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Sunday, September 30, 2007

ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS (The Big 4 Nets) not so good on Friday Nights....CW, the newcomer is gaining on Friday Nights!

What a terrible Friday night for the Big 4 Nets (CBS, ABC, FOX, and NBC). The four got higher viewers but still the numbers aren't so impressive. Meanwhile, The CW just aced the challenge on Friday nights. Why? Since "SmackDown!" premiered its 9th season on Sept. 21, 2007 (Friday) it just held steady gaining more viewers as more Friday nights come, even though it also losses about 500,000-600,000 viewers but it maintains above average on its viewership every Friday.

NBC's "Deal or No Deal" scored a 4.9/9 with all new episodes, "catastrophic", I say. CBS's "Moonlight" did well (because viewers are on the mood for the kind of genre) but we don't know if it can hold its viewers for the next Friday, ABC's "20/20," devastating, it made ABC on the top for 2 straight weeks and then it just collapsed. NBC's "Las Vegas" registered 9.11 million viewers.

FOX, is on a state of calamity, "Nashville" scored about 3 million viewers on its premier.

The winners for Sept. 28, 2007 (Friday) are:

"Friday Night SmackDown!" - The CW Network
"Las Vegas" - NBC

The losers for Sept. 28, 2007 are:

"20/20" - ABC
"Just For Laughs" - ABC

The bottom line is: The CW is the only network to gain or lose but still improve again and again. In short, The CW is the only TV Network to survive the DEATH SLOT --- Friday Nights.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

International Television: An increasing tension of the "DEATH SLOT"-----Friday-------yup its true, Friday night is a Death Slot!

Prime-Time Ratings:
Friday 9/28/07

The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data)

-Total Viewers:
CBS: 8.82 million, NBC: 8.56, ABC: 5.55, CW: 4.91, Fox: 3.85

-Adults 18-49:
CBS: 2.4 rating/8 share, NBC: 2.2/ 7, CW: 1.6/ 6, ABC: 1.5/ 5, Fox: 1.1/ 4


Fast National ratings for Friday, September 28, 2007 (USA)

A night of new drama guaranteed CBS the top spot on Friday, averaging a 5.8 rating/11 share for the night, just ahead of NBC's 5.6/10. ABC came in a distant third with a 3.8/7, followed by The CW's 2.9/5 and FOX's 2.4/5.

CBS also won the 18-to-49 demo race with a 2.4/8, followed by NBC's 2.2/7, The CW's 1.6/6, ABC's 1.5/5 and FOX's 1.1/4.

At 8 p.m., the season premiere of CBS' "Ghost Whisperer started things off with a 5.8/11, way ahead of NBC's "Deal or No Deal," 4.9/9. "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" came in third with a 3.3/6 for FOX. ABC went with a double dose of "Just for Laughs" and The CW gave over its night to "Friday Night SmackDown!."

The premiere of CBS' much retooled vampire drama "Moonlight" tied at 9 p.m. with the first half of NBC's two-hour "Las Vegas" premiere with a 5.8/11. "20/20" mustered a 4.0/7 for ABC and The CW finished its evening in fourth place with the second hour of "SmackDown!." Although it did better than "Nashville," FOX's encore airing of "K-Ville" only managed a 1.8/3 for FOX.

The season premiere of CBS' "Numb3rs" at 10 p.m. tied with the second half of NBC's "Las Vegas" with a 6.1/11 each. ABC came in a distant third with "20/20," 4.8/9.

Friday, September 28, 2007

International Television: After 1 year, was The CW a mistake or not?

Others are still shocked what happened to The WB and UPN, The CW just popped out. What if The CW were never formed? What would happen to the shows like: Veronica Mars, Smallville, Supernatural (WB), America's Next Top Model, Friday Night SmackDown!, Everybody Hates Chris (UPN)?

What did really happen? Here is the story how The CW was formed:


UPN quietly went off the air on September 15, 2006; WWE Friday Night SmackDown! was the last official program (although some affiliates aired the optional weekend encore block), ending its existence after 11 years. However, UPN affiliates owned by Fox Television Stations Group ended all ties to the network on August 31, 2006. As a result UPN did not air its last two weeks of programming in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and six other media markets in which FOX owned the UPN station, also due in part to then upstart FOX owned MyNetworkTV, which was set to debut during that time on those stations. With the exception of WWE Friday Night SmackDown!, all programming during the final three months were reruns. Friday Night SmackDown!, however, was aired in those markets on WB stations owned by Tribune, which have since become CW stations.

After the network's official closure, UPN's website was redirected to CBS's website.

The WB -

Starting on August 14, 2006 with the Daytime WB block, the WB 'bug' was removed from the lower right corner of the TV screen and was replaced with a countdown of days until The CW launched. Some stations which converted to MyNetworkTV or became independent stations received a logo-free feed of the network, while others took the main feed and overlaid their local logo bug over the CW logo.

The WB closed on Sunday, September 17, 2006 with The Night of Favorites and Farewells, a five-hour block of pilot episodes of their past signature series and gaining only a 0.9 rating/2 share for its final broadcast.


Even though the two 18-34 demographic (hunters) networks got very low ratings on their final day of broadcasting. The two still managed to survive by forming a new network.

Don't forget to tune in to Studio 23 for "Smallville"

The CW's (former viewed in The WB) "Smallville" can be watch @ Studio 23 (The Kabarkada Channel). Don't miss it as Super Girl arrives on the 7th season of "Smallville."



The Warner Brothers Television Network or known as The WB (owned by Time Warner) and United Paramount Network or UPN (owned by CBS Corp.) merged to form The CW (stands for The CBS-Warner Bros.)

PBBCE - Oct. 14, 2007 (Sunday)

Catch the season premier of Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition, now on its 2nd season and a new set of celebrities. Don't forget to tune in to ABS-CBN at Sunday night.

WWE SmackDown Update: Undertaker returns!

Undertaker's Return - SmackDown! - 9.28.07 (2-5 seconds delay)

GMA lauches Fremantle gameshows this October 2007......Too many gameshows, perhaps?


Nagkasalisi ang game shows ng ABS-CBN at GMA-7 dahil kung kailan may game show sa primetime ang Siyete, saka iniligay sa earlier slot ng Dos ang Deal or No Deal ni Kris Aquino.

Hindi ba mas exciting kung ang KDOND ang makakatapat ng Whammy, game show ng Channel 7 na papalit sa Mga Mata ni Anghelita at ihu-host nina Rufa Mae Quinto at Paolo Bediones?

Sa October 8 na ito magpi-premiere at sabi’y pagmamay-ari rin ito ng Fremantle Media. Dalawang game shows pa ang ilu-launch ng Channel 7 at mauuna sa Oct. 15 ang Send o Save nina Ariel at Maverick.

Pre-programming ito ng Eat Bulaga at makakatapat ng Pilipinas Game Ka Na Ba? ni Edu Manzano.

Sa Oct. 20 naman ang Kakasa Ka Ba sa 5th Grader at papalit sa Celebrity Duets. Ito ay kung sa Oct. 13 nga ang finals ng CD, dahil kung totoong naurong sa Oct. 20 ang finals, sa Oct. 27 pa masisimulan ang game show na ang host naman ay si Janno Gibbs.



Too much game shows for GMA?
Are ABS-CBN & GMA desperate?

"Kakasa Ka Ba Sa 5th Grader" (GMA7) - "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader" (FOX)


- Celebrity Duets in the US is a defunct show it didn't do fairly in the ratings, as a result it didn't even reach its 2nd season.

- For the ratings of the US version of "......5th Grader" all new episodes do fairly in ratings, but as of now it is loosing a little-itti-bitty viewers.


I think ABS-CBN should switch Deal or No Deal with Game Ka Na Ba?.
Letting Deal or No Deal experience the sensation of daytime viewing and granting Game Ka Na Ba? the return to Primetime Bida.

CW's "Smallville" Theme song - "Save Me" by Remy Zero

"Save Me" - by Remy Zero - CW's "Smallville" Theme song

SMALLVILLE - Remy Zero - Save Me
Uploaded by titesasa76

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 27, 2007 (Thursday)

ABS-CBN averaged 23.6% for prime time while GMA took the lead at 27.6% for prime time.

Thursday, September 27:

SiS 11.8% vs. Boy and Kris 8.4%;
Takeshi’s Castle 14.7% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 17.9%;
Eat Bulaga 20.1% vs. Wowowee 16.9%;
Daisy Siete 19.2% vs. Zorro 10.5%;
Pasan ko ang Daigdig 21.8% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 21.7% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 11.8%;
Couple or Trouble 17.1% & Meteor Garden 23.6% vs. Deal or No Deal 17.6%;
24 Oras 33.5% vs. TV Patrol World 25.6%;
Zaido 34.1% vs. Kokey 29.6%;
Mga Mata ni Anghelita 36% vs. Lastikman 30.3%;
Marimar 36.1% vs. Pangarap na Bituin 25.6%;
Jumong 26.3% vs. Ysabella 21.2%;
Magpakailanman 13.7% vs. Sineserye Presents 15.5% & Bandila 10.9%.

International Television: the season premier of The CW's "Smallville" did OK! ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" did very good but beaten by CBS' "CSI"

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007

The resolution of a "CSI" cliffhanger propelled CBS to a ratings win Thursday, beating out "Grey's Anatomy" and ABC.

For the night, CBS averaged an 11.3 rating/18 share to top ABC's 9.4/15 (the two were separate by about 4 million viewers). NBC came in third with a 5.7/9. FOX, 4.2/7, finished fourth, while The CW drew a 2.4/4.

CBS also won the adults 18-49 demographic -- narrowly -- scoring a 5.8 rating to edge ABC's 5.7. NBC was a healthy third at 4.3, while FOX, 1.9, and The CW, 1.4, were well off the pace.

"Survivor: China" gave CBS the lead at 8 p.m. with an 8.4/14. The season premiere of "Ugly Betty" delivered a 7.4/12 for ABC. An hour-long season opener for "My Name Is Earl," 5.3/9, put NBC in third. FOX took fourth with "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" The CW got a 3.1/5 from the season premiere of "Smallville."

"CSI" scored a 14.8/22 at 9 p.m. as the fate of Sara Sidle was revealed. "Grey's Anatomy" began its season with a 13.0/20 on ABC (it did, however, snag the night's best 18-49 rating). NBC's hour-long "Office" earned a 5.4/8. FOX stayed in fourth with "Don't Forget the Lyrics," 3.6/5, and The CW repeated the "Reaper" premiere.

CBS closed its sweep of the night with "Without a Trace," 10.9/18. ABC's "Big Shots" premiered to a 7.8/13, beating the 6.4/11 for the season premiere of "ER" on NBC.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 26, 2007 (Wednesday)

Wednesday, September 26:

SiS 11.8% vs. Boy and Kris 8.7%;
Takeshi’s Castle 14.8% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 17%;
Eat Bulaga 22% vs. Wowowee 16.5%;
Daisy Siete 19.2% vs. Zorro 10.9%;
Pasan Ko ang Daigdig 19.6% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 21.6% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 13.6%;
Couple or Trouble 21.1% & Meteor Garden 20.3% vs. Deal or No Deal 20.5%;
24 Oras 32.2% vs. TV Patrol World 24.2%;
Zaido 34.8% vs. Kokey 28.8%;
Mga Mata ni Anghelita 33.5% vs. Lastikman 28.9%;
Marimar 34.6% vs. Pangarap na Bituin 23%;
Jumong 27.6% vs. Ysabella 18.9%;
Kung Ako Ikaw 15.9% vs. Sineserye 15.1% & Bandila 10.3%.

International Television

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007

ABC won Wednesday's ratings title, while "Private Practice" and NBC's "Bionic Woman" kicked off what could be a very competitive battle with strong premieres.

For the night, ABC averaged a 9.4 rating/15 share, topping second-place CBS, 7.0/11, by a comfortable margin. NBC was close behind in third at 6.8/11. FOX, 3.8/6, finished fourth, and The CW posted a 2.4/4 for fifth.

The adults 18-49 race was much tighter, with ABC's 4.2 rating just beating NBC's 4.1. CBS, 3.3, came in third in the key ad demographic. FOX averaged 2.5 and The CW 1.8.

The "Dancing with the Stars" results show dominated the 8 p.m. hour for ABC, drawing an 11.1/18. "Deal or No Deal," 5.6/9, put NBC in second. "Kid Nation" finished third for CBS, ahead of "Back to You," 5.1/9, and "'Til Death," 3.8/6, on FOX. "America's Next Top Model" delivered a 3.1/5 for The CW.

"Private Practice" debuted with a 9.7/15 for ABC at 9 p.m., making it the most-watched series premiere thus far this season. The "Bionic Woman" premiere earned an 8.4/13 and was also the night's top show among adults 18-49. "Criminal Minds" began its third season with an 8.2/13 for CBS. FOX's "Kitchen Nightmares" was fourth. "Gossip Girl" fell off some from last week's premiere, drawing a 1.8/3 for The CW.

At 10 p.m., the season premiere of "CSI: NY" scored an 8.1/13 for CBS. ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money," 7.4/12 came in second ahead of NBC's "Life," 6.5/11, which led its hour in the 18-49 demo.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 25, 2007 (Tuesday)

Tuesday, September 25:

SiS 12.4% vs. Boy and Kris 7.7%;
Takeshi’s Castle 15.3% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 15.3%;
Eat Bulaga 22.3% vs. Wowowee 15.6%;
Daisy Siete 19% vs. Zorro 9.9%;
Pasan ko ang Daigdig 22.1% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 21.5% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 9.6%;
Couple or Trouble 16.1% & Meteor Garden 19.4% vs. Deal or No Deal 19.3%;
24 Oras 30.8% vs. TV Patrol 25.8% at Zaido 33.3% vs. Kokey 28.9%;
Mga Mata ni Anghelita 35.1% vs. Lastikman 27.8%;
Marimar 33.3% vs. Pangarap na Bituin 24.5%;
Jumong 25.2% vs. Ysabella 19.5%;
Kung Ako Ikaw 15.4% vs. Sineserye Presents 16.1% & Bandila 8.7%.

International Television

Prime-Time Ratings:
Tuesday 9/25/07

The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data)

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 14.33 million, Fox: 13.19, CBS: 11.84, NBC: 8.46, CW: 3.10

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 5.4 rating/14 share, ABC and NBC: 3.6/10 each, CBS: 2.9/ 8, CW: 1.5/ 4

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007

Returning shows dominated the ratings landscape again Tuesday, with ABC and FOX riding their big guns to a share of the night's ratings title.

ABC led the overall ratings with a 9.5 rating/15 share. FOX took second for the night with an 8.0/12, beating out CBS' 7.6/12. NBC finished fourth at 5.5/9, and The CW trailed with a 2.0/3.

Thanks to "House," FOX grabbed the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 5.4 rating. ABC and NBC tied for second at 3.6. CBS drew a 2.9 for fourth, and The CW came in at 1.5.

Night two of the "Dancing with the Stars" premiere earned an 11.8/18 for ABC at 8 p.m. CBS got an 8.7/14 from the season premiere of "NCIS." FOX was third with "Bones," 5.2/8, topping "The Biggest Loser" on NBC. "Beauty and the Geek" delivered a 1.9/3 for The CW.

FOX moved in front at 9 p.m. with the "House" season premiere, 10.7/16 (it was also the night's No. 1 show in the 18-49 demo). "Dancing," 13.0/19, and "Boston Legal," 7.1/11, put ABC in second. The premiere of "The Unit" on CBS was a fairly distant third, but still finished two points ahead of "The Biggest Loser," 4.7/7 on NBC. The debut of "Reaper" scored a 2.1/3, building slightly on its lead-in.

At 10 p.m., "Law & Order: SVU" began its ninth season on NBC with an 8.0/13. CBS' "Cane" debuted to a 7.5/13, topping conclusion of "Boston Legal," 6.8/11, on ABC.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Battle of the Franchises!: Endemol vs. Fremantle Media in the Phils.

"Fremantle Media" is known for its hit shows like "American Idol," "The X Factor," "The Apprentice," "Price is Right," "Celebrity Duets" (defunct show, still running in other areas like the Phils.) and many other shows.

"Endemol" is known for the shows it produced such as "Deal or No Deal," "Set For Life," "Big Brother," "Star Academy (Pinoy Dream Academy)," "Games Uplate Live," "Fear Factor," "1 VS 100" and many others.

But this time "Fremantle" is sneaking to the "Endemol" backyard in the Philippines. Which media production will win the war?

Which side are you on?

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 23-24, 2007 (Sunday-Monday)

ABS-CBN managed to pull its ratings up by a series premier and changing time slots but as a result, some shows like "Ysabella" and "Pangarap na Bituin" were way down than their last week's Monday ratings. GMA also managed to retain its ratings but shows like "All Star K" and "Ful Haus" (lost few households from its lead in) finally lost from their counterparts but improvement may occur next week.

Sunday, September 23:

Takeshi’s Castle 13.8% vs. Love Spell 9.7%;
SOP 15.2% vs. ASAP 14.7%;
Coke’s Ride to Fame 13.4% & Boys Nxt Door 12.8% vs. Your Song 12.3%;
Showbiz Central 15.9% vs. The Buzz 16.6%;
Kap’s Amazing Stories 28.2% vs. TV Patrol 18.8%;
Tok Tok Tok 28.4% vs. Rated K (new time) 22.7%;
Mel and Joey 25.9% vs. Goin’ Bulilit (new time) 21.2%;
All Star K 18.8% vs. Sharon 19.2%;
Ful Haus 15.7% vs. That’s My Doc 16.7%;
Sunday Night’s Boxoffice 11.9% vs. Sunday’s Best: KC, From Paris to Pinas 15.1%.

Monday, September 24:

SiS 11% vs. Boy and Kris 10.8%;
Takeshi’s Castle 13.3% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 18.2%;
Eat Bulaga 20.8% vs. Wowowee 17.9%;
Daisy Siete 18.7% vs. Zorro 11.8%;
Pasan Ko ang Daigdig 18.6% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 20.2% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 15%;
Couple or Trouble (series premier) 20.7% & Meteor Garden 24.8% vs. Deal or No Deal (new time) 23.5%;
24 Oras 35.2% vs. TV Patrol World (new time) 30.4%;
Zaido (series premier) 34.6% vs. Kokey (new time) 29.2%;
Mga Mata ni Anghelita (new time) 31% vs. Lastikman (series premier) 30.3%;
Marimar (new time) 30.5% vs. Pangarap na Bituin (new time) 23%;
Jumong 23.9% vs. Ysabella (new time) 19%;
Kung Ako Ikaw 12.4% vs. Sineserye Presents 15% & Bandila 7.2%.

International Television: ABC's "Dancing....." takes 2007-2008 season lead.

Fast National ratings for Monday, Sept. 24, 2007

The first official night of the 2007-08 television season went ABC's way, while none of the night's new shows had a breakout premiere.

Thanks to "Dancing with the Stars," ABC won the night with a 10.1 rating/15 share. CBS finished second at 7.9/12, followed by NBC at 6.6/10. FOX, 4.4/7, came in fourth, and The CW, which went with an all-rerun lineup, was way off the pace at 1.1/2.

The adults 18-49 race was much tighter, with ABC's 4.7 rating just beating NBC's 4.6 for the lead. CBS took third with a 4.2. FOX averaged 2.7 and The CW 0.7.

"Dancing with the Stars" kicked off its fifth cycle with a 13.4/21 at 8 p.m. CBS' "How I Met Your Mother," 5.3/8, and "The Big Bang Theory," 6.0/9, tied for second in households with the premiere of NBC's "Chuck," which had a slight edge in total viewers and the 18-49 demo. "Prison Break" snagged a 4.7/7 for FOX. The CW went with back-to-back reruns of "Everybody Hates Chris."

The conclusion of "Dancing," 13.7/20, and the premiere of "The Bachelor," 7.2/11, kept ABC on top at 9 p.m. The season opener of "Heroes" drew an 8.1/12 for NBC, tying for second in households with "Two and a Half Men," 8.4/12, and "Rules of Engagement," 7.7/11, on CBS (NBC again had more viewers). "K-Ville" slipped from its premiere, earning a 4.1/6 for FOX. Repeats of "Girlfriends" and "The Game" aired on The CW.

At 10 p.m., CBS' "CSI: Miami" began its season with a 9.8/16. "The Bachelor," 6.3/10, was second in households for ABC, but NBC's "Journeyman," 5.9/10, had an edge in viewers despite losing a sizable portion of its lead-in audience.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Official Fall premiers begins September 24, 2007!

Fast National ratings for Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007

A matchup of two high-profile teams on "Sunday Night Football" carried NBC to a ratings win Sunday, beating out a host of season premieres on CBS and FOX.

NBC scored an 8.9 rating/15 share in primetime. CBS finished second at 7.0/11, and FOX -- which also got a boost from football -- was third at 6.4/10. ABC's 4.6/7 took fourth, while The CW barely registered at 0.9/2.

Among adults 18-49, NBC's 5.8 rating grabbed the top spot, beating out FOX's 4.9. CBS was a distant third at 2.4, edging out ABC's 2.3. The CW managed only a 0.5.

Late-afternoon NFL games and "The OT" post-game show averaged 7.8/14 for FOX at 7 p.m. CBS got a 7.6/13 from "60 Minutes." NBC's "Football Night in America" drew a 4.7/8. A repeat of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" put ABC in fourth. The premieres of "CW Now" and "Online Nation" were ignored in great numbers, averaging a miniscule 0.7/1 for The CW.

A "Sunday Night Football" game between the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears scored a 9.9/16 for NBC at 8 p.m. The season premieres of "The Simpsons," 5.6/9, and "King of the Hill," 4.5/7, came in second for FOX. CBS' "Power of 10," 5.0/8, finished third in households, but a second hour of "EM: Home Edition" on ABC, 4.9/8, snagged a few more total viewers. The CW aired a repeat of the "Gossip Girl" premiere.

The Cowboys-Bears game on NBC improved to 10.5/16 at 9 p.m. "Cold Case" began its season on CBS with a 7.9/12. An hour-long season premiere for "Family Guy," 6.2/9, took third for FOX, topping a "Desperate Housewives" clip show, 6.1/9, on ABC. The CW went with an "America's Next Top Model" rerun.

At 10 p.m., "Sunday Night Football" posted a 10.7/18. The season premiere of "Shark" delivered a 7.6/13 for CBS, and a "Brothers & Sisters" clip show on ABC came in at 3.8/6.

"Dancing With The Stars" (Season 5) the kickoff of ABC's premier week begins tonight! (Central Time)

First the season premier of "Dancing With The Stars" followed by the season premier of "The Bachelor"

The kickoff begins at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT only on ABC - "Star Here"


"Dancing With the Stars" host Samantha Harris now has her own tiny dancer.

The TV personality gave birth to a daughter, Josselyn Sydney Hess, on Sunday morning, Sept. 23 in Los Angeles, reports "E! News," for which Harris is also a correspondent. It's the first child for Harris and her husband, financial wholesaler Michael Hess.

Josselyn Hess weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20 inches long at birth.

"Dancing" airs tonight (Monday, Sept. 24), beginning its three-night premiere. ABC did not announce who was taking Harris' duties for the night.

Harris announced her pregnancy on the "Dancing" midway through an April results show from the previous season in order to dispel rumors that she'd augmented her breasts since viewers had begun to notice a significant increase in her upper story.

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 21-22, 2007 (Friday-Saturday)

A bad weekend for ABS-CBN.....Here are the ratings for Mega Manila:

Friday, September 21:

SiS 12.3% vs. Boy and Kris 11%;
Takeshi’s Castle 14.5% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 18.2%;
Eat Bulaga 20% vs. Wowowee 16.2%;
Daisy Siete 20% vs. Zorro 10.9%;
Pasan Ko ang Daigdig 19.3% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 22.2% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 8.2%;
Foxy Lady 19.5% & Meteor Garden 21.3% vs. Margarita 18.4%;
24 Oras 30.4% vs. TV Patrol World 24%;
Mga Mata ni Anghelita 35.4% vs. Kokey 27.1%;
Marimar 35.8% vs. Pangarap na Bituin 27.1%;
Impostora 37.6% vs. Ysabella 24.6%;
Jumong 29.8% vs. Deal or No Deal 21.1%;
Bubble Gang 21.3% vs. Maalaala Mo Kaya 17.4% & Bandila 8%.

Saturday, September 23:

Takeshi’s Castle 16% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 14.2%;
Eat Bulaga 21.6% vs. Wowowee 17.8%;
Startalk 15.1% vs. Entertainment Live! 12.2%;
Wish Ko Lang 21% vs. Sabado Movie 11.3%;
Zaido Primer 22.1% vs. Lastikman Primer 16.4%;
Celebrity Duets 25.4% vs. Komiks 20.6%;
Bitoy’s Funniest Video 31.8% vs. John En Shirley 20.8%;
Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho 28.2% vs. 1 VS 100 17.7%;
Imbestigador 23.2% vs. TV Patrol 14.7% & XXX 16%;
Nuts Entertainment 13.7% vs. U Can Dance 9.8%;
Sine Totoo 7.9% vs. Nagmamahal Kapamilya 4.1% & Sports Unlimited 2%.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The 10 WWE Superstars that are suspended for using illegal steriods...

From RAW:

Mr. Kennedy
Randy Orton
Charlie Haas
William Regal


Chavo Guerrero
Gregory Helms
Shoichi Funaki

From ECW:

John Morrison

Saturday, September 22, 2007

International Television: The CW's "SmackDown!" season premier success!

Prime Time Ratings:
Friday 9/21/07

The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data)

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 6.08 million, CBS: 5.70, CW: 4.56, NBC: 4.34, Fox: 3.49

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 1.9 rating/6 share, CBS and CW: 1.4/ 5 each, NBC: 1.2/ 4, Fox: 1.1/ 4

ABC doubled up on "20/20" Friday and scored a ratings win in the process.

For the night, ABC averaged a 4.2 rating/8 share. CBS finished second at 3.8/7. NBC, 3.1/6, came in third, while The CW took fourth with a 2.7/5. FOX, which once again saw its unscripted series "Nashville" struggle, trailed with a 2.2/4.

ABC also got a win among adults 18-49, drawing a 1.9 rating in the demographic. CBS and The CW tied for second at 1.4. NBC averaged 1.2 and FOX 1.1.

A "Ghost Whisperer" repeat, 3.7/7, won the 8 p.m. hour for CBS. ABC grabbed second with "America's Funniest Home Videos." FOX got a 3.0/6 from "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?," beating out NBC's "1 vs. 100" for third. "Friday Night Smackdown!" earned a 2.4/5 for The CW.

The first half of a two-hour "20/20" scored a 4.4/8 for ABC at 9 p.m. CBS dropped one spot to second with a rerun of "The Unit," 3.4/6. "Smackdown!" moved up to third, narrowly beating "Las Vegas," 3.0/6, on NBC. "Nashville" managed only a 1.3/3 for FOX.

At 10 p.m., "20/20" improved to 4.9/9 for ABC. "Numb3rs" posted a 4.4/8 for CBS, and a "Law & Order: SVU" rerun on NBC came in at 3.7/7.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Fidel Castro....healthy!

HAVANA - Fidel Castro looked alert and healthier during an hour-long interview taped and aired on Cuban television Friday, responding to rumors of his death with a defiant "here I am."

In the first video of the ailing 81-year-old revolutionary seen in more than three months, a pale Castro stayed seated the entire time, spoke slowly and softly and didn't always look the interviewer in the eye. But he appeared to be thinking clearly.

The Cuban leader said he thought the Bush administration could go to war with Iran and bemoaned the high cost of the war in Iraq, but provided no new details about his health, except to say, "Well, here I am."

Mocking rumors of his death that have circulated in Miami and elsewhere in the United States, he said "they say 'I was dying' and 'if I die' and 'I will die the day after tomorrow' or something."

"Nobody knows the day they are going to die," said Castro, who was forced to cede power to his younger brother Raul in July 2006 following emergency intestinal surgery. He has not appeared in public since.

Early in the interview, Castro often trailed off mid-sentence, and needed some prompting by the interviewer. He had bags under his eyes, sunken cheeks and his thin gray beard looked as wispy as ever. But he appeared to get stronger and more comfortable as time passed.

The video's release came as a surprise. Cuban officials broke into regularly scheduled programming only minutes before the video was broadcast to announce that a "conversation" with Castro would be shown. They said the interview was taped Friday.

Backing up the assertion, Castro mentioned recent prices of oil and the value of the euro against the dollar. He also discussed an essay he signed that was published in state media on Wednesday.

"Yesterday the euro was at US$1.41. Oil I think about US$84 a barrel," Castro said.

He also held up a copy of the new book by former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, "The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World." At one point he quoted from it, reading excerpted passages in very large type instead of using the book itself.

The Cuban leader wore a red, blue and white jumpsuit with "F. Castro" in small block letters.

"They criticize me" for wearing the tracksuit, Castro joked. But he said he was "not looking for anything elegant."

Castro's condition and exact ailment are state secrets, though he wrote in one of his many essays that he had undergone multiple surgeries, at least one of which went poorly. He is recovering in an undisclosed location.

For months, official photographs and videos were released to show Castro's recovery, but no new images had surfaced since he appeared in an interview on Cuban television June 5.

Arnaldo Fuster, who watched the Castro interview with his wife and children in his old Havana home, said he thought the Cuban leader looked better in the latest video.

"He's whole. He's better, I think, than ever," Fuster said. "He's old, but he's whole. His memory is normal, he looks normal."

But in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood, people greeted the Castro video with a mixture of skepticism and disappointment. Some doubted the tape was made on Friday.

"Could be six months ago. Could be one year ago," said Cuban-born Victoria Martinez, 76, of Hollywood, Fla., who called the leader's talk "incoherent."

Although there are frequent rumors of Castro's demise, they had reached a fever pitch in Miami last month after the leader's 81st birthday came without any news.

Marivi Garces, 47, who left Cuba when she was 8-years-old, said of the Cuban government, "Everything they do is manipulated."

"It could be six months ago, but they still keep it fresh," she said. "We can't trust him."

Earlier Friday, Vice President Carlos Lage told reporters that the essays Castro has signed every few days since late March are evidence that his health is strong.

"Fidel continues to recuperate. It's a productive recuperation as we can see in the press," said Lage, apparently referring to the publication in state newspapers of Castro's "Reflections of the Commander in Chief."

Also Friday, Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque said that "Fidel is recovering with discipline and I think that he's having a productive work period — reading, studying, writing and keeping up with and participating in the country's principal decisions."

In Venezuela, ally President Hugo Chavez started a speech with an announcement that Castro was speaking on Cuban state television. "A long life to Fidel and the Cuban revolution," he shouted.

Earlier while traveling in Brazil, Chavez said Castro was "close to death" but underwent several operations and has regained weight.

Castro had "three operations, and he's 81, imagine that. They changed almost all the blood with transfusions. Fidel is alive because he is Fidel," Chavez said.


WWE SmackDown! Update: Wedding Crashers on the night of Kristal and Teddy's wedding at the season premier of SmackDown! Wedding Bell to Wedding Hell.

ATLANTA – It was supposed to be the biggest season premiere ever on Friday Night SmackDown, and the happiest night in the lives of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long and Kristal Marshall. Tragically, only one of those expectations was realized inside the Philips Arena…and it wasn’t the latter.

After months of planning, Long and Kristal were ready to say their “I do’s” before family, friends and fans on the biggest sports-entertainment stage on network television. Emanating from his hometown, the SmackDown GM joked before the wedding ceremony that Kristal would “holla-holla-holla” by the end of the night. How ironically prophetic those words would soon become, though not for the reason he envisioned.

The ceremony itself was a star-studded affair, featuring invited Superstars and Divas from SmackDown, Raw and ECW. Sitting up front was none other than WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon, Raw Executive Assistant Jonathan Coachman – and Mr. McMahon’s “li’llegitimate” son Hornswoggle, who popped out from under the ring, then planted himself down with a phone book-assisted ringside seat next to Coachman and “Daddy.” Also on hand were a slew of hometown celebrity guests, including popular rap duo Kaine & D-Roc, The Ying Yang Twins; Coming to the Stage host Bruce Bruce, who presided over the ceremony; and special musical artists Jagged Edge, who would perform live for the happy couple their No. 1 hit “Let’s Get Married.”

Flanked inside a spectacular ring-transformed altar by his son Antoine, former protégé Butch Reed and best man Ron Simmons, Long’s features emitted sheer elation as his lovely bride, dressed in white, walked down the aisle. Despite slipping on the steel steps – which Bruce Bruce eased with a comment about how she “fell for her love” – Kristal took her side between the groom and her bridal party, maid of honor and Assistant GM Vickie Guerrero, plus bridesmaids Michelle McCool and Torrie Wilson.

Perhaps there were some warning signs before the tragedy that was to unfold that Friday night. Raw’s screeching siren, Jillian, and her wedding “gift” – a song to commemorate the lovebirds’ special day – had to be literally carried away by Women’s Champion Candice and Mickie James. The Godfather came out and failed to convince Long to take one last ride “in the dirty South” on his “’Ho Train,” though he chugged out of “Hot-lanta” with a majority of the male Superstars (and SmackDown commentator John Bradshaw Layfield). And Hornswoggle relentlessly tormented Coachman with tiny taunts and slaps, to the point that a Benny Hill-style chase ensued under the bride’s gown, around the wedding decorations and all the way out of the Philips Arena.

Though Kristal was visibly upset, Long refused to let the matrimonial hi-jinx ruin their special day. In fact, it seemed nothing could take the smile off his face, or ever would as he heard his beloved say “I do” to loving him, in sickness and in health. That is, until Bruce Bruce asked if Long would do the same.

“I… I…” said the groom, unable to finish uttering his lifelong commitment as beads of sweat suddenly poured from his now-pale face.

Long then clutched at his chest and collapsed.

Kristal, sobbing hysterically, screamed for her intended to wake up, but without success. Vickie and the bridesmaids tended to her while Long’s groomsmen urged for medical assistance. Dr. Rios and EMT’s rushed to the side of the unresponsive GM, opening his shirt and covering his mouth with an oxygen mask. The wedding guests consisting of Superstars, Divas and our fans could only stand and watch, their stunned, horrified expressions painting a frighteningly grim description of what had just transpired.

As Friday Night SmackDown went off the air and its GM was rushed to a medical facility, the questions began to surface: What happened to Theodore Long? What’s his condition, and how will it affect the Friday night brand?

Granted, all these questions will require answers. But not now. Out of respect, we should allow Kristal her privacy, and let her watch over the man she had sworn to love…till death do they part. Hopefully, Theodore Long will soon recover and respond in kind.

CW Lineup this Fall 2007!

Here is The CW's fall 2007 schedule (all times Eastern, new shows in bold):


8 p.m. "Everybody Hates Chris"
8:30 p.m. "Aliens in America"
9 p.m. "Girlfriends"
9:30 p.m. "The Game"


8 p.m. "Beauty and the Geek"
9 p.m. "Reaper"


8 p.m. "America's Next Top Model"
9 p.m.
"Gossip Girl"


8 p.m. "Smallville"
9 p.m. "Supernatural"


8 p.m. "WWE Friday Night SmackDown!"


7 p.m.
"CW Now"
7:30 p.m.
"Online Nation"
8 p.m.
"Life Is Wild"
9 p.m. "America's Next Top Model" (Encore Presentation)

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 20, 2007 (Thursday)

Thursday, September 20:

SiS 12.3% vs. Boy and Kris 9.4%;
Takeshi’s Castle 15% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 15.8%;
Eat Bulaga 22.3% vs. Wowowee 15.3%;
Daisy Siete 19.5% vs. Zorro 9%;
Pasan ko ang Daigdig 20.3% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 21.4% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 10.6%;
Foxy Lady 15.4% & Meteor Garden 19.1% vs. Margarita 14.9%;
24 Oras 30% vs. TV Patrol World 23.3%;
Mga Mata ni Anghelita 32.4% vs. Kokey 26%;
Marimar 35.4% vs. Pangarap na Bituin 26.4%;
Impostora 33.5% vs. Ysabella 25.1%;
Jumong 24.6% vs. Deal or No Deal 19.4%;
Magpakailanman 15.9% vs. Sineserye Presents 17.2% & Bandila 10%.

International Television: Next Week, Friday (Philippine Time), the season premier of "Smallville" on The CW

Fast National ratings for
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007

The premiere of "Survivor: China" led CBS to a big ratings victory Thursday night.

CBS averaged an 8.6 rating/14 share for the night, beating second-place FOX, 5.1/9, by a sizable margin. ABC's 3.4/6 was good for third, edging NBC's 3.2/5. The CW trailed with a 1.2/2.

The adults 18-49 crown also went to CBS, which drew a 3.9 rating in the demographic. FOX took second with a 2.6, followed by NBC at 2.1. ABC averaged 1.6 and The CW 0.8.

The "Survivor: China" premiere delivered an 8.9/15 at 8 p.m. "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?," 5.0/9, put FOX in second. A "My Name Is Earl" rerun, 3.4/6, was third for NBC, slightly ahead of "Ugly Betty," 3.3/6, on ABC. The CW aired a repeat of Tuesday's "Beauty and the Geek" premiere.

CBS stayed on top at 9 p.m. as a "CSI" rerun scored a 9.1/14. "Don't Forget the Lyrics" kept FOX in second with a 5.1/9. ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" rerun delivered a 3.9/6, while "The Office" held steady for NBC. "Beauty and the Geek" drew a 1.4/2 on The CW.

At 10 p.m., "Without a Trace" finished off CBS' sweep of the night with a 7.7/14. A "Men in Trees" rerun on ABC, 3.1/5, beat out NBC's "ER" repeat, 2.8/5, for second.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 19, 2007 (Wednesday)

Wednesday, September 19:

SiS 12.5% vs. Boy and Kris 11.9%;
Takeshi’s Castle 15% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 19.1%;
Eat Bulaga 21.1% vs. Wowowee 19.5%;
Daisy Siete 19.5% vs. Zorro 11.8%;
Pasan ko ang Daigdig 21.1% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 24.5% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 12.7%;
Foxy Lady 16.5% & Meteor Garden 26.9% vs. Margarita 15.7%;
24 Oras 34.9% vs. TV Patrol World 25.7%;
Mga Mata ni Anghelita 35% vs. Kokey 29.6%;
Marimar 35.7% vs. Pangarap na Bituin 26.8%;
Impostora 34.4% vs. Ysabella 24.1%;
Jumong 23.7% vs. Deal or No Deal 20.1%;
Kung Ako Ikaw 15.8% vs. Sineserye Presents 17.8% & Bandila 10.2%.

International Television: 1st week of Fall premiers...CW's "America's Next Top Model" premiers very good!

Fast National ratings for (USA)
Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007

CBS' controversial "Kid Nation" premiered to decent numbers Wednesday, while FOX won the demographic title with its night of debuts.

CBS won the night overall with a 5.9 rating/10 share. NBC, 5.2/9, came in second, and FOX was third at 4.8/8. ABC's 3.9/7 was good for fourth, and The CW came in at 2.8/5.

The adults 18-49 crown went to FOX, which scored a 3.0 rating in the key ad-sales demographic. NBC took second at 2.8, followed by CBS at 2.6. The CW, 2.1, edged ABC, 2.0, for fourth.

"Deal or No Deal," 6.4/11, put NBC on top at 8 p.m. The debut of "Kid Nation" earned a 5.8/10 for CBS. FOX slid into third with the premieres of "Back to You," 6.0/10, and "'Til Death," 4.9/8. "America's Next Top Model" began its season with a 3.2/5 for The CW, topping a pair of "According to Jim" reruns on ABC.

CBS grabbed the lead at 9 p.m. with a "Criminal Minds" rerun, 5.6/9. The ABC special "From Grey's to Private Practice" posted a 5.0/8, beating out the "Last Comic Standing" finale on NBC. FOX got a 4.2/7 from the premiere of "Kitchen Nightmares." The CW's "Gossip Girl" premiered to a 2.4/4.

At 10 p.m., a "CSI: NY" repeat on CBS scored a 6.2/11. "Last Comic Standing" concluded with a 4.4/8 for NBC, while "Primetime: Medical Mysteries" averaged 4.1/7 for ABC.

International Television: 1st week of Fall premiers...CW performs OK!

Fast National ratings for (USA)
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007

Consistent performance from all three of CBS' shows led the network to an overall ratings win Tuesday, but NBC snagged a demographic victory.

CBS averaged a 5.4 rating/9 share among households for the night, beating NBC's 4.9/8. ABC came in third with a 4.3/7, and FOX took fourth at 3.7/6. The CW drew a 2.2/4.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC's 2.9 rating led the way. CBS, 2.4, came in second. ABC, 1.9, was third, followed closely by FOX, 1.8, and The CW, 1.7.

"Power of 10" put CBS on top at 8 p.m. with a 5.2/9. "The Biggest Loser," 4.5/8, finished second in households for NBC, but ABC's "Just for Laughs" (4.4/7) had a few more total viewers. A "House" rerun on FOX was fourth. The season premiere of "Beauty and the Geek" earned a 2.0/3 for The CW.

Hour two of "The Biggest Loser," 5.7/9, moved NBC into the lead at 9 p.m. The finale of "Big Brother 8" scored a 5.5/9 for CBS. ABC remained in third with the special "Elvis: Viva Las Vegas," 4.4/7. A repeat of Monday's "K-Ville" premiere was fourth for FOX, while The CW improved to 2.5/4 with more "Beauty and the Geek."

At 10 p.m., an "NCIS" repeat posted a 5.5/10 for CBS. NBC got a 4.3/8 from a "Law & Order: SVU" rerun, and ABC's Elvis special dipped a little to 4.1/7.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

WWE Preview: "SmackDown!" on its 9th season, Official Season Premier, September 21, 2007, Friday!

WWE ushers in the biggest season premiere ever for Friday Night SmackDown with the star-studded wedding of General Manager Theodore Long and Kristal. After months of preparing for their nuptials, the two will finally celebrate their love and tie the knot in Atlanta. Wedding guests include Superstars and Divas from the Friday night brand, Raw and ECW, plus Atlanta natives like standup extraordinaire Bruce Bruce and rap duo Kaine & D-Roc, the Ying Yang Twins. And as a special wedding gift to his lovely bride, the SmackDown GM has hired “Hot-lanta’s” own multi-platinum recording artist Jagged Edge to sing their No. 1 hit Let’s Get Married. Clearly, this Friday is shaping up to be a night of celebration like no other.

As if the matrimonial party of the year wasn’t enough, the new World Heavyweight Champion, Batista, will also be on hand for SmackDown’s season premiere, as will Rey Mysterio. Taking part in his first interview since returning to Friday night ring action, the masked Master of the 619 will discuss his road back from a devastating knee injury and what’s next for him. After a losing bid to capture the World Title at Unforgiven against The Great Khali and his friend Batista, will Rey continue to pursue the gold?

Let questions be answered and the wedding commence for television’s most amazing season premiere ever on Friday Night SmackDown, 8/7 CT, only on The CW Network.

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 17-18, 2007 (Monday-Tuesday)

Monday, September 17:
-Will be posted later.

Tuesday, September 18:

SiS 12.5% vs. Boy and Kris 7.4%;
Takeshi’s Castle 14.4% vs Game Ka Na Ba? 17.4%;
Eat Bulaga 19.7% vs. Wowowee 16.4%;
Daisy Siete 17.3% vs. Zorro 8.2%;
Pasan ko ang Daigdig 18.7% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 17.7% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 11.1%;
Foxy Lady 12% & Meteor Garden 18.5% vs. Margarita 15.3%;
24 Oras 30.6% vs. TV Patrol World 24.6%;
Mga Mata ni Anghelita 32.3% vs. Kokey 27.6%;
Marimar 36.8% vs. Pangarap na Bituin 24.7%;
Impostora 32.8% vs. Ysabella 23.1%;
Jumong 25.8% vs. Deal or No Deal 18.3%;
Kung Ako Ikaw 14.1% vs. Sineserye 15.6% & Bandila 9.3%.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 16, 2007 (Sunday - rankings)

September 16, 2007 (Sunday)

Red - GMA


1. SOP (GMA-7) - 17.4%
2. Takeshi’s Castle (GMA-7) - 16.2%
3. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 14.1%
4. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 13.2%
5. ASAP (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
6. Coke: Ride to Fame (GMA-7) - 11.3%
7. Boys Nxt Door (GMA-7) - 10.4%
8. Your Song (ABS-CBN) - 10.1%
9. Love Spell (ABS-CBN) - 8.5%


1. Tok! Tok! Tok! (GMA-7) - 29.3%
2. Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 27.4%
3. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 24.3%
4. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 20.9%
5. Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 19.9%
6. All Star K (GMA-7) - 19.1%
7. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 17.8%
8. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
9. Be Bench Grand Finals (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%
10. SNBO: LXG (GMA-7) - 11%

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 15, 2007 (Saturday)

September 15, 2007

Takeshi's Castle 12.6
Game Ka Na Ba? 16.6

Eat Bulaga 21.0
Wowowee 19.6

Startalk 15.5
Entertainment Live! 12.0

Wish Ko Lang 17.8
Saturday Afternoon Blockbuster: Pamahiin 13.7

Fantastikman 15.4
Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko at mga Engkantao 18.1

Celebrity Duets 25.5
John & Shirley 16.8

Bitoy's Funniest Video 30.8
1 vs 100 20.2

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho! 34.4
TV Patrol Sabado 18.6

Imbestigador 30.3
XXX 16.8

Nuts Entertainment 16.7
U Can Dance Ver. 2 12.0

Sine Totoo 8.8
Nagmamahal Kapamilya 8.8

Walang Tulugan With Master Showman 3.4
Sports Unlimited 4.0


GMA 18.0
ABS-CBN 13.1

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 14, 2007 (Friday - rankings)

Friday, September 14:


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 23.2%
2. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 21.7%
3. Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig (GMA-7) - 20.6%
4. Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap (GMA-7) - 20.4%

5. Game Ka Na Ba? (ABS-CBN) - 20%
6. Meteor Garden (GMA-7) - 18%
7. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%
8. Takeshi’s Castle (GMA-7) - 14.4%
9. Foxy Lady (GMA-7)
/ Margarita (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%
10. Sis (GMA-7) - 10.4%


1. Mga Mata ni Anghelita (GMA-7) - 34.7%
2. Marimar (GMA-7) / Impostora (GMA-7) - 33.9%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 29.4%
4. Jumong (GMA-7) - 27.4%
5. Kokey (ABS-CBN) - 26.4%
6. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.8%
7. Pangarap na Bituin (ABS-CBN) - 24%
8. Ysabella (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
9. Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 20.5%
10. Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 19.5%

WWE No Mercy Preview: Batista vs. Khali rematch

Through his translator Ranjin Singh, former champion The Great Khali has exercised his rematch clause for the World Heavyweight Championship. The match has been made by General Manager Theodore Long – a Punjabi Prison Match – at No Mercy on Sunday, Oct. 7.

The Punjab Giant will look to rebound from his defeat in the Triple Threat Match at Unforgiven, a match which saw Batista’s odyssey to the top of the SmackDown mountain finally capped with gold. But now, Batista faces his first major test since claiming the title from the more than 7-foot monster Khali, in one of the most brutal matches in WWE history.

Will Batista’s reign as champion be short-lived, or will The Animal be able to defeat The Great Khali in the confines of the bamboo-surrounded ring? The bigger question is, can the Punjabi Prison contain the hatred between Khali and Batista?

Monday, September 17, 2007

WWE Unforgiven 2007 results: The winner and the new World Heavyweight Champion.......Batista!

Batista vs. Rey Mysterio vs. The Great Khali ofr The World Heavyweight Championship. (SmackDown! Main Event)

WWE Unforgiven 2007 results: The Undertaker (returns) vs. Mark Henry

Undertaker (returns) vs. Mark Henry (SmackDown! event)

WWE Unforgiven 2007 results: MVP and Matt Hardy vs. Deuce N' Domino

MVP and Matt Hardy (WWE Tag Team Champs) vs. Deuce N' Domino for the WWE Tag Team Championship. (SmackDown event)

International Television: The FOX broadcast of 59th Emmy Awards snags ratings win!

Fast National ratings for
Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007

The Emmy Awards eked out a ratings win for FOX Sunday, but NBC's "Sunday Night Football" sent the trophy show to some of its lowest ratings of the past decade.

For the night, FOX averaged a 7.7 rating/13 share, narrowly beating NBC's 7.4/12. CBS finished third at 6.3/10 (both CBS and NBC had live sports airing in primetime, so their numbers are likely to change some). ABC took fourth with a 3.5/6, and The CW barely registered with a 0.8/1.

NBC captured the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 4.8 rating. FOX took second in the key demographic at 4.0, followed by CBS at 2.8. ABC drew a 2.0, and The CW fell well below the 1.0 line.

With help from late-ending NFL games, "60 Minutes" scored a 9.4/16 for CBS at 7 p.m. FOX's Emmy pre-show earned a 5.3/9 to take second, ahead of "Football Night in America," 4.6/8, on NBC. A repeat of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" was fourth for ABC. The CW aired a "Smallville" rerun.

The 59th annual Primetime Emmys, 8.2/13, moved FOX into the lead at 8 p.m. "Sunday Night Football," featuring the New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers, snagged a 7.9/13 for NBC. CBS' "Big Brother," 6.5/10, finished third, and "EM: Home Edition" improved to 4.7/8 for ABC. The CW went with "7th Heaven."

NBC's NFL game took over the top spot at 9 p.m., posting a 9.4/16 for the hour. The Emmys, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, delivered an 8.8/14. A "Cold Case" rerun averaged 4.7/7 for CBS. The movie "Anchorman," 3.2/5, put ABC in fourth, while "The Search for the Next Doll" finished The CW's night.

At 10 p.m., the Emmys regained the lead for FOX with an 8.5/15. "Sunday Night Football" posted a 7.6/13 for NBC. "Shark" delivered a 4.8/8 for CBS, and "Anchorman" concluded with a 2.9/5 on ABC.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

WWE Unforgiven: The return of the Undertaker!

When Undertaker makes his return to the ring at Unforgiven, our fans will take notice, as will the entire SmackDown roster. But none should pay heed more than Mark Henry.

For weeks, the World’s Strongest Man has asserted that he doesn’t fear The Phenom from Death Valley, whom he viciously assaulted last May, in a post-match attack that cost Undertaker his World Heavyweight Championship. He has since declared himself the king of the SmackDown jungle, and left behind a pile of beaten, broken opponents who dare answer his Open Challenge to the Superstars in the locker room. Yet after each dismantling of an adversary, druids have suddenly appeared, each carrying an increasingly strong message for Henry: That “the man who can’t be destroyed” will return at Unforgiven.

This time, the self-proclaimed Silverback won’t be ambushing an already-injured Undertaker who just barely emerged victorious from his brutal Steel Cage Match with Batista. This time, The Phenom will be healthy, focused and determined solely on claiming the soul of Mark Henry, the latest on a long list of souls he has collected throughout his frighteningly successful career in the ring. Can Henry’s sheer power and brute strength withstand this vengeful spirit, or will the World’s Strongest Man become the latest of those whom The Phenom has laid to rest in peace?

Triple Threat Match: No friends, you can't trust anyone!

Rey Mysterio spent 10 months rehabbing his surgically repaired left knee, but he only needed his first week back on SmackDown to win a Championship Competition and become the No. 1 Contender for The Great Khali’s World Heavyweight Title at Unforgiven. Squaring off against the 7-foot-3, 420-pound champion was an enormous challenge that Mysterio was more than willing to accept. But recent developments have motivated SmackDown GM Theodore Long to decide that Rey will play modern-day David against two of SmackDown’s mightiest Goliaths – Khali, and his longtime friend, Batista – at Unforgiven.

Despite an unsatisfying SummerSlam win over Khali via disqualification, The Animal has remained a persistent thorn in the massive side of the World Heavyweight Champion. So much so that he thwarted the Punjabi colossus from utilizing a near-two-foot, 250-pound advantage over Mysterio with a Khali Vise Grip on his masked skull. Despite Batista’s ring rescue, Rey looked badly injured from the brutal attack; this, in turn, prompted Long to officially declare that the World Heavyweight Title contest at Unforgiven – should Rey Mysterio still be physically able to appear – would now be a Triple Threat Match.

Batista and Mysterio have been friends for a long time, and clearly both Superstars would like to see the giant fall hard at the pay-per-view. But like most Triple Threat Matches, one needn’t pin the champion in order to win the championship. It’s hard enough to take a monster like The Great Khali off his feet, let alone pin him in the ring; however,
if push comes to shove at Unforgiven, will these friends turn on each other in order to seize a golden opportunity?

In terms of size and power, this three-sided tale of the tape favors The Great Khali. When it comes to relentless, unbridled fury, no man can match The Animal. Yet if either Khali or Batista expect Mysterio to be easy prey, then their heads are stuck foolishly in the clouds. Just ask the other “bigger, stronger” Superstars who believed themselves above the former World Champion, only to fall fast to a pair of 619-propelled boots through the ropes. Many three-counts have ended with Rey Mysterio standing head and shoulders above the competition…and Unforgiven may be his chance to once again stand tallest in all of sports-entertainment.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

International Television: SmackDown! Season finale ranked second place!

Fast National ratings for (USA)
Friday, Sept. 14, 2007.

Prime Time Ratings:
Friday 9/14/07

The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data):

-Total Viewers:
ABC: 5.92 million, NBC and CW: 4.31 each, CBS: 4.20, Fox: 3.88

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 1.7 rating/6 share, CW: 1.3/ 5, Fox: 1.2/ 4, CBS and NBC: 1.1/ 4 each


FOX premiered the fall's first new show on Friday night, but the early results for "Nashville" were rather devastating.

Overall, ABC averaged a 3.8/7 to win the night, beating the 3.0/6 for CBS and the 2.8/7 for CBS. The CW did a 2.6/5 for the night, leaving FOX in last with a 2.5/5.

ABC also won among adults 18-49, doing a 1.7 rating in the key demographic. The CW moved up to second with a 1.3 rating and FOX was third with a 1.2 rating. NBC and CBS had 1.0 ratings for the night.

At 8 p.m., ABC got a 3.4/7 from the first hour of a two-hour "America's Funniest Home Videos." FOX was second with a 3.3/6 for a new "Are You Smarter Than 5th Grader." NBC's "1 vs. 100" episode had a 3.0/6, edging the "CBS Sneak Preview" special and "Two and a Half Men." The CW's "WWE Friday Night Smackdown!" had a 2.4/5 for the hour.

ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" improved to a 3.7/7 in the 9 p.m. hour. The CW's wrestling moved up to second with a 2.9/5, better than NBC's "Las Vegas." CBS' "Jericho" repeats finally found something they could beat in the form of FOX's "Nashville." The docu-soap did a 1.7/3 in its first telecast, falling at the half-hour point.

The night's finally hour went to ABC's "20/20," which averaged a 4.4/8. CBS moved up to second with the 3.5/7 for "Numb3rs," leaving NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in third.


"WWE Friday Night SmackDown!," season premier (the 9th season) on September 21, 2007 (Friday)! on The CW Network!

WWE SmackDown! Update: Batista's skull crushed by Khali's Vise Grip.

Who's left?
By Louie Dee
Written: September 14, 2007

MINNEAPOLIS – While the SmackDown match between Batista and The Great Khali may have been a network television first, the end result was one that our fans – and The Animal – have unfortunately seen before. Less than 48 hours before Unforgiven, The Great Khali once again used his devastating Vise Grip to crush Batista’s skull, leaving one of his pay-per-view challengers destroyed for the second week in a row.

While questions still abound about Rey Mysterio’s condition and whether or not he will make it to Unforgiven’s Triple Threat Match, The Animal was rip-roaring and ready to go for his non-title clash with Khali. Batista was so ready, in fact, that he gave the World Heavyweight Champion another taste of his spear on Raw Monday night.

All that meant nothing once the bell rang for their SmackDown match, the first time Batista and The Great Khali went one-on-one on network television. The Punjabi powerhouse physically dominated The Animal and pounded him at will, a scene our fans have rarely witnessed.

However, even after facing Khali’s non-stop onslaught, Batista found a way to block the champion’s first attempt to lock on the Khali Vise Grip. The Animal then somehow hoisted up and nailed the 7-foot-3 giant with a thunderous spinebuster that shook the ring. Batista appeared to be moments from finishing off his opponent, but just as he went for his Batista Bomb, the wheels fell off the proverbial apple cart once more.

Khali escaped the Batista Bomb predicament, clobbering The Animal with a massive chop. Moments later, the Khali Vise Grip was locked in. Batista fought valiantly, finally getting to the ropes to force the referee to call for a break. That didn’t seem to matter to the World Heavyweight Champion, who continued to squeeze Batista’s cranium. The referee counted to five and Khali still didn’t break the hold, resulting in the champion being disqualified. Again, none of that mattered to him; the more important mission was to put Batista on the shelf, just like he had with Rey Mysterio a week earlier.

Finally, after a few minutes that must have seemed like an eternity to Batista, Khali released his grip, letting The Animal fall to the mat like a deflated balloon. For the second straight week, one of Khali’s Unforgiven challengers was left crumpled in a heap, thanks to the awesome power of the World Heavyweight Champion.

After seeing the carnage he has caused these past two weeks, our fans may be wondering why any WWE Superstar would want to climb into the ring with The Great Khali. Batista and Rey Mysterio have the chance to do so at Unforgiven, but thanks to the trauma they’ve suffered at the massive hands of the World Heavyweight Champion, what shape will either of them be in – provided they’re even in any shape to make it there?

Friday, September 14, 2007

WWE Unforgiven theme song - "Rise Today"

"Rise Today" - Alter Bridge (Official Themesong of WWE Unforgiven 2007)

Featuring "Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope"

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 13, 2007 (Thursday)

Here's the Mega Manila ratings for September 13, 2007 (Thursday):

SiS 12.4% vs. Boy and Kris 9.8%;
Takeshi’s Castle 15.4% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 20.9%;
Eat Bulaga 22.3% vs. Wowowee 17.7%;
Daisy Siete 21.4% vs. Zorro 11.1%;
Pasan Ko ang Daigdig 21.2% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 21.2% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 10.4%;
Foxy Lady 16.2% & Meteor Garden 20.7% vs. Margarita 13.7%;
24 Oras 29.7% vs. TV Patrol World 25.8%;
Mga Mata ni Anghelita 35.2% vs. Kokey 28.8%;
Marimar 39.3% vs. Pangarap na Bituin 28.8%;
Impostora 36.2% vs. Ysabella 25.8%;
Jumong 26.9% vs. Deal or No Deal 21%;
Magpakailanman 16.4% vs. Sineserye 16% & Bandila 9.6%.

International Television: President Bush's speech help CBS gain ratings win for Thursday!

Fast National ratings for (USA)
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007

On a night when all of the Big Four networks aired a White House address from President Bush, CBS came out on top in the ratings.

CBS averaged a 5.7 rating/10 share in primetime, beating FOX, 3.9/7, by a good amount. ABC was third at 3.1/5, topping NBC's 2.7/5. (Numbers for all four are approximate given the live broadcast of Bush's speech.) The CW trailed with a 1.6/3.

The adults 18-49 title also went to CBS, which drew a 2.5 rating in the demographic. FOX's 1.9 was good for second, followed by NBC, 1.6; ABC, 1.4; and The CW, 0.9.

"Big Brother" put CBS on top at 8 p.m. with a 5.7/10. FOX got a 4.9/8 from "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" ABC's "Ugly Betty" took third in households, but "My Name Is Earl," 3.5/6, and "30 Rock," 2.8/5, brought a few more viewers to NBC. A "Smallville" repeat on The CW scored a 1.6/3.

President Bush's address on Iraq ran from 9 to about 9:20 ET (West Coast viewers saw regular programming). The speech and "CSI" averaged 5.0/8 for CBS. ABC aired a "Grey's Anatomy" rerun after the address, earning a 3.3/5 for the hour. FOX followed up with "Don't Forget the Lyrics," earning a 3.0/5 for the hour and topping ABC in total viewers. The speech and "The Office" averaged 2.8/5 for NBC, while The CW held steady with "Supernatural."

At 10 p.m., the conclusion of "CSI" and "Without a Trace" combined for a 6.3/11 on CBS. "Grey's Anatomy" and "Men in Trees" averaged 2.8/5 for ABC, and NBC's "ER" repeat delivered a 2.3/4.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 12, 2007 (Wednesday)

Here's the Mega Manila ratings:

*- Special show

Wednesday, September 12:

*GMA Hatol 21.7% vs. *ABS-CBN Hatol 15.5%;
SiS 13.6% vs. Boy and Kris 12.2%;
Takeshi’s Castle 14.4% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 22.4%;
Eat Bulaga 22% vs. Wowowee 16.4%;
Daisy Siete 18.7% vs. Zorro 11%;
Pasan ko and Daigdig 20.2% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 22.1% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 13.8%;
Foxy Lady 16.5% & Meteor Garden 21.7% vs. Margarita 15.9%;
24 Oras 35.6% vs. TV Patrol World 24%;
Mga Mata ni Anghelita 35.5% vs. Kokey 27.3%;
Marimar 38.3% vs. Pangarap na Bituin 25.1%;
Impostora 37.8% vs. Ysabella 23%;
Jumong 28.5% vs. Deal or No Deal 19.7%;
Kung Ako Ikaw 18.2% vs. Sineserye Presents 15% & Bandila 9.4%.

International Television

Fast National ratings for (USA)
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007

Wednesday's ratings followed the usual pattern of the past several weeks, with "Power of 10" and drama reruns leading CBS to a win.

CBS averaged a 5.6 rating/9 share for the night to finish well ahead of everyone else. NBC, 3.6/6, came in second, and ABC, 2.9/5, edged FOX, 2.8/5, for third. The CW drew a 1.7/3.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS' 2.2 rating edged NBC's 2.1 for the lead. ABC, 1.6, took third, followed by FOX, 1.5, and The CW, 1.0.

"Power of 10" scored a 5.3/9 for CBS at 8 p.m. A pair of "According to Jim" repeats drew a 3.2/6 for ABC, good enough to beat a rerun of "Last Comic Standing," 2.8/5, on NBC. An hour of "'Til Death" put FOX in fourth, topping "America's Next Top Model," 1.5/3, on The CW.

A "Criminal Minds" repeat, 5.5/9, kept CBS on top at 9 p.m. NBC moved up to second with a new "Last Comic," 4.0/7. "Just for Laughs" was third for ABC, and "Bones" delivered a 3.1/5 for FOX. A second "Top Model" improved to 1.8/3 on The CW.

At 10 p.m., >"CSI: NY" grabbed the night's best rating, 6.0/10, for CBS. "Dateline" earned a 4.2/7 for NBC, and ABC's "NASCAR in Primetime" came in at 1.9/3.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 11, 2007 (Tuesday)

Here's the Mega Manila ratings for:

September 11: The 9/11 6th anniversary

SiS 13.2% vs. Boy and Kris 9.5%;
Takeshi’s Castle 16.4% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 17.5%;
Eat Bulaga 21.1% vs. Wowowee 19%;
Daisy Siete 19.6% vs. Zorro 9.5%;
Pasan ko ang Daigdig 18.9% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 17.3% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 13.2%;
Foxy Lady 13.9% & Meteor Garden 20.9% vs. Margarita 11.8%;
24 Oras 32.8% vs. TV Patrol World 22.7%;
Mga Mata ni Anghelita 32.4% vs. Kokey 26.1%;
Marimar 34.9% vs. Pangarap na Bituin 23.6%;
Impostora 33.1% vs. Ysabella 22.8%;
Jumong 25.8% vs. Deal or No Deal 20.4%;
Kung Ako Ikaw 14.5% vs. Sineserye Presents 16.7% & Bandila 10.5%.

International Television

Fast National ratings for (USA)
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007

"The Biggest Loser" had an OK premiere for NBC Tuesday night, but CBS still grabbed the biggest piece of the overall ratings pie.

CBS averaged a 5.2 rating/9 share in primetime to carry the night. NBC was not far behind at 4.8/8, and FOX took third with a 4.6/8. ABC, 3.6/6, came in fourth, and The CW was well off the pace at 1.0/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, NBC led with a 2.8 rating. CBS grabbed second with a 2.2, followed closely by FOX at 2.1. ABC averaged 1.7 and The CW fell short of the 1.0 mark.

"Power of 10," 4.8/8, won the 8 p.m. hour for CBS. The fourth-season premiere of "The Biggest Loser" earned a 4.5/8 for NBC to take second in households, but ABC had a few more viewers with "Just for Laughs." A "Bones" repeat on FOX came in fourth, while The CW took fifth with "Gilmore Girls."

"The Biggest Loser" improved to 5.5/9 at 9 p.m., moving NBC into the lead. CBS' "Big Brother" and FOX's "House" tied for second at 5.4/9, with CBS drawing more viewers. ABC dipped to 2.5/4 with "i-Caught." The CW went with a "Beauty and the Geek" repeat.

CBS regained the top spot at 10 p.m. with "NCIS," 5.3/9. A "Law & Order: SVU" rerun on NBC drew a 4.5/8, while "Primetime: Crime" posted a 4.0/7 for ABC.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 10, 2007 (Monday)

Here's the Mega Manila TV Ratings for September 10, 2007 (Monday):

SiS 12% vs. Boy and Kris 9.5%;
Takeshi’s Castle 13.3% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 20.6%;
Eat Bulaga 19% vs. Wowowee 19.5%;
Daisy Siete 16.7% vs. Zorro 12.3%;
Pasan ko ang Daigdig 19.8% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 20.3% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 9.7%;
Foxy Lady 18.6% & Meteor Garden 21.5% vs. Margarita 14.7%;
24 Oras 33.8% vs. TV Patrol World 22.4%;
Mga Mata ni Anghelita 33.6% vs. Kokey 23.7%;
Marimar 33.2% vs. Pangarap na Bituin 23.3%;
Impostora 29.9% vs. Ysabella 22.9%;
Jumong 25.3% vs. Deal or No Deal 18.8%;
Kung Ako Ikaw 17.8% vs. Sineserye 15.2% & Bandila 9.7%.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Mega Manila TV Ratings: September 7-9, 2007 (Friday-Sunday)

Here are the Mega Manila TV Ratings for:

Friday, September 7:

SiS 13.2% vs. Boy and Kris 11.1%;
Takeshi’s Castle 14.9% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 20.4%;
Eat Bulaga 20.4% vs. Wowowee 17.9%;
Daisy Siete 19.2% vs. Inocente De Ti [series finale] 15.4%;
Pati Ba Pintig ng Puso 21.3% & Kung Mahawi Man ang Ulap 18.8% vs. Pinoy Movie Hits 11.8%;
Foxy Lady 14.4% & Meteor Garden 21.3% vs. Margarita 13%;
24 Oras 30.3% vs. TV Patrol World 24.8%;
Mga Mata ni ANghelita 31.7% vs. Kokey 27.2%;
Marimar 32.9% vs. Pangarap na Bituin 24.9%;
Impostora 34% vs. Ysabella 24.3%;
Jumong 29.5% vs. Deal or No Deal 22.1%;
Bubble Gang 18.1% vs. Maalaala Mo Kaya 16.7% & Bandila 7.7%.

Saturday, September 8:

Takeshi’s Castle 13.9% vs. Game Ka Na Ba? 14.7%;
Eat Bulaga 22.8% vs. Wowowee 16.7%;
Startalk 17.3% vs. Entertainment Live 10.1%;
Wish Ko Lang 17.5% vs. Nagmamahal Kapamilya 9.3%;
Fantastic Man 13% vs. Komiks 11.5%;
Celebrity Duets 22.8% vs. John En Shirley 17.4%;
Bitoy’s Funniest Video 29.2% vs. 1 VS 100 22%;
Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho 29.4% vs. TV Patrol 20.2%;
Imbestigador 24.3% vs. XXX 17.4%;
Nuts Entertainment 11.7% vs. U Can Dance 10.4% & Sports Unlimited 5%.

Sunday, September 9:

Takeshi’s Castle 11.5% vs. Love Spell 8.9%;
SOP 15.5% vs. ASAP '07 14.3%;
Coke’s Ride to Fame 10% & Boys Nxt Door 10.1% vs. Your Song 13%;
Showbiz Central 16.9% vs. The Buzz 13.8%;
Kap’s Amazing Stories 26.4% vs. TV Patrol 18.3%;
Tok Tok Tok 26.8% vs. Goin’ Bulilit 17.3%;
Mel and Joey 23.8% vs. Rated K 18.2%;
All Star K 19.8% vs. Sharon 10.7%;
Fulhaus 16.4% vs. That’s My Doc 9.8%;
Sunday Night’s Box Office 13% vs. Be Bench 7.8% & Sunday’s Best 2.3%

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Annabel Rama is still a boiling kettle!


Nag-iinit pa rin ang controversial mother ni Ruffa Gutierrez na si Annabelle Rama sa The Buzz kahapon, September 9, sa Turkish husband ng kanyang anak na si Yilmaz Bektas, na naging dahilan din ng panibagong tampuhan ng mag-ina.

Nakaalis ng bansa si Yilmaz nang hindi sila nagkita at nagkausap ng kanyang mother-in-law. Ni hindi rin daw sumubok si Yilmaz na kausapin si Annabelle.

"Wala namang subok. Wala naman ding ano. Kapag sumubok siya, ayoko rin naman talaga. Pero never naman siyang nag-try. Umalis si Yilmaz tuwang-tuwa ako. Nawala lahat mga tinik ko sa dibdib, sa puso ko at nakikita ko naman na... Nalungkot ako at the same time kasi ang mga apo ko, parang nalungkot sila umalis ang tatay nila. Talagang mahal na mahal ng mga apo ko ang tatay nila," pahayag ni Annabelle sa panayam sa kanya ni Boy Abunda, na katabi rin that time si Ruffa na co-host ng The Buzz.

Nakatakda diumanong bumalik ng Pilipinas si Yilmaz sa selebrasyon ng ikatlong taong kaarawan ng bunso nila ni Ruffa na si Venice sa Martes, September 11.

"Pag bumalik siya hindi ako a-attend sa birthday ni Venice," banta ni Annabelle. "E, di mag-lunch na lang kami o mag-dinner kasama ang mga bata. Mag-shopping na lang kami.

"Pero hindi ko kayang humarap sa kanya [Yilmaz]. Baka hindi ako makapagpigil mamura-mura ko siya ng baluktot na English. Kasi baluktot naman siyang mag-English kaya magkaintindihan kaming dalawa," patawa pa ng ina ni Ruffa.

NOT YET READY TO FORGIVE. Diretsahan ding inamin ni Annabelle sa harap ni Ruffa na at this point ay hindi niya kayang patawarin si Yilmaz.

"Hindi ko siya kayang patawarin kasi hindi siya magaling na tao, e. Masama siyang tao. Hindi siya dapat para kay Ruffa," prangkang pahayag ni Annabelle.

"Lahat ng tao nanood ng TV kinikilig, kinikilig. Ako, hindi ako kinikilig. Nagmumura ako kapag nakita ko sila sa TV magkasama silang dalawa ni Ruffa. Si Ruffa pahampas-hampas pa [kay Yilmaz] kaya lalo akong nabubuwisit! Hahampas-hampas ganyan, sweetie-sweetie. Lalo akong nabubuwisit kapag nanonood ako ng TV kasi hindi ‘yan ang totoo, e. Ang totoo hindi ganyan.

"Kaya Ruffa, magsabi ka ng totoo kung ano talagang tao si Yilmaz," direktang turan ni Annabelle sa anak. "Hangga't nandiyan pa ang pagseselos ni Yilmaz, hindi magbabago ang kanyang ugali. Salbahe naman talaga ‘yan [Yilmaz], e. Mabait lang siya sa kung mabait, pero once na magselos si Yilmaz, yung mga sungay naglalabasan lahat. Ang sama-sama talaga niya pag nagagalit."

TELL THE TRUTH. Nais sana ni Anabelle na mismong si Ruffa ang sumagot sa tanong ni Boy kung sinaktan ulit siya ni Yilmaz pagkatapos ng huling pananakit na ginawa sa kanya sa Turkey, pero nanatiling tahimik lang ang dating Miss World 2nd Princess.

"She has to tell the truth sa harap ng lahat ng mga tao," sabi ni Annabelle. "Huwag na siyang magdrama-drama. Huwag na siyang mag-ano, huwag na niyang kampihan ang lalaking ‘yon! Alam ko mahal niya, pero sabi ko sa kanya, ‘[Ang] pagmamahal na ‘yan, Ruffa, fake lang ‘yan, e. Kasi kung mahal ka talaga ng isang lalaki, dapat mamahalin ka kung ano ka.'

"Kasi pati pag suot niya [Ruffa] ng ganyang kaiksi, naka-micromini siya, nagwawala ‘yon [Yilmaz]. Mura siya nang mura. Kung ano ang pinagbabasag niya sa kuwarto. Puwede ba yung ganun? Artista si Ruffa, di ba?

"Dapat naintindihan niya pagdating sa isang tao, maski ano ang susuutin ni Ruffa. Hindi naman bastos yung susuutin niya, e. Naka-micromini lang tapos naka-ganyan gaya ng suot niya ngayon na kita halos yung dibdib niya, nagwawala na ‘yon. Hindi ko alam kung ano ang ginawa sa kanya [Ruffa] nung gabing umuwi siya galing ng The Buzz," pagsisiwalat ni Annabelle.

Mabilis ding kumalat ang isyu na ilang araw na raw hindi nagkakausap sina Yilmaz at Ruffa.

"Sabi ko sa kanya [Ruffa], ‘Naku, sinagot ako ng Sto. Niño na makakita siya [Yilmaz] ng ibang babae.' Na-ma-in love na siya talaga para makalimutan na niya talaga si Ruffa. Sabi ni Ruffa, ‘Baka kinulam mo, Mommy?' Kasama na rin doon ang kulam!" biro ng palabang ina.

Ayaw namang sumagot si Ruffa sa panawagan ng kanyang ina na magsalita kung ano ang iniwan sa kanya ni Yilmaz bago umalis ng Pilipinas.

"Just tell the truth, Ruffa," pagkukumbinsi pa ni Annabelle sa anak. "Walang masama kung magsasabi ka ng totoo. Kasi pag-alis ni Yilmaz, akala ng lahat magkabalikan kayo, sweet na sweet kayo. Hindi totoo lahat-lahat ‘yan. Hindi naman kayo sweet, e. Sweet lang kayo dalawang araw, kasunod nun wala na.

"Tsaka umalis na siya may ibinigay sa ‘yong ano si Yilmaz. Magsabi ka ng totoo, ‘Day! Na hindi mo makakalimutan. Kung papatawarin mo pa siya, luka-luka ka na Ruffa talaga. Maniwala ka sa akin, kapag bumalik siya dito at entertainin mo pa siya Ruffa, ewan ko. Su-surrender na ako sa ‘yo, Day! Kasi nakita ko ang totoong pagkatao ni Yilmaz," diin pa ni Anabelle.

Hindi man binanggit ni Annabelle nang diretsahan kung ano ang iniwan ni Yilmaz kay Ruffa, marami ang naniniwala na may kinalaman ito sa naisiwalat na noon ng actress-TV host na pananakit ng asawa.

MOTHER KNOWS BEST. Very vocal din si Annabelle sa pagsasabi na hindi siya nakikialam sa lovelife hindi lang ni Ruffa kundi pati na ng iba pang niyang mga anak na lalaki.

"Advise lang tayo, okay?" paglilinaw niya. "Matanda na ako, matanda na rin naman sila [mga anak niya]. Siyempre minsan ang tao nakakalimutan nila ang sarili nila. Kailangan nandiyan lang tayo, nandiyan lang ako para magpaalala, mag-advise.

"Laging sinasabi ni Ruffa sa akin matanda na raw siya. Huwag siyang pakialaman. Alam ko matanda na siya, pero paminsan-minsan dapat pakialaman ko naman siya. kasi minsan, nakakalimutan naman niya yung dapat at di dapat gawin.

"Kaya ang sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Huwag kang magalit sa akin, Ruffa, kung ako nakikialam sa ‘yo.' Siyempre, advise lang ako, di ba? May dalawa kang anak, hindi ko ma-imagine pag namatay ako kung ano ang mangyayari kay Ruffa, kay Richard, kay Raymond. Siyempre, until now, nandiyan pa rin ako sa kanila, di ba?

"Kaya lagi ko silang ginaganun para habang buhay pa ako... Sabi ko nga kay Richard, habang buhay pa ako, pakinggan ninyo ako kasi ang nanay laging tama. Kapag ako mamatay sa mundong ‘to, bahala na kayo kung ano ang gagawin ninyo. Wala na akong pakialam, di ba?" paliwanag ni Annabelle.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

WWE SmackDown Update: Rey Mysterio vs. The Great Khali vs. Batista @ WWE Unforgiven?

And Batista makes three
By Mike McAvennie

Written: September 7, 2007

WATCH Video:

CINCINNATI – The math didn’t seem to add up right with regards to SmackDown’s two main events last Friday night. When all was said and done, the only number that made any sense was three – which is precisely what SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long settled on. As a result, at Unforgiven, The Great Khali will put his World Heavyweight Title on the line in a Triple Threat Match, against Batista and – hopefully – Rey Mysterio.

So how did this “new math” come about in Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena? It started with a Saturday Night’s Main Event tag rematch, in which Batista & Kane squared off against Khali & Finlay. The Fighting Irishman had deprived both the Big Red Monster and The Animal from advancing to the Championship Competition’s final round a week prior, only to fall short himself against the returning Rey Mysterio. But that wouldn’t stop either Superstar from taking their frustrations out on Finlay, or the Punjabi Goliath against whom Mysterio will play modern-day David at the pay-per-view one week from Sunday.

For the majority of the tag contest, it seemed that the Irishman and the World Heavyweight Champion were in complete control, double-teaming Kane inside the ring while keeping Batista at bay on the outside. Yet when Finlay tried taking advantage of a distracted referee and using his shillelagh on Kane, The Animal struck swift and fierce, almost spearing the Celtic combatant in half. Khali stepped over the top rope to intervene, only to be met with a twin-powered flurry of punches and clothesline that sent him hurtling all the way to the outside floor. Kane then caught the still-reeling Finlay with a canvas-denting chokeslam, giving himself and Batista the hard-fought victory.

Later inside the squared circle, it was Chavo Guerrero who introduced the second half of the integral Unforgiven equation. After informing our fans how the steel chair in his hand represented a piece of Rey Mysterio’s past – meaning their previous “I Quit” encounter last October, during which Chavo’s repeated chair smashes shattered the masked Superstar’s left knee, forcing him out of SmackDown action for nearly a year – Guerrero emphasized that the steel would also symbolize a piece of his archrival’s future.

“Rey…I am going to smash your hopes and dreams of becoming the World Champion at Unforgiven,” he said, even before Mysterio made his way down to the ring. “There will be no gold championship in your future, Rey. Only cold, hard steel.”

Our fans wondered why Mysterio would accept Chavo’s challenge with only nine days to go before his World Heavyweight Title opportunity against The Great Khali. Some questioned if a sense of machismo had gotten the better of him; others, however, believed that the Sultan of the 619 wanted personal redemption. Despite beating Chavo at SummerSlam only two weeks prior, Rey needed to know deep down that he could force Guerrero to voice the two humiliating words that signaled victory in an “I Quit” Match – the two words that Mysterio himself had been made to utter last year.

Both Superstars proved relentless throughout this incredible match, each delivering a ring assault that made our fans recoil on their couches at home, and cringe in the seats of the U.S. Bank Arena. Each also relied on the steel chair like a tag partner to power much of their offense, though it was Mysterio who wielded it last. And when a chair to the skull left Chavo tangled upside-down across the top turnbuckle, Rey turned his quest for redemption into a night of personal reckoning.

In what felt like an inverted sense of déjà vu, the masked high-flyer unloaded more than a half-dozen chair blasts across the overturned Chavo’s left knee – the same knee that Mysterio had surgically repaired 10 months ago. Yet unlike the outcome from that “I Quit” Match, this time it was Guerrero who dangled and clutched at his knee in agony, leaving him no option but to scream those words of surrender into the microphone. At this juncture, it would be irresponsible to speculate how badly the knee was damaged; judging from how fast officials aided Chavo out of the ring, however, the chances of a swift recovery do not look promising.

Rey Mysterio should have been allowed to bask in this moment of triumph. Instead, The Great Khali suddenly lumbered toward the squared circle, and confronted his vulnerable, visibly battle-weary Unforgiven challenger. Despite Mysterio’s efforts to launch an aerial assault against the giant, a massive size 18EEEE boot to the face immediately grounded him. The valiant Superstar then struggled to his feet…only to find his entire head trapped in the Khali Vise Grip.

Actually locking his long fingers together around Rey’s skull, the 7-foot-3 champion squeezed, forcing blood to spew from Mysterio’s mouth almost as quickly as the air Khali had squashed from a basketball several weeks back. In this instance, however, the result was nearly too graphic even to describe in words, while our fans could only sit and watch, shocked and horrified.

Thankfully, one man refused to stand idle and witness the unfolding tragedy any longer. Batista raced down and attacked the Punjabi colossus, driving him out of the ring with a spear that would break any normal individual in two. The Animal would not rage long, though; as officials and EMTs rushed to aid the fallen Mysterio, Batista’s ire changed to genuine concern – concern over how much damage his friend had suffered while trapped in Khali’s monstrous clutches, and if any of that damage was permanent.

Concern was the last thing on the mind of the champion giant and his translator, Ranjin Singh, as they exited from the U.S. Bank Arena; if anything, they actually looked pleased at what Khali had done to Mysterio only moments before. That is, until an incensed Theodore Long confronted the pair about what they may have taken away from Unforgiven, then made a huge addition to The Great Khali’s World Heavyweight Title defense at the pay-per-view.

“If Rey Mysterio can make it to Unforgiven, he won’t be alone,” the SmackDown GM declared. “He’ll have the help of another man: Batista, as the match is now going to be a Triple-Threat Match!”
Long left a visibly upset Singh to translate the message for the Punjabi colossus, though he needn’t have bothered; judging from The Great Khali’s vehement roars of protest, he already figured out what was said. But come one week from Sunday, the World Heavyweight Champion may come across a two-fold problem that even his great size and power can’t solve.

International Television

Fast National ratings for (USA)
Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.

Prime Time Ratings:
Friday 9/07/07

The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data):

-Total Viewers:
NBC: 4.90 million, ABC: 4.89, CW: 4.62, Fox: 3.80, CBS: 3.17

-Adults 18-49:
ABC: 1.5 rating/5 share, CW: 1.4/ 5, NBC: 1.3/ 4, CBS and Fox: 1.0/ 3 each

WWE Friday Night SmackDown! (CW) - 30 min. breakdown (Eastern Time)
8:00 p.m. Viewers: 3.87 million (#3), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#2t)
8:30 p.m. Viewers: 4.46 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2t)
9:00 p.m. Viewers: 4.98 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)
9:30 p.m. Viewers: 5.19 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 5 (#1)


Nobody was really watching network TV on Friday night, but NBC had an edge in overall viewers, while ABC barely led the pack in the key young adult demos.

Overall, NBC averaged a 3.5 rating/6 share, nipping the 3.2/6 for ABC. FOX and The CW averaged a 2.7/5, leaving CBS in last for the night with a 2.2/4.

Among adults 18-49, ABC grabbed a win with a 1.5 rating, while The CW was up to second with a 1.4 rating. NBC's 1.3 rating in the all-important demo was third, while FOX and CBS trailed with a 1.0 rating.

NBC started off in first with the 3.8/7 for "1 vs. 100." ABC was second with the 3.0/6 averaged by "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "Lucy Must Be Traded Charlie Brown." FOX's airing of the film "Hollywood Homicide" had a 2.5/5 to hold off The CW's "WWE Friday Night Smackdown," leaving CBS' "Jericho" in last with a 2.1/4.

The CW's wrestling did a 3.0/5 in its second half and won the 9 p.m. hour, edging out NBC's "Las Vegas." FOX's movie was close behind in third, beating the 2.5/5 for ABC's "George Lopez" and the 2.3/4 for the first part of CBS' "Fashion Rocks" special.

ABC moved into first for the night's final hour with a 4.2/8 for "20/20." NBC was second with the 3.8/7 for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." CBS' "Fashion Rocks" trailed.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Filipina-blooded actress poses nude photos now exposed in the Internet. It was Vaness Hudgens (Gabriella) of High School Musical 2!


Photos of Vanessa Hudgens posing nude are here: (Private parts covered!)

Disney won't drop Hudgens for nude photo
‘High School Musical’ star had admitted it's her in risque picture

Updated: 11:08 a.m. CT Sept 7, 2007

NEW YORK - Brainy Gabriella of “High School Musical” would no doubt blush at the idea that a nude picture of young actress Vanessa Hudgens was circulating on the Internet.

The problem for the Walt Disney Co. is that Hudgens plays Gabriella.

Hudgens’ publicist confirmed Friday that the photograph is indeed the 18-year-old star of Disney Channel’s wildly successful “High School Musical” franchise. It shows a coquettishly smiling Hudgens posing naked in a bedroom with a red curtain behind her.

“This was a photo which was taken privately,” said Jill Fritzo, Hudgens’ publicist. “It is a personal matter and it is unfortunate that this has become public.”

She wouldn’t say anything about who took the picture and how it slipped out onto the Internet.

The Disney Channel (part of the Walt Disney Co.) denied a published report that Hudgens will be dropped from the upcoming feature film “High School Musical 3.” That movie is in development and negotiations with the stars are incomplete.

Disney had no further comment about the pictures.

Hudgens portrayed the bookworm love interest of Troy, the basketball star played by pinup king Zac Efron in the first two made-for-cable “High School Musical” movies. The sequel’s premiere on Disney Channel last month attracted more than 17 million viewers, making it the summer’s most-watched TV program.

She’s a superstar among the pre-teen set, and Disney has spun a wide merchandising net around the series with albums and concert tours. She and Efron reportedly date in real life.

The films’ wholesome nature — for a company that has made its name on family-friendly fare for generations — is a big part of its success. Parents of the largely pre-teen fan base can relax knowing their children are watching, knowing it won’t make for any uncomfortable questions.

Gabriella and Troy coo, they make googly eyes, they barely kiss. They certainly don’t show off nude pictures.

Disney shouldn't dump her
If Disney were to dump Hudgens for another actress, not wanting its name associated with anything not G-rated, it runs the risk of upsetting a formula that has made it millions.

How would parents explain to the show’s young fans that the old Gabriella had to go?

“That’s her private life, not her public life. That picture got leaked by somebody who broke a trust with her,” said Michele Smith of Westborough, Mass., whose 8-year-old daughter Kathryn is a devoted “High School Musical” fan.

Hudgens shouldn’t have to pay a price for the incident, Smith said, adding she was concerned that Disney’s image might prompt the company to take action against the actress.

Dropping her from future movies or other “High School Musical” projects would not only be unfair to Hudgens but to fans such as Kathryn, Smith said.

“If Vanessa is not in the movie, my daughter would not be so excited to see it,” she said.

Smith said she hopes that Kathryn doesn’t hear about the photo but, if she does, she’s prepared to talk about it. She’ll say that it’s something private for Vanessa that shouldn’t have been shared.

The best thing for Disney to do is nothing, said Michael Levine, a Hollywood image consultant and author of 18 books.

“What they shouldn’t do is make a bigger deal out of it than is necessary,” he said. “The picture is not salacious.”

Michael Sands, a publicist whose clients have included Britney Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline, said Hudgens should be commended for coming forward quickly and saying it was her picture.

He also advised Disney to stand by her.

“This is a big cash cow for Disney,” Sands said.

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