How did Pangako Sa 'Yo #PSYUnangHalik and Doble Kara pilot episode fare in ratings game?

Julia Montes (left) topbills Doble Kara while Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla portray young lovers in Pangako Sa 'Yo.



Julia Montes is the lead star of ABS-CBN's new kambalserye, Doble Kara.

She portrays the twin lead characters, Kara and Sara, in this afternoon series that aired its pilot episode yesterday, August 24.

Directed by Manny Palo and Jon Villarin, Doble Kara also features newbie actor Anjo Damiles and Edgar Allan Guzman as the leading men of Julia.

Carmina Villarroel, Ariel Rivera, Gloria Sevilla, John Lapus, and Allen Dizon complete the cast of this teleserye.


(Read: COMMENTARY: Julia Montes-starrer Doble Kara features elements from previous teleseryes about twins)




#PSYUNANGHALIK. A lot of viewers looked forward to the first onscreen kiss of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo on Pangako Sa 'Yo.

In the August 24 episode, Angelo (played by Daniel) professed his love for Yna (played by Kathryn).

“Yna, thank you dahil dumating ka sa buhay ko. Thank you for giving me the chance to love you. Siyempre salamat din sa pagmamahal mo.

"Pangako ko, ipaglalaban kita. Hinding hindi kita sasaktan. I love you, Yna. Iingatan ko ang puso mo at pangako sa ‘yo, ikaw lang.”

Yna also promised that she will fight for their love.

“Mahal na mahal din kita Angelo. At kahit na anong pagsubok pa ang dumating, hindi ako susuko. Ipaglalaban kita. Panghahawakan ko ang pagmamahal na mayroon tayo. Ang pag-ibig ko palagi lang sa ‘yo, pangako sa ‘yo.”

After their declaration of love for each other, Daniel leaned in as if to kiss Kathryn but the camera soon showed a top view of the couple.

In a span of 36 hours, 2.11 million tweets were made about the hashtag #PSYUnangHalik of the Kathniel tandem.



AGB NIELSEN RATINGS. How did Doble Kara fare based on data from TV ratings data supplier Nielsen TV Audience Measurement?

In Mega Manila, ABS-CBN's pilot episode of Doble Kara registered a rating of 11.9%.

The Julia Montes-starrer aired from 3:06 pm to 3:44 pm.

Its timeslot covered two GMA-7 shows: The Half Sisters (which got a TV rating of 20.7%) and Buena Familia (which got a TV rating of 16.9%).

The Half Sisters aired from 2:31 pm to 3:26 pm while Buena Familia aired from 3:27 pm to 4:16 pm.

Pangako sa 'Yo, which aired from 8:39 pm to 9:28 pm, got a TV rating of 21.6%.

Its closest counterpart on GMA-7, Beautiful Strangers, was able to register a TV rating of 20.9%.

Starring Lovi Poe and Heart Evangelista, the Kapuso show aired from 8:54 pm to 9:39 pm.


NATIONWIDE RATINGS. The Julia Montes-starrer Doble Kara was able to get a slightly higher TV rating compared to its rival show, according to data from Kantar Media.

Based on nationwide ratings (Total Philippines, Urban and Rural) yesterday, August 24, the new afternoon series was able to get a TV rating of 16.9%.

GMA-7's The Half Sisters registered a TV rating of 15.6%.

On the other hand, Pangako Sa 'Yo was able to reach a TV rating of 33.2%.

Its Kapuso counterpart, Beautiful Strangers, had less than half of its rating.

The drama series topbilled by Lovi and Heart got a TV rating of 15.9%.



PEPsters, what can you say about the pilot episode of Doble Kara and the "onscreen kiss" of Angelo and Ina in Pangako Sa 'Yo?

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