Tear-jerking reunion of Annaliza and Guido hit a national TV rating of 22.4%

ABS-CBN’s primetime family drama “Annaliza” once again won the ratings game as the tear-jerking reunion of Annaliza (Andrea Brillantes) and father Guido (Zanjoe Marudo) hit a national TV rating of 22.4% last Friday (Aug 2) beating its rival program with only 9.9%, based on data from Kantar Media. Viewers tuned in as Guido finally reunited with Annaliza and surprised his adopted daughter by attending her school’s family day.  The two rejoiced in each other’s embrace while Annaliza’s biological parents, Lazaro (Patrick Garcia) and Isabel (Denise …

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ABS-CBN and DZMM named TV and Radio Stations of the Year at the VACC Awards

ABS-CBN and its flagship AM radio station DZMM were named the Outstanding TV Station of the Year and the Outstanding Radio Station of the Year at the recently held Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Awards for their commitment to eradicate criminality and corruption and assist crime victims. Ted Failon’s current affairs program “Failon Ngayon,” meanwhile, was once again recognized for the second straight year in the Anti-Corruption Campaign category for exposing and acting on corrupt practices that affect the public. ABS-CBN’s late night newscast …

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New set of battles rolls this week with intense vocal duels in “The Voice of the Philippines”

Competition will take a back seat for the artists of the top-rating and Twitter-trending singing-reality show “The Voice of the Philippines” as they give premium entertainment to fans at their mall show this Saturday (August 10) at Festival Supermall in Alabang. Bond with and get to know your favorite artists, including those who already went into and those who have yet to perform in the Battle Rounds, in an afternoon filled with superb vocal performances, chat, and exciting games with V reporters Robi Domingo and …

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Charice Pempengco bares ‘coming out’ story this Saturday in “Magpakailanman”

International singing sensation Charice Pempengco is finally going to tell the whole story about what led to her decision to finally ‘come out’ into the open and announce her being a lesbian. Charice will portray as herself in this Saturday’s episode of the GMA drama anthology program “Magpakailanman” hosted by veteran journalist Mel Tiangco.  Entitled “The Charice Pempengco Story,” the episode tells of how the young singer’s life changed after her shocking admission of her sexual preference. Kapuso drama actress Ryza Cenon is going to …

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Ogie Alcasid signs three-year talent contract on TV5

One of the country’s top singer-comedians is now officially a Kapatid. Ogie Alcasid opened a new chapter in his career by joining TV5, and signing a three-year talent contract last August 6, with Alcasid being exclusive to television as on-camera performer and composer.  Alcasid will also head TV5’s Music Business Unit. The contract commences this August.  On hand to welcome Ogie were TV5 President and CEO, Noel C. Lorenzana and TV5 Chief Entertainment Content Officer, Wilma V. Galvante. Present with Ogie was his manager, Leo …

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Julius Babao, Doris Bigornia, Karen Davila, Anthony Taberna, and Atom Araullo join forces to deliver compassionate public service and information

Broadcast journalists Julius Babao, Doris Bigornia, Karen Davila, Anthony Taberna, and Atom Araullo have joined forces to deliver compassionate public service and information Filipinos need to know via ABS-CBN’s newest afternoon current affairs block. From Mondays to Fridays, ABS-CBN provides news and information via “Bistado,” “Mutya ng Masa,” “My Puhunan,” “Tapatan ni Tunying,” at “Hiwaga” that will make viewers more vigilant, happier, well-informed, and aspire for greater things. Julius Babao opens the week with “Bistado” on Mondays where he exposes stories of abuse, neglect, and …

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GMA Network leads across all dayparts in viewer-rich Urban Luzon and Mega Manila

Momentum shifts back to GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) as it closes the gap with ABS-CBN in nationwide TV ratings driven by its strong performance across all timeblocks in July. This is according to data from the industry’s leading ratings service provider, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. For the period July 1 to 31 (July 28 to 31 based on overnight data), GMA significantly reduced ABS-CBN’s lead in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement) ratings to a mere 0.1 percent with a 34.4 percent total day household …

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ABS-CBN conquers Nationwide TV Viewing in July 2013

ABS-CBN, the country’s leading and largest multimedia conglomerate, remained on top of the ratings game in July with more Filipinos tuning in to its programs with a total day audience share of 42%, eight points higher than rival GMA with only 34%, based on data from Kantar Media that cover urban and rural homes. Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,609 urban and rural homes that represent 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population, while the other ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen …

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Kantar Media: Top 15 Most-Watched TV Programs in July 2013

The multi-awarded and longest-running drama anthology in Asia “Maalaala Mo Kaya” secured the top spot among the country’s most watched programs with a national TV rating of 35.4%. It was followed by top-rater “Juan Dela Cruz” with 34.9% and “Wansapanataym” with 32.2%. The top-rating and Twitter-trending singing-reality show “The Voice of the Philippines,” meanwhile, landed on fourth place with a national TV rating of 29%. “TV Patrol” once again ruled all newscasts in the country with a national TV rating of 28.7%, beating “24 Oras” …

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James Cameron announces “Avatar” sequels

Marking a significant expansion of his already ambitious plans for the much-anticipated AVATAR sequels, Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Cameron announced that the films have grown in number from two to three. Additionally, to help bring his growing AVATAR universe to life and to expedite the process, Cameron has hired screenwriters Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds), Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Rise of the Planets of the Apes), and Shane Salerno (Savages, Salinger) to collaborate with him on the screenplays for the three films. The …

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