ABS-CBN scored another primetime hit on Philippine TV with its modern retelling of the classic love story between Angelo and Yna in the 2015 remake of ‘Pangako Sa ’Yo’ (‘The Promise’).
Fifteen years after its original version that aired on ABS-CBN, ‘Pangako Sa’Yo’ made a grand comeback on Monday, May 25 and hit a national TV rating of 34%, which is more than double of its rival program that only got 15%. Data from Kantar Media also showed that it was the most watched program in the country that night.
Even before it started airing, the show’s official hashtag already became the top nationwide and worldwide topic on Twitter, garnering more than half a million tweets from 6PM to midnight.
Netizens praised the performances of the new Eduardo, Claudia, and Amor played by some the country’s most sought-after actors – Ian Veneracion, Angelica Panganiban, and Asian superstar Jodi Sta. Maria.
Sta. Maria once captivated the global viewers with her role as Maya Dela Rosa in ‘Be Careful with My Heart’.
The legions of fans of the show’s lead teen stars Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo also contributed to this uptrend as they went full force in tweeting about the program even if their idols still didn’t get to appear in the first week.
Aside from a stellar cast, the new ‘Pangako Sa’yo’ also offers a top caliber production with scenes shot in different grand locations in order to give its audience an unforgettable viewing experience, the same way the original version did years back.
The current version is directed by its original directors Rory Quintos, Olivia Lamasan, and original writer Dado Lumibao. The story revolves around the promise of true and never-ending love of two generations–the love story of Amor (Sta. Maria) and Eduardo (Veneracion), who were separated by Claudia (Panganiban); and the young couple brought together by destiny, Angelo (Padilla) and Yna (Bernardo).
The show’s original version is a landmark series on Philippine television, as it raised the bars of locally produced soap operas and hailed as the first to give Filipino audiences a cinematic experience right at comforts of their homes. It is also the most successfully distributed Filipino series in the global arena as it was sold in 16 countries and it remains the only internationally adapted Filipino drama, with format buys by Asia and Latin America.
‘Pangako Sa’Yo’ is just one of ABS-CBN International Distribution’s exciting offerings for 2015.
ABS-CBN International Distribution has been recognized in the global arena as a reliable foreign content provider. It has been a premier source of high quality Filipino programming in over 50 territories all over the world and has sold over 30,000 hours of content worldwide. Living up to this recognition, it commits to add to its line-up of high-caliber programs and movies with cast and storylines that appeal to various cultures.
For more information, visit ABS-CBN International Distribution’s official website at http://internationalsales.abs-cbn.com.