PHILIPPINES (JANUARY 31, 2019) Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia, the leading operator of ad-supported channels, today announced top ratings for its flagship channel AXN in 2018.
English General Entertainment (GE) powerhouse AXN continues to be the #1 English GE channel in both full day and prime time in Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore on StarHub respectively in 2018*. Collectively in these four countries, AXN doubled the ratings of the second English GE channel with strong performances driven by exclusive, express from the U.S. titles including Hawaii Five-0, MacGyver, reality programmes America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, American Ninja Warriors, as well as Hollywood blockbuster movies.
“We are proud to continue our run as the reigning preferred content destination for our audience,“ said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia. “Knowing what our audience craves for and delivering premium, compelling content attributed to our success in 2018, we have exciting plans for 2019 and we can’t wait to unveil them in the coming months.”
Fans of Asia’s Got Talent can look forward to yet another exciting season premiering this February 7 at 8.30pm on AXN. Returning to judge for the 3rd season are 16-time Grammy winner and producer David Foster, internationally acclaimed singing sensation Anggun, and multi-platinum recording artist Jay Park.
*Source: Kantar Media Malaysia Astro DTAM, consolidated activities with playback data till Jan 16 2019, Astro 4+. Kantar Media Philippines TAM, all urban Panels, Pay TV 4+. StarHub SmarTAM by Nielsen, consolidated activities, StarHub 4+. Nielsen Indonesia Pay TV TAM, Pay TV 5+, data is available for Apr-Dec 2018 only.
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