Two shows got the highest rating finale episodes in daytime for 2017, according to AGB Nielsen Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM) ratings.
We have two lists for this top ten article. This is because AGB Nielsen, the media research firm in the Philippines that provides the ratings data, provided two different data sets during the year.
AGB sent NUTAM TV Ratings from January to February, then switched to NUTAM People in TV Ratings from March onwards.
The two data sets are different, because NUTAM almost has double the numbers of NUTAM People in TV.
There were only three daytime dramas that ended on the first two months of 2017, so they were covered by NUTAM TV Ratings. They are:
1. Doble Kara (ABS-CBN) - 15.9%
Julia Montes played dual roles in this Kapamilya drama that ran for more than a year, until it ended on February 10. Julia played Kara and Sara, twin sisters who got separated while they were young. The series also starred Sam Milby, Carmina Villarroel, Mylene Dizon, Ariel Rivera, and John Lapus.
2. Hahamakin ang Lahat (GMA-7) - 13.4%
This Kapuso daytime drama told the story of Junjun (Kristoffer Martin), a poor young man who falls in love with Rachel (Joyce Ching), who hails from a conservative Chinese family. It ended on February 17.
3. Sa Piling ni Nanay (GMA-7) - 10.7%
This Kapuso daytime drama featured Yasmien Kurdi as a surrogate mother who struggled to claim her real daughter. It also starred Katrina Halili and Mark Herras, and it aired its finale episode on January 27.
Then there were seven shows for NUTAM People TV Ratings:
1. Legally Blind (GMA-7) - 6.2%
In this Kapuso drama, Janine Gutierrez portrayed a blind lawyer who was a rape victim. It ended on June 30 and it also starred Mikael Daez, Rodjun Cruz, Lauren Young, and Marc Abaya.
2. The Greatest Love (ABS-CBN) - 6%
This Kapamilya series explored the life of an elderly woman who gets afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. The drama starred Sylvia Sanchez, Nonie Buencamino, Andi Eigenmann, Dimples Romana, Arron Villaflor, Matt Evans and Joshua Garcia, and it ended on April 21.
3. (tie) Pinulot Ka Lang sa Lupa (GMA-7) - 5.4%
This Kapuso daytime series was a first for real-life couple Benjamin Alves and Julie Anne San Jose. The drama, which is a remake of the 1987 movie of the same title, tells the story of Santina, a young woman who gets wronged and then comes back for retribution. It was also top-billed by LJ Reyes. The finale aired on April 12.
3. (tie) D' Originals (GMA-7) - 5.4%
This drama had a tragi-comic take on the time-tested story of wives quarreling versus mistresses. It starred Jaclyn Jose, LJ Reyes, Kim Domingo, Katrina Halili, Meg Imperial, and Jestoni Alarcon, and it ended on July 7.
4. The Better Half (ABS-CBN) - 5.3%
In The Better Half, Shaina Magdayao portrayed Camille, a woman who has to protect her family from Denise Laurel's Bianca, a mentally-deranged murderer who wants to make her life a living hell. It aired its final episode on September 8.
5. Langit Lupa (ABS-CBN) - 4.9%
This pre-noontime drama told the story of two young girls who became best friends despite the tumultous history of their families. It starred Xia Vigor, Yesha Camile, Yam Concepcion, Jason Abalos and Patrick Garcia, and it aired its last episode on April 28.
6. The Promise of Forever (ABS-CBN) - 4.7%
This afternoon drama chronicled the love story of Lorenzo (Paulo Avelino), an immortal man who falls in love with a mortal woman named Sophia (Ritz Azul). It ended on November 24.