Manila, Philippines –AXN’s highly anticipated “Asia’s Got Talent” premiere collectively topped ratings among English Pay TV channels in Southeast Asia.
During the show’s two hour debut on Thursday, March 12 at 8:05pm,AXN delivered more than 10 times the ratings of the next English general entertainment
channel across Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
“Asia’s Got Talent” was the
top AXN program year to date in the country. During its telecast, AXN ranked #1
with more than 80 per cent share amongst all English general entertainment
channels, and ranked #2 amongst all Pay TV channels.
In Singapore, “Asia’s Got Talent” led the ratings chart in its
timeslot for English Pay TV channels and AXN was also the top English channel
for the night on StarHub.
In Malaysia, “Asia’s Got Talent” was the #1 rated show in its
timeslot across all English channels on Astro. AXN dominated the timeslot with
over 80 per cent share across all English general entertainment channels.
Billed as the biggest talent competition in the world, “Asia’s Got
Talent” features some of the region’s most breathtaking, jaw-dropping and
mind-blowing performing artists competing for the coveted winning title. The
premiere episode was a kaleidoscope of quirky characters and stunning talent,
with many acts winning the hearts of viewers across the region.
Hui Keng Ang, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony
Pictures Television Networks, Asia said,“Asia’s Got Talent is off to a
thrilling start on AXN as we bring together millions of viewers to celebrate
the diversity of talent and dreams of contestants from over 15 territories in
Asia. The response to the premiere istruly incredible and after the success of
both The Amazing Race Asia and The Apprentice Asia, AXN continues its mission
to create high quality and engaging content.”
Driven by the strong performance of programs such as “Asia’s Got
Talent”, AXN has maintained its top English general entertainment channel
position in 2015 year-to-date. Collectively across the three Southeast Asian
countries, AXN enjoyed a 30 per cent share amongst 19 English general
entertainment channels during prime time.3
“Asia’s Got Talent” is the
63rd adaptation of the Guinness World Record-breaking hit “Got
Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is
co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most
successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.
Each act competing in “Asia’s Got Talent” will have to receive at
least three “Yeses” from the esteemed celebrity judging panel comprising 16
time Grammy-winning Canadian musician David Foster, UK pop sensation and former
Spice Girl Melanie C., Indonesian rock icon Anggun, and Taiwanese-American pop
idol and actor Van Ness Wu.
The four judges must select the most dazzling performances from
thousands of hopefuls from 15 territories across Asia. Those who make it to the
semi-finals will contend with an even tougher judge, AXN viewers at home who
will ultimately decide the winner of “Asia’s Got Talent”.
A grand prize worth USD$100,000 is up for grabs, along with the
opportunity to return and perform at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s
leading entertainment destination – where the semi-final shows and finale will
“Asia’s Got Talent” spans 10 weekly episodes, including five
audition episodes, three semi-finals, a finale episode and aresults gala. In
addition to enjoying the performances, audiences can get to know more about
their favorite acts as “Asia’s Got Talent” tells the life stories behind some
of the most colorful individuals and groups in the competition.
“Asia’s Got Talent” is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, Big
Cola, Pantene, Caltex, Jetstar and GrabTaxi and brought to you by KFC, Globe
and Cherifer in the Philippines.
AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia,
with notabe ratings successes including four seasons of the International
Emmy-nominated “The Amazing Race Asia”; the Asian Television Award-winning
“Cash Cab Asia”; “The Apprentice Asia”; “Cyril: Rio Magic”; “Cyril’s Family
Vacation: Hawaii Edition”; and the Asian Television Award-nominated “Cyril:
“Asia’s Got Talent” airs Thursdays at 8.30pm
(SG, MY, PH, HK) / 7.30pm (JKT, BKK) – First on AXN
Connect with the judges, hosts, and your
favorite contestants through videos and photos, exclusively on the Asia’s
Got Talent official Facebook page. Catch behind-the-scenes footage of the
auditions only on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/asiasgottalent/
Asia’s Got Talent Philippine Premiere
Photos by : John Paul Soldevilla