Kris-Robin love scene draws strong viewership

Posted at 02/06/2013 7:10 PM | Updated as of 02/07/2013 12:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- The wedding and honeymoon scenes of former real-life couple Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla in "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw" had viewers glued to their TV screens on Tuesday.

Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla portray Roxanne and Bogs in "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw"

In the episode of the action-drama series aired Tuesday night, Bogs (Padilla) and Roxanne (Aquino) are seen exchanging vows, before going on a honeymoon trip to Boracay.

According to the latest data of multinational market research group Kantar Media, the anticipated wedding episode registered a nationwide audience share of 20.3%.

Its rival program aired on GMA-7, "Temptation of Wife," meanwhile, only garnered 17.7% in national TV ratings.

Since it started airing on January 21, "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw" has been a hot topic on social networking sites, thanks to the massive online following of Aquino and fellow lead actress Anne Curtis.

Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla portray Roxanne and Bogs in "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw"

On micro-blogging site Twitter, both Kapamilya stars have been regularly interacting with fans of the show as they share their opinions on scenes in an airing episode.

On Tuesday night, Aquino re-tweeted a number of reactions to the wedding scene.

Twitter user Charmane Monis said, "My 4yr old daughter kinikilig panay ang tili!"

Another viewer of the show, Charles Razzi, posted on Twitter: "naiyak naman ako sa bridal walk ni @krisaquino214 especially sa song.. great version sir @GaryValenciano1 :) #KailanganKoyIkaw"

The team-up of Aquino and Padilla in "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw" marks their reunion as an onscreen couple after the 2003 film "You and Me Against the World."

Before the romance-action film, the two were formerly a couple, having met for the first time when he was invited as a guest in a TV special celebrating the actress' 18th birthday, "Kris at 18," in 1989.

"Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw" airs weeknights after "Ina, Kapatid, Anak" during ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida block.

Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,609 urban and rural homes, more than AGB Nielsen’s 1,980 homes that are only based in urban areas. Kantar Media’s panel represents 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population, while AGB Nielsen reportedly represents only 57% of the Philippine TV viewing population.

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