Top 10 highest TV ratings for impoted TV series- Philippines

In the late 90’s, Mexican telenovelas invaded Philippine television spearheaded by Marimar. In 2003, it’s Asianovela’s turn to hit the country by storm by the airing of Meteor Garden from Taiwan. Check out our exclusive ranking of the 10 Most Successful Imported and Tagalized TV Series in our local boobtube.

Top 10 Imported and Tagalized TV Series by peak rating:

1. Rosalinda (1999, ABS-CBN) – 69.8%

2. Meteor Garden (2003, ABS-CBN) – 63.8%

3. Marimar (1994, RPN9) – 61.7%

4. Maria Mercedes (1996, ABS-CBN) – 59.7%

5. Full House (2004, GMA) – 52.0%

6. Lovers in Paris (2004, ABS-CBN) – 45.7%

7. Stairway to heaven (2004, GMA) – 41.5%

8. Jewel in the Palace (2006, GMA) – 40.3%

9. My Name is Kim Sam Soon (2006, GMA) – 40.1%

10. Endless Love: Autumn in My Heart (2003, GMA) – 39.7%

Note: Ratings were based from the overnight tabulation of AGB Nielsen Philippines in Mega Manila as of July 2008. Take note that the figures are from a single highest recorded episode of the show and it’s NOT the average over-all ratings for the whole season. If there’s something missing in this list, feel free to post the name of the show and its corresponding rating (with link source) so we could make a correction.

TRIVIA:

RPN 9 started the telenovela craze in the country in 1996 when it aired its second tagalized Mexican telenovela, “Marimar.” ABS-CBN followed the trend by airing Maria Mercedes, another popular telenovela starring the star of Marimar, Thalia.

Bright Girl is the first Koreanovela aired on Philippine television. However, it was Endless Love: Autumn in My Heart which became the first successful koreanovela in the tv ratings. It was also touted as the series that made way to other koreanovelas in the country. GMA aired its first run in September of 2003 and due to insistent public demand, it was re-aired twice in 2004.

Due to the success of Meteor Garden and Endless Love, the term Asianovela became a popular slang in the Philippines. It pertains to dubbed South Korean, Japanese and Chinese/Taiwanese TV series.

The word Asianovela comes from the words “Asia” or “Asian” and “Novela” from the word “Telenovela”. This term was created to define the difference of a normal telenovela to Asian-produced telenovelas. The slang was first used on local internet forums, then became widely used by Filipino people.

The very first Asianovela shown in the Philippines was Amazing Twins, a Taiwanese TV series in July 2002 on IBC-13, but it gained no popularity in the Philippines despite that it was dubbed into Tagalog language.

Meteor Garden is probably the first successful Asianovela to hit the Philippines. When ABS-CBN started airing its tagalized version in 2003, it peaked to an astounding 63.8%, the 3rd highest tv rating registered in Philippine television history.

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40 Responses

  1. i like rosalinda very much,she so beautiful girl.

  2. ABS-CBN 2 REMAINS AS THE NO.1 NETWORK IN THE PHILIPPINES , EVEN IN MEGA-MANILA..

    especially now a days that everybody were talking about AUDREY and DAVID GARCIA, SANTINO OF MAY BUKAS PA, JILLIAN OF ONLY YOU and JANDI & JUN PYO OF BOYS OVER FLOWERS…..

    office staffs, girls and boys from diff. schools and universities were really hooked with these telenovelas…..

  3. matatalino na ang mga tao ngayon, alam na nila kung ano ang tunay na maganda at may quality na mga palabas…..

    sa LOCATION AT LIGHTINGS PA LANG SA SET, KITANG-KITA NA ANG ABS-CBN 2 ANG TUNAY NA MAY QUALITY…

    hindi rin nakakasawang panoorin ang PRIMETIME BIDA NG ABS-CBN 2 DAHIL DIFF. ARTISTS ANG MAPAPANOOD MO…HINDI PAREPAREHO…..MAY TIME FOR EVERY ARTIST…

    AT NAKAKAGAWA NG ORIGINAL STORY ANG ABS-CBN 2 HINDI PURO BASE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES TELENOVELAS….

    EVEN SA VARIETY SHOW. ABS-CBN’S ASAP CAN COMPETE SA IBANG COUNTRIES PAGDATING SA PRODUCTION NOS…

    HINDI NA MA-MIND CONDITION ANG MGA TAO NGAYON…
    EVEN THE ADVERTISERS CAN’T BE FOOLED….

    yung totoo lang…

    ABS-CBN 2 IS THE NO.1 NETWORK IN MEGA MANILA
    AND IN THE PHILIPPINES..

  4. Most of the Universities at mga award giving bodies dito sa MEGA MANILA IBINIGAY ANG MOST NO. OF AWARDS SA ABS-CBN 2…..eh di ang ibig sabihin ABS-CBN 2 ANG MAS TINUTUTUKAN NILA AT MAS PINANINIWALAAN.

    DITO PA LANG KITA NA KUNG SINO ANG TUNAY NA NO.1 SA MEGA MANILA….rating firms should be aware…

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ABS-CBN 2 FOR WINNING
    THE MOST NO. OF AWARDS IN 2008-2009

    1.GAWAD TANGLAW (University Of Perpetual Help)
    ABSCBN 2 - 22 AWARDS
    GMA7 -11 AWARDS

    2.GANDINGAN AWARDS (UP L0S BANOS)
    ABSCBN2 -14 AWARDS
    GMA7 -10 AWARDS

    3.USTV AWARDS (UST)
    ABS-CBN2 -20 AWARDS
    GMA7 -6 AWARDS

    4.DANGAL NG BAYAN
    ABS-CBN2 -10 AWARDS
    GMA7

    5.GOLDEN DOVE AWARDS (KBP)
    ABS-CBN2 -25 AWARDS
    GMA7 -0 WITHDRAW

    6. ROTARY CLUB OF MANILA JOURNALISM AWARDS
    ABS-CBN2 -4 AWARDS
    GMA7 -1 AWARD

    7.CATHOLIC MASS MEDIA AWARD
    ABS-CBN2 -14 AWARDS
    GMA7 -8 AWARDS

    8.PHILIPPINE QUILL AWARDS
    ABS-CBN2 -5AWARDS
    GMA7 -2 AWARDS

    9.ANAK TV SEAL AWARDS
    ABS-CBN 2 -42 AWARDS
    GMA 7 -33 AWARDS

    10. STAR AWARDS FOR TV
    ABS-CBN2 -22 AWARDS
    GMA7 -20 AWARDS

    11. NEW YORK TV FESTIVAL
    ABS-CBN2 -8 AWARDS
    GMA7 -6 AWARDS

    12. TAO AWARDS (ATENEO DE DAVAO)
    ABS-CBN 2 - 11 AWARDS

  5. Congratulations to ABS-CBN 2 Best TV Station for 2008-2009:

    Golden Dove Awards
    Best Tv Network: ABS-CBN 2

    Dangal ng Bayan Awards for TV
    Best Tv Station: ABS-CBN 2

    Gawad Tanglaw Awards for TV
    Best Tv Station: ABS-CBN 2

    Gandingan Awards for TV
    Best Tv Station: ABS-CBN 2

    TAO Awards for TV
    Best TV Network: ABS-CBN 2

    Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards
    Best Tv Network: ABS-CBN 2

    Philippine Web Awards Best Entertainment Website: ABS-CBN 2

    Most Awarded TV Station for New York Festival Awards (1 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Finalists

    lahat ng award giving bodies na yan ha…nasa mega manila.

    kaya ang paniwala ko ABS-CBN 2 TALAGA ANG NO.1 SA MEGA MANILA…

    KASI NAMAN MOST OF THE UNIVERSITIES AT AWARD GIVING BODIES DITO SA MEGA MANILA…SA ABS-CBN 2 NILA IBINIGAY ANG BEST TV NETWORK AWARD….

    AWARE NAMAN SIGURO ANG MGA ADVERTISERS DITO.

    kaya nga siguro ang mga universities eh nglabas at ngbigay na rin ng mga awards for tv para maipahayag nila kung sino sa tingin nila ang tunay na the best…

    hindi na nama-mind condition ang mga tao ngayon..

  6. tama kayo!!!!and recently lang puro kapamilya talents na naman ang winners sa GUILLERMO FOUNDATION…bingyan ng GUILLERMO ang abscbn2 talents ng awards bilang most popular sa tv and movies….and when you say popular…sila talaga yung mas pinapanood..
    panalo si Jonhlloyd & Sarah, gerald & kim….at for me winner na winner ang tayong dalawa,only you,maybukaspa and bof….guwapo ni jun pyo sobra!!!

    lahat tlga ng org di2 s manila…nakatutok sa abs-cbn 2,patunay na mas pinapanuod ang kapamilya shows..

  7. i find TNS SURVEY credible…yung survey nila tumutugma sa diff. universties and org ditech sa manila…sa talk of the town ng mga tao..kapamilya for life!!!!!! mgugulat na lang ang ibang survey firm dyan, kapag dumami kliyente ng TNS,hehehe..

  8. aside from being a toprater, panalo rin ang ABS-CBN 2 TELENOVELA SA INTERNATIONAL AWARD GIVING BODIES..

    NANALO ANG LOBO sa BANFF WORLD TELEVISION FESTIVAL SA TELENOVELA CATEGORY..

    tinalo pa nito ang LALOLA…winner talaga ang story ng mga telenovelas ng dos.

    dito rin naman sa atin ..matatalino na ang mga tao, yung mga may quality lang na palabas ang pinapanood nila..gaya nga nitong lobo at TAYONG DALAWA, mahirap na kasing i mind conditioned ang mga tao ngayon..

    kaya nga nawala ang filipino action movies, dahil alam nilang hindi na makatotohanan ang action na may mahabang balitaktakan, at suntukan na nakaleather jacket kahit nuknukan ng init dito sa pinas..

    ibig sabihin lang marunong ng tumingin ang mga pinoy kung ano talaga ang may quality o wala, kung anong makatotohanan sa hindi..

  9. ABS-CBN really is the No. 1 TV Station in the Philippines.

  10. uu nga proud dn me sa abs-cb cmula p ng bata p aq kapamilya n me i love kapamilya

  11. correct ka jan… dapat manahimik na yang GMA nayan ako ang nahihiya sa ginagawa nila. yaks ang layo nyo sa abs-cbn

  12. ewww! ang papangit ng program ng dos, bulok at panis ang taste nyo if you with them.
    GMA 7, clearly, is the no.1 tv station, magsinungaling man kayo at pilit na igigiit na abs cbn (-na bulok at panis to the max, sa totoo lang; gayagaya pa!!!)…
    GMA 7 no.1 forever!!!

    • Sino gumawa ng website na to? kapal ng mukha!!!!!!!!! Magkano binayad sayo para mag ad ng mga ganitong napaka unfair na result? may mga side comment pa? Abs na sana ang natutunan kong panoorin pero kung gantio ang tabas ng bunganga ng mga kapwa ko nagiidolo sa chan2 abay lilipat nalang ako sa gma. Atleast nagtatrabaho sila ng walang suhol at d nag papaapekto sa mga ratings na yan. Gudluck sa inyo!

    • GMA “FAKE!!!”

    • BK8 KNA MAN MHIYA/Kpal din na mukha m nuh?para sainyo panalo ang abc-cbn.ksi mga tanga kau..

    • ano ka bulag tingnan mo lahat kami ABS ikaw lang at yung 2 ang naiiba

    • galing mong umarte besh.!! hahaah.. ABS-CBN ang no.1 noh..

    • mas maganda parin ang ABS-CBN .baka mas panis at bulok na ang GMA mga mangAAgaw ng mga artista. pro tignanyo wlang nagtatagal sa kanila.!!!!. wala paring makakatalo sa kapamilya tv show. mas Original Ang kapamilya hndi sila plagiarism!!! getz muh!!!

  13. Kahit ano pa ang sabihin nyo, GMA pa rin ang no. 1 at most awarded internationally. Kahit ako pwede ako mag-organiz=e ng award kung eskwelahan din lang. A;langan namang di pakayo manalo sa KBP eh hindi naman kasali ang GMA sa walang kreedibilidad na award na yun. Kahit sa ratings, solar system wide man kayo, pero kahit ang ebs na yan, mega manila pa rin ang importante. Kantar, credible? sa inyo lang dahil sa inyo rin naman yun.

  14. bat sa website nio nilalagay ang results… bat hind n lng sa tv ipakita nio… bka amn nkakahiya ang abs-cbn kasi ayw nila ipakita ung fake results… buti para sa inyo no. lng ang abs-cbn.. pero sa totoo lng kapuso p rin ang no. 1 khit n kpamilya me… kapuso pa rin ang no. 1… lht ng proud to be kapuso may puso kau… sa lhat ng proud to be kapamilya…. walng puso… peace tau… sori kapuso n me cmula nung 10 yrs old me… im proud to be kapuso… i love this channel watever wat happen… hehehe

  15. GMA celebs admits that ABSCBN is the no.1 network.. ano paba pag.aawayan eh.. ung GMA nga sinabi na mas lamang yung ABSCBN eh.. though hindi fdirect na GMA mgt nagsabi.. still creditable yung mga artistang nagsabi na mas lamang ang abscbn.. so y the heck make this issue big.. panoorin nu nlang gusto nio panoorin.. lets respect one anoders point and taste.. but as for me.. i prefer ABSCBN…

  16. Abscbn kapamilya no.1 parin lalo na d2 s mindanao….

  17. Alam niyo nniwala talaga akung abs-cbn ang no.1………….kc nung dati andun pa ako sa amin sa probinya alang ibang makuhang chanel sa amin kundi gma7 lngkaya feeling ko gma 7 talaga ang pinakamagandand tv station sa pilipinas.ngunit ng magpunta na ako dyan sa maynila napatunayan ko na may mas maganda pa pala sa gma7,yun ay walang iba kundi ang abs-cbn………..kasi feeling ko pag manood ako ng gma7puro mga kathang isip lang ang makukaha ko…………d gaya ng mga palbas ng abs-cbn2 may mga magaganda kang lesson na makukuha……….kaya ngayun abs-cbn na aku………….

  18. kaya mga nanay…………..payuhan nyo ang mga anak nyo na sa abs-cbn2 na manood kasi siguradong sulit na may makukuha ka pa silang magagandang aral…………sa mga bumabatikos sa abs-cbn 2 wag na kayung magpaka bobo pa……………….kasi feeling ko kayo yung tipo ng taong may short term memory……………sana matauhan kayo god bless us all the time

  19. Kailangan isali ang Visayas at Mindanao sa pagkuha ng rating para higit na mapapaniwallaan ng taong bayan…gawin nyo ng paraan taga AGV at TNS..wala akong pinapaboran ni 7 at 2…para makikita ang tunay na rating ng tv…wag nyong idahilan ang Mega Manila ang capital business of the Philippines….gawin nyo ng paraan para walang pag aalinlangan ang mga tao…pls

  20. Alam nyo ba original kapuso ang whole family ko.bilib kami sa mga palabas nila,nakakatuwang panuorin ang eat bulaga,nakakarelate kami sa mga palabas nila sa gabi,ni hindi na nga kami nag aabalang mag lipat ng channel.
    Pero ng mauso ang mga makabagong effects,effects na ginagamit nila sa mga remake old story from the books at sa mga bago nilang palabas sa ngayun para lng maka sabay sa uso hindi nila namamalayan na mas marami na ang naiinis panuorin ang palabas nila dahil hindi ma kakatotohan ang kinalalabasan.kahit sa mga bata naririnig ko ang comment nila na O-A nang masyado.
    Tapos nasabay pa sa mga pasaring ni Mr. Joey de Leon patungkol sa kabilang istasyon.Na curious tuloy kaming panuorin ang kabilang istasyon kung ano ang dahilan ng mga pasaring nya.
    Now my family knows who really the BEST is….
    May dahilan nga silang ma insecure sa ABS-CBN
    Pang world class ang mga palabas,pam pamilya,at maraming good moral values ang nakukuha ng mga manunuod.

  21. Ako man ay dating ABS-CBN viewer, nag shift ako ng GMA just I know mag mas credible yung station na ito in terms of News and Public Affairs. ABS are only good entertainment but GMA in Public Affairs. ABS focus mostly to entertainment which is good us, and GMA in Public Service. The main reason talaga why I transfer from ABS-CBN2 to GMA7 is gusto kung tulungan na lalu pang aakyat yung rating ng GMA over ABS. I family are used to see GMA 7 in our home.

  22. Part dexter sayang ka………….alam mo dapat bago mo tulungan ang GMA7 para umakyat ang ratings nila tulungan mo muna yung sarili mo………Isipin mo ng mabuti part kung anung channel ang mas maganda panuorin……….kung may isip ka?f wala so go dyan ka nababagay

  23. Mga kapamilya sana suportahan nyo ako o ipagdasal nyo akung makapasok sa audition ng PBB season 4……………para ala ng mang api sa dos dahil ipaglaban ko paninindigan ko…………..this is hilbert dogmoc ng surigao city

  24. ABS-CBN is # 1, there is no question to that, every Filipino in and out of the country knows that by heart. C’mon, what is Phillipine tv w/o the shows Mara Clara, Mula Sa Puso, Pangako Sa’yo, Rosalinda, Meteor Garden, Star Circle Quest, Pinoy Big Brother, Game KNB & The Buzz?? If you have not watched any of these shows, damn you missed half of being a Filipino and being part of this generation. Honestly, all the undisputed & timeless shows, the best celebrities, the most talented young stars & famous product endorsers are all in ABS-CBN. GMA Mgt., Joey deLeon and their fans can say anything they want, but no one can change the course of history…the people of ABS-CBN has worked hard for this for sure & that hard work didn’t go unnoticed by most Filipinos. You are # 1 in our hearts ABS-CBN!! Thank you for the awesome entertainment. Thank you for the memories. Mind you, I won’t thank GMA7 for the never-ending remake of Darna and Captain Barbel, for the irritating loudness of their reigning star Marian Rivera, for the mouth of Joey deLeon & for Starstruck that didn’t seem to be a reality-talent show like what they were trying to imply. I think, this message mirrors what happened to Philippine tv for the past 20 years. Accept it, or probably, just face it, its really ABS-CBN that holds the crown. Their stations ID’s are even putting a tear on my face, that is how or how should a tv station touch your hearts, not just by listening or agreeing to whatever Joey deLeon is saying on national tv, things that he doesn’t even need to say if he is a real men and real artist or “Kapuso”, un b ang mga kapuso? bitter at matabil and dila? Damn, you can all be better than that. Watch ABS-CBN to get some values and reputation.

    • that’s true,ABS-CBN is the number one show in the philippines.No other can defeat that shows, to the highest level talaga yan………Coco Martin palang talbog na clang lahat.,,,,,hahahahaha.Palaging number 1 ang primetime bida of Coco Martin. walang binatbat ang ibang istasyon.hahahahahayyyyyyyyyyyy

  25. correct ka dyn..

  26. asus…pangit talaga ang GMA di marurunung umarte puro fantaserye.. walang saysay puro payabang lalo na yung mga komedyante nila ang sasama naman.. ABS-CBN is the no. 1..magagaling lahat..hindi katulad ng panis na GMA tulo laway..

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