BATTLE OF PILOT EPISODES: On The Wings of Love, Beautiful Strangers and My Faithful Husband

The shows (L-R) Beautiful Strangers, On The Wings of Love and My Faithful Husband all aired their pilot episodes yesterday, August 10.



Three new TV shows premiered on the primetime block last night, August 10.

ABS-CBN aired the pilot episode of On The Wings of Love starring the Jadine tandem of James Reid and Nadine Lustre.

GMA-7 also aired the first episodes of Beautiful Strangers and My Faithful Husband.

Beautiful Strangers revolves around two women who start off as friends and end up as bitter rivals. It depicts the interconnected lives of Joyce (Lovi) and Kristine (Heart).

Joyce is an aspiring interior designer who applies at Castillo Realty, one of the biggest real estate companies in the Philippines.

She is in love with a mechanic named Noel (played by Rocco Nacino).

While working for the realty company, Joyce is abused and raped by Ronaldo Castillo (played by Christopher de Leon). When he accidentally pushes her down the stairs, he thinks that he killed the girl.

However, Joyce manages to survive but she suffers from selective amnesia and becomes known as Lea.

Beautiful Strangers replaced the show Let The Love Begin.


ON THE WINGS OF LOVE. James Reid and Nadine Lustre are cast as pretend lovers in their first full-length teleserye titled On The Wings of Love.

Nadine is cast as Leah, a young woman with a lot of dreams who wants to go to America to help her father who has a medical condition. James is cast as Clark, a young man living in America who wants to give his siblings in the Philippines a good life after their mother died.

As she begins to live her American dream, Leah faces a big problem as she finds out that her visa is about to expire. To remain living in the United States, Leah makes an agreement to marry Clark, who is an American citizen, in exchange of money that he greatly needs.


MY FAITHFUL HUSBAND. Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo, now known as the DenJen tandem, topbill the Kapuso Network's new primetime series.

My Faithful Husband tackles the infidelity of the wife and how the faithful husband will deal with this situation.

Jennylyn's character, Melanie “Mel” Fernandez, becomes pregnant but she chose not to divulge it to the father of her child.

The biological father is her ex-boyfriend (played by Mikael Daez).

However, Dennis Trillo's character named Emman dela Paz assumes the responsibility and marries Mel.

When the wife once again sees her former boyfriend, she suddenly becomes confused about her feelings.



AGB NIELSEN RATINGS. How did these three shows fare in Mega Manila based on data from TV ratings data supplier Nielsen TV Audience Measurement?

GMA-7's Beautiful Strangers registered a TV rating of 21.4% when it was aired from 8:36 PM to 9:27 PM.

This timeslot pits it against ABS-CBN's remake of Pangako Sa 'Yo topbilled by Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.

The Kathniel-starrer was able to get a slightly higher TV rating of 22.1% last night.

The Jadine-starrer On The Wings of Love received a higher TV rating in Mega Manila compared to My Faithful Husband topbilled by Jennylyn and Dennis.

On The Wings of Love was able to get a TV rating of 19.3% while My Faithful Husband got 17.6%.



NATIONWIDE RATINGS FROM KANTAR. According to data from Kantar Media, Pangako Sa 'Yo became the No. 2 most-watched program across the Philippines (urban and rural homes).

Nathaniel got the highest TV rating with 32.5% while Pangako Sa 'Yo scored 32.1%.

The rating of Pangako Sa 'Yo is twice the viewership of GMA-7's new show Beautiful Strangers that registered 15.3%.

On The Wings of Love, on the other hand, emerged as the No. 4 highest-rating program for August 10.

The first full-length teleserye of Jadine was able to register a TV rating of 22.1% while My Faithful Husband scored 12.7%.




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