Ratings: 'Bridges of Love,' 'Inday Bote' debut strongly


Posted at Mar 18 2015 02:38 AM | Updated as of Mar 18 2015 10:38 AM

'Bridges of Love' stars (from left) Paulo Avelino, Carmina Villaroel, Edu Manzano, Maja Salvador and Jericho Rosales. ABS-CBN

MANILA - ABS-CBN's new primetime offerings, "Inday Bote" and "Bridges of Love," posted huge leads over their respective rival programs on Monday, according to data from multi-national market research group Kantar Media.

The pilot episode of "Inday Bote," featuring Alex Gonzaga as the titular character, garnered a nationwide rating of 18.4%. Its rival show, "My Love From the Star," only got 12.3%. Overall, "Inday Bote" ranked sixth in the list of the most watched programs for the day.

"Bridges of Love," which took the fourth spot in the same list, also won its time slot with a national TV rating of 21.9%. Its competing program, "Second Chances," lagged behind by eight points with only 13.6%.

An adaptation of the Pablo S. Gomez comics series, "Inday Bote" is directed by Malu Sevilla and Jon Villarin. It also stars Matteo Guidicelli, Kean Cipriano, Aiko Melendez, Nikki Valdez and Alonso Muhlach. It airs weeknights before "TV Patrol."

'Inday Bote' stars Matteo Guidicelli, Alex Gonzaga and Kean Cipriano. Jojit Lorenzo ABS-CBN

With a time slot after "Forevermore," "Bridges of Love" sees the second team-up of Maja Salvador and Jericho Rosales, this time with Paulo Avelino, Carmina Villaroel and Edu Manzano. It is under the direction of Dado Lumibao, Richard Somes, and Will Fredo.