ABS-CBN’s biggest family drama series with Gerald Anderson as “Budoy” instantly made a strong impact among audience as it debuted on second place on Kantar Media’s list of most watched programs from October 17-19.
“Budoy”s average individual rating of 17.3% nationwide beat GMA’s highest rating and highly touted primetime show “Amaya” which only registered 11.1%. The series topbilled by drama prince Gerald Anderson also bested its competition in Metro Manila (15.1% vs 11.6%) and Mega Manila (13.9% vs 13.2%).
“At first, we were worried about the viewers’ response to our show since this is the first time that a drama series actually deals with mild mental retardation. That’s why we were so happy to know that we placed second this early in the ratings,” said Jessy Mendiola, Gerald’s love interest in “Budoy.”
She further shared that aside from its fast paced story and interesting set of characters, Gerald’s charm as ‘Budoy’ could have largely contributed to the show’s success. ”I think viewers are hooked with the program because of Gerald’s unique charm in playing his character.”
Kapamilya viewers will surely get charmed even more with the character of Budoy as the story progresses with more breathtaking revelations from its powerhouse cast composed of promising young stars Gerald, Jessy, and Enrique Gil; legendary luminaries of Philippine movie industry including Dante Rivero, Gloria Sevilla and Barbara Perez; and seasoned actors namely Tirso Cruz III, Zsa-Zsa Padilla, Mylene Dizon, Christian Vazquez, and Janice de Belen who makes a comeback in the Kapamilya network.
Under the direction of Ruel S. Bayani and Tots Sanchez-Mariscal, “Budoy” airs weeknights, after “100 Days to Heaven” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on to www.budoy.tv, follow @budoy_tv on Twitter, and “like” http://www.facebook.com/budoy.tv.