Cain at Abel versus Ang Probinsyano: who wins based on AGB and Kantar ratings?

How did Cain at Abel pilot episode fare against its ABS-CBN rival, Ang Probinsyano, in the ratings game? 
by Kaye Guerrero
Nov 20, 2018
Dingdong Dantes on being lead actor of Cain at Abel: "Yun ang trabaho namin, gampanan ang role—hindi mag-monitor ng ratings."

GMA-7 aired its newest prime-time series, Cain at Abel, last night, November 19.

Dingdong Dantes and Dennis Trillo are cast as brothers in this new Kapuso teleserye.

It is now pitted against ABS-CBN's Ang Probinsyano, which has been airing for the past three years.

Coco Martin, the lead actor of Ang Probinsyano, liked an Instagram post of Dennis regarding Cain at Abel. Coco also expressed his wish to work with Dennis in the future.


In Cain at Abel, Dingdong is cast as Daniel while Dennis Trillo brings life to Miguel/Elias.

Directed by Don Michael Perez and Mark Reyes, Cain at Abel depicts a tale of love and brotherhood bound by selfless sacrifices.

Cain at Abel is an action-family drama about two brothers, Daniel and Miguel, who grew up in two very different worlds. As children, they were separated by fate. Daniel was raised comfortably in the city by his father. Miguel, on the other hand, was taken by his mother who later changed his name to Elias. They relocated to a poor fishing village where they struggled to make ends meet.


Years later, Daniel and Miguel/Elias were drawn together by their mutual affections: the father who brought them apart, the mother they yearn for, and the woman they both love.

Solenn Heussaff is cast as Abigail, the bold, sophisticated, and adventurous lover of Daniel while Sanya Lopez plays Margaret, the principled, responsible, and inspiring girlfriend of Miguel/Elias.

Also part of the powerhouse ensemble are: Eddie Gutierrez as Antonio, the shrewd, formidable father and the Founder/Chairman of business conglomerate Destileria Larrazabal; Chanda Romero as Belen, a loyal homemaker and a loving mother to Daniel and Miguel/Elias; and Dina Bonnevie as Precy, the seductive and scheming homewrecker who stole Antonio from his original wife.

Joining them are Ronnie Henares as Gener, Abigail's father and the corrupt city governor who is also Antonio's best friend/business associate; Tommy Abuel as William, Belen's mental health doctor; and Bing Pimentel as Linda, Gener's charismatic but materialistic wife.

Renz Fernandez is cast as Louie, the good and responsible Senior Police Officer.

The kontrabidas in the teleserye include Ervic Vijandre as Alex, the unscrupulous Senior Police Officer who does all of Governor Gener's dirty work, and Marc Abaya as Ramon, Elias' enemy inside prison.

Playing support are Carlo Gonzalez as Ronald, Daniel's best friend and confidante; Boy 2 Quizon as Juancho, Elias' best friend; Pauline Mendoza as Pat, Margaret's conservative but feisty younger sister; and Vince Vandorpe as Rafael, Daniel's half-brother who is athletic, charismatic, and known as the campus heartthrob.

Shyr Valdez plays Tina while Leandro Baldemor plays Darius, the supportive parents of Margaret.

Child actor Euwenn Aleta is cast as Sammy, the jolly and charming son of Miguel/Elias and Margaret.


Featuring in special guest roles are the following: Yasmien Kurdi as young Belen; Diana Zubiri as young Precy; Gio Alvarez as young Gener; Rafael Rosell as young Antonio; David Remo as young Daniel; Seth dela Cruz as young Miguel/Elias; and Ashley Cabrera as young Abigail.


How did GMA-7's prime-time series Cain at Abel fare based on data from TV ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen?

The Kapuso Network's Cain at Abel was able to get an AGB rating of 11.6% for its pilot episode.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN's Ang Probinsyano got an AGB rating of 15.6% for its November 19 episode.

Based on Kantar Media data, Cain at Abel registered 17.6% while Ang Probinsyano registered 40.1%.



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