“Be Careful With My Heart” extended up to mid-2013!

Actress Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap said their hit series “Be Careful With My Heart” is the best gift they’ve received this year.

“Sa totoo lang, malaking regalo na rin ang pagkakataong naibigay sa amin na maging source of inspiration ng maraming tao. Sa palagay ko, hindi lang ang audience ang nai-inspire ng mga character namin dahil kami mismo, may natututunan sa kanila,” Sta. Maria said.

On Thursday, Yap and Sta. Maria confirmed that the airing of the undisputed No. 1 daytime series will be extended until middle of 2013. The DVD of the first parts of the series will also be out in December.

“Ang success ng ‘Be Careful With My Heart’ ay talagang blessing. We are blessed to have everything feel-good in the show,” Yap said.

“At malaki talaga ang pasasalamat namin sa suporta ng fans kung kaya’t gagawin namin ang lahat ng makakaya namin para pasayahin kayo araw-araw,” he added.

Aside from high ratings, the lead stars are also thankful for having found a new family.

“Yung friendship na nabuo sa aming show, hindi na lang kami basta magkaka-trabaho, naging magkakaibigan na kaming lahat,” Sta. Maria said.

On Thursday afternoon, the cast of “Be Careful With My Heart” had a thanksgiving mass.

“We are really thankful that’s why we are holding this thanksgiving mass kasi tinangkilik pa din kami ng mga tao and they are supporting us,” Yap said.

“Siyempre nagpapasalamat sa nasa itaas kasi kung hindi dahil sa kanya ay wala ang lahat ng ito,” Sta. Maria said.

Meanwhile, when asked about their plans for Christmas, Jodi and Richard said that they will spend it with their respective families.

“Plano kong makasama nang matagal ang wife ko at mga anak ngayong Holiday season para naman makabawi ako sa mga panahon na hindi ko sila nakasama dahil sa taping schedule namin,” Yap explained.

“Magbabakasyon rin kami sa ibang bansa. ‘Yun na ang Christmas (at) New Year treat ko para sa kanila,” said Sta. Maria who will be spending the yuletide season in Thailand.

“Be Careful With My Heart,” airs everyday, 11:15 a.m., before “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN’s Prime-Tanghali.

Be Careful With My Heart Sabado Rewind” airs every Saturday, 10:30 a.m., before “It’s Showtime.”


Sam Milby Topbills Wansapanataym’s ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ Episode!

Rockoustic heartthrob Sam Milby gives an early gift this Saturday (November 17) as he teaches everyone the importance of family in the Christmas countdown special of ABS-CBN’s top-rating fantasy-drama anthology “Wansapantaym.

In the ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ episode, Sam will portray the role of Carl, a young man who wants to forget the memories of his family. Because of his bitterness over his past, Carl has decided to sell the house that he inherited from his parents as tries to turn his back on them. Will Carl finally learn to forgive and open his heart once again when several strangers make him realize the importance of family?

Together with Sam in the ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ episode are Empress Shuck, Kathleen Hermosa, Alex Castro, Joonee Gamboa, JM Briones, Nathaniel Britt, Annica Tindoy, Susan Campos, and Giovannie Baldesseri. It was written by Noreen Capili, and directed by Malu Sevilla.

Don’t miss the Christmas special of CMMA Best Children and Youth Program, “Wansapanataym” this Saturday, after “Kapamilya: Deal or No Deal” on ABS-CBN. For more updates log-on to www.abs-cbn.com, follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

“MasterChef Season 3” premieres this Saturday on the Lifestyle Network!

The renowned show which broadcasts culinary skills and of talented individuals is back again with award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich, and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot for the third installment of the smash hit MasterChef.

The initial stage has already taken place, sizing out almost 30,000 hopefuls attempting to make their way onto the show. Of those who have taken the chance, the best and brightest amateur cooks have been flown to Los Angeles where they will begin their journey to become the next MasterChef, earn themselves $250,000 and an experience of a lifetime.
This exciting season will bring forward 23 unique individuals representing 23 different states, coming from various locations and occupations. A stock broker, professional opera singer, emergency physician, food photographer and plastic surgeon are among the few to be selected for the show, as well as the first ever blind cook to partake in the competition. Each aspirant will battle fiercely to turn their dreams into reality.

The show has been immensely popular since its reintroduction in the United Kingdom in 2005, which spurned multiple international formats across the globe, reaching countries such as Australia, Finland, Germany, South Africa and Vietnam. 

MasterChef Season 3 premieres this Saturday (September 15) and Sunday (September 16) at 1:00 PM, two new episodes back-to-back every week on the Lifestyle Network.

Regular schedule is as follows: Saturdays and Sundays (Premiere) at 1:00 PM, Mondays at 10:00 PM, and Wednesdays at 5:00 PM.

ABS-CBN’s SONA leads national TV ratings!

More Filipinos tuned in to ABS-CBN’s live coverage of President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III’s third State of the Nation Address last Monday (July 23) at the Batasang Pambansa.

ABS-CBN’s “Ulat sa Bayan: Ang Ika-3 SONA ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III” scored anational TV rating of 15%, or almost six points higher than GMA’s “SONA 2012” with only 9.2%, based on data from Kantar Media that covers urban and rural areas in the country.

Veteran broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez anchored the live coverage from the studio, while Lynda Jumilla led other ABS-CBN news reporters in delivering fresh updates before and after the SONA straight from Batasan. ABS-CBN’s media platforms Studio 23, ANC, and DZMM TeleRadyoalso delivered live coverages of the SONA to free TV and cable TV subscribers.

Kantar Media releases Top 15 Programs in June 2012!

Walang Hanggan” remains to be the most watched program in the country with an average TV ratingof 41.8%. The Coco Martin-starrer led the twelve ABS-CBN shows in the top 15 programs. Royal teleserye “Princess and I” came in second place with a national TV rating of 38.6% followed by thenumber one weekend program “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on third with 35.9%. “TV Patrol,” on the other hand, remains to be the leading newscast in the country scoring a national TV rating of 31.8% vs rival “24 Oras” with 17.6%.

Making an entry in the top 15 are “The X Factor Philippines” and “Aryana” on the 8 th and 10 th spots respectively. The biggest musical event of the year scored a national TV rating of 24.4% while the story about a tween mermaid hit 22.4%.

Other Kapamilya programs in the top 15 are “Wansapanataym” (33.2%), “Rated K” (26%), “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” (25.3%), “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” (23.1%), “Goin Bulilit” (22.3%), and “ Sarah G Live” (20.3%). Only “The Good Daughter,” “Kap’s Amazing Stories,” and “24 Oras” from GMA Network enters the Top 15 this month.

Here are the Top 15 Programs this June 2012 according to Kantar Media:


Kantar Media expands ratings data coverage including rural panels!

Kantar Media’s new, expanded data that now covers rural areas across Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao

Kantar Media, one of the country’s leading television (TV) audience measurement providers with capabilities in gathering TV viewing data in both digital and analog platforms, now has total of 6.315 million homes in rural areas across the Philippines (North Luzon, Central Luzon, South Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao) added to its existing 8.820 million homes in urban areas, bringing the total TV universe to 15.135 million homes nationwide.

Kantar Media’s audience panel now covers and represents 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population.

Kantar Media, a multinational market research group that specializes in audience measurement in more than 80 countries, has 26 TV networks, ad agencies, and pan-regional networks subscribing to its ratings services. Among its current subscribers are ABS-CBN, NBN, Sky Cable, J. Romero and Associates, 720ConsumerConnect, Starcom, OMD, PhD, Mediacom, Mindshare, MEC, Maxus, Universal McCann, Wellmade Manufacturing Corporation, Brand Ideas, and MPG Havas. They also include pan-regional networks like CSM Media Inc., Fox International Channels, Star HK, Discovery, AXN, HBO, MTV, Sony Pictures Television International, Celestial Tiger, and A&E Television Network. Among these, the following subscribe to both urban and rural TV audience measurement: ABS-CBN, Brand Ideas, MPG Havas, and 720ConsumerConnect.

ABS-CBN’s Corona Impeachment Coverage Wins National TV Ratings!

ABS-CBN interrupted its regular programming to give way to the live coverage of the historic impeachment trial via “Ang Hatol: Chief Justice Corona,” which most Filipinos watched yesterday when the senator-judges finally delivered their verdicts as it hit a national TV rating of 18.5% against GMA (11.8%), GMA News TV (3.1%), and TV5 (2.9%), based on data from Kantar Media.

ABS-CBN’s coverage also ruled the ratings race last Monday with a national TV rating of 10.3% versus TV5 (2.8%) and GMA News TV (1.7%), and last Friday (May 25) with a national TV rating of 11.5% against TV5 (3.1%) and GMA News TV (3.0%). ABS-CBN’s official hashtag #CJonTrial became the top trending topic in the Philippines as Filipinos tweeted their thoughts while actively watching the trial. The coverage of ABS-CBN, the largest and leading multimedia conglomerate in the country, has reached more Filipinos in the country and worldwide through its media platforms on free TV via ABS-CBN and Studio 23, on cable TV via DZMM TeleRadyo and ANC, on radio via DZMM Radyo Patrol 630, and online livestreaming via abs-cbnNEWS.com.

The country’s most trusted anchors also delivered updates from the Senate, with Korina Sanchez and Ted Failon for ABS-CBN Channel 2, Julius Babao for DZMM, and Tony Velasquez, Lynda Jumilla, Karen Davila, and Atty.Adel Tamano for ANC.

ABS-CBN broadcast the hearing live in lieu of its regular programming for the Fiilpino public and widened its reach through all of its media platforms and generated wider political participation by making information more accessible to them.

‘City Hunter’ Finale this Week: Can Johnny Kill His Own Dad?

Johnny is down to his last target but can he still fulfill his mission after learning that he would have to kill his very own father?

The “City Hunter” faces his toughest decision yet as his mind battles his heart once more. He already sacrificed his love for Nana but is his heart tough enough to sacrifice his own father? Don’t miss Johnny’s final battle this Friday (Apr 13) in the finale of “City Hunter,” after “Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

Bugoy Cariño Learns the Meaning of True Love from ‘E-Boy’!

ABS-CBN’s top-rating Primetime Bida teleserye “E-Boy” continues to instill different life lessons and values on viewers as the show entered its final week.

It has captured the hearts and minds not only of its avid viewers but its whole cast as well.

“Because of ‘E-Boy,’ I’ve learned about the importance of family, unconditional love and the will to do whatever it takes for the sake of your loved ones,” Agot Isidro said. In fact, even the hearts of her co-actors Ariel Riveraand Jomari Yllana were also moved with the message that the drama series wanted to impart on its viewers.

At such a young age, Kapamilya childstars Bugoy Cariño and Deydey Amansec, on the other hand, learned the true meaning of love from the different exciting adventures that their characters E-Boy and Miyo had experienced in the series. According to Bugoy, “I have learned from “E-Boy” that anyone has the capacity to do anything if there is love.”

On “E-Boy’s” last week, tension arises as the characters help each other hand in hand to stop Miguel’s (Jomari) evil plans. Will Miguel finally succeed in getting his hands on E-Boy? Can Gabriel (Ariel) sacrifice E-Boy to save his wife Ria (Agot)? What will E-Boy and Megabot do to prevent Miguel’s plans from prevailing?

“E-Boy” is a part of ABS-CBN’s “Bida Best Kid” campaign launched recently that aims to empower children by encouraging them to become who they want to be and the best that they can be. It doesn’t only entertain and educate its young viewers with its values-oriented, child-friendly programs, but supports their dreams and aspirations as well.

Don’t miss final week of “E-Boy” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

E-Boy,’ Down on its Last Two Weeks!

ABS-CBN’s top-rating Primetime Bida family drama series “E-Boy” has truly captured everybody’s heart as it keeps TV viewers thrilled with the exciting adventures of its lead character E-Boy played by Bugoy Cariño.

Since it started airing on January 2012, “E-Boy” got everybody hooked not only because of the groundbreaking computer animation effects used on the series, but also because of the values and lessons that E-Boy (Bugoy) and Miyo (Deydey Amansec) imparted the whole family every night on primetime TV.

Meanwhile, as “E-Boy” goes down on its last two weeks, the plot continues to thicken with the revelation of the new robot that Gabriel (Ariel Rivera) had created. Is the new robot going to be a friend or a foe? Will Gabriel’s family ever be complete with Miguel’s (Jomari Yllana) persistence to win Ria’s (Agot Isidro) heart? Can E-Boy and Miyo successfully save their Papa Gabriel?

“E-Boy” is a part of ABS-CBN’s “Bida Best Kid” campaign launched recently that aims to empower children by encouraging them to become who they want to be and the best that they can be. It doesn’t only entertain and educate its young viewers with its values-oriented, child-friendly programs, but supports their dreams and aspirations as well.

Don’t miss final two weeks of “E-Boy” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

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