- ABS-CBN is the third network to produce the ‘Idol’ franchise in the Philippines
- Compared to GMA Network’s ‘Pinoy Idol’ and ABC5’s ‘Philippine Idol,’ the premiere of ABS-CBN’s ‘Search for the Idol Philippines’ was successful
- More and more people finds interest in watching the show
- ‘Idol Fever’ is already taking over, making us more engaged to the show
Despite being the third network to hold ‘Idol’ in the Philippines, ABS-CBN’s ‘Search for the Idol Philippines’ debuted successfully among the three networks that attempted to produce the show.
And what’s more surprising, the show’s premiere was a hit! “Idol Fever” is already in the Philippines!
The first Philippine adaptation of ‘Idol’ was given by Fremantle Media to ABC 5 (now rebranded as TV5) in 2006. The show was titled ‘Philippine Idol.’ According to AGB Nielsen (Mega Manila only), the premiere of the said show fared with 7.7 percent. Against its rivals shows, ‘Philippine Idol’ got the lowest rating.
The second adaptation was ‘Pinoy Idol.’ Fremantle Media has given the franchise to the GMA Network in 2007. According to AGB Nielsen (Mega Manila only), the pilot episode of ‘Pinoy Idol’ earned 16.3% rating.
The latest adaptation is the ‘Search for the Idol Philippines’ of ABS-CBN. The show’s premiere on April 21 was a hit with a rating of 30.6 % making it the no.1 weekend program according to Kantar Media (Urban + Rural Philippines). AGB Nielsen’s NUTAM (Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement), on the other hand, also favored ‘Idol Philippines’ that recorded 12.7%, while ‘Studio 7′ got a rating of 7.1%.
The show even became the no.1 trending topic in the country and third worldwide.
If we compare the statistics from the previous franchise, the number (rating) is incredibly increasing. It only means that more and more viewers are engaging themselves into watching the show.
HOY PINAPANUOD NIYO BA YUNG #IdolPhilippines ???? THAT TALK ABOUT DEPRESSION???
The guy said “if you think about killing yourself, please don’t”
And my mom just broke down and echoed what he said. Mom blurted out “please don’t”
And my little brother started tearing up too
— poison me daddy #SOGIEEqualityNow (@Eunickorn) April 21, 2019
In fairness to James Reid. His comments are objective and with sense. #IdolPhilippines
— Harry Mac 🤴🏻 (@xangalino) April 21, 2019
One thing I hate about reality shows here in the PH, they put so much focus on back stories rather than the talent itself. Let the show sells because of its content. #IdolPhilippines
— Hep 🤷🏻♂️ (@sirdcxion) April 21, 2019
james reid established his own music label and all the artists under him have great musicality so if you think he doesn't deserve to be a judge then joke's on you bc he's basically the simon cowell in the panel #IdolPhilippines
— becky barnes (@buchananysus) April 21, 2019
I think that the reason why James and Moira were judges is because singers now evolved so much. The genres are all different. It's no longer 'birit lang ng birit'. #IdolPhilippines
— All Might (@Markie54439830) April 21, 2019
James is straightforward
Regine giving us the tips
VG still like in ST and GGV, only shorter airtime
Moira is nakakaantok #IdolPhilippines
— Dm (@dmwapu) April 21, 2019
Whether it is due to the fact that people’s taste change as time goes by, or the fact that the show was produced by another network, ‘Idol’ fever is in the air and we can’t help but to keep track of every episode and witness how the singing aspirants fight for their dreams.