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GMA News’ Eleksyon 2019 defeats ABS-CBN’s Halalan 2019 in NUTAM; receives positive feedback for Php 63 million coverage

  • GMA News and Public Affairs’ Eleksyon 2019 wins over ABS-CBN’s Halalan 2019 in NUTAM TV ratings.
  • The GMA’s Special Coverage was the most watched and trusted by the viewers.
  • Netizens praised the the Eleksyon 2019 coverage visual effects.

On May 13, the ABS-CBN Special Coverage: Halalan 2019 registered a 5.7% rating and defeated the 5.4% rating of Eleksyon 2019 on May 13, but with overall ratings, the GMA News and Public Affairs Special Coverage was hailed the winner and the most watched coverage based on Nielsen TV Audience Measurement’s ratings data for May 13 and 14.

GMA News’ special coverage of the 2019 Midterm Elections garnered an average people rating of 3.2 percent in National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM), beating ABS-CBN’s Halalan 2019 that only got 2.8 percent.

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The coverage gained the viewers’ trust in almost all parts of the country through TV and online.

In Urban Luzon, GMA News’ Eleksyon 2019 special coverage accumulated an average rating of 3.4 percent while ABS-CBN recorded 2.4 percent.

In Urban Visayas, GMA News’ special coverage on May 13 ruled over with the rating of 2.9 percent against ABS-CBN Halalan 2019’s 2.7 percent.

The Eleksyon 2019 coverage of GMA News’ ’24 Oras’ on May 13 dominated its rival program with 12 percent versus ‘TV Patrol’s’ 11.6 percent.

Late-night newscast ‘Saksi’ likewise defeated its counterpart with 3.3 percent rating against ‘Bandila’s’ 2.6 percent.

The GMA News coverage served to be a total package from its ratings down to its graphics. With its state of the art setup, viewers have nothing to say but wow! This superb display also helped the users visualize the data provided.

The network spent P63 million for the improvement of its Studio 5 and for its world-class newscasting. The hard work paid off as viewers relied and praised all GMA News Eleksyon 2019 coverage.

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The livestream of the Eleksyon 2019 also won the viewers trust and hearts that garnered about 4.1 million views across all social media plattforms. The combined total of 1.9 million of all live streams by ABS-CBN, ANC, and DZMM on the top video platform did not stand a chance.

Bannered by the GMA News pillars Jessica Soho, Mel Tiangco, Arnold Clavio, Vicky Morales, Howie Severino, and Mike Enriquez along with Kapuso anchors Pia Arcangel, Ivan Mayrina, Rhea Santos, Connie Sison, and Atom Araullo together with the most reliable team of journalists and stringers here and abroad–they delivered a fruitful coverage and outstanding reportage.

The GMA News and Public Affairs once again proved their brand of news reporting as: “Walang kinikilingan, Walang pinoprotektahan, Walang kasinungalingan. Serbisyong Totoo lamang.”


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