The ratings are out. Korean drama Boys Over Flowers (ABS-CBN) is pitted against Taiwanese drama Fated To Love You (GMA-7) in the primetime ratings war.
In the nationwide household ratings by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS), the premiere of Boys Over Flowers got ahead by five points against Fated To Love You (GMA-7), which got 19.5% viewership.
However in the AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings, Fated To Love You is still ahead with 28.3% vs. BOF’s 22%.
For those who are not familiar with how the ratings work in the Philippines, the Mega Manila ratings is deemed more valuable to advertising as it is the usual basis for ad placements.
If you’ve been watching BOF on ABS-CBN, you’d probably notice that only a few commercials are being shown in between, which may be a good thing for us viewers, but not for the network.
We’ll try to give regular updates on the ratings of BOF so stay tuned.