ABS-CBN is grateful for another year spent with Filipino families across the country that continuously tuned in to the network throughout the year for information and entertainment.
Once again, ABS-CBN has become a part of the Filipino families’ daily viewing habits as it obtained an average audience share of 45 percent in the entire Philippines or 11 points higher than GMA Network’s 34 percent, based on Kantar Media national TV ratings data covering both urban and rural homes from 1 Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016.
Apart from the high audience share and TV ratings, ABS-CBN is thankful for the love that Filipinos have shown as reflected in the numerous awards from different award-giving bodies, the huge turnouts in its events such as FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano Thanksgiving Concert and the ABS-CBN Christmas Special at the Araneta Coliseum, and the increasing patronage of its programs online via iWant TV, TFC.tv, and Sky on Demand.
Leading the way among entertainment programs that touched and captivated Filipino audiences is primetime favorite FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, which has an average national TV rating of 40 percent. The show has been the most watched regularly airing program in the Philippines, captivating the Filipino audience by promoting love for family and country, and the values of service, humility, camaraderie, and integrity as demonstrated by the protagonist Cardo, played by Coco Martin, and his family and friends in the show.
Also gaining affinity among viewers with stories that mirror the challenges and values in the lives of Filipinos are shows like Pangako Sa’ Yo starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, Dolce Amore of Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, Magpahanggang Wakas” featuring Jericho Rosales and Arci Munoz, The Story of Us of Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador’s Born for You, Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales’ Be My Lady, and Till I Met You with James Reid and Nadine Lustre.
Viewers also followed ABS-CBN’s afternoon series Doble Kara, Tubig at Langis, and The Greatest Love that emphasize the value of family, marriage, and selfless, unconditional love of a mother as well MMK that features true-to-life stories of Filipinos who affirm courage, resilience and perseverance in surpassing life challenges.