How did KC Concepcion-Paulo Avelino starrer, Exchange Gift, fare in the ratings game?

Jan 13, 2015
Paulo Avelino and KC Concepcion portray a married couple in ABS-CBN's daytime mini-series Give Love on Christmas Presents Exchange Gift.

Rumored couple KC Concepcion and Paulo Avelino agreed to portray a married couple in ABS-CBN's Christmas special titled Exchange Gift.

The KC-Paulo starrer is the third part of Give Love on Christmas Day, the mini-series being aired on the daytime block of the Kapamilya Network.

During the pilot episode of Exchange Gift aired on January 5, it was shown how Anna (played by KC) and Christian (played by Paulo) had an awkward first meeting.

Anna was crying as she opened up to Christian about her problems in the office while the guy retaliated by admitting his own financial problems regarding his business.

Eventually, the two will hit it off and get married in the mini-series.

KILIG SCENES. During the press conference of Exchange Gift, Paulo and KC both admitted that they had a crush on each other.

KC said with a smile: "Minsan lang ako magka-crush. Ang baduy po talaga pero yun nga crush ko siya before. Siyempre for a girl, maganda din na maka-work mo yung [crush mo]."

"Totoo naman talaga na yung mata niya [maganda]. Parang sabi nga nila, parang nanonood lang sila ng reality show."

The daughter of Sharon Cuneta also revealed:

"May nagsabi sa amin na yung mga outtakes namin ang kinukuha nila para ipalabas.

“Siguro may time na nadadala na ako sa mga adlib kasi natutuwa na lang din ako sa situation...pinayagan ako ng director to play with the scene."

For his part, Paulo disclosed that he sometimes gets distracted by KC's beauty.

"Parang like Kristina [Cassandra], crush ko din si KC. So parang nakakatuwa na yung ka-eksena mo ay crush mo, sobrang ganda.

"Minsan nakakalimutan mo na yung linya mo at nasasabi mo talaga ang gusto mong sabihin kasi nakaka-msemerize talaga ang beauty niya."

(Read: Paulo Avelino says KC Concepcion "inspires" him: “Nakaka-mesmerize naman talaga ‘yong beauty niya.”)

NIELSEN RATINGS. How did Give Love on Christmas Presents Exchange Gift fare based on data from TV ratings data supplier Nielsen TV Audience Measurement?

Based on overnight data recorded in Mega Manila, the mini-series starring KC Concepcion and Paulo Avelino had a lower TV rating compared to its GMA-7 rival show The Ryzza Mae Show.

Exchange Gift registered a rating of 9.5% while The Ryzza Mae Show got a rating of 11.3%.

NATIONWIDE RATINGS FROM KANTAR. According to data from Kantar Media, the Kapamilya Network's mini-series emerged as the No. 2 most-watched daytime show nationwide.

It was next only to the GMA-7 daytime teleserye The Half Sisters starring Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino.

Exchange Gift got a national TV rating of 12.4% or five points higher compared to its rival Kapuso program, The Ryzza Mae Show, that got 7.2%.

Aside from ratings, the third featured story of the Kapamilya Christmas TV special became a hit on the social networking site Twitter as the hashtag #GLOCExchangeGift became a nationwide trending topic because of the romantic scenes of KC and Paulo’s characters Anna and Christian.

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