Quiz Vee shows the intelligence of its players. But which of these segments really won the hearts of many Filipinos? Let’s find out. Miss Q&A Miss Q&A received positive feedback from netizens upon its initial airing. Netizens love the odd questions by the hosts towards the contestants such as “Kung dalawa na lang ang natitira mong ngipin, ano ang mas gusto mo — …

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BY THE NUMBERS: Pacman fever no more

“The world stops no more.” Remember the days when every street in the country seemed like streets of a ghost town because you can barely see people. Less crime, light traffic with very few to no cars in the streets and major highways, and every TV screens and radios tuned it to the most anticipated fight of the country’s national fighter Pacquiao. That was the norm then every time the Pambansang Kamao Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is fighting inside the boxing ring.  The whole country feels like being …

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