In the first quarter of 2015, GMA-7 aired two wedding specials.
These are: the nuptials of celebrity couples Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera as well as Senator Chiz Escudero and Heart Evangelista.
Both of them were two-part TV specials aired exclusively on the Kapuso Network.
However, the Dongyan wedding coverage aired on a Saturday night while the Chiz-Heart wedding coverage was aired last Sunday, March 1.
Titled The Dingdong and Marian Wedding Special THE CEREMONY, the first part included footage of the church ceremony as well as the kiss of the couple. It also covered the prenuptial shoot and the gathering of sponsors.
According to AGB Nielsen, the Dingdong & Marian wedding coverage of GMA-7 was able to get a TV rating of 26.2% in Mega Manila.
It was able to beat ABS-CBN's The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 that got a TV rating of 16.9%.
Last Sunday, March 1, the Kapuso Network aired footage taken during the Chiz-Heart wedding held at an exclusive, members-only Balesin resort in Quezon province.
The Chiz & Heart Love, Finally TV special aired from 9:32 PM to 11:07 PM. It registered a TV rating of 13.5%.
It was pitted against the final showdown of ABS-CBN's The Voice PH Season 2 that aired from 8:16 PM to 10:35 PM. The Kapamilya reality show was able to get a much higher TV rating of 23%.
In a separate article, let's see how the wedding specials fared in nationwide TV ratings, according to Kantar Media-TNS.
BATTLE OF TV RATINGS: Marian-Dingdong versus Heart-Chiz wedding specials
by posted on March 4, 2015