After five months,GMA-7's second remake of the Thalia Mexicanovela Marimar has come to an end.
Marimar (played by Miss World 2013 Megan Young) and Sergio (played by Tom Rodriguez) finally got their fairy tale ending by having a wedding during the finale episode aired last Friday, January 8.
In the original Mexican version aired in 1994, Angelica (Chantal Andere) met a car accident and suffered severe burns.
The first Philippine remake featured Marian Rivera as Marimar while Dingdong Dantes was cast as Sergio.
In that version, Angelica (Katrina Halili) suffered a more gory ending since she was pushed off by Marimar from a helicopter. Angelica died when she smashed her head at a rock on a crocodile-infested river. The scene didn't end there as several crocodiles dragged Angelica's dead body and feasted on her.
Just like other versions of Marimar, Angelica Santibanez (played by Jaclyn Jose) also died in the 2015 Philippine remake. This time, Angelica died with her daughter Antonia (played by Lauren Young) in a fatal helicopter crash.
How did Marimar 2015's finale episode fare in the primetime ratings?
AGB MEGA MANILA. Based on data provided by AGB Nielsen, Marimar's finale was able to beat its rival program FPJ's Ang Probinsyano on ABS-CBN in Mega Manila.
On January 8, Marimar scored a TV rating of 24.8% in Mega Manila against FPJ's Ang Probinsyano's 21.8%.
The Kapuso show secured the No. 2 slot among most-watched daytime and primetime shows following GMA-7's primetime newscast 24 Oras.
KANTAR NATIONWIDE. Marimar was beaten by its counterpart in the nationwide ratings, based on data provided by Kantar/TNS Media.
Marimar's finale last January 8 garnered a national TV rating of 20.3% and ranked 4th in the list of most-watched daytime and primetime programs.
The Kapuso remake failed to beat its rival program from ABS-CBN. FPJ's Ang Probinsyano was the most-watched program last Friday with its 37% national TV rating.
Here are some differences in the 2007 remake and the 2015 version of Marimar: