Lovi Poe (left) and Glaiza de Castro (right) are the newest toast in the afternoon soap as their Sine Novela, Kaputol ng Isang Awit, opened with colors.

 

Photo: Courtesy of GMA-7

GMA-7's Kaputol ng Isang Awit was off to a good start as it registered a 20.2 percent rating on its debut last Monday, March 3.

The rating gained by the show topbilled by Glaiza de Castro and Lovi Poe was good enough to snatch third place and upset Maging Akin Ka Lamang, which gained an 18.8 percent tally.

A television remake of the 1991 movie megged by director Emmanuel Borlaza, Kaputol ng Isang Awit held on to third place for two more consecutive days—Tuesday (17.7 percent) and Wednesday (21.1 percent)—before relinquishing the post to Maging Akin Ka Lamang, which jumped anew to third best yesterday, March 6, on the strength of its 19.6 percent rating.

The daytime race for the week belongs entirely to Eat Bulaga! Monday saw the country's longest running noontime show accumulating a 22.1 percent to keep close pursuer Daisy Siete at bay. Tuesday remained pretty much the same as Eat Bulaga! gained a flat 22 percent rating compared to Daisy Siete's 19.2 percent rating.

Wednesday was no contest at all as the trio of Tito, Vic and Joey summoned their collective might to gather a 25 percent grade. Willie Revillame's Wowowee, in the meantime, continues to float in and out of the top five bracket. Tuesday, March 4, was a good day as Wowowee gained a 16.6 percent rating to engage Maging Akin Ka Lamang in a two-way tie for the fourth spot.

Only a few days left before his well-anticipated boxing rematch against Mexican fighter Juan Manuel Marquez, the Pambansang Kamao is really proving himself as a top draw. GMA-7's Pacquiao Update raked in a 12.6 percent rating last Wednesday, March 5 and another 13.2 percent yesterday, March 6, to keep the ninth spot overall.

The primetime race exhibited no major shake-up; with the top three shows still refusing to give an inch to the others. Despite showing grit, Richard Gutierrez's Kamandag still fell short in its effort to dislodge perennial leader Marimar from the summit.

Kamandag's strong 40.3 percent rating was not enough to beat Marimar's 41.6 percent showing. Wednesday was also a tight race with Kamandag registering 38.5 percent versus Marimar's 38.5 percent rating.

ABS-CBN's three primetime bets, on the other hand, took turns in trying to barge inside the magic five. Kung Fu Kids and Lobo almost made it last Tuesday, March 4. But their joined efforts were thwarted by Coffee Prince's 28.7 percent. Sharing identical 23.8 percent rating, Lobo and Kung Fu Kids settled for sixth spot.

Coffee Prince pulled the same feat last Wednesday, March 5, as it once again blocked Lobo's path by amassing a 29.9 percent rating to beat Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual's 24 percent rating.

Click here for the ranking of the Top 10 daytime and primetime shows from March 3 to 6 based on the overnight ratings conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households.