Angel's breakdown scene draws strong ratings

Posted at 04/24/14 2:29 PM

MANILA – The breakdown scene of Angel Locsin on “The Legal Wife” ruled national TV ratings and social media trends on Wednesday night.

According to data from multinational market research group Kantar Media, Locsin’s series scored 27.3% on April 23, while its competing show aired on GMA-7 “Rhodora X” only registered 12.5%.

Monica (Angel Locsin) breaks down upon realizing that her husband is having an affair with her best friend. ABS-CBN/Video grab

In Wednesday's episode, Monica (Locsin) finally learned that her husband Adrian (Jericho Rosales) is cheating on her with her best friend Nicole (Maja Salvador).

As the scenes aired, "The Legal Wife" easily zoomed as the most talked about topic on Twitter. At one point, the episode's official hashtag, "#TLWTheTrueLies," was the No. 1 trend both in the Philippines and worldwide.

Angel Locsin celebrates her birthday on the set of ‘The Legal Wife’

Speaking to ABS-CBN News’ Mario Dumaual, Locsin said this is one of the best birthday gifts she could ever receive.

The actress celebrated her birthday on the same night her breakdown scene aired.

“Ngayon sobrang happy ako pero hindi ako dapat masaya kasi puro crying scenes ang kinununan ko ngayong birthday ko. Lahat talaga kasi 'yung asawa ko, nahuli kong nambababae. So hindi ako pwedeng masyadong masaya,” she said.

Locsin said she is hoping the viewers would continue supporting the series as more revelations unfold in the coming days.