Janine Gutierrez's afternoon series, Dragon Lady, aired its final episode last Saturday, July 20, 2019.
It ran for 20 weeks in the afternoon slot of GMA-7, and the only teleserye that ran from Monday to Saturday in the line-up of Kapuso shows.
The final episode showed the last battle between Yna (Janine) and her enemies: Vera (Maricar de Mesa), Vera's daughter Astrid (Joyce Ching), Lotus (Julie Lee), and James (DJ Durano).
Vera's group placed a helpless Yna inside a big oven and tried to burn her alive with the dragon statue. According to Vera, this is the only way to kill Yna permanently, since she did not die when they first tried to burn her alive.
However, they did not succeed in their plans because Yna did not get burned. Instead, she spewed fire from her mouth, causing the oven to malfunction and explode.
After all of them lost consciousness, Vera woke up having a hallucination. She thought that she saw Yna's face in Astrid and fired gunshots at her daughter, ultimately killing her.
Vera then realized that she killed her daughter, causing her to hurt Yna. Yna was able to defend herself and hurt Vera once again, causing her to be unconscious again.
Michael (Tom Rodriguez), Almira (Diana Zubiri), and Goldwyn (Edgar Allan Guzman) then arrived to rescue Yna.
As they tried to escape from the place, Vera suddenly woke up and tried to shoot Yna. However, Goldwyn saved Yna and got killed by Vera.
In the end, Lotus and James were arrested, while Vera was confined in a mental institution.
Yna then learned from a feng shui expert that her dragon lady curse is gone.
Yna and Michael lived happily ever after with Almira, Philippa (Racquel Villavicencio), Calista (Aira Bermudez), and Mimi (Candy Pangilinan).
How did the final episode of Dragon Lady fare in the ratings game according to data provider Kantar Media?
GMA-7's Dragon Lady's final episode got a TV rating of 16.4%.
Its ABS-CBN rival program, It's Showtime, registered a TV rating of 15.6%.
Dragon Lady's rating is 0.8% higher than its counterpart.
Take note that Dragon Lady was only pitted against It's Showtime's last 45 minutes on air.
Dragon Lady also won in the ratings provided by AGB Nielsen.
According to Nielsen Phils. TAM (ARIANNA) NUTAM People Ratings, Dragon Lady registered a TV rating of 7.8%.
Rival program It's Showtime got a rating of 6.5%. This is 1.3 points lower than the rating of Dragon Lady.