GMA drama-action ‘Lolong’ tops viewership ratings

GMA’s drama-action series Lolong is 2022’s most watched TV show in the Philippines, based on Nielsen Philippines’ TAM data from 1 January to 4 August.

The show recorded a combined average people rating of 15.6 percent (GMA and GTV) in Total Philippines, with an estimated 13 million viewers glued to their screens from 15 to 19 August.

The story of a man’s extraordinary friendship with a giant crocodile, Lolong stars Ruru Madrid, Shaira Diaz, Arra San Agustin, Christopher de Leon, Jean Garcia, Bembol Roco, Malou de Guzman, Rochelle Pangilinan, Paul Salas, Marco Alcaraz, Mikoy Morales, and Maui Taylor.

Kapuso programs 24 Oras, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Happy Together, The World Between Us, Magpakailanman, Bolera, I Left My Heart in Sorsogon, and Jose & Maria’s Bonggang Villa completed the list of the top 10 most watched programs in Total Philippines during the 1 January to 14 August period.

FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, which recently aired its final episode, was at the 11th spot.

Lolong also continues to post record-high numbers, hitting a combined (GMA and GTV) people rating of 18 percent in National Urban TV Audience Measurement overnight ratings last 23 August.

Just last 24 August, Lolong tallied its highest rating to date, with a combined people rating of 18.3 percent.

Its rival show, Darna, had a combined people rating of  9.7 and 9.4 percent for the said dates (TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, and Cinemo).

Produced by GMA Public Affairs and directed by Rommel Penesa and Conrado Peru, the series stemmed from the idea of award-winning GMA News pillar Jessica Soho and assistant vice president for GMA Public Affairs LJ Castel.

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