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What are the most tweeted GMA-7 and ABS-CBN TV shows of 2017?

by James Patrick Anarcon
Dec 6, 2017
La Luna Sangre is the No. 1 most tweeted teleserye of 2017, based on Twitter's list. This ABS-CBN prime-time series stars (L-R) Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, and Angel Locsin.


Teleseryes have always been a part of the daily lives of Filipinos.

Most of the time, avid fans express their feelings about these teleseryes by joining its Twitter party on social media.

They tweet about their opinions while using a certain show's hashtag for the day.

Micro-social networking site Twitter culled its data to find out the Top 10 most tweeted Filipino soap operas aired in 2017.

One teleserye from GMA-7 made it to the list, while nine out of the ten shows were from ABS-CBN.

1. LA LUNA SANGRE

Starring: Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Angel Locsin, Richard Gutierrez
Airing Date: June 19, 2017 to present

La Luna Sangre, which serves as the third installment to the Lobo series, shows the journey of Malia (Kathryn) and Tristan (Daniel) and their quest in finding justice and peace between the werewolves and the vampires. Fans of this show have been waiting for Malia's powers to come out and if she will be a werewolf or a vampire. In the show's December 5 episode, Malia fully transformed into a werewolf while saving Tristan at the hands of the Supreme vampire Sandrino (Richard).

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The show created more buzz when Angel Locsin returned to the show after her character Lia was believed to be dead during its pilot week. Her entry as Jacintha received positive and negative reactions from viewers. While her fans are happy that she gets to continue the trilogy she started in Lobo, other fans expressed their dismay on Twitter, saying that the KathNiel tandem might be left behind in the show.

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2. DESTINED TO BE YOURS

Starring: Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards
Airing Date: February 27 to May 26, 2017

Destined To Be Yours is AlDub's first teleserye together where they brought life to the characters of Sinag (Maine) and Benjie (Alden). Their love story was hindered by a lot of problems but they proved that they are destined for each other. It is the only GMA-7 show that entered the Top 10 most tweeted shows in the Philippines. Just like their Twitter parties for Eat Bulaga, AlDub Nation also devoted time and energy to make sure that the hashtags of the episodes would trend on Twitter.

In April 2017, the show created buzz on Twitter after creative consultant Suzette Doctolero described that the show's first three weeks were a flop in terms of TV ratings. This was after she was bashed by some AlDub fans for the entry of Thea Tolentino as the third wheel to Alden and Maine's love team.

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After 13 weeks, in May 2017, Alden and Maine's series aired its final episode to prepare for their movie comeback.

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3. WILDFLOWER

Starring: Maja Salvador, Joseph Marco, Aiko Melendez, Tirso Cruz III
Airing Date: February 15, 2017 to present

Wildflower, which tells the story of a woman seeking revenge for the injustice that happened to her family, has always been a trending topic on Twitter because of its explosive scenes. One of these episodes was Maja Salvador's "Wildest Wedding" to the character of RK Bagatsing. She caught the attention of viewers and netizens after she wore a black wedding gown.

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Maja's quotable quotes as Ivy Aguas and Lily Cruz also became the subject of viral tweets. Lily Cruz's revelation in a gold gown and Camia Cruz's (Sunshine Cruz) comeback in a red gown also spawned viral memes on social media. One of the talked-about scenes include a tsinelas blooper during the shooting of the Wildest Wedding.

Wildflower just recently launched its fourth season on air.

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4. A LOVE TO LAST

Starring: Bea Alonzo, Iza Calzado, and Ian Veneracion
Airing Date: January 9 to September 22, 2017

Ian and Bea showed unexpected chemistry in this late-night series, prompting their characters Anton and Andeng to have a fanbase called "TonDeng." The show depicted how Anton (Ian) slowly revealed his feelings for Andeng (Bea), and how they made their relationship work despite the presence of Anton's ex-wife Grace (Iza) and their three kids.

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5. THE GOOD SON

Starring: Joshua Garcia, Loisa Andalio, Jerome Ponce, Elisse Joson, McCoy de Leon, Alexa Ilacad, Nash Aguas
Airing Date: September 25, 2017 to present

With the show being top-billed by four love teams, mainly LoiShua, LoiRome, McLisse, and NLex, it is no surprise that fans of these Kapamilya tandems would join forces on Twitter to tweet about The Good Son. The show revolves around Joseph (Joshua) and the investigation to find out the person behind his father's untimely death.

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6. FPJ's ANG PROBINSYANO

Starring: Coco Martin
Airing Date: September 28, 2015 to present

FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, which has been already airing for two years, surprised everyone with the extension they received early this year. Fans of the Coco Martin teleserye had the chance to see new characters portrayed by John Arcilla, Sid Lucero, Lito Lapid, Jhong Hilario, and new Kapamilya Aljur Abrenica.

Another episode of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano that was talked about this 2017 was the wedding of Coco and Yassi Pressman, and the death of main villain Arjo Atayde, which led to the introduction of new characters.

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7. PUSONG LIGAW

Starring: Beauty Gonzalez, Bianca King, Joem Bascon, Sofia Andres, Diego Loyzaga, Enzo Pineda
Airing Date: April 24, 2017 to present

Pusong Ligaw is known for its confrontation scenes and showdowns between the characters of Bianca King and Beauty Gonzalez. The story also features the complicated love story of Sofia and Diego's characters.

The show is currently in its second chapter, wherein the characters changed their looks, including Diego's Potpot character whose name was changed to Ira.

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8. MY DEAR HEART

Starring: Bela Padilla, Zanjoe Marudo, Nayomi "Heart" Ramos, Coney Reyes
Airing Date: January 23 to June 16, 2017

My Dear Heart talked about the story of Heart, a child who is in comatose state. While sleeping, her soul roamed around to help Dra. Margaret (Coney) changed her arrogant ways and become more kind and understanding to the people around her.

This show also marked the first time that Bela and Zanjoe worked together, before the two were rumored to be dating.



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9. THE BETTER HALF

Starring: Shaina Magdayao, JC De Vera, Denise Laurel, Carlo Aquino
Airing Date: February 15 to September 8, 2017

The Better Half showed a different kind of love story about four people whose lives were controlled by deceit. In the first episode alone, the show already created buzz for its daring execution of a love scene, as depicted by the characters of Denise and Carlo.

Shaina's character figured in a love triangle between JC and Carlo that divided the show's fans into two fanbases: Team Sunrise (Shaina and JC) and Team Sunset (Shaina and Carlo), which was based on how their love stories in the show started.

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10. IKAW LANG ANG IIBIGIN

Starring: Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson
Airing Date: May 1, 2017 to present

Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin is the reunion teleserye of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson, whose last project together was in 2012 via the movie 24/7 In Love.

Before it aired its pilot episode, ILAI already made a noise after the shocking announcement that it will have a daytime slot, before It's Showtime. Kimerald fans were surprised since it was first announced that it would have a prime-time slot since Kim was even tagged as the Kapamilya network's "Primetime Princess."

However, the show also proved to be a ratings winner in the latter part of its run. The show is expected to end in early 2018.

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La Luna Sangre is the No. 1 most tweeted teleserye of 2017, based on Twitter's list. This ABS-CBN prime-time series stars (L-R) Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, and Angel Locsin.
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