Based from the list made by the New Media Philippines blogsite, nine out of the ten most followed TV news personalities in the country are from the Kapamilya Network.
According to the blog’s report last month, Karen Davila topped the list with 130,168 followers. She was followed by Kim Atienza (124,955), Julius Babao (86,051), Ces Drilon (69,063), Ginger Conejero (51,356), Gretchen Fullido (51,354), Atom Araullo (47,491), TJ Manotoc (47,311), and Pinky Webb (38,594). The list didn’t include journalists from print and online media.
The use of new media by ABS-CBN’s anchors and reporters has made them multimedia journalists who not only report news on-cam but also online via www.abs-cbnNEWS.com, and social networking and microblogging sites such as the widely used Twitter.
ABS-CBN News pioneered and pushed to mobilize new media and technology to reach more Pinoys around the globe. ABS-CBN was the first network to use the high-tech augmented reality technology in a newscast during the Halalan 2010 coverage and until now it continues to use such advanced mechanism in reporting news in “TV Patrol” and “Bandila.”
In 2010, a Pulse Asia nationwide survey showed that ABS-CBN is the most credible TV network in the country with 72% Filipinos saying ABS-CBN gave the most credible TV news coverage of the May 2010 elections. ABS-CBN scored higher than GMA, which had only 63% believing in its credibility, and TV 5 with only 32%.
ABS-CBN News also capped 2010 on a high note with its primetime newscast “TV Patrol” emerging as the number one news program for 2010 with an average rating of 31.2%, according to data from Kantar Media.
Keep tuning in to ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs programs daily on ABS-CBN and continue to follow its news anchors and reporters on Twitter.