ABS-CBN’s master teleserye “Ikaw Lamang” quickly captured the hearts of TV viewers as the premiere of the series starring Teleserye King Coco Martin and Teleserye Princess Kim Chiu won the national TV ratings and became a hot topic on social media.
According to data from Kantar Media last Monday (March 10), “Ikaw Lamang’s” pilot episode scored a national TV rating of 27.4%, or almost 12 points higher than its rival program on GMA, “Carmela” (16.1%). The show also conquered social networking sites such as Twitter, where the hashtag #IkawLamangGrandPilot became the number one worldwide trending topic.
TV viewers and netizens alike praised the story, casting, cinematography, musical scoring, and production design of ABS-CBN’s master teleserye.
For award-winning director Jerome Pobocan, “Ikaw Lamang” is the must-watch teleserye of the season.
“The scenes are beautifully photographed and sensitively directed. It is a magnificent display of thespian craft by both its young and adult stellar cast,” said Direk Jerome.
Entertainment editor Dindo Balares, on the other hand, shared that what he loved the most about the series is its main theme. “The story is epic. It mirrors the huge difference between the lives of Filipinos who are extremely wealthy and extremely poor.”
Meanwhile, TV viewers will surely be more hooked on the thickening plot of “Ikaw Lamang” now that Coco, Kim, Jake Cuenca, and Julia Montes will soon appear in the series as the friends Samuel, Isabelle, Franco, and Mona.
How will time change the good relationship of the four kids? Will their bond become stronger over time, or will it be broken because of their families’ differences?
Don’t miss the the timeless master teleserye, “Ikaw Lamang” weeknights after “Honesto” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.