'Got to Believe' continues to dominate ratings
'Juan dela Cruz' firmly in No. 1 spot nationwide
MANILA -- The primetime series starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla maintained the strong viewership set by its pilot episode on Monday, as it maintained its ranking as the country's second-most watched program after "Juan dela Cruz."
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, "Got to Believe" set a nationwide rating of 34% for its debut telecast on August 26, according to data from multinational market research group Kantar Media.
The "kilig-serye" maintained its wide lead over its competing program aired on GMA-7 in subsequent days, garnering 34.4% vs 16.8% on August 27, and 31.2% vs 16.3% on August 28.
Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,609 urban and rural homes, representing 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population.
The opening week of "Got to Believe" focuses on the history of lead characters Chichay (Bernardo) and Joaquin (Padilla) as childhood friends, as well as their respective parents' ties as former sweethearts.
The series' lead-in program, "Juan dela Cruz," has likewise enjoyed strong nationwide viewership in the last week of August.
The Coco Martin-starrer, also according to data from Kantar Media, continued to be the Philippines' No. 1 program with a national TV rating of 37.7% on August 26, compared to its competing show's 18.6%.
The Kapamilya program also maintained its lead over its rival show in following days, with 35.6% vs 18.6% on August 27; and 36.2% vs 17.7% on August 28.
In the most recent episodes of "Juan Dela Cruz," the title character is seen struggling to choose between being the prophesied "Tagabantay" or the "Anak ng Dilim."
Both top-rating programs are part of ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida line-up aired between 6 p.m. and 12 midnight.
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