'Aryana' posts all-time highest rating


Posted at Oct 31 2012 06:55 PM | Updated as of Nov 01 2012 02:55 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Six months since it started airing on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida block, "Aryana" has steadily amassed strong nationwide viewership, and last Thursday breached the 30% national TV ratings mark.

According to the latest TV ratings data from Kantar Media, the series about a teen mermaid played by Ella Cruz reached its all-time highest nationwide rating on October 25.

The teen-oriented series garnered 30.5%, which is exactly 10 percentage-points ahead of the Thursday rating of its GMA-7 rival "Moon Embracing the Sun."

The surge in nationwide viewership for "Aryana" comes as Victor (Tonton Gutierrez) finally discovers that his daughter (Cruz) is a mermaid. At sea, the mermaid queen Hiyasmin (Tetchie Agbayani) also learns of Neptuna's (Desiree del Valle) evil schemes to capture Aryana.

Directed by Noreen Capili and Joel Mercado, "Aryana" airs weeknights before "TV Patrol" during ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida block.