It may have been spoiled for a day, but ‘Maria Clara at Ibarra’ (MCAI) still ended victorious in the rating game.
According to the rating reports from the Nielsen NUTAM People Survey, the Kapuso portal fantasy series bade farewell at the top of the overall rating chart.
On February 24, MCAI registered a rating of 14.3 percent and secured the number one rank in the overall rating chart, tied with GMA Network’s primetime newscast 24 Oras.
MCAI’s finale outperformed FPJ’s ‘Batang Quiapo’ (FPJBQ) by a 2.1 percent margin at 12.2 percent.
As for the rest of the finale week episodes, the Barbie Forteza-led series almost swept FPJBQ except for the episode on Wednesday, February 22.
On Monday, February 20, MCAI scored 12.3 percent to reclaim its throne on the leaderboard’s entertainment category against FPJBQ, which scored 12.0 percent.
On the following day, Tuesday, February 21, MCAI continued its winning streak as it registered a rating of 12.0 percent, 0.4 percent higher than FPJBQ’s 11.6 percent.
FPJBQ, however, spoiled MCAI’s winning streak when it scored a 12.5 percent rating vs. MCAI’s 11.8 percent on Wednesday, February 22.
But MCAI quickly bounced back and regained its leadership from FPJBQ on Thursday, February 23: 13.2 percent vs. 12.2 percent.
Aside from TV ratings, MCAI’s finale week also made it to the top trending topic on Twitter Philippines.
In a tweet by GMA News on Thursday, February 23, it shared MCAI’s hashtag, #MCIMgaAralAtPangarap, which is the number one trending topic on Twitter Philippines.
“‘IT’S AN HONOR’ The finale week of “Maria Clara At Ibarra” is top trending yet again as #MCIMgaAralAtPangarap, the hashtag for the hit show’s second to the last episode, shoots up to number one of Twitter’s Philippine trends.”
'IT'S AN HONOR'
The finale week of “Maria Clara At Ibarra” is top trending yet again as #MCIMgaAralAtPangarap, the hashtag for the hit show’s second to the last episode, shoots up to number one of Twitter’s Philippine trends. | via @jaiayap pic.twitter.com/cZlwPO6VWI
— GMA News (@gmanews) February 23, 2023
The series’ lead star, Barbie Forteza, also took to Twitter to thank all those who supported their show.
“Nakakaoverwhelm naman po ang tweets ninyo sa episode tonight. #MCIMgaAralAtPangarap Maraming salamat po sa pagappreciate sa trabaho ko at naming lahat.”
Nakakaoverwhelm naman po ang tweets ninyo sa episode tonight. #MCIMgaAralAtPangarap
Maraming salamat po sa pagappreciate sa trabaho ko at naming lahat 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Barbie Forteza (@dealwithBARBIE) February 23, 2023
Several online users have also shared their positive reviews of the episode of the last week.
"Itanim mo dyan ang mga tauhang minahal mo…"
This episode just melts my heart. Don't know how many times I cried in every scenes.😭#MCIMgaAralAtPangarap pic.twitter.com/VHrcxUvlzw
— jangU_k♥ (@im_arjorie) February 23, 2023