"Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho" is the country’s number 1 program for second year and GMA News and Public Affairs dominated the Philippine online space in 2020.
"Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho"
With stories that continue to inspire during a most challenging year, "Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho" (KMJS) is the number 1 TV program in The Philippines based on Nielsen Phils.’ NUTAM Ratings for 2020. This is the second year in a row that "KMJS" topped the nationwide urban ratings with an average People rating of 20.6 percent from January to December 2020.
The program’s online videos have 1.7 billion views. Its official Facebook Page has 21 million followers. "KMJS" and its topics also trend on Twitter, weekly. But more than these metrics, "KMJS" is most proud of helping uplift the Filipino spirit during this pandemic - through stories that showcased the heroism and generosity of our health workers, frontliners, and ordinary Filipinos doing their best to survive while helping others too.
“2020 may have been a most difficult year but it has also been a most remarkable one,” Jessica Soho, the program’s host and GMA News and Public Affairs pillar said. “We saw the best in us during this crisis. It is a privilege to share the stories of Filipinos who shine through during this darkest of times. Our heartfelt thanks to our viewers who have made us their favorite kakuwentuhan and weekly family bonding time.”
GMA NEWS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS DOMINATES DIGITAL PLATFORMS IN 2020
GMA News and Public Affairs dominated the Philippine online space for 2020, with viewers trooping to its digital platforms in a tumultuous year. According to data from video analytics firm Tubular Labs, GMA News led all Philippine media organizations in video viewership across all digital platforms for the year, peaking at No.5 worldwide in May 2020 at the height of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon.
On YouTube, GMA News had over 2 billion video views, leading ABS-CBN News which had 1.6 billion views for the year. Likewise on Facebook, GMA News had over 3 billion views. The Kapuso Network's main news page also led all Philippine news pages in total engagement for the year, with 536 million likes, clicks, and shares according to data from social analytics platform CrowdTangle. Across all platforms, GMA News ended the year with more than 52 million followers.
"As Filipinos here and around the world continue the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever for viewers to get access to timely and trustworthy news about the country. This reflects our commitment to Serbisyong Totoo, the hallmark of GMA News and Public Affairs," says GMA Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Marissa L. Flores.
Similarly, digital powerhouse GMA Public Affairs recorded a total of 80 million followers across popular platforms. Videos of its various programs tallied over 6.5 billion combined views on social media last year based on data from Tubular Labs and Crowdtangle.
With 1.3 billion minutes, it even emerged as the most-watched News and Politics media creator in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) in terms of total minutes last September 2020. GMA Public Affairs' official YouTube channel remains as one of the biggest content creators in the country with over 13.6 million subscribers. In the past 12 months, it generated over 2.8 billion views on YouTube. In April 2020, the GMA Public Affairs group hit 10 million subscribers that enabled GMA Network to be the first Philippine TV company to receive two Diamond Play Button Awards from the online video-sharing giant.
"Our digital team always aims to bring the most important and engaging news to Filipinos here and abroad, no matter what device or platform they use," said Jaemark Tordecilla, GMA Network Assistant Vice President for News and Public Affairs Digital Media.