MANILA -- ABS-CBN's "A Love To Last" got a pretty good start last night, thanks partly to it being billed as the big teleserye comeback of lead actress Bea Alonzo.
The new primetime drama, which also stars Ian Veneracion, drew an average nationwide audience of 25 percent for its pilot, according to data from Kantar Media. Rival show "Alyas Robin Hood," topbilled by Dingdong Dantes, had only 19.8 percent for its Monday episode.
Directed by Jerry Lopez-Sineneng, "A Love To Last" tells the story of Andrea (Alonzo), who caught her fiance kissing another woman the eve before their wedding; and Anton (Veneracion), a frustrated musician whose marital woes led to his wife leaving him and taking their kids with her. The first episode introduces these conflicts, setting up the two leads to meet.
It is Alonzo's first television project since 2014's "Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon." In between that and this year's comeback, she took her talents to the big screen and have starred in numerous box office hits, most notably in 2015's "A Second Chance," one of the few local films to pass the P500-million threshold.
For Veneracion, "A Love To Last" is his follow-up teleserye after starring in the remake of the fan-favorite drama "Pangako Sa 'Yo," where he formed a cult-followed love team with actress Jodi Sta. Maria.