ABS-CBN vs GMA -what’s the real deal?

If you’re reading this from within Metro Manila and nearby cities — and have time to watch local television — you’ll notice the bickering between the two giant networks ABS-CBN and GMA network.

Here’s a short summary.

ABS was formerly the no. 1 network based on the ratings. GMA recently took the no. 1 spot. A month ago, ABS reportedly uncovered an alleged scheme by GMA in the Visayas to cheat on the ratings. ABS sued AGB Neilsen, the ratings company, then GMA sued ABS for their alleged reports accusing GMA of cheating. Since then, you’ll see these networks giving 1 minute commercial-like “message to the viewers” that is actually an answer to another network’s commercial like “message to the viewers” — both of which aims to grab hold of the viewers emotions.

I love how they do it. It’s like seeing two kids fighting over a toy car.

From the perspective of the viewer, do you really care who gets the higher ratings? Do you really know how to interpret those figures they flash on your TV screens and make it valuable to you, or does it matter at all?

The real deal on this network war? The boy who gets the higher rating gets more advertisers gets the more money. This is business, folks. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • freya

    ..grabe si april mitch, kna.career ang pgtatanggol sa tV network nya..at halatang highblood sya sa ABS ha..npaka.limitado naman ng mga reasons nya..humihingi pa ng ‘prof’..L0L..i wouldn’t say na certified kapamilya ako, kc nanu2od dn ako s syete.. PERO ang pnapanuod ko lang s channel mo april mitch eh ung mga koreanovela lang..(so parang gnun ndn..kapamilya pdn..haha)..panu ba naman..nkaka.boring kc tlga mga talents ng network nyu..wlang buhay umarte..AS IN! [tipong kung umarte s kamera, halatang umaarte xa..parang pilit lang..as in!]..i love kapamilya shows..they’re absolutely better than gma’s..(minsan,mga shows nyu na di gma stars ang gumanap ~like korean0velas and jdoramas~, parang un ang nagi2ng pan.hatak..LOL)
    AT..at least kapamilyas are n0t ‘palengkera’ type (sorry 4 d term,pero un ang dating xkn)

    AT! TANDAAN MO, WALA KANG PAKEALAM SA MGA NILALAGAY NAMEN. OPINYON NAMEN TOH!
    (bwaxan pgka.highblood ha..lol..cge hanapan kta ng ‘prof’)

  • freya

    ..grabe si april mitch, kna.career ang pgtatanggol sa tV network nya..at halatang highblood sya sa ABS ha..npaka.limitado naman ng mga reasons nya..humihingi pa ng ‘prof’..L0L..i wouldn’t say na certified kapamilya ako, kc nanu2od dn ako s syete.. PERO ang pnapanuod ko lang s channel mo april mitch eh ung mga koreanovela lang..(so parang gnun ndn..kapamilya pdn..haha)..panu ba naman..nkaka.boring kc tlga mga talents ng network nyu..wlang buhay umarte..AS IN! [tipong kung umarte s kamera, halatang umaarte xa..parang pilit lang..as in!]..i love kapamilya shows..they’re absolutely better than gma’s..(minsan,mga shows nyu na di gma stars ang gumanap ~like korean0velas and jdoramas~, parang un ang nagi2ng pan.hatak..LOL)
    AT..at least kapamilyas are n0t ‘palengkera’ type (sorry 4 d term,pero un ang dating xkn)

    AT! TANDAAN MO, WALA KANG PAKEALAM SA MGA NILALAGAY NAMEN. OPINYON NAMEN TOH!
    (bwaxan pgka.highblood ha..lol..cge hanapan kta ng ‘prof’)

  • Lancemcslade05

    ulol! nagsisilipatan na nga ang mga artista sa abs try mo manuod ng asap nyo.. mabi2lang mo nalang mga yung nag peperform.. yuck! tas pag dating sa mga game show puro may daya.. yan ba pinagmamalaki mo??

  • Lancemcslade05

    yah ur right! pretending lang kasi mga yan.. tignan mo si willie asan na xa now?? panu kasi ang mga taga abs wala kwenta…puro bakla!

  • Lancemcslade05

    taga bundok kasi kayo.. mahilig kayo sa mga mukhang tanga..

  • Lancemcslade05

    bulok na ata tv mo o di kaya malabo lang mata mo.. pag dating sa news and current events gma da best dyan.. sinu itatapat mo sa mga reporters sa abs.. geh nga..

  • Lancemcslade05

    eh panu ang winiwelcome lang ng abs yung mga bago talent .. tama! OA nmn tlg yun tsaka yung isang teleserye nila ginaya yung twilight wala tlg originality..

  • Lancemcslade05

    how come na nasabi mo # 1 ang abs?? pweeeeeee! nalibot mo naba ang buong pinas? huh??? yang christian bautista na yan kakatan nlng ng lupang hinirang nagkamali pa.. HINDI BA YUN NAKAKAHIYA????? filipino pa nmn xa…..YUCK!

  • Lancemcslade05

    soportahan kita!

  • Lancemcslade05

    ganun tlg tol.. i build up nila tlg mga talents nila.. then pg ok na iba naman not like ur abs sila at sila parin.. what haapen sa wowoweeeeee nyo? wawa tlg.. nuh?

  • Lancemcslade05

    yeah! ur right! dati sa abs nag wo2rk kuya ko lumipat xa ng gma kasi lahat daw ng mga artista sa abs mga filing maganda at gwapo.. mukha nmn pwet ng kaldero!

  • Lancemcslade05

    yeah! mga senior na mga stars dun! like piolo pascual! tsk tsk

  • Lancemcslade05

    where’s ur proof??? dami pala eh.. name mo pa nga lng gma na eh LOVELY DAY!

  • Lancemcslade05

    try mo kaya mag net nuh? wala na yung abs mo natalo pa nga ng TV5..

  • Lancemcslade05

    wala ka na masabi nuh.. hehehe magkano ba binayad ng abs sau? alam mo ba ang RECTO at ang ABS ay iisa NAMEMEKE! say mo! bwhahahahahah

  • Lancemcslade05

    pag dating sa mga network walang peace! tandaan mo yan

  • Lancemcslade05

    boring try mo manuod ng SURVIVOR PHILIPPINES.. then compare mo sa NOAH.. db si moi PA ni piolo bakla? where na sya now? heheheheh taenang abs yan… may kaso pa heheheh

  • Lancemcslade05

    sinu man ang maninira sa GMA ako ang makakalaban nyo.. im LANCE MCSLADE IM FROM MIAMI FLORIDA.. IM GMA 7’s #1 Defender….add me up kung may fb kayo lancemcslade05@gmail.com

  • dovey

    Conrad Seljan, the assault of your comments boils down to a single point, you are viewing ABS-CBN to be supreme in everything they are doing when counter-intuitively, you really don’t have an impartial point of perception as what the substance of your notion entails.

    MIND YOU, when it comes to standards and credibility, who do you think is glimmering>. WHen it comes to news ans public affairs, it’s no doubt GMA rings the bell. The WORLD can testify that since they have been winning international awards in that field.

    How about in drama>. Do you really think that ABS’ approach to tug the heartstrings of it’s viewers is excellent>. Think again a million times. MIND YOU, they are just utilizing talents from GMA to elevate their standings. Granting that they are also providing teleseryes from their own talents, do you think they defeated GMS’s exemplary trademarks>.

    Please ponder and ponder whether you are in the right track of protecting your beloved network.

    OTHER MATTER: sa mga hindi naniniwala na mas malaki tlga ang ratings ng GMA, compare their income para malaman nyo…AGAIN, compare ang kita nila so that you might be able to realize. Ang rating ng bawat station is directly proportional sa kita nila.

  • Agent 210

    Abs naman talaga nagpauso tapos gumaya lang talaga ang Gma kasi nauungusan sila. Kung matatandaan nyo, abs nagpasimula ng salitang teleserye tapos ang Gma gumaya, gumawa ng sariling katawagan, teledrama. At ABS din ang nagpasimula ng mgaTAIWANESE DRAMA, KOREAN DRAMAS syempre ginaya lang ulet ng GMA. Tapos ngayong nananalo daw sa ratings nagyayabang na nang husto!

  • miapotzky

    oh tlaga?! sa pgkakaalam q ehh…ung mga artista nila sa 7…kusng lumilipat o kea nmn inirerekomenda ng manager kung saan cla lilipat….at hndi ninanakaw….at anu nmn kung sumikat c charice kc ndi mo kc alam ehhh…kung 22usin dpat pnalo c charice kung mga judges ang boboto…eh ndi nmn mga judges ang bumoto ehhh….kundi sambayanan!tsaka mas kinakareer na nung nanalo sa little big star ang pag aaral nia…alam q yun kc dun cia pumask sa school nmn…!kea hndi nakakapagtaka kung bk8 naging pang international c  charice sa gnda ng boses nia…cnu nmn ang ittpat mo sa kania sa siete niong bulok?!haha at cnu kea ang gaya gaya?huh?sa pagkakaalam q po eh….ABS – CBN ang kaunaunahang station sa ppilipinas….cnung nanggaya?ciempre ang sieteng bulok!cnu po ba ang kaunaunahang station na nag labas ng colored tv dba ABS – CBN?cno nanggaya? ehhh…d sieteng bulok ul8 kea wg agad kayong magsasalita na wlng originality ang mga KAPAMILYA,saliksikin nio muna ang lhat lhat bgo kau mag btaw ng slita….oh anung say mo huh?!mga KAPUSUCKS tgilan nio na ang mga pannira nio sa ABS – CBN at pkisvi narin yan sa mga artista sa sieteng bulok ha!lalong lalo na dun kay joey!….right kapuSUCKS!!!malaking HAHAHA….

  • http://twitter.com/johnext1 johnbernard

    ako pa sa inyo gma lang kayo pauliulit ang artista marami naman pera ohhh diba   

    DEar, abs sana umalis nalang kayo at magpunta sa ibang mundo sa jupiter diba malaking planeta yun tiyak sikat kayoo dooon maraming ratings

    the end baw  goo gma network

  • http://twitter.com/johnext1 johnbernard

    GMA Network (GMA) is a major commercial television & radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is owned by GMA Network, Inc. a publicly listed company. Its first broadcast on television was on October 29, 1961, GMA Network (formerly known as DZBB TV Channel 7, RBS TV Channel 7, GMA Radio-Television Artsthen GMA Rainbow Satellite Network) is commonly signified to as the “Kapuso Network” in reference to the outline of the company’s logo. It has also been called the “Christian Network” which refers to the apparent programming during the tenure of the new management, which took over in 1974. It is headquartered in the GMA Network Center in Quezon City and its transmitter is located at Tandang Sora Avenue, Barangay Culiat also in Quezon City.[1]

  • Wil

    oh my god.yung gma na lang kaya ang pumunta sa jupiter i think always no.1 sila kahit di man totoo. ha ha ha

    si marian rivera na napaka war freak..maganda nga pero may tinatago palang kasamaan.haha compare to angel locsin, shes so beautiful inside and out..

  • Wil

    ok lang naman ang gma sakin..pero minsan nayayabangan lang ako..kagabi nagyabang na naman sila sa yes! magazine..eh madami din namang kapamilya dun at si  john lloyd pa ang nasa cover…kaya masasabi ko lang sa gma wag maging mayabang.

  • Academy_abs

    hahaha yung mga pinagmamalaking artista ng mga KANGUSO  mga talents ng channel 2 n nahubog n ang talento wahahhahaha. kawawa puro eat bulaga eat bulaga san b galing ang eat bulaga??? eh di s channel 2.. wahahha ala n  show s KANGUSO kundi eat bulaga…..?????