AGB: Till I Met You pilot week loses to Descendants of the Sun

IMAGE Noel Orsal

Among the highlights of the Week August 29 was the comeback of James Reid and Nadine Lustre on ABS-CBN primetime.



There were notable programming changes for period of August 29 to September 2, 2016.

The biggest one was the premiere of Till I Met You, which marks the return of James Reid and Nadine Lustre on ABS-CBN primetime.

Replacing Dolce Amore, it's about the unconventional love triangle among the characters played by James, Nadine, and JC Santos, a newcomer.

The first episode of the romantic series on August 29 got a 21% rating, defeating GMA-7's Descendants of the Sun by about 0.8%.

However, for the next four episodes, the Kapuso Korean series managed to beat the ratings of the JaDine-starrer, which generated ratings that were below 20%.

Aug 29

Aug 30

Aug 31

Sep 1

Sep 2

Till I Met You (ABS-CBN)

21%

18.5%

19%

19.6%

19.7%

Descendants of the Sun (GMA-7)

20.2%

22.9%

21.3%

22.2%

21.7%

Margin

0.8%

-4.4%

-2.3%

-2.6%

-2%


Another ABS-CBN series that was consistently defeated by its Kapuso counterpart was Born for You, a romantic series that stars Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona.

For five days, its competitor Juan Happy Love Story had 2.2% to 4.8% lead against the musically-themed drama.

Aug 29

Aug 30

Aug 31

Sep 1

Sep 2

Born for You (ABS-CBN)

12.4%

12.2%

12.4%

12.4%

14%

Juan Happy Love Story (GMA-7)

14.6%

17%

17.1%

16.5%

17.3%

Margin

-2.2%

-4.8%

-4.7%

-4.1%

-3.3%


But ABS-CBN's FPJ's Ang Probinsyano its leadership, and continued to beat Encantadia.

Aug 29

Aug 30

Aug 31

Sep 1

Sep 2

FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (ABS-CBN)

25.7%

24.1%

25.6%

24.4%

23.7%

Encantadia (GMA-7)

23.1%

24.6%

23.6%

23.7%

23.9%

Margin

2.6%

-0.5%

2%

0.7%

-0.2%


Another Kapamilya primetime show that did well was Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7, which defeated The Healer from Monday to Wednesday, and A1 Ko Sa 'Yo on Thursday.

It lost to Bubble Gang on Friday.

Aug 29

Aug 30

Aug 31

Pinoy Big Brother (ABS-CBN)

10.5%

10.9%

10.7%

The Healer (GMA-7)

9.4%

10.1%

9.6%

Margin

1.1%

0.8%

1.1%

Sep 1

Pinoy Big Brother (ABS-CBN)

10.7%

A1 Ko Sa 'Yo (GMA-7)

10%

Margin

0.7%

Sep 2

Pinoy Big Brother (ABS-CBN)

10.7%

Bubble Gang (GMA-7)

13.6%

Margin

-2.9%


Meanwhile, there had been some changes in daytime programming.

GMA-7 premiered Angel's Revenge, a new Korean series, on its morning slot on August 29. Its pilot episode rated 11.5%, losing to the 12.6% taken by Kapamilya Blockbusters.

Then, the finale of Tubig at Langis aired on September 2, and generated 14.1% outperforming Sa Piling ni Nanay's 13.8%.

Tubig at Langis was a heavy drama that starred Cristine Reyes, Zanjoe Marudo, and Isabelle Daza. It premiered on February 1, 2016, and had a total of 151 episodes.

By the way, GMA-7 continued to rule daytime programming.

The top two spots had been consistently taken by its two variety shows: Eat Bulaga! and Wowowin.




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