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Pangako Sa ‘Yo Down to Final Week

One of the country’s top-rated drama series on primetime is about to bid farewell.

On Friday, February 12, the final episode of ‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’ will air on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. The series, which first aired on May 25, 2015, will have a total of 190 episodes in all by the end of its run.

‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’, a remake of the 2000 series starring Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa, again told the love story of Angelo and Yna, now portrayed by Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, respectively. Throughout the series, Angelo and Yna were faced with several obstacles, but their love for each other still prevailed against all odds.

But as ‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’ reaches its conclusion, a pair of shocking truths will await the duo. That said, Angelo and Yna will need to face this final test before they can finally fulfill their promise of love and happiness to each other.

‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’ was a ratings juggernaut throughout its run, as it consistently ranked among the top-rated programs in the country, based on Kantar’s figures. It even hit the 40% mark on a few occasions.

What made its domination even more impressive was that earlier this year, ‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’ managed to beat all three ongoing GMA Telebabad series in one calendar month. During the month of January, ‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’ faced ‘Little Nanay’, ‘Because of You’ and ‘That’s My Amboy’ in succession, and the former defeated them all.

It also made a huge impression on Twitter, particularly in an episode where the future Amor Powers (Jodi Sta. Maria) vowed for revenge against the Buenavistas, portrayed by Angelica Panganiban (as Claudia) and Ian Veneracion (as Eduardo). The series, particularly the KathNiel tandem, earned numerous awards, sold out merchandise, and even attracted jam-packed crowds to its promotional events.

‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’ also made history by holding a talent search for the character of Bea Bianca. That contest was won by Sarah Carlos, and her brief but memorable portrayal of Vanessa del Bianco’s original character paved the way for Sarah to become a MYX VJ at the start of this year.

Overall, ‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’ lived up to the expectations of the original. The series proved that the KathNiel tandem can indeed play more mature roles, while at the same time, it gave Jodi, Angelica and Ian a new lease in their showbiz careers.

This week’s final few episodes should be intense. Don’t miss the much-awaited finale of ‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’, after ‘Ang Probinsyano’ on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

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12 thoughts on “Pangako Sa ‘Yo Down to Final Week

  1. It’ll end on Friday before Valentine’s Day. How coinciding to end the most loved teleserye that keeps their Twitter trending list burning fuel alive but it needs to burn it off for good.

    The original 2000 series lasted 97 weeks or 486 episodes.
    The remake we will bade farewell will count 38 weeks or 190 episodes.

    • Modern teleserye standards made it shorter and fast-paced, that’s all. And quite frankly, ABS wanted it to end before Valentine’s just for the new LizQuen teleserye to begin, which seems like a logical marketing tool for them.

  2. Gab says:

    Tsaka napansin ninyo Ralph, one of the episodes of PSY (If i remember, noong kinasal sina Yna at Angelo) got the highest-percentage ranking of 40% (per Kantar).

  3. Even though this version of PSY is much shorter than the original PSY, I would say na nakatatak talaga ang Pangako Sa Yo bilang isa sa mga pinakamamahal na teleserye of all-time. I’m pretty sure that the 40% ratings of the current PSY will serve as a wake-up call for That’s My Amboy.

    As for That’s My Amboy, the outlook is much gloomy with the arrival of Dolce Amore. Let’s see if Dolce Amore will repeat the success of Forevermore.

  4. Jake-jake Jacinto says:

    Here are the ratings of “Pangako Sa ‘Yo”‘s finale episode:

    Pangako Sa ‘Yo: 44.5%
    vs.
    That’s My Amboy: 16.1%

    Source: Kantar Media/ABS-CBN Social Media Newsroom

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