GMA’s regional newscasts edge over competition


    FROM Luzon, Visayas, to Mindanao, GMA Regional TV has become the viewers’ top choice in delivering local news that matters as GMA Regional TV “Balitang Amianan,” GMA Regional TV “Balitang Bisdak,” and GMA Regional TV “One Mindanao” triumphed over their respective competition. This is based from Nielsen Phils. Metro Cities TV Audience Measurement (MCTAM) data covering the period April 6 to 8, 2020.

    In North Central Luzon, award-winning newscast “Balitang Amianan” posted an average people rating of 12.5 percent in MCTAM Dagupan, dominating rival program TV Patrol North Luzon, which only earned 5.9 percent.

    Emerging as a champion in Eastern and Central Visayas, “Balitang Bisdak” won over TV Patrol Central Visayas, recording an average people rating of 12.0 percent versus competition’s 10.2 percent.

    GMA Regional TV’s winning streak extended to Mindanao as “One Mindanao” toppled competition with an average people rating of 11.3 percent versus ABS-CBN’s “The Tale of Nokdu,” which managed to record 6.7 percent.

    Similarly, all three local Kapuso newscasts tallied winning ratings performance based on MCTAM data covering March 30 to April 3, 2020.

    “Balitang Amianan’s” 12.8 percent won against “TV Patrol North Luzon”; “Balitang Bisdak’s” 10.6 percent was higher than “TV Patrol Central Visayas”; and “One Mindanao’s” 11.1 percent was ahead of ABS-CBN’s “The Tale of Nokdu.”

    “Words are not enough to describe how happy and proud I am of the GMA Regional TV teams in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. These ratings are results of hard work and determination especially in these challenging times,” said Oliver Amoroso, GMA Regional TV vice president and head. “With deep gratefulness and humility, I can say that we have come a long way. I can only thank the good Lord and congratulate the amazing teams of GMA Regional TV ‘Balitang Amianan’ in North Central Luzon, GMA Regional TV ‘Balitang Bisdak’ in Central and Eastern Visayas, and GMA Regional TV ‘One Mindanao’ in North, Central, and Southern Mindanao for a job well done.”

    Amoroso also expressed his gratitude to the viewers and advertisers for believing in GMA Regional TV. “With the full support of our loyal local advertisers, partners, and viewers in the regions, we are now more than focused on moving forward despite the country’s current situation. Following the launch of our pioneering programs – unified Hiligaynon newscast GMA Regional TV ‘One Western Visayas’ in Western Visayas; the only English national newscast of GMA Network, GMA Regional TV ‘Weekend News’ airing on GMA News TV; and now our morning show GMA Regional ‘TV Live!’ in Central and Eastern Visayas – more viewers have come to appreciate and love the regions and its immense potential,” he added.

    “Balitang Amianan” is anchored by seasoned TV journalist CJ Torida, award-winning local news correspondent Joanne Ponsoy, and news presenter Jasmin Gabriel-Galban. Providing reports are local news correspondents King Guevarra, Russel Simorio, Kim Bandarlipe, and Ivy Hernando as well as local news stringers across North Central Luzon. The newscast is available via GMA TV 10 Dagupan, GMA TV 5 Ilocos Norte, GMA TV 48 Ilocos Sur, and GMA TV 7 Abra.

    Meanwhile in Eastern and Central Visayas, tri-media personality Bobby Nalzaro, award-winning local news correspondent Alan Domingo, and news presenter Cecille Quibod-Castro bring Kapuso viewers the latest news via “Balitang Bisdak.” Joining them are local news correspondents Lou Ann Mae Rondina, Nikko Sereno, Lian Singculan, and Fe Marie Dumaboc as well as local news stringers from different parts of Central and Eastern Visayas. Viewers can watch it via GMA TV 7 Cebu, GMA TV 10 Tacloban, GMA TV 11 Bohol, and GMA TV 12 Ormoc.

    Providing news and information to Kapusong Mindanaoans is unified local newscast “One Mindanao.” It is anchored by broadcast journalist Tek Ocampo, co-anchors Sarah Hilomen-Velasco and Real Sorroche with local news correspondents Sheillah Vergara-Rubio, Rgil Relator, Jandi Esteban, and Cyril Chavez. They are joined by the various local news stringers across North, Central and Southern Mindanao. It is available via GMA TV 5 Davao, GMA TV 35 Cagayan de Oro, GMA TV 8 General Santos City, GMA TV 12 Jolo, Sulu, GMA TV 9 Zamboanga City, GMA TV 12 Cotabato City, GMA TV 2 Tandag City, GMA TV 10 Surigao City, GMA TV 26 Butuan City, GMA TV 4 Dipolog City, GMA TV 3 Pagadian City, GMA TV 5 Ozamiz City, GMA TV 11 Iligan City, and GMA TV 12 Bukidnon.⠀

    And in Western Visayas, pioneering unified Hiligaynon newscast “One Western Visayas” is anchored by Atty. Sedfrey Cabaluna with Bacolod co-anchor and correspondent Adrian Prietos, and Iloilo co-anchor Kaitlene Rivilla. Together with them are the newscasts’ award-winning correspondents Zen Quilantang, Darylle Marie Sarmiento, and John Sala along with the network of stringers across Western Visayas. The newscast can be seen via GMA TV 6 Iloilo, GMA TV 6 Guimaras, GMA TV 13 Bacolod, GMA TV 30 Kanlandog, GMA TV 10 Sipalay, GMA TV 5 Roxas, GMA TV 2 Kalibo, and GMA TV 7 Tablas.

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