ABS-CBN’s biggest stars gathered on one stage to spread love and express gratitude at Just Love: The 2017 ABS-CBN Christmas Special.
The Kapamilya Network aired the first part last Saturday (December 16) and the second half on Sunday night (December 17).
One of the highlights of the event was featuring in one production number the popular Kapamilya loveteams of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, as well as James Reid and Nadine Lustre.
Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Richard Gutierrez, and Richard Yap entertained the crowd at the Araneta Coliseum by performing an Air Supply medley.
Kapamilya leading ladies Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador, Julia Barreto, Janella Salvador, and other ABS-CBN actresses were tapped to showcase their singing and dancing skills.
Two Metro Manila Film Festival entries were featured during this TV special.
The MMFF 2017 entry Ang Panday was represented by Coco Martin along with McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson during their special Christmas performance.
Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad star Vice Ganda did a fun twist to beauty pageants with his co-star, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach.
It’s Showtime hosts Anne Curtis, Billy Crawford, Vhong Navarro, Karylle, and Ryan Bang brought fun to the madlang pipol along with Magandang Buhay momshies Karla Estrada, Melai Cantiveros, and Jolina Magdangal and Kapamilya comedians.
Viewers should also not miss the Bruno Mars-inspired number of Sarah Geronimo, Darren Espanto, Inigo Pascual, and James Reid plus the world-class act of Jed Madela, Jake Zyrus, Richard Poon, and Nyoy Volante.
Meanwhile, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, Ogie Alcasid, Jaya, Vina Morales, Rey Valera, Tirso Cruz III, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Sharon Cuneta dedicated a number to the Filipino youth.
AGB RATINGS. How did ABS-CBN's 2017 Christmas special fare in AGB Nielsen ratings?
On December 16 (Saturday), the first part of Just Love: ABS-CBN Christmas Special aired from 9:34 p.m. to 11:40 p.m. It got an AGB rating of 4.2%.
GMA-7 aired two shows during this period: Celebrity Bluff, which got an AGB rating of 5%, and I-Witness, which registered an AGB rating of 2.7%.
Eugene Domingo's Celebrity Bluff aired from 9:41 p.m. to 10:43 p.m. while the documentary program I-Witness aired from 10:44 p.m. to 11:32 p.m.
On December 17 (Sunday), the Kapamilya Christmas special got an AGB rating of 4.5%. It aired from 9:30 p.m. to 11:31 p.m.
GMA-7 also aired its Paskong Kapuso: the GMA Christmas Special 2017 on the same night and it got an AGB rating of 3.3%. It aired from 9:51 p.m. to 12:01 a.m.