GMA tops ratings
GMA Network Inc. said Friday it overtook rival ABS-CBN Corp. in nationwide television ratings in September, boosted by Eat Bualaga’s Kalye-serye segment.
According to Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, GMA recorded a 37.4 percent total day household audience share in National Urban Philippines from September 1 to 30, surpassing ABS-CBN’s 34.9 percent by 2.5 points and TV5’s 9 percent by 28.4 points.
GMA led ABS-CBN in the morning block with 34.1 percent against the latter’s 33.5 percent, as well as in the afternoon block with a commanding 45.2 percent compared with its closest rival’s 29.5 percent.
GMA was ahead of TV5 in all time blocks in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement).
The network also posted an impressive 42.2 percent total day household share in Urban Luzon, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 30.4 percent by 11.8 points and TV5’s 7.9 percent by 34.3 points.
GMA, which airs on Channel 7 on free TV, secured its dominant position in Mega Manila with a 44.6 percent total day share, besting ABS-CBN’s 26.8 percent by 17.8 points and TV5’s 8.3 percent by 36.3 points.