Last Monday, October 13, two remakes were aired on
In the daytime block, GMA-7 aired the pilot episode of Yagit, which is a remake of the show Mga Batang Yagit that was popular during the 1980s.
In the primetime block, ABS-CBN premiered the local adaptation of the Koreanovela Two Wives.
The Kapuso Network's Yagit is topbilled by newbie child stars with LJ Reyes, Yasmien Kurdi, Kevin Santos and Renz Fernandez as the adults in the story.
Chlaui Malayao, Zymic Jaranilla, Judie Dela Cruz, and Jemwell Ventinilla portray Eliza, Ding, Jocelyn, Tomtom, respectively.
The Kapamilya Network's Two Wives, on the other hand, features Jason Abalos as a married man who is torn between two women: Kaye Abad and Erich Gonzales.
YAGIT PILOT EPISODE. In the first episode of Yagit, viewers had the chance to follow the lives of the street-smart kids.
LJ Reyes is shown early on as the "wicked stepmom" who is cruel to Jocelyn (nicknamed Josie) when the young girl uses her lipstick.
It is also revealed that the father of Eliza is still alive even though Dolores (Yasmien Kurdi) made her daughter believe that he is dead. She is hiding the fact that Eliza's father is actually rich since she wants to protect them from being looked down upon for their poverty.
TWO WIVES PILOT EPISODE. The primetime series Two Wives begins with the church wedding of Yvonne (played by Kaye Abad) and Victor (played by Jason Abalos).
The couple is hopeful that their paper mache horses will be distributed abroad. Unfortunately, they discover that their products are being used in smuggling drugs and they are left with huge debts to pay and their house is used as collateral.
Victor is beginning to lose hope and Yvonne suggests that they try their luck by working abroad.
The episode also showed a provocative love scene between Yvonne and Victor while their son Marcus is away.
The episode ends with single mom Janine (played by Erich Gonzales) buying several paper mache horses from Victor.
NIELSEN RATINGS. How did Yagit and Two Wives fare based on data from TV ratings data supplier Nielsen TV Audience Measurement?
Based on overnight data recorded in National Urban Philippines for October 13, Yagit scored an average household rating of 14.3 percent beating ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Blockbusters’ 9.4 percent.
On that day, the comedy movie Kimmy Dora 2: Temple of Kyeme was aired on ABS-CBN.
In Urban Luzon, Yagit hit a TV rating of 16.6 percent compared to its rival program, which registered 7.4 percent.
Meanwhile, in Mega Manila, the show posted 17.4 percent against Kapamilya Blockbusters’ 7 percent.
As for ABS-CBN's Two Wives, it was beaten by its GMA-7 counterpart program Hiram na Alaala in Mega Manila.
The pilot episode of Two Wives registered a rating of 15.4%, which is lower than Hiram na Alaala that got 16.2%.
Hiram na Alaala features Dennis Trillo and Rocco Nacino as soldiers who are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.
NATIONWIDE RATINGS FROM KANTAR. According to data from Kantar Media, the remake of Yagit registered a rating of 11.8% in urban and rural households nationwide.
It is pitted against Kapamilya Blockbusters Kimmy
Dora 2: Temple of Kyeme that got a rating of 9.9%.
The Half Sisters, which airs before Yagit, was able to get a rating of 14.3%. Ang Lihim Ni Annasandra, which airs after Yagit, received a rating of 11%.
Meanwhile, Two Wives debuted strongly with a national TV rating of 19.8% or seven points higher than its rival program Hiram na Alaala (12.1%).
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