ABS-CBN’s Maria La Del Barrio aired its pilot episode yesterday, August 15, replacing Mula Sa Puso. In the same timeslot, GMA-7 has Futbolilits which replaced the program Magic Palayok, while TV5 has its news program Aksyon.
Based on data from Kantar Media among national households, the teleserye starring Enchong Dee and Erich Gonzales led in its timeslot by beating its rival show on GMA-7, Futbolilits, which is topbilled by Raymart Santiago, Jennylyn Mercado, Angelika dela Cruz, and Paolo Contis.
Meanwhile, AGB Nielsen data show that the Kapamilya teleserye was able to enter the Top 10 list of the most watched programs yesterday. Maria La Del Barrio was able to get a rating of 15.7 percent compared to GMA-7’s Futbolilits, which got a rating of 14.9 percent.
Maria La Del Barrio is the Philippine remake of the Mexican drama María La Del Barrio, which starred Thalía and Fernando Colunga. (CLICK HERE to read related article)
ABS-CBN and Televisa present a tale of love starring Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee who bring life to the characters Maria Hernandez and Luis Dela Vega.
Under the direction of Rory B. Quintos and Richard Somes, Maria La Del Barrio delves into the lives of Maria (Erich) and Luis (Enchong) as they search for true love, in spite of their past and their conflicting present lives.
Other cast members are Assunta de Rossi, Angel Aquino, Ian Veneracion, Jake Roxas, Katya Santos, Gio Alvarez, Atoy Co, Jane Oineza, Badjie Mortiz, and K Brosas.