“24 Oras” Tops Most Watched Programs In The Philippines

GMA Integrated News proves to be the no. 1 news authority

News and current affairs program “24 Oras” of GMA Integrated News stands as the most watched television program from January to July 2023, based on data from Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. 

"24 Oras" anchors and hosts
Martin Javier, Iya Villania, Emil Sumangil, Mel Tiangco,
Vicky Morales, Kim Atienza, Maureen Schrijvers

The figures from Nielsen show a solid people rating of 14.9 percent across the Philippines, a favorable result accumulated from all its channels GMA, GTV, and I Heart Movies.

Such numbers cover the program’s airing starting January 1st until July 31st of 2023. 

More so, the program, including its weekend airing, has seen a total of 84 percent (65 million viewers) in net reach across all channels, proving itself  to be the leading news authority in terms of breaking news, stories, and events in the Philippines and abroad.  

The team that frontlines fair journalism 

Veteran journalists Mel Tiangco, Vicky Morales, and Emil Sumangil anchor “24 Oras” weekday airing while “24 Oras Weekend” is headlined by Ivan Mayrina and Pia Arcangel.

Balancing out information and entertainment is Iya Villania’s segment “Chika Minute,” which provides a run-down of happenings and updates in the showbiz industry. 

Kim Atienza’s “KuyaKimAnoNa” segment has been aiding the program in providing extensive coverage about science and environment. Supplemental to this is the recently launched “GMA Integrated News Weather Center,” led by Maureen Schrijvers


“Game Changer” is the newest addition to its roster—a recently launched segment that focuses on the latest trends in sports, lifestyle, technology, and fitness. It is currently led by GMA Synergy sportscaster Martin Javier

As part of its extensive coverage about human interest stories, GMA News’ reporters have also dedicated themselves in creating feature stories and special reports that inspire, move, and mobilize. 

“24 Oras” as a revered public affairs program 

GMA Integrated News’ incessant upholding of impartial journalism and relentless pursuit of truth has earned its team various awards. 

The ensemble has been given a respected nod after its special series on climate change “Banta ng Nagbabagong Klima.” The award-winning series inspects the “impact of extreme weather conditions, deforestation, and the displacement of communities.” 

Vicky Morales’ dedication to her craft has made her the “Female News Anchor of the Year” at the 2023 Platinum Stallion National Media Awards.

Mel Tiangco bagged a sandwich recognition over her merits as “Gandingan ng Kababaihan” at the 17th University of the Philippines BroadSoc Gandingan Awards and “JPL Lifetime Achievement Award” at The Golden Laurel: The Batangas Province Media Awards 2023. 

Mel Tiangco of "24 Oras"
Mel Tiangco
IMAGE: gmanews on Instagram

And ultimately, GMA Integrated News’ unparalleled service to Filipinos was gleaned from how they rightfully deserved the “Journalism of the Year for TV News Reporting” from this year’s Rotary Club Manila’s Pro Patria Journalism Awards. 

“24 Oras” airs regularly at 6:30 p.m., while “24 Oras Weekends” airs at 5:30 p.m. on GMA-7. Simulcast is also available on GTV, I Heart Movies, and Pinoy Hits.

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