ABS-CBN’s hit primetime teleserye “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” continues to reign on primetime despite the airing of a new competition.
Based on data from Kantar Media on July 18, the drama series starring Coco Martin scored a national TV rating of 42.4% or more than 21.4 points higher compared to the pilot episode of GMA Network’s new series “Encantadia” (21%).
“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s” winning streak continues as it gives its rival “Encantadia” a big headache on how the show will survive at least for one season since it disappoints big time in the ratings nationwide and even in AGB Nielsen’s Urban Luzon.
“Encantadia’s” budget is equivalent to three non-primetime shows or two regular primetime shows. That was disclosed by no less than Encantadia‘s director Mark Reyes. “‘We’re double the size or triple the size of a regular show. The scope is big; you saw the pilot,” said Reyes.
Because of the enormous cost, GMA Network had no choice but to cancel the two local telenovelas and replace it with Koreanovelas.
Since the top-rating series started airing on television, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” has shed light on the real-life experiences of Filipinos and has shown the importance of family and love for the country. With the continuous success of the Kapamilya teleserye, the show hosted several outreach programs to send love to communities in need of help and thank them for their support. Coco recently led the “Oplan Balik Eskwela” where school supplies were given to students of Paradise Farm Elementary School in Bulacan to help improve the children’s learning experience.