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Megan Young

Megan Young

Megan Young

Megan Young

Megan Young

Megan Young

Kinilig ako, siyempre. It’s a big project,” reveals Kapuso actress Megan Young when asked about her reaction upon learning that she’s going to breathe new life to the well-loved character of Mari Mar.

 

Despite feeling nervous, the Kapuso actress doesn’t let the nerves get to her and instead feels excited as she prepares for the role, “Acting wise, nagwo-workshop na kami nila Tom [Rodriguez] and Lauren [Young]. May dance and diving lessons din para siyempre mas magawa natin ng tama. Excited lang talaga ako, sine-set aside ko na lang ang kaba.”

 

Megan also admitted that she can relate to the character of Mari Mar. In an interview, Megan recalls her experience before she was hailed as Miss World 2013, “Si Mari Mar kasi she’s like any other Pinay who strive for the best.”

 

“Isa siyang hardworker, gagawin niya ang lahat para makuha ang mga pangarap niya. Ganoon din ako, kahit sinabi ng iba dati na baka matalo ako sa pageant… I put that aside kasi ito ang gusto ko. Manalo, matalo at least nagawako. Si Mari Mar ganoon din na kahit mag-fail siya, in the end she’ll make sure na ‘yung failure na ‘yun ay magiging encouragement sa kanya to strive for the better,” Megan says.

 

Under the helm of Dominic Zapata, Mari Mar is set to thrill the viewers this August on GMA. It will air worldwide on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

Janine Gutierrez for Preview

With a growing number of covers in some of the Philippines’ most prestigious fashion and lifestyle magazines, Janine Gutierrez, whose parents are actors Ramon Christopher and Lotlot de Leon, has definitely set her mind on making a name for herself.

 

The name Janine Gutierrez has been evident all over magazine spreads and online publications, and after successfully concluding her primetime soap last March, she continues to prove that she is more than just an actress and a pretty face.

 

She has impressed the publications that she worked with and received remarks for being unique, classy, and professional. She delivered mesmerizing photos in magazines and answered interview questions with downright brilliance.

 

At a recent thanksgiving event, Janine received her guests with a warm smile and took the opportunity to give thanks to the people who have been supporting her since the beginning of her career. As the country’s newest fashion muse, she expressed her excitement on being the cover girl of Preview magazine’s May issue.

 

“Preview is my first solo cover for a fashion magazine. And super saya nito kasi dream ko talagang mag-cover sa Preview. Siguro parang isa siya doon sa mga bagay na dream lang ng lahat ng babae or like when you were a little girl, ‘di ba?”

 

Despite this achievement, the GMA Artist Center star remained humble and acknowledged the team that worked hard in supporting her during the photo shoot.

 

Janine reveals, “Maswerte ako kasi yung team na kasama ko kapag pictorial, sila-sila palagi. Sobrang gaan nila katrabaho, at kilalang-kilala na nila ako. Sila talaga yung reason kung bakit lumalabas na maganda yung mga shoot. I really can’t take any credit for it kasi ‘di ba, kapag shoot maraming pre-prod. May concept, maystyling, eh dadating ka lang naman, so parang ako na yung least na pwedeng mag-take credit para doon.”

 

Meanwhile, Janine is currently part of GMA Network’s musical variety program, Sunday All Stars. It airs worldwide via GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Feel the romance as GMA Network grants its viewers an all-access pass to the beautiful and breathtaking wedding of Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero and Heart Evangelista. A two-part special of the couple’s fairytale union will be aired on GMA Pinoy TV on March 7 and 14.

 

The Kapuso actress has always been a princess looking for her prince. Finally, the long wait is over as she and the senator receive the most blessed Sacrament of Matrimony before God and their loved ones. Their story greatly attests that love conquers all, if only you believe in it. And that in the end, love will always find you no matter what the circumstance.

 

On March 7, get a preview of the moments of nuptial bliss in the first part of the wedding special dubbed as“Chiz & Heart Love, finally. The Beginning of Forever.” It will feature the very intimate and picture-perfect wedding ceremony attended by the couple’s family members, loved ones and closest friends at Balesin Island Club, a private island resort off the coast of the Quezon province.

 

Viewers must watch out for the selfie video diaries of the couple talking about their feelings prior their wedding. It will also feature the video diaries of Heart’s bridesmaids from the day of their arrival at Balesin, Heart’s 30thbirthday celebration and despedida de soltera, to the intimate moments of their dream wedding and reception.

 

Catch the most awaited highlights of the ceremony: the stunning bride walking down the aisle in her timeless and elegant wedding dress, the romantic and heartfelt profession of vows, and their first ever kiss as husband and wife.

 

Meanwhile, on March 14 comes the second part of the special dubbed as “Chiz & Heart Love, finally. The Wedding Concert.” It will feature the their Manila reception at Blue Leaf Filipinas in Parañaque City, a dinner concert that was attended not only by their respective families and friends but also some of the biggest names in showbiz, business and politics.

 

So as to bring the Balesin experience closer to home, and to more of their friends, relatives and guests, the venue was decorated with flowers and crystals mirroring the set-up in Balesin. The newlyweds also had another cake cutting and wine toast ceremony. For the first time, Chiz and Heart did the traditional garter/bouquet toss participated in by their closest friends.

 

The second part will also show on-site videos and never-before released interviews of the couple and their friends.

 

The program was hosted by Tim Yap and Christian Bautista with performances by Ogie Alcasid, Jaya, Christian, Kris Lawrence, Julie Anne San Jose, Aicelle Santos, Maricris Garcia, Jonalyn Viray, Frencheska Farr and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, among others.

 

Do not miss this romantic event in the lives of Chiz and Heart with the two-part wedding special on March 7 and 14 on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

Catch your favourite shows on GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International by checking the airing schedules in your territory through the website www.gmanetwork.com/international/programguide.

Chiz and Heart with his children

Chiz and Heart with his children

Chiz and Heart with their female sponsors

Chiz and Heart with their female sponsors

Chiz and Heart with their male sponsors

Chiz and Heart with their male sponsors

Chiz leans in to kiss his bride

Chiz leans in to kiss his bride

The newlyweds Chiz and Heart

The newlyweds Chiz and Heart

24 Oras

24 Oras

Mel Tiangco Magpakailanman

Mel Tiangco Magpakailanman

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho

My Destiny

My Destiny

Niño

Niño

GMA Network is closing in on ABS-CBN in nationwide TV ratings with stronger programming across all timeblocks in July, according to data from the industry’s leading ratings service provider, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

 

For the period July 1 to 31 (with the dates of July 27 to 31 based on overnight data), GMA significantly reduced ABS-CBN’s lead in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement) to just 0.5 percent with its 33.4 percent total day household audience share, and outscored TV5’s 11.5 percent by 21.9 points.

 

GMA grabbed the lead in the morning timeblock as it recorded a 32.4 percent audience share, outscoring ABS-CBN’s 29.1 percent by 3.3 points and TV5’s 12.4 percent by 20 points. Moreover, GMA more than tripled its lead in the afternoon block in July with 5.6 points relative to June’s 1.6 points, with a 35.4 percent audience share as against ABS-CBN’s 29.8; it also led TV5’s 12 percent by 23.4 points. GMA likewise improved its shares in the evening block to 32.3 percent from the previous month’s 31 percent.

 

Furthermore, GMA maintained its strong performance in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila with much wider margins over rival networks across all dayparts including the much contested primetime block. Urban Luzon and Mega Manila account for 77 and 60 percent of all urban TV households in the country.

 

GMA reigned supreme in Urban Luzon with a 36.9 percent total day audience share, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 29.9 percent by 7 points, and TV5’s 10.8 percent by 26.1 points.

 

The Kapuso Network also remained unrivaled in Mega Manila with a 38 percent total day audience share, outperforming ABS-CBN’s 27.8 percent by 10.2 points and TV5’s 11.4 percent by 26.6 points.

 

GMA also ruled the overall list of top programs (including specials) in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila with 19 Kapuso programs (out of 30) making it on both lists. Among the shows that scored top ratings in the two areas are Magpakailanman, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, GMA Blockbusters, Niño, My Destiny and 24 Oras.

 

Magpakailanman, the weekly drama anthology hosted by esteemed broadcaster and GMA News pillar Mel Tiangco, led all Kapuso shows in the NUTAM, Urban Luzon and Mega Manila lists; while securing the top spot in Mega Manila.

 

GMA subscribes to the Nielsen TV Audience Measurement service, while ABS-CBN is the lone local major TV network that subscribes to Kantar Media, formerly known as TNS.

 

Nielsen data is gathered through a greater number of sampled homes nationwide in comparison to Kantar Media.

 

For more information on GMA International’s events, artists and programs, visit the GMA Network websitewww.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages, www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV,www.facebook.com/gmalifetv and www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV, and Instagram page, @GMAPinoyTV.

GMA & Miss World Philippines

GMA & Miss World Philippines

Philippine broadcast industry giant GMA Network is the official media partner of Miss World Philippines 2014.

 

The contract signing was held on July 4 at the GMA Network Center and attended by the top officers of the Network.

 

Just like the pageants held in 2011 and 2013, Miss World Philippines partners with GMA Network again this year to stage and broadcast this prestigious event. Last year, the Philippines made a significant milestone as Megan Young was the first Filipino to be awarded the Miss World title.

 

“We’ve been partners with GMA from the beginning since 2011 and we feel that there’s no better or stronger home for us than GMA,” says Miss World Philippines National Director Cory Quirino on having GMA as a media partner. “In 2011, we successfully launched the brand Miss World Philippines wherein we placed first runner-up. This 2014, Megan comes home to crown our queen. This will be the first time she will walk the Philippine stage as our very first Miss World. It will be very historic for us and we would like to share that history-making moment with GMA,” she adds.

 

Meanwhile, Gozon also expressed his gladness that GMA Network was chosen as Miss World Philippines 2014’s media partner. “Our partnership with Miss World Philippines is getting stronger and longer, and we are very glad that we are chosen again to be its partner. That’s why we are entrusted by Cory. I’m sure she appreciated what we have done in the past.”

 

The Filipina who wins this coveted crown will be a shining example of the heart and soul of Filipino womanhood. The winner and her court will put her beauty to good use by caring for the marginalized women and children of the Philippines through various charities.

 

The 2014 Miss World Philippines Pageant will be held in September and viewed nationwide in the Kapuso Network and viewers all over the world may catch it through GMA Pinoy TV.

Marian 2 Marian 3 Marian 5 Marian 7 Marian 11There’s no denying that Kapuso Network’s Primetime Queen Marian Rivera is having the time of her life. Her stellar career continues to pan out with successful TV projects, major endorsement deals, and awards.

 

She recently earned an incredible feat, being hailed as Media Magnet of the Year at the launch of this year’s Yahoo! Celebrity Awards. The accolade distinguishes Marian as the most popular and most talked about figure in the entertainment industry.

 

Also, for the second straight year, Marian reigned supreme as she bagged FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the Philippines title. This makes Marian the first one to win the coveted award three times. She snagged her first title in 2008. For this year, Marian earned more than 1.5 million votes – almost twice the number she got from last year.

 

“I feel so blessed sa mga recognition na ito, pero tulad ng lagi kong sinasabi noon, hindi ko makakamit ang lahat ng ito kung hindi dahil sa mga bumoto at patuloy na sumusuporta sa akin. Thank you sa Yahoo!at FHM dahil magsisilbing inspirasyon ang awards na ito na lalo kong pagbutihin ang aking trabaho, [I feel so blessed for having this kind of recognition, but as I always say, none of these would be possible without my loyal fans and supporters. I wish to thank Yahoo! and FHM for giving me the inspiration to continuously shine and persevere as an artist.]” shares Marian.

 

As if these are not enough, Her Royal Beauty’s legion of fans also keeps growing as she continues to dazzle on and off-cam. These days, Marian’s on-screen pursuits involve joining Jose Manalo, Paolo Ballesteros, and Wally Bayola in Eat Bulaga’s “Juan for All, All for Juan” segment, where she enjoys the privilege of visiting and helping some of the noontime show’s avid viewers.

 

Marian also keeps herself busy by flexing her choreography muscles in her primetime dance show. She ignites every Saturday night with her dancing prowess along with other renowned performers. Joining her are Christian BautistaPaolo Ballesteros and Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose.

 

Marian’s fans abroad can catch her on her self-titled show every Saturday on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. To get the latest news about her and other Kapuso stars, visit the GMA Network website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages, www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV,www.facebook.com/gmalifetv and www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV, and Instagram page, @GMAPinoyTV.

Dingdong Dantes in Bolingbrook, Illinois - Meet and greet

Dingdong Dantes in Bolingbrook, Illinois – Meet and greet

Dingdong Dantes in Bolingbrook, Illinois 2

Dingdong Dantes in Bolingbrook, Illinois 2

Dingdong Dantes in Bolingbrook, Illinois

Dingdong Dantes in Bolingbrook, Illinois

Geoff Eigenmann in Carson City, California - GMA booth

Geoff Eigenmann in Carson City, California – GMA booth

Geoff Eigenmann in Carson City, California - performing onstage

Geoff Eigenmann in Carson City, California – performing onstage

Heart Evangelista and Tom Rodriguez in NY - with fans at the GMA booth

Heart Evangelista and Tom Rodriguez in NY – with fans at the GMA booth

Heart Evangelista and Tom Rodriguez in NY

Heart Evangelista and Tom Rodriguez in NY

Julie Anne San Jose, Kuwait

Julie Anne San Jose, Kuwait

Julie Anne San Jose, Kuwait

Julie Anne San Jose, Kuwait

Lovi Poe in Toronto - Giving out GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV merchandise

Lovi Poe in Toronto – Giving out GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV merchandise

Lovi Poe in Toronto

Lovi Poe in Toronto

Lovi Poe with Ms Philippines Canada winners

Lovi Poe with Ms Philippines Canada winners

Steven Silva and Benjamin Alves, Flores De Mayo

Steven Silva and Benjamin Alves, Flores De Mayo

Steven Silva and Benjamin Alves, Flores De Mayo

Steven Silva and Benjamin Alves, Flores De Mayo

GMA Network, through its international business unit, GMA International, was at the heart of several key celebrations around the world in commemoration of the Philippines’ 116th Independence Day this June.

 

“Through GMA’s participation in the annual celebration of Philippine Independence, we strive to keep the Filipino spirit alive all around the globe and instill a sense of nationalism across all generations,” says GMA Vice-President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia. “GMA hopes to create a sense of home wherever there is a Filipino,” he adds.

 

The festivities began in New York City with Kapuso prime artists Tom Rodriguez and Heart Evangelista gracing the GMA International booth at the Philippine Independence Day celebration on Madison Avenue last June 1. To the delight of their fans, Tom and Heart readily posed for photographs with the stream of people at the GMA booth, which was one of the busiest in the area.

 

On June 7, the city of Carson welcomed Kapuso leading man Geoff Eigenmann in the Philippine Independence Day parade led by Carson City Mayor Pro Tempore Elito Santarina as Grand Marshall. Geoff entertained an enthusiastic crowd during the GMA variety show and ended the day interacting with his fans at the meet and greet activity.  The celebration was a showcase of Filipino culture with local Filipino performers and booths that served Filipino delicacies and products. The event is an annual activity sponsored by the city and the Philippine Independence Day Foundation, with the support of various Filipino-American organizations in Carson, Los Angeles and Long Beach.

 

Meanwhile, Kapuso fans in Kuwait were serenaded by Asia’s Pop Sweetheart and 9-time Platinum Record Award holder Julie Anne San Jose and singer-comedienne Gladys Guevarra at Musika at Tawanan 4 last June 13. The event, which is part of the local Philippine Independence day festivities, gathered more than 3000 overseas workers in the region for a night of fun, entertainment, and Filipino flavor. The large audience was awed by Julie Anne’s powerful performance of hit songs while Gladys captured the crowd with her comedic act.

 

On June 14, GMA International also participated in the Mabuhay Festival in California, an event which drew in over 7000 individuals. The GMA booth showcased the Network’s three international channels- GMA Pinoy TV, its flagship international channel; GMA Life TV, the first international Filipino lifestyle channel; and GMA News TV International, an international news channel powered by the Philippines’ most trusted news and public affairs team.

 

Completing the series of events were visits from two of GMA primetime’s biggest stars, Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes and Kapuso Premier Actress Lovi Poe, who are currently seen on GMA Pinoy TV via the enthralling drama, Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real.

 

Dingdong joined his kababayans abroad at Bolingbrook in Chicago on June 21 for the Philippine Fest Piyesta Pinoy 2014 which included vibrant cultural performances by Filipino-American artists and native dance numbers by young Filipino-Americans dressed in traditional attire. The audience was not disappointed as their favorite Kapuso leading man entertained them with a song number and mingled with his fans all throughout the event.

 

Lovi, on the other hand, livened up the crowd at the “Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto” last June 28. With a repertoire of local and foreign songs, she serenaded over 7000 Filipino-Canadians who attended the Independence Day celebration. Lovi proved to be a hit with the audience as fans lined up at the GMA booth to meet and take photos with the actress. Those who visited the booth were also treated to GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV merchandise. During her visit, Lovi was also invited to participate in the Ms. Philippines Canada coronation ceremony.

 

Apart from the Independence Day events, GMA International also celebrated the traditional Flores de Mayo festival in Hawaii last May. Kapuso stars Steven Silva and Benjamin Alves participated in the festivities which highlighted the colorful Filipino culture.

 

Through its continued presence overseas, GMA International remains instrumental in cultivating the Filipino spirit wherever a Filipino may be, keeping our kababayans both here and abroad “proudly Pinoy, proudly Kapuso.”

 

For more information on GMA International’s events, artists and programs, visit the website,www.gmanetwork.com/international.

GMA International, the business unit that manages the operations and distribution of GMA Network’s international channels, garnered four Silver Awards of Distinction at the 20th Communicator Awards.

 

The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program that recognizes creative excellence in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work in print, video, audio and interactive formats.

 

“We are honored to have been recognized by this prestigious award-giving body,” says GMA Network Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia. “This distinction validates GMA International’s purpose of bringing quality programming and services to Filipinos all over the world.”

 

GPTV Home Away From Home

GPTV Home Away From Home

Home Away from Home, which was launched in 2013 on the Network’s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV, won in the Video (Programs/News Documentary) category. The show invites viewers into the homes of Filipinos overseas who have become important parts of their communities and have shown success in their respective fields.

 

Proud to be Pinoy PIDC Celebration 2013

Proud to be Pinoy PIDC Celebration 2013

Likewise, GMA International’s television special titled, Proud to be Pinoy: Philippine Independence Day Celebration 2013 was recognized in the Video (Programs/News Documentary) category. In commemoration of the Philippines’ 115th Independence Day, event highlights from the different Independence Day celebrations across the United States and Canada participated in by GMA International were shown on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

GMA News TV International Info Kit

GMA News TV International Info Kit

The GMA News TV International Info Kit received the Silver Award for the Print category. Powered by the Philippines’ most trusted news and public affairs team, GMA News TV International is the top choice to meet the Filipinos’ demand for complete, accurate, and credible news from home. The info kit showcases the channel’s achievements and its multi-awarded news personalities and top-rated programs.

 

MyHD Campaign with Marian Rivera

MyHD Campaign with Marian Rivera

Furthermore, GMA International’s Middle East MyHD Campaign clinched another Silver Award of Distinction for the Integrated Campaign (Promotional/Branding) category. Featuring Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, the campaign highlights the best promo offers for GMA’s international channels through its new carrier in the Middle East, MyHD.

 

Among the notable winners of the Communicator Awards are some of the biggest players in the international television industry such as Verizon, Comcast Spotlight, Warner Bros. Digital Media, Hub Television Network, MacLaren McCann and Mercedes Benz USA.

 

The Communicator Awards is judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). The AIVA is an organization of over 600 members who are “leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media.” Its members are comprised of distinguished individuals from top media, advertising and marketing firms, including Disney, MTV, Yahoo, rabble+rouser, and Time, Inc.

 

For more information on GMA Network and its international channels, visit the website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTVwww.facebook.com/gmalifetv andwww.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV, and Instagram page, @GMAPinoyTV.

GMA Network (GMA) continued to pull away from competition in the viewer-rich areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila in April, according to data from the industry’s leading ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

The Pacquiao-Bradley match (Pacquiao-Bradley II: Vindication), which aired on GMA Channel 7, ruled the charts in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement), Urban Luzon and Mega Manila.

For the period April 1 to 30 (April 20 to 30 based on overnight data), GMA recorded a total day audience share of 37 percent, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 32.2 percent by 4.8 points, and ahead of TV5’s 10.5 percent by 26.5 points. Urban Luzon makes up 77 percent of the total urban television households in the country.

Relative to the previous month, GMA’s total day margin over ABS-CBN and TV5 grew from 4 to 4.8 points, and from 24.7 to 26.5 points, respectively.

More Kapuso shows figured in the list of top programs (including specials) in Urban Luzon, totalling 19 out of 30. Joining Pacquiao-Bradley II: Vindication in the top 10 were weekly drama anthology Magpakailanman, multi-awarded news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS), Inang Yaya (Holy Week special), weekend game show Celebrity Bluff, and reality sitcom Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento.

Completing the list are Marley & Me (Holy Week special), primetime drama Carmela, Eat Bulaga’s Lenten special Hulog ng Langit, Saturday night comedy Vampire Ang Daddy Ko, Panalangin (Holy Week special), telefantasya Kambal Sirena, GMA’s flagship newscast 24 Oras, hard-hitting investigative program Imbestigador, the country’s longest running gag show Bubble Gang, Kapuso drama Rhodora X, and Holy Week specials A Walk to Remember, KMJS, and Slam Dunk.

In Mega Manila, which accounts for 60 percent of the urban TV household population in the country, GMA registered a 38.5 percent total day household average, up 8.6 points from ABS-CBN’s 29.9 percent, and up 27.1 points from TV5’s 11.4 percent.

GMA’s lead over ABS-CBN and TV5 also increased from 7.8 to 8.6 points, and from 25.2 to 27.1 points, respectively, compared to last month.

Majority (21 out of 30) of the top-rating shows in Mega Manila were from GMA. In the top 10 with the Pacquiao-Bradley match were Magpakailanman, KMJS, Inang Yaya (Holy Week special), Celebrity Bluff, Eat Bulaga’s Lenten special Hulog ng Langit, Carmela, Marley & Me, and Pepito Manaloto Ang Tunay na Kuwento.

Likewise scoring high ratings in Mega Manila were Vampire Ang Daddy Ko, Bubble Gang, Kambal Sirena, Panalangin (Holy Week special), Imbestigador, Rhodora X, 24 Oras, Holy Week specials A Walk to Remember, KMJS, Banal na Paglalakbay, Koreanovela 100-Year Old Legacy, and the country’s longest running noontime show Eat Bulaga.

GMA’s lead in both Urban Luzon and Mega Manila was driven by its strong performance in the morning block. It also continued to dominate rival networks in the afternoon and evening blocks in the said areas.

GMA, meanwhile, closes the gap with ABS-CBN in NUTAM as a result of its significant lead in the morning block, scoring 38.3 percent compared to ABS-CBN’s 27.5 percent and TV5’s 12.3 percent.

GMA and TV5 subscribe to Nielsen TV Audience Measurement while ABS-CBN is the lone local major TV network that reportedly subscribes to Kantar Media, formerly known as TNS.

In Mega Manila, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement gathers data based on a sample size of 1,190 homes as compared to Kantar Media’s 770 homes. Meanwhile, Nielsen has a nationwide urban sample size of 2,000 homes, which is statistically higher than Kantar’s sample size of 1,370.