Last Monday, January 18, GMA-7 welcomed a new show on their afternoon prime block with Wish I May's pilot episode.
The show is topbilled by Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix along with Camille Prats, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Alessandra de Rossi, Rochelle Pangilinan, Glydel Mercado, and many others. Wish I May is shown around 2:30 p.m. after Eat Bulaga and replaced the afternoon drama The Half Sisters starring Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino.
RECAP. The story began before the birth of Cacai (played by Bianca) and Tantan (played by Miguel). The pilot episode revolved around the love story of Olivia Pizarro (Camille Prats) and Clark Gomez (played by Mark Anthony Fernandez).
Olivia and Clark fell in love with each other but at the wrong time. The couple was separated by Olivia's father Edward Pizarro (played by Juan Rodrigo) since he wanted his daughter to focus on her studies to become a doctor.
Things became even worse when Olivia found out that Clark got another girl pregnant.
Olivia confessed to her mom, Barbara (played by Glydel Mercado), that she is pregnant and Clark is the father of her unborn child. Edward was furious with his daughter. The show ended with Olivia being run over by a car when she tried to escaping from her father.
AGB MEGA MANILA. Based on ratings gathered by AGB Nielsen in Mega Manila, Wish I May debuted strongly last Monday and scored 17.1%. The Kapuso romantic drama is also the highest-rated program in the afternoon prime block.
Wish I May was able to beat rival program from ABS-CBN titled Doble Kara starring Julia Montes. The Kapamilya show received 9% in Mega Manila TV ratings.
KANTAR/TNS RATINGS. However, the new Kapuso show failed to beat the Kapamilya drama series nationwide based from the data by Kantar/TNS Media. Wish I May managed to record 11.5% in nationwide ratings, which is 4 points lower than Doble Kara's 15.5%.