First Lady actor Pancho Magno celebrates the latest achievement of his GMA-7 show in the ratings game.
This is also a feat for the cast since the show, which is headlined by Sanya Lopez and Gabby Concepcion, is about to air its finale in four weeks.
On June 2, First Lady received its all-time high rating of 17% against Ang Probinsyano’s 11.5%, based on AGB NUTAM Ratings.
During the media conference for GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game on June 5, 2022, at GMA Executive Lounge, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked Pancho about his reaction to First Lady’s ratings.
He said, “Siguro malaking part doon na may mga bago kaming cast, mas naging ano yung story…mas lumaki.
“And ilang weeks na lang so baka mas marami pang mangyaring hindi namin ine-expect.”
Pancho believes that the rating was a milestone because they were able to achieve this figure despite restrictions being eased and people are now busier outside their homes.
“Siyempre, noong time kasi noong First Yaya, lahat naka-lockdown, e, so most of them nasa house.
“Ito, siyempre, may time na lumabas, pero natutuwa kami na yung rating namin, tumataas nang tumataas.
“So I really hope na magtuluy-tuloy lalo na ngayon, patapos na yung show, and ayan si Mayor Moises [Rocco Nacino], malaking part, yung mga former first ladies.
"So mas interesting and mas maaksiyon itong mga final weeks.”
Pancho has been doing the show for two years now, including its first season, First Yaya.
Is Pancho ready to let go of First Lady?
Pancho joked, “Baka mag-try out ako ng NCAA!”
Turning serious, Pancho admitted that it is hard for him to say goodbye to the show because of what the cast and crew have been through for the past two years.
He elaborated, “Getting off the show, mahirap. Sobra.
“Nangyari ito during pandemic, we’re first of the few shows na nag-start mag-lock in, mag-swab… naka-ilang swab din ginawa namin noon!
“So, it’s a very memorable time sa amin na hindi namin namalayan na two years, three years na dumaan, lumipas, since nag-start yung show.
“So anything can happen, basta yun lang, ang inaano lang namin is to give our hundred percent every scene every day, every taping day.
“Ayun, tumaas nang tumaas pa yung ratings. Hindi natin alam kung ano pang next chapter ng First Lady!”
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