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Will Alden Richards’s ‘The World Between Us’ sustain Sanya Lopez’s ‘First Yaya’ success?

Will its original concept and star-studded cast be enough to continue the success of its predecessor?

Alden Richard’s The World Between Us began airing this July 5, taking over Sanya Lopez’s First Yaya. Given its predecessor’s successful run, can this new Kapuso teleserye continue First Yaya‘s success in ratings?

During its finale on July 2, First Yaya ended with a 19.2% rating. Its highest recorded rating is from April 22, with 22.4%. The pilot episode began with a 23% rating with 19.6% on GMA Network and 3.4% from GTV and Heart of Asia.

According to the latest reports, the pilot episode of The World Between Us only reached 13.9% for its ratings. As for its YouTube views, the pilot episode had 76,194 at the time of this writing.

In the media conference for the launch of the series, Richards highlighted the hard work they put into the production.

“Kung ano man po ang meron kami… actually, lahat naman po ang shows ng GMA, pinaghirapan, pinaganda, at para maging appealing sa audience.

“Pinapaganda rin po namin ang The World Between Us para maging kaaya-aya po siyang panoorin.”

He added that they do not plan to compete with the success of First Yaya.

“Wala naman po kaming gustong pantayan na ibang shows. We’re very happy.

“Siyempre, sa GMA rin po ang First Yaya, and we’re very happy that it performed well.”

Director Dominic Zapata guaranteed that The World Between Us plans to continue the achievement of the beloved series.

I will guarantee First Yaya na we will not let you down. We will not come up with the show that is inferior to what you’ve done. Ipagpapatuloy namin yung first slot.

“Thank you sa GMA for giving us this opportunity to take that first slot. We guarantee you that we will not let you down in terms of the quality of First Yaya.”

Richards’ new teleserye has a promising start, especially with the powerhouse Kapuso cast Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Tom Rodriguez and its inspiring storyline.

However, will its original concept and star-studded cast be enough to continue the success of its predecessor?

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