After seven days of online polling through the microsite www.gmanetwork.com/trending2011, this year's top newsmakers are about to be revealed this Saturday, December 31, 2011 in GMA 7's Trending 2011: The GMA News and Public Affairs Yearend Special.
Join veteran journalist Mike Enriquez with special co-host Dingdong Dantes as they host the network's first ever interactive yearend special.
Find out who topped the list according to the public's choice in five different categories: Newsmakers, Shocking Crimes, World News, For the Win (Sports) and Showbiz and the Arts.
In the newsmakers category, the voters chose from six nominees namely: President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Department of Justice Sec. Leila de Lima, Audit Commissioner Heidi Mendoza, former senator Juan Miguel Zubiri and Chief Justice Renato Corona.
On the shocking crimes category, it was the mall shooting incidents and crimes involving celebrities that grabbed headlines in 2011.
Nominees in the world news category include the death of Osama Bin Laden, the execution of Filipinos in China , the Japan tsunami, the Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton and Prince William, the death of Muammar Gaddafi and the fall of Hosni Mubarak.
Meanwhile, in the sports category, the public chose among boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, the national football team Philippine Azkals, the courageous Philippine Dragonboat Team or the emerging rugby team Philippine Volcanoes.
In the final category, showbiz and the arts, some of the biggest and hottest news for the year include the controversial "Poleteismo" of Mideo Cruz, Filipina beauties who bagged various beauty titles, the epicserye Amaya, Eat Bulaga's dominance, and Showbiz Breakups are the nominees.
Trending 2011: The GMA News and Public Affairs 2011 Yearend Special will air this Saturday, December 31, 9 p.m., in GMA-7 after Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.
"Ho ho ho!" says the man in the red suit. This Sunday, get to know the guy behind the suit that spreads cheers and good will to all good boys and girls the whole world over. Meet Santa Claus like never before—from his real name and his place of birth down to his actual weight!
Afterwards, find out where and how the crisp peso bills from ninongs and ninangs are made with Doorah Lakwatchera while Boobai brings holiday delights with the sights and sounds of the season! Discover how synchronized lights, sounds and water that make up all the different Christmas attractions in the metro are made possible.
All these and more in this Sunday’s episode of AHA, 9:30 a.m. on GMA 7.
Maganda ang taong 2011 para sa horror program at patuloy itong nangunguna sa time slot nito tuwing Sabado nang gabi. Nitong Disyembre 3 at 10, nakapagtala ang “Spooky Nights” ng karampatang 29.7% at 29.9% household audience shares sa Mega Manila ayon sa overnight data ng Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.
Ngayong Sabado, siguradong pakakaabangan din ng mga manonood ang “Spooky Nights Presents: Perya”. Sa isang maliit na perya nagaganap ang kwentong ito tungkol sa dalawang malungkot na taong muling nakatuklas sa kahulugan ng Pasko matapos makilala ang isang ulila.
Marami nang nanlokong lalaki kay Jackie (Claudine) kaya sinisikap niyang magdamit-lalaki upang hindi na siya maligawan pa. Sa kabilang banda, ang kaibigan niyang si Jilmer (Raymart) ay palagi ring sawi sa pag-ibig dahil sinasamantala ng mga babae ang kanyang kabaitan.
Makikilala ni Jackie si Alice dahil sa isang insidente sa peryang kanyang pinapamahalaan. Nang malaman niyang ulila na ito, nagdesisyon agad si Jackie na kupkupin ang bata kahit tutol si Jilmer at nag-aalalang baka kasama si Alice sa sindikato.
Ang hindi alam nina Jackie at Jilmer, mas nakakatakot pa sa sindikato si Alice dahil nababalot ng kadiliman ang nakaraan nito. Sadyang desperado sa pagmamahal ng magulang ang bata at nagiging psychotic obsession na niya ito, dahilan upang tapusin niya ang sinumang bumigo sa kanya. Matatakasan pa ba siya nina Jackie at Jilmer ngayong nakapasok na siya sa kanilang buhay?
Kasama sina Mel Kimura at Tom Olivar, ang “Spooky Nights Presents: Perya” ay pinagtulungang likhain nina Direktor Uro Q. Dela Cruz at Headwriter Senedy Que.
Huwag palampasin ang huling handog ng “Spooky Nights” sa taong 2011 pagkatapos ng Manny Many Prizes ngayong Sabado sa GMA-7.
By Night Owl on 8:22 PM
Filed Under: GMA News TV
Makakasama ng host na si Rovilson Fernandez ang mga panauhing panelistang sina: Yvette Tan, Food writer, Chef Edward Bugia, Chef/Owner, Pino,Pipino, Brgy. Bagnet, Burger Project and Chef Sandy Daza, Cooking Show Host/Cookbook author/Foodie/Food Columnist, Phil. Daily Inquirer at ang kaniyang pop-up komentaristang sina Maey at Betong.
Alamin ang Top 10 “Ang Pinaka: Classic Pinoy Christmas Food’ ngayong Linggo, December 18, 6:20 PM sa GMA News TV Channel 11.
Following the elimination of Jensen Teñoso and Nomer Limatog, Jr., the competition is now down to the Top 3 finalists who will compete to clinch the much coveted prizes in the program’s finale on December 18 to be held at the Centerstage of SM Mall of Asia.
It’s an all-female finals competition and Krizza, Lirah and Lovely are all set to showcase their best performances in front of the judges and televiewers in the Final Battle at the live results show. This is their final chance to deliver a winning act along with their respective celebrity mentors as the public and the judges will decide who deserves to take home the crown.
From the time when Protégé started, the three female finalists have emerged as strong and popular contenders armed with active and staunch supporters who have cheered for them throughout the entire run of the competition.
Only one mentor-protégé tandem will be proclaimed champion and it will definitely be a thrilling and extreme battle. Who will shine the most in the final performance night?
To vote for your favorite Protégé, just text PROTÉGÉ (space) NAME OF PROTÉGÉ and send to 2344 for Globe, TM and Sun subscribers, and 367 for Smart and Talk N' Text users.
Catch the grand showdown of the Top 3 finalists in Protégé: The Final Battle this coming Sunday, December 18 right after Kap’s Amazing Stories on GMA.
By Night Owl on 12:45 AM
Filed Under: Asianovelas
As a child, Dong Yi successfully enters the king’s palace as a servant for the bureau of music and stays there until she grows up. While doing her chores one day, she plays an instrument and the music immediately catches the attention of the king. Will he see who has been playing the instrument?
Meanwhile, the commotion continues as the king wants his concubine, Lady Jang (Lee So Yeon), to live in the palace despite the opposition of many officials. Soon, Dong Yi meets her and remembers that they have met many years ago. She also discovers that the king’s concubine has something to do with the butterfly ornament, the key to clearing her family’s name. How will Lady Jang change Dong Yi’s life?
Get to know the grownup Dong Yi and find out how her life influences Korea through this grand epic drama. “Dong Yi” airs after Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles, Mondays thru Thursdays on GMA-7 Telebabad.
By Night Owl on 10:12 PM
Filed Under: Bubble Gang
Samantala, di naman magpapahuli ang Bubble Gang barkada sa makabagong teknolohiyang laganap sa boung sambayanan. Abangan ang paghatid nila ang pinaka-bago at nakatutuwang istilo ng pag-awit ng Christmas carols--- ang high tech caroling.
Sisiguraduhin naman ng mga Kapuso stars na sina Dennis Trillo, Ynah Asistio at JC Tiuseco ang pagdala ng mga hindi matatawarang kasiyahan ngayong Biyernes ng gabi.
Naniniwala ka ba kay Santa Claus? Huwag ng pahuhuli sa mga ilalahad na kwento ng isang lalaki tungkol sa kanyang matinding paniniwala kay Santa Claus at sa presensya nito sa kanyang buhay.
Samantala, ang kinatutuwaang sister-tandem na sina Cheche at Bureche ay aatend ng Misa de Gallo. Mapukaw kaya ng kanilang ka-cute-tan ang mga ibang sumisimba? At ano naman kaya ang mga kasiyahang ihahatid nila para sa mga manonood?
Huwag ng pahuhuli at siguraduhing nakatutok ngayong Biyernes upang mapanood ang hindi mapantayang gag show ng bansa, ang Bubble Gang, pagkatapos ng Inside Protégé sa GMA 7.
By Night Owl on 7:45 AM
Filed Under: TV Ratings
Based on full November data (November 27 to 30 based on overnight readings), GMA remained the number one free-to-air television channel with 37.5 total day average household audience share points, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 29.3 points by an imposing 8.2 points; and much higher than TV5’s 15.
GMA was notably the only TV station that grew its total day household audience share performance across all areas this November relative to the previous month.
Based on an estimated five viewers per household, GMA’s margins translate to almost 1.5 million more viewers from all over the country over ABS-CBN; and 4.2 million more viewers over TV5.
In the list of overall top 30 programs, GMA’s programs outnumbered ABS-CBN’s. There were 16 Kapuso programs in the list with the historic boxing special Pacquiao-Marquez III: World Welterweight Championship clinching the top spot.
GMA especially made remarkable nationwide ratings performance in both daytime and afternoon blocks, where it left behind competitors by double digit margins.
In Urban Luzon, which houses 77 percent of total television households nationwide, GMA hit 41.3 total day audience share points, higher than ABS-CBN’s 25 by 16.3 points; and ahead of TV5’s 15.5 by 25.8 points.
The margins translate to 2.3 million more viewers from the said area attuned to GMA over ABS-CBN; and 3.7 million more viewers over TV5.
In the Kapuso bailiwick Mega Manila, which comprises 58 percent of total television households nationwide, GMA registered 42.2 share points, 18.9 points ahead of ABS-CBN’s 23.3 points; 25.8 points away from TV5’s 16.4 points.
The figures translate to GMA having two million more viewers over ABS-CBN; and 2.8 million more viewers over TV5.
There were 21 GMA programs in the list of overall top 30 programs in Urban Luzon; while 22 GMA programs made it to the same list in Mega Manila. The Pacquiao-Marquez III: World Welterweight Championship led all programs in both rosters. In the top 10 list, GMA almost made a clean sweep with eight entries in Mega Manila, and seven in Urban Luzon.
Other GMA programs that showed consistent performance in both areas include the longest running noontime show Eat Bulaga, banner newscast 24 Oras, primetime shows Amaya, Iglot, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, and Munting Heredera.
The Nielsen TV Audience Measurement used by GMA is used by 21 companies including two other local networks, namely, TV5 and Solar Entertainment; Faulkner Media; CBN Asia; 13 advertising agencies and three regional clients. On the other hand, ABS-CBN is the only major local TV network reportedly subscribing to Kantar Media, formerly known as TNS.
In Mega Manila alone, the Nielsen TV Audience Measurement has a sample size of 880 homes as compared to Kantar Media’s 770 homes. Nationwide, Nielsen has a total sample size of 2,005 homes compared to the lower sample size of 1,370 utilized by Kantar Media.
By Night Owl on 9:14 PM
Filed Under: Jolina Magdangal
The hour-long special brings to television viewers a unique and inspiring love story between an actress who grew up before the public’s eyes, and a musician whose tracks helped define an entire generation.
The couple will recount the tedious five-month preparation that immediately began after Mark, the original drummer of Rivermaya, proposed to the multitalented actress-singer-host that is Jolina earlier this year.
They will talk about the experiences that led them to the decision of tying the knot, not once but twice, last November 19 and 21. The first being a church wedding witnessed by their family and closest relatives, and the second, a bohemian-inspired garden wedding, this time, with the addition of selected friends in and out of showbiz.
Jolina and Mark, as well as their families, will also share how both weddings came about, and name the people who became instrumental in the fulfillment of this very memorable occasion, trademarked in the couple’s personal style.
The special, of course, will not be complete without showing videos of the two weddings, which will be shown in full for the first time on television. Know too, what’s next for the recently married couple in their newfound life together, and in their respective careers.
Flip through the pages of their love story in “I Do”, Times Two! The Jolina Magdangal-Mark Escueta Wedding Special this Sunday, December 4, right after Protégé on GMA Sunday Night Box Office (SNBO).