Filipino anime fans may be passionate in their calls to bring Japanese anime programming back on TV5, even making the highly-popular anime Sword Art Online (S.A.O.) trend on social networking site Twitter, but it may have fallen short.
Entertainment news website Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) reports that the channel’s weekend anime line-up, including the highly-popular series, draws low ratings last January 24 and 25.
The first two episodes of the Sword Art Online took a beating from established programs from rival networks GMA Channel 07 and ABS-CBN Channel 02 during its timeslot, while other shows during the two-hour anime block also suffered the same fate.
According to ratings data from AGB-Nielsen Mega Manila Audience Measurement, obtained by PEP.ph, Sword Art Online took only a 3.7% rating, as against competitor shows Tropang Potchi of GMA, which got a 5.1% rating, and the re-airing of the bible-themed anime series Superbook of ABS-CBN, which took in a rating of 4.8%.
The animated series Monsuno on GMA, took in a 6.4% points, while the competing show Spongebob Squarepants on ABS-CBN took only a 3.9%.
The other shows that premiered on January 24 on TV5, which were Magical DoReMi (3.5%), Fushigi Yuugi (3.7%) and Street Fighter II V (3.7%), were also beaten by their corresponding GMA Network shows (Sarap Diva with 7.1%, and Maynila with 9.6%) but, surprisingly, fared equally or better than ABS-CBN’s airing of an NBA Game of Atlanta Hawk vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (3.5%).
|Puppy in My Pocket||GMA||4.4%|
|Swak na Swak||ABS-CBN||1.9%|
|Kamen Rider OOO||GMA||5.9%|
|Tom & Jerry Kids Show||GMA||6.7%|
|The Powerpuff Girls||TV5||2.8%|
|Angry Birds Toon||GMA||7.3%|
|The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron||ABS-CBN||1.6%|
|Ben 10 Omniverse||TV5||2.5%|
|Sword Art Online||TV5||3.7%|
|NBA 2014-2015 Season: Atlanta vs. Oklahoma City||ABS-CBN||3.5%|
|Street Fighter II V||TV5||3.7%|
|Movie Max 5: Life is Ruff||TV5||5.7%|
Sunday’s ratings for S.A.O. were not by any means better, as the second episode on TV5 took only a 2.4% in the ratings, It was beaten by the edutainment program AHA! on GMA, which took in a 7.2% rating, and the CGI reboot of Superbook on ABS-CBN, which registered at 2.8%.
Fushigi Yuugi (2.1%) and Street Fighter II V (2.7%) also took a beating from GMA’s Born to Be Wild (9.3%), iBilib (9%) and ABS-CBN’s Matanglawin (4.3%), while the showing of the live-action movie adaptation of The Files of Young Kindaichi (13.5%) on GMA beaten ABS-CBN’s drama series Oh My G! (5.9%) pilot week repeat by as much as half, and the Filipino-dubbed Hollywood movie Cop and a 1/2 (3.8%) on TV5.
|Grimm’s Fairy Tales||GMA||4.9%|
|Swak na Swak||ABS-CBN||1.5%|
|Power to Unite||TV5||0.9%|
|Kamen Rider OOO||GMA||6.2%|
|Tom & Jerry Kids Show||GMA||7.6%|
|My Giant Friend||ABS-CBN||1.9%|
|The Powerpuff Girls||TV5||3.4%|
|Ben 10 Omniverse||TV5||2.3%|
|Sword Art Online||TV5||2.4%|
|Born to Be Wild||GMA||9.3%|
|Street Fighter II V||TV5||2.7%|
|Superhero Sunday: The File of Young Kindaichi||GMA||13.5%|
|Oh My G!||ABS-CBN||5.9%|
|Movie Max 5: Cop & ½||TV5||3.8%|
PEP publishes both the AGB-Nielsen and Kantar Media ratings data on their website, where AGB-Nielsen collect the ratings data of all three networks from sign-on to sign off, while Kantar Media counts TV5 only during primetime hours.