GMA Network’s late-night romantic-drama series Hearts On Ice once again obtained high TV ratings after Ponggay (Ashley Ortega) and Enzo (Xian Lim) finally became an official couple.
According to the preliminary overnight rating data from the Nielsen NUTAM People survey, HOI registered a rating of 9.0 percent, 1.5 percent higher than its competitor, The Iron Heart, which scored 7.5 percent.
GMA Drama then thanked its viewers in a tweet on June 6.
“We definitely feel the love, mga Kapuso! Nasa huling dalawang linggo na lang tayo, kaya walang bibitiw! Watch #HeartsOnIce every weeknights at 8:50 PM sa GMA Telebabad!”
We definitely feel the love, mga Kapuso! Nasa huling dalawang linggo na lang tayo, kaya walang bibitiw!
— GMA Drama (@GMADrama) June 6, 2023
Aside from high ratings, the series also captured the netizens ‘kilig’ as Ponggay and Enzo’s relationship finally became official.
Netizens can’t help but share their excitement with the development in Ponggay and Enzo’s love lives, resulting in the series’ official hashtag, “HOIGoodNewsNiEnzo,” becoming one of the top trending topics on Twitter Philippines.
“Yahhhh…. Finally! Nagkapusuan na si Ponggay at Enzo! #HOIGoodNewsNiEnzo,” @graceicban17 tweeted.
Yahhhh…. Finally! Nagkapusuan na si Ponggay at Enzo! 😍
— graceicban17 (@graceicban17) June 5, 2023
“eeeee kilig hoy GMA panindigan nyo to! one more show for Ashley and Xian please #HOIGoodNewsNiEnzo,” @jolinaguevarra5 wrote.
— Jolina Guevarra (@JOLINAguevarra5) June 5, 2023
‘Ang lakas ng chemistry ni Ponggay at ni Enzo #HOIGoodNewsNiEnzo,” @Kat_Katienatics noted.
— KB Mulawin Maricel (@Kat_Katienatics) June 5, 2023
“Great Monday!!! Congrats for trending #HOIGoodNewsNiEnzo,” @cuddlesjackie remarked.
— Tropang Kim Uy OFCL Updated (@CuddlesJackie) June 5, 2023
@tdeverav2 also tweeted, “Kinilig ako with the confirmation and the flashbacks #HOIGoodNewsNiEnzo”
Kinilig ako with the confirmation and the flashbacks #HOIGoodNewsNiEnzo
— ᜆᜓᜈᜒᜆ᜔ ᜊᜒᜇ (SMiLeY of CHARLOTTE)😃🐰🌻 (@twanettieeeeee) June 5, 2023
In the June 5 episode, Ponggay discovered that Enzo was the boy who saved her in the past. This revelation came after Enzo saw the music box he had bought for Ponggay.
At that moment, Enzo asked Ponggay if she can be a part of his life and be his girlfriend. Ponggay, at first, was reluctant and was not able to immediately answer the proposal. Evidently, Ponggay did not want to hurt Enzo, and disappoint her parents.
Ponggay’s parents, Libay (Amy Austria) and Ruben (Lito Pimentel), advised her not to hold back from what makes her happy. Libay and Ruben, gave their blessings and assured that they agree and support her and Ezo.