Teen stars Kyle Echarri, Francine Diaz, Andrea Brillantes, and Seth Fedelin are referred to as the ‘‘Gold Squad” in a new teaser for the top-rating afternoon drama, Kadenang Ginto.
In a press event held last week at ABS-CBN’s 9501 Restaurant, the young cast members of the afternoon drama were introduced as “four fun, responsible, driven, and family-oriented teens from different backgrounds with diverse life experiences.”
Together, the ‘‘Gold Squad” will bring surprises that their young fans will be able to relate to, starting off with their own album that will soon be released by Star Music.
“We’re enjoying the whole experience and we’re happy that people recognize us because of the characters we play in Kadenang Ginto. We believe it’s about time to give back to our loyal supporters by connecting with them more in a way that we possibly could,” says Andrea during the event.
Meanwhile, Kadenang Ginto has taken over the afternoon viewing with its intense scenes and trending catfights, making it the most watched afternoon program and one of the most talked about Kapamilya series on social media.
Since the show aired on television, the show that is also headlined by Beauty Gonzales and Dimples Romana, has consistently reigned its timeslot and remained unbeatable in national TV ratings. It recently hit its all-time high rating of 27.3 percent—an exceptional feat for an afternoon series—and remained within the 20 percent mark, according to data from Kantar Media.
It has also reached massive success online as its daily highlights on YouTube hit over 800 million total views, with almost every video reaching more than one million views. The series is also a major hit on iWant as it topped the list of most watched programs on the streaming service last April, earning over 1.5 million views daily.
Its success also has also translated on social media as the series has spurred countless of memes that netizens enjoy. Some even make their own versions of the iconic confrontations, such as vlogger Kyo Quijano, whose parody series “Kadenang Tanso” has earned over one million views.
The show was also hailed the Best Daytime Series in the 2019 Golden Laurel Awards at the University of the Philippines-Batangas for its gripping scenes and compelling story.
According to the members of the Gold Squad, there are more unexpected revelations will grip viewers now that Romina (Beauty) is finally acquitted from the case filed against her. But Daniela (Dimples) will not allow to be dethroned and will do what it takes to defeat her mortal enemy. Seeing her mother struggle because of Romina, Marga’s (Andrea) hatred towards Cassie (Francine) will grow even more and make her realize that she is not worthy of being a Mondragon.
Kadenang Ginto airs on Kapamilya Gold on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167).