Filipinos tuned into ABS-CBN for the latest reports, analysis, and airing of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s fourth “State of the Nation Address” (SONA) yesterday (July 22), showing their trust for the country’s largest news organization.
“SONA 2019: The ABS-CBN Special Coverage” got a national TV rating of 18% based on data from Kantar Media, which covers both urban and rural areas in the country. It surpassed the ratings of its competing programs that day, including the special coverage of GMA7 and TV5, which garnered 10.2% and 1.6%, respectively.
For breaking news and SONA features in the morning, viewers also chose to watch “Umagang Kay Ganda,” which got a national TV rating of 5.4% compared to 4.4% of “Unang Hirit.” After the President’s speech, ABS-CBN News continued to deliver reports from Batasang Pambansa on “TV Patrol,” which dominated its timeslot with a national TV rating of 31% compared to 19.9% of “24 Oras” and 1.2% of “Aksyon.”
Aside fron ABS-CBN, people were also able to follow the stories about SONA 2019 on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel on cable, DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 on radio, DZMM TeleRadyo on cable and ABS-CBN TVplus, and online via news.abs-cbn.com, iWant.ph, and the official social media accounts of ABS-CBN News.