2 new Kapamilya shows instant hit among audience

Pokwang-Melai tandem captures viewers’ hearts. Audience nationwide instantly got hooked on the feel-good story of We Will Survive.

The show stars comediennes Pokwang and Melai Cantiveros, and debuted on Feb 29. Its pilot episode recorded a national TV rating of 16.7 percent, higher than that of its rival program Wowowin (14.4 percent), according to data from Kantar Media.

Pokwang and Melai Cantiveros play sisters in a tale of romantic misadventure
We Will Survive shows the beauty of friendship as Wilma (Pokwang) and Maricel (Melai) buoy each other up when they experience heartbreak. 

Also adding to the fun are Sheila (Regine Angeles) and Ana (Bea Saw). 

The pilot episode of the primetime series also received praises online as the show’s official hashtag #WWSFromTheStart trended on Twitter. 

Follow Wilma and Maricel’s story of friendship in We Will Survive, weeknights before TV Patrol. For updated follow @wewillsurviveTV on Twitter and Instagram.

Meanwhile, The Story Of Us debuts to strong ratings on primetime. 

ABS-CBN’s newest primetime drama drew strong viewership and beat its rival program in its pilot telecast on Feb. 29, says Kantar Media. 

Audience welcomed warmly Kim Chiu and Xian Lim’s return to primetime TV. It posted a national TV rating of 18.2 percent, compared with its rival program on GMA, Because of You, which hit 14.1 percent only. 

Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, otherwise known as KimXi, star in a new romantic drama, “The Story of Us”
The pilot introduced viewers to the endearing Tin (Kim) and Macoy (Xian), whose friendship will be strengthened even more as they grow up and face life’s challenges together. 

As a kid, Tin grew up timid, longing for the affection of her mother (Zsa Zsa Padilla), who suddenly left her and her father. She found a friend in Macoy, a diligent kid who is eager to please his dad (Gardo Versoza). 

The pilot episodes of the Kapamilya show did not only get strong ratings but was also talked about online as the show’s official hashtag #TSOUWorldPremiere trended on Twitter. 

SKYcable postpaid subscribers can catch-up on all the latest episodes of the two shows for free through SKY on Demand, the video-on-demand service exclusively available to SKY subscribers. Go to to watch on your laptops and PC or download the app via The App Store or Google Play to watch on mobile. 

The Story of Us airs after Dolce Amore weeknights on on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. 

For exclusive updates, follow @StarCreativesTV on Twitter and Instagram.


ABS-CBN sweeps top 10 programs 

The Kapamilya network is still the most-watched TV network based on recent data from Kantar Media. It dominated the Top 10 programs for February, averaging an audience share of 45 percent from combined urban and rural homes nationwide vs. GMA 7’s 35  percent.
FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano (43.2 percent) is still the no.1 program and has not let go of the top spot since it aired five months ago. It is followed by Pangako Sa ‘Yo (40.1 percent), which repeatedly broke its ratings record during its final month. This is the first time both shows breached the 40 percent mark for its monthly average rating since they premiered. 

Another show that ended in the Top 5 was Dance Kids (35.2 percent) at the 3rd spot, followed by the new primetime favorite Dolce Amore (34.6 percent), and the weekend program Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5 (32.7 percent).
Completing the Top 10 are MMK (31.6 percent), TV Patrol (30 percent), the only newscast in the Top 10, Wansanapataym (29.8 percent), Home Sweetie Home (26.7 percent), and Rated K (24.6 percent).

Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,609 urban and rural homes that represent the total Philippine TV viewing population, while the other ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen reportedly has only 2,000 homes based solely in urban areas that represent only 57 percent of the Philippine TV viewing population.

The Kapamilya network dominated the primetime block as the network recorded an average audience share of 51 percent versus GMA’s 32 percent in February. Apart from those mentioned above, primetime programs Pasion De Amor and On The Wings of Love, also did well, both ending with a bang with an average national rating of 18.1 percent and 21.4 percent, respectively to finish in the Top 20. The primetime block is the most important part of the day when most Filipinos watch TV and advertisers put a larger chunk of their investment in to reach more consumers effectively.

Meanwhile, It’s Showtime (18.1 percent) was also able to sustain its strong January, thanks to the success of its “Tawag ng Tanghalan “segment, enabling it to beat Eat Bulaga (14.9 percent), which has already dropped out of the Top 20 programs. Be My Lady, on the other hand, continued to dominate its rival program Princess in the Palace, averaging 17.5 percent to its competitor’s 8.7 percent. The station’s afternoon block also garnered a 42 percent nationwide rating vs. GMA’s 37 percent.

ABS-CBN’s new original singing game show in the weekend, I Love OPM is also off to a great start, with an average rating of 20.1 percent, enough for its inclusion in the Top 20 programs. Completing the weekend cast for ABS-CBN in the Top 20 are Goin’ Bulilit (21.4 percent), and Ipaglaban Mo (18.7 percent).

ABS-CBN also fared better than its competition in other territories such as Balance Luzon (areas in Luzon outside Mega Manila) where it scored a national average audience share of 46 percent versus GMA’s 36 percent; in Visayas with 55 percent versus GMA’s 26 percent and in Mindanao with 57% vs GMA’s 26 percent.

Kantar Media is a leading television (TV) audience measurement provider with capabilities in gathering TV viewing data in both digital and analog platforms. It is a multinational market research group that specializes in audience measurement in more than 80 countries, has TV networks, ad agencies, and pan-regional networks subscribing to its ratings services.

Among its local current subscribers are ABS-CBN, Peoples Television Network Inc., The Huddle Room Media Inc., JRA Advertising (J. Romero and Associates), 720 Consumer Connect, Viva Communications Inc., Manprom, CNN Philippines, Starcom, Havas Media Ortega, and Media Agency groups IPG Mediabrands (Touch BPN, UM), Dentsu Aegis Network (Dentsu, Mediaforce, Carat), Omnicom Media Group (OMD, PHD and M2M) as well as Group M (Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, and Maxus).

International subscribers to Kantar Media include Turner Broadcasting System Asia, NBCU Global Networks Asia Pte Ltd, Google Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Home Box Office (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Scripps Networks Interactive (Asia) Pte. Ltd., MTV Asia, Fox International Channels, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd, CSM Media Research (China), AETN All Asia Networks Pte Ltd, Celestial Tiger Entertainment and Sony Pictures International.


Grace never felt she was an adopted child

Senator Grace Poe (Llamanzares) said she never felt that she is an adopted daughter of Susan Roces and Fernando Poe, Jr.
She said this when she and running mate Senator Chiz Escudero went to Tuguegarao recently in reaction to what she heard on radio and read in the newspapers about her being a foundling.

Poe admitted that her life is kind of melodramatic because she is a foundling but that wasn’t her choice.
She is thankful that her adoptive parents never made her feel she wasn’t their own child.

 “Ako ay tinanggap, pinalaki, minahal, inaruga ng aking mga kinikilala nang magulang, si FPJ at si Susan. Lumalaki akong kasama nila. Talagang maalaga sila at hindi nila ako trinato na parang kaiba sa kanila,” Poe told her audience in Tuguegaro. “Hindi nila sinabi na ako ay ampon nila, ang sinabi nila ‘anak’ sa akin.”

It is painful for her that up to this day she doesn’t know who her biological parents, yet she is still happy that her adoptive parents showered her with love.

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