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Same Time, Same Day Ending for Bridges of Love, The Rich Man’s Daughter

Both ‘Bridges of Love’ and ‘The Rich Man’s Daughter’ are down to their final two episodes.

In a rare moment in Philippine television, two rival programs will air their respective series finales at the same time and on the same day. ABS-CBN’s ‘Bridges of Love’ and GMA’s ‘The Rich Man’s Daughter’ will have their final episodes aired tomorrow night at 9:15 p.m.

‘Bridges of Love’ were led by Maja Salvador, Paulo Avelino and Jericho Rosales. A story that features two brothers fighting for the love of a seductive female dancer, the series premiered on March 16 on the Primetime Bida block, and ran for 103 episodes.

On the other hand, ‘The Rich Man’s Daughter’ were led by Rhian Ramos, Glaiza de Castro and Luis Alandy. A story that features a rich and influential Chinese-Filipino woman who was romantically linked to a lesbian, the series premiered on May 11 on the Telebabad block, and aired for 65 episodes.

While ‘The Rich Man’s Daughter’ featured a similar storyline as ‘My Husband’s Lover’ (this time with females portrayed as lovers), it failed to equal, let alone surpass, the success of the latter. In fact, it was a mismatch from the start, with ‘Bridges of Love’ doubling its ratings total over ‘The Rich Man’s Daughter’ with each episode.

The contrast of fortunes for both series continued into social media, as ‘Bridges of Love’ remained a hot topic among netizens compared to ‘The Rich Man’s Daughter’. The fact that the latter went largely unnoticed on Twitter despite featuring a novel storyline involving lesbianism only caused a great deal of concern and worry within the GMA camp.

It will be interesting to see which series finale will have the last laugh. Will it be the love triangle between Maja, Paulo and Echo, or the love triangle between Rhian, Glaiza and Luis?

One thing’s for sure: a frantic finish awaits both ‘Bridges of Love’ and ‘The Rich Man’s Daughter’.

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21 thoughts on “Same Time, Same Day Ending for Bridges of Love, The Rich Man’s Daughter

  1. JRDV says:

    Let’s wait until the ratings for tomorrow’s finale of both shows para malaman kung anong show ang malakas sa ratings.

    As for the new replacements of these shows, and ABS now having JaDine a big break with their own drama series, GMA will be on a hard time relying on their veterans.

    • That speaks of the talent disparity between the two networks. While ABS is finding some diamonds in the rough, GMA is clearly underutilizing and mismanaging them, and without the proper marketing and training needs, their younger stars are doomed to fail.

  2. Jc says:

    Maybe we can consider GMA’s The Rich Man’s Daughter episodes as a sort of a premature miniserye. But still, its quite unusual for GMA to have limited episodes of their teleseryes.

    Keep those posts coming Ralph, looking forward to more updates on ABS-CBN and GMA.

  3. Jc says:

    BREAKING: I just saw a teaser tonight that ABS-CBN will bring back/revive ‘Tawag Ng Tanghalan’. One of the first Filipino singing competitions on TV. As always, I cannot independently confirm this story. But we still need to wait for an official announcement.

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