Descendants of the Sun vs. FPJ's Ang Probinsyano: which show wins in the ratings game?

by James Patrick Anarcon
Mar 4, 2020
How did Descendants of the Sun fare in the ratings game in its new timeslot? This GMA-7 series is top-billed by (L-R) Jennylyn Mercado, Dingdong Dantes, Rocco Nacino, and Jasmine Curtis-Smith.
PHOTO/S: Descendants of the Sun (ABS-CBN)

GMA-7 made a change in its prime-time block by swapping the timeslots of two shows: Descendants of the Sun and Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday.

Descendants of the Sun, originally placed in the second prime-time slot since airing on February 10, is now placed on the first prime-time slot after 24 Oras. It goes head-to-head with ABS-CBN's FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.

Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday, which was formerly placed in the first prime-time slot since its January 27 premiere, now occupies the timeslot of Descendants of the Sun. Its rival ABS-CBN program is Make It With You.

Descendants of the Sun's first episode in its new timeslot showed the love stories of its main characters, Maxine (Jennylyn Mercado) and Lucas (Dingdong Dantes), as well as Moira (Jasmine Curtis Smith) and Diego (Rocco Nacino).

Lucas and Maxine's friendship continues to grow as they talk about their role in Moira and Diego's relationship.

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Lucas is still intent on pursuing Maxine.

Maxine then mentioned that Moira and Lucas seem to look good together because they are both soldiers.

However, Diego broke up with Moira, after obeying the order of Moira's father (Ricardo Cepeda) who disapproves of him for his daughter.

Moira begged for Diego to stay, but he was firm in his decision.

Moira then cried her heart out and left Diego.

Diego walked outside of their barracks when rain started to pour, aggravating the infection in his wound.

Maxine and Lucas then rushed Diego to the clinic. Moira stayed by Diego's side until he woke up.

Lucas later asked Maxine if she ever thought of becoming a soldier after seeing Diego and Moira's relationship.

Lucas then told Maxine, "Naisip ko lang baka naman mas bumagay pag sundalo ka tapos mas maging madali ang pagsasama natin dito."

Maxine answered, "Huwag mo nang ipilit, okay na sa akin na buddy tayo, friends."

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DESCENDANTS OF THE SUN VS. FPJ'S ANG PROBINSYANO IN THE RATINGS

How did Descendants of the Sun fare in the ratings game in its new timeslot?

According to Kantar Media, the GMA-7 show registered a TV rating of 16.9%.

Its rival, FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, got a TV rating of 35.4%.

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How did Descendants of the Sun fare in the ratings game in its new timeslot? This GMA-7 series is top-billed by (L-R) Jennylyn Mercado, Dingdong Dantes, Rocco Nacino, and Jasmine Curtis-Smith.
PHOTO/S: Descendants of the Sun (ABS-CBN)
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