AXN’s highly anticipated Asia’s Got Talent premiere collectively topped ratings among English Pay TV channels in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. 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 . In Taiwan, Asia’s Got Talent premiered on Friday, March 13 at 9pm and was the top program of the day amongst the international general entertainment channels.
Billed as the biggest talent competition in the world, Asia’s Got Talent features some of the region’s most breath-taking, 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.
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 be held.
Asia’s Got Talent spans 10 weekly episodes, including five audition episodes, three semi-finals, a finale episode and a results gala. In addition to enjoying the performances, audiences can get to know more about their favourite acts as Asia’s Got Talent tells the life stories behind some of the most colourful individuals and groups in the competition.
Asia’s Got Talent airs Thursdays at 8.30pm (SG, MY, PH, HK) / 7.30pm (JKT, BKK) – First on AXN