How did John Lloyd's MMK and Aljur's MPK episodes fare in ratings game?

by James Patrick Anarcon
Jun 30, 2015
John Lloyd Cruz (left) played a wayward son in Maaalaala Mo Kaya while Aljur Abrenica was cast as an erring father in Magpakailanman.



Last Saturday, June 27, marked the comeback of two actors to the drama anthology shows of their respective stations.

John Lloyd Cruz was featured in ABS-CBN's drama anthology show Maalaala Mo Kaya after seven years.

This also marked Lloydie's reunion with former Tabing Ilog loveteam partner Kaye Abad. Their characters Rovic and Eds became popular during the airing of their weekend teen show.

The #MMKHealing episode revolves around Tarik (John Lloyd Cruz) and Chie (Kaye Abad) whose love story was put to test when the wife learned that her husband is hiding a secret.

Apparently, Tarik was looking for his mother (Agot Isidro) who became mentally-challenged because of problems they experienced in the past.

However, tragedy also befell Tarik just when he was reunited with his mother.


On the other hand, GMA-7's drama anthology show Magpakailanman featured Aljur Abrenica and Sheena Halili.

This is also Aljur’s comeback to the Kapuso drama anthology after his appearance last year with Alden Richards.

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The MPK episode revolves around Jasm (Aljur Abrenica) whose father abandoned them when he was still young. Jasm vowed that he will never do that to his own future family.

He eventually met Eliza (Sheena Halili) and they had one daughter. However, he caught his partner cheating on him and this caused him to neglect his family.

Eliza’s parents decided to side with their daughter when the latter did not tell the truth about her infidelity. Jasm was sent out of the house and was forbidden from seeing his child.

In the end, Jasm reconciled with his family and promised his daughter that he won’t ever leave them again.


MEGA MANILA RATINGS. According to TV ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen, Aljur Abrenica’s Magpakailanman was able to get a higher TV rating compared to John Lloyd Cruz’s MMK episode in Mega Manila.

Magpakailanman got a TV rating of 23.6% while MMK registered 21.5%.

It should be noted that there was a slight overlap at this time since Magpakailanman aired from 7:56 pm to 9:46 pm.

The MMK episode, on the other hand, aired from 8:30 pm to 10:10 pm.�

Prior to MMK, viewers watched The Voice Kids Season 2, which aired from 7:14 pm to 8:30 pm. It was able to register a TV rating of 23.2%.


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NATIONWIDE RATINGS FROM KANTAR. According to data�from Kantar Media, John Lloyd's MMK episode registered�a rating of 34.6% in urban and rural households�nationwide.

This is 14.3 points higher compared to its GMA-7 counterpart. The Magpakailanman episode got a TV rating of 20.3% nationwide. �

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PEPsters, what can you say about the MMK episode of John Lloyd Cruz and the MPK episode of Aljur Abrenica?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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John Lloyd Cruz (left) played a wayward son in Maaalaala Mo Kaya while Aljur Abrenica was cast as an erring father in Magpakailanman.
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