MANILA - "Got to Believe" took its final bow Friday with its highest rating ever, toppling its lead-in show "Honesto" as the No. 1 show in the Philippines for the day.
The primetime series starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla registered a nationwide rating of 38.6%, as measured by Kantar Media using a panel size of 2,609 urban and rural homes.
"Honesto," which has consistently topped Philippine TV ratings since its October debut, settled for second on March 7 with a national TV rating of 36.1%.
For the month of February, "Honesto" and "Got to Believe" averaged a national audience share of 32.6% and 29.9%, respectively.
Trailing the back-to-back shows in ratings last Friday were "TV Patrol," "Annaliza," and "The Legal Wife," in that order, marking another top-five sweep for ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida line-up.
In the final episode of "Got to Believe," dubbed the "Best Ending Ever," Joaquin (Padilla) asks for Chichay's (Bernardo) hand in marriage with an elaborate prank where he appears to fall off a building.
A happy ending is also seen for their respective parents, who finally reconcile after Juliana's (Carmina Villaroel) confession that she was behind the stray bullet that hit Joaquin as a young boy.
After some time in prison for pinning the incident on Chichay's father, Chito (Benjie Paras), Juliana also gets married in church to a loving Jaime (Ian Veneracion).
First aired last August 26, "Got to Believe" was the second primetime series to star Bernardo and Padilla in lead roles. It was also billed as the TV comeback of film director Cathy Garcia-Molina, coming from a string of box-office hits on the big screen.
The vacated timeslot of "Got to Believe" will be occupied starting March 10 by the period drama "Ikaw Lamang," which stars Coco Martin, Kim Chiu, Julia Montes, and Jake Cuenca.
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