- NUTAM recorded the ratings on Saturday, December 15.
- Magpakailanman won the ratings game against the first episode of ABS-CBN’s Christmas Special.
- GMA Network’s Christmas special and the ABS-CBN’s second episode battled over the ratings.
Nationwide Urban TV Audience Measurement (NUTAM) recorded GMA Network winning the ratings game on Saturday, December 15.
Viewers seemed to have favored Kapuso shows on the said day.
“Panalo sa ratings ang lahat ng programa ng GMA Network noong Sabado, December 15. Mas piniling panoorin ng TV viewers ang Kapuso shows mula ‘Light Up’ na umeere ng 4:30 a.m. hanggang ‘i-Witness’ na nagsisimula ng 11:53 p.m.,” GMA Network said on their website.
GMA Network wins ratings game.
According to NUTAM, Magpakailanman and Family is Love: The ABS-CBN Christmas Concert had a 5.0% score gap. The Kapuso drama anthology had 9.9% while the first episode of Kapamilya Christmas special received only 4.9%.
The battle of Christmas specials.
Based on the comparative program ratings performances, NUTAM recorded Puso ng Pasko: The GMA Christmas Special won the ratings game with 4.0% against the ABS-CBN Christmas special which had 6.2% on Sunday, December 16.
On their release, GMA Network claimed that some of their Saturday programs maintained a wide lead compared its rival shows. “Ilan sa mga programang nagkaroon ng malaking rating gap sa kanilang katapat sa kabilang network ay ang morning animated shows na ‘Tobot,’ ‘Sonic Boom,’ ‘Grami’s Circus Show,’ ‘Angry Birds Toons,’ at ‘Ben 10.’ Panalo rin ang Topps Sarap! Toppstar TV at Maynila sa katapat nilang NBA 2018-2019 season game ng Brooklyn Nets vs Washington Wizards.
“Nanguna rin sa ratings ang ‘Sarap ‘Di Ba?,’ ‘Eat Bulaga,’ ‘Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko,’ ‘Tadhana,’ ‘Wish Ko Lang!,’ ‘Imbestigador,’ ’24 Oras Weekend,’ ‘Pepito Manaloto Ang Tunay na Kuwento,’ ‘Daddy’s Gurl,’ ‘Magpakailanman,’ at ang feature film sa Kapuso Movie Night na ‘Our Mighty Yaya.'”
However, GMA Network didn’t release any ratings on their counterpart programs.