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No Match: Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw Ends Short Run This Friday

Not even close.

After only 38 episodes and nearly two months on the air, GMA decided to pull the plug on ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’, the late-morning romantic comedy starring Camille Prats, Neil Ryan Sese, Ayra Mariano and Bruno Gabriel. And its performance was never strong to begin with.

Matched up against the ABS-CBN late-morning series ‘Sana Dalawa ang Puso’, ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’ failed to catch up with the viewing public. The series premiere of ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’ only scored 8.8% against ‘Sana Dalawa ang Puso”s 17.1%, setting the tone for the rest of its run.

Overall, ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’ managed a paltry 9% per episode. On the other hand, ‘Sana Dalawa ang Puso’ averaged 17%.

Even the total number of episodes was lower than the TAPE-produced blocktimers that formerly occupied the late-morning slot. That said, it was a shame for GMA to not even try to keep up with JoChard (the love team of Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap) and Robin Padilla despite the insurmountable odds.

But to each network’s credit, both shows engaged a friendly rivalry even if ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’ was cut short. In the lead-up to its premiere, Camille Prats and Jodi Sta. Maria wished good luck to each other on social media, clearly indicating that there are no hard feelings between them as far as competition goes.

Still, it would have been better if GMA kept on going with ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’. Such a low number of episodes is considered a huge letdown by GMA’s standards and for a network with so many high expectations, it is very frustrating to see that happen.

Now that ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’ is about to end, one can only hope that the series will end on a positive note. The least they can do now is salvage some measure of pride and make the most out of these last few episodes.


7 thoughts on “No Match: Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw Ends Short Run This Friday

  1. Anonymous says:

    It’s ending? Already? And with little fanfare? It felt just like yesterday when we were talking about the series starting and before that when were joking that GMA should try a kiligserye of their own. My god, people expected it would not last, but I don’t think anyone expected it would be this short. It now makes shows like Born for You, I Heart Davao, or Once Again look like Ang Probinsyano with that length.

    Now I wonder how the GMA fantards are going to spin this considering the show was a massive failure by all accounts, even by their beloved AGB. It would be interesting if they’ll still bring up their usual excuses (“sadyang mabilis lang siya!” or “may upcoming project si X kaya tatapusin na siya” or their favorite “ABS-CBN shutdown 2020!”).

    • Either way, they’ll be so angry that they can just destroy their TVs once AFKI ends. Shame on GMA for not even trying to give JoChard a run for their money.

  2. Anonymous says:

    >Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw
    Are shows with the word “forever” in them jinxed? First there was The Promise of Forever (which lasted less than 60 episodes) and now we have AFKI (lasting less than 40 episodes). At least TPOF had the excuse of being canned (meaning that, although its ratings were bad by ABS standards, it was going to end quickly anyway regardless of its performance), but the same can’t be said for this.

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