The new ‘MariMar’ of Megan Young and Tom Rodriguez has not been able to make an impact.
Whether it’s Kantar or AGB Nielsen’s NUTAM ratings, ‘MariMar’ proved to be no match for ‘Nathaniel’. The latter series will end later tonight, but more problems await the former.
Come this Monday, ‘MariMar”s new opponent will be the long-awaited adaptation of ‘Ang Probinsyano’. The new series is based on the classic late 90s film starring Fernando Poe, Jr., and will star Coco Martin in a dual role of estranged twin law enforcers.
In ‘Ang Probinsyano’, Coco will play the roles of twins Ador and Cardo, whose lives were separated financially. After Ador was killed, Cardo decided to cover up the incident by posing as his brother, but playing a dead brother whose lifestyle is different from his proved to be more difficult than he thought.
Joining Coco in the upcoming series will be Maja Salvador, Arjo Atayde, Albert Martinez, Agot Isidro, Bela Padilla, Joey Marquez, Jaime Fabregas, and Ms. Susan Roces. Maja will replace Angeline Quinto, who left the series due to scheduling conflicts.
Also playing key supporting roles will be Simon Pineda, Dennis Padilla, Ana Roces, Zaijian Jaranilla, Malou Crisologo, Malu De Guzman, Marvin Yap, Pepe Herrera, Lester Llansang, John Medina, Michael Jornales, Gio Alvarez and Tess Antonio. Avel Sunpongco and Malu Sevilla will direct the series.
‘Ang Probinsyano’ will be the second FPJ adaptation to air on ABS-CBN, following ‘Ang Panday’ which was broadcast ten years earlier. All rights to the films of Fernando Poe, Jr. have been with ABS-CBN since 2007, and are currently seen in select ABS-CBN free TV and cable networks.
Now that ‘Ang Probinsyano’ will make its long-awaited premiere, how much more will ‘MariMar’ have to endure? The series has so far not been able to live up to the standards of the original Thalia classic and the DongYan-starred first adaptation, and the entry of ‘Ang Probinsyano’ only makes things worse.
That said, ‘MariMar’ will have its hands full against its new adversary. It’s a big challenge for the embattled series, so let’s see how it pans out.
‘Ang Probinsyano’ airs weeknights starting September 28 after ‘TV Patrol’ on Primetime Bida.
25 thoughts on “A New Problem for MariMar as Ang Probinsyano Premieres”
I know that the show will prosper even when FPJ’s daughter Grace Poe wiil run for president in the upcoming 2016 national elections.
Indeed. But let’s just hope that the show won’t play a huge role in Grace’s campaign, in the same way Tito Sen decided not to involve AlDub in his senatorial reelection plans.
I guess MariMar’s low impact was due to the fact that it was aired 7 years after the DongYan’s remake. Too early for a 2nd remake in my opinion. Even AGB Mega Manila Ratings show its declining ratings.
Maybe if GMA puts their Aldub on primetime, they will regain their supremacy on that timeslot. But of course the issue on overexposure and non-priority of their other talents will be another problem.
MariMar is having a hard time against ABS teleseryes that are co-produced by Dreamscape. Ang Probinsyano is the network’s latest offering that Dreamscape collaborated.
As for AlDub, don’t expect that to happen. Only TAPE will decide their fate, and as far as they’re concerned, they’re just content with keeping them on EB instead of selling it to another program.
It will be physically impossible for an AlDub serye as long as they are doing a live show 6 days a week for Maine and 7 days for Alden. They are currently the main event for EB so it will be physically impossible for them to miss a single day. So even if TAPE agrees for a spinoff AlDub can’t do it.
It would also be an insult to the whole GMA entertainment group if an outside block timer would get a primetime slot.
Marimar is such a mess and it will be harder now since its station is milking another cow which makes it harder for them to get support from their network. Ironic isn’t? AlDub is causing the demise of other GMA love teams and programs.
Yes. Lumalala na ng lumalala ang pagbagsak ng Kapuso Network. In the future, magsisilipatan ang mga disgruntled Kapuso talents sa ibang networks kung nagfofocus pa rin ang GMA sa AlDub.
Only Johnny Manahan can help them at this point. If not, they could be demoted to supporting roles, or go the more risky freelance route.
I agree. A sad truth for GMA which the fans do not recognize. But I read an article saying that the GMA is currently working on Alden’s next soap. It did not mention Aldub, so maybe it will only be Alden.
GMA would rather not touch Alden for now, unless a hosting and recording job is required. Acting on a teleserye is out of the picture for Alden considering his now-hectic schedule with that AlDub thing.
And besides, GMA’s worries should be on other stars. Megan and Tom are really starving for recognition at this point considering that the new MariMar is stalling in the ratings, unlike the original and the first adaptation.
Oo nga. Just focus on their other artists. Kawawa naman sila.
As for Coco’s Ang Probinsyano, it is something to look forward to. It seems to be a promising show.
Exactly. And FPJ fans should look forward to this new adaptation.
I hope this teleserye could maintain its high ratings both from AGB and Kantar. It had 40+ from Kantar and almost 25 from AGB. Good start for the show.
And an even greater dilemma for MariMar.
Greater dilemma indeed. Mataas nga ang ratings ng premiere episode ng Ang Probinsyano, garnering 41.6% rating last Monday vs. Marimar’s 16.3% (the figures are based from Kantar).
I guess Megan was never a good fit with GMA. She was much better noong nasa ABS pa siya.
Ang Probinsyano recently got its highest rating ever last Monday. Ang Probinsyano scored a rating of 45.9% vs. Little Nanay’s 18.1% and Movie Max 5’s 2.1%. The data is from Kantar Media.
Good. Paloma seems to be working well for the series.
and Monday’s record was broken yet again. 46.7% ang ratings ng Ang Probinsyano kahapon, based on Kantar Media.
More on that in an article tomorrow.
Hard to believe that almost three years after this post, Ang Probinsyano is still on the air and still going strong. Who would have thought?
Amid GMA’s countless attempts to beat Ang Probinsyano, Cardo is still alive and kicking. Thanks to endless extensions. GMA basically has no answer on Cardo’s dominance, even the Encantadia remake and Mulawin vs. Ravena failed.
In short, AP is the modern-day Mara Clara.
Funnily enough, I actually thought at first that AP was going to be a short-run or canned series at first. I knew that it was an adaptation of an FPJ film, so I was thinking: surely they can’t just go beyond a guy standing in for his deceased twin brother, can he? I thought the series would last two or three months at the most. Looks like I was proven wrong big time.
An adaptation can have significant deviations from the original. Not all two things are the same; there will always be changes here and there.