- GMA Network’s ‘Kara Mia’ stars Barbie Forteza and Mika dela Cruz
- ‘Kara Mia’s’ original title was ‘Ang Dalawang Mukha Ni Guadalupe’
- In terms of enduring relevance and unwavering viewership, the long-running “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” is unparalleled
- A fact even rival stars have acknowledged, with the likes of Dennis Trillo and Dingdong Dantes congratulating Coco Martin on the show’s continued success
GMA Network’s ‘Cain at Abel’ topbilled by Dennis Trillo and Dingdong Dantes was concluded last Friday, February 15, with its final episode garnering 15.9% in nationwide ratings, according to Kantar Media while ABS-CBN’s ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ registered double that viewership with 39.1% on the same night. Meanwhile, the Kapuso drama bade goodbye with 11.6% based on GMA Network’s ratings provider NUTAM. It’s rival show on ABS-CBN registered 17.0% on Friday night.
‘Cain at Abel’ was replaced by ‘Kara Mia’ led by Barbie Forteza and Mika dela Cruz on GMA Telebabad. The series tells a dramatic tale of two sisters facing literally and figuratively good and evil. The fantasy drama series is based on a true story from India and an English urban legend in Great Britain.
Kara (Barbie) and Mia (Mika) were born with Disprosopus or craniofacial duplication, a congenital defect where they have two faces but share only one body. Until today, the origin of this condition, which is one of the rarest malformations in humans, is still unexplained, whether it is mythical or medical.
Kara’s face is in front, while Mia’s face is at the back of their head. Little do they know, they are probably the children of a mystical being, an engkanto, who watches over them as they grow up. But even if they are “one” person, the two sisters cannot be more different. Kara is kind, jolly, smart, and aspires to become a doctor to continue what their mother wasn’t able to achieve. She believes that this “defect” is what makes her unique and special, and she loves her sister Mia with all her heart. Mia, on the other hand, is the mischievous one. She is lazy, pessimistic, and dreams of being an actress. She is envious of Kara and wants nothing more than to be her own person.
The pilot episode of ‘Kara Mia’ failed to scare ABS-CBN’s primetime stalwart off its no. 1 spot based on the ratings on the February 18 data coming from Kantar Media and NUTAM.
‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,’ which for over three years has followed the adventures of the heroic Cardo (Coco Martin), was unmoved from the top spot despite having a new rival show. ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ remained unbeaten as the country’s most watched program with a 41.0% national TV rating, which is a 23.1-point lead against new rival ‘Kara Mia,’ which only earned only 17.9%.
According to NUTAM, ‘Kara Mia’ failed to win the ratings game against the leading ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ series as it earned 11.5% while the latter had 16.3%. The new Kapuso series lost by 4.8% on its pilot day in TV ratings.