ABS-CBN's highly-anticipated period drama Ikaw Lamang premiered on Monday and its pilot episode won over rivals both in Mega Manila and nationwide TV ratings.
Ikaw Lamang registered a 24.1% rating in Mega Manila, winning over rival Carmela which only got 22.1% and Kambal Sirena (23.6%) which somehow managed an overlap with the Kim-Coco teleserye with its hour-long pilot episode.
GMA-7's latest sirena-serye Kambal Sirena aired on the same timeslot as the ABS-CBN program Honesto and it also failed to beat the Kapamilya series. Honesto, which is now on its final week got 27.3% TV ratings in Mega Manila compared to 23.6% of its rival.
Meanwhile, Ikaw Lamang and Honesto were certified winners nationwide with wider TV ratings margin from rival programs. The ABS-CBN period drama had 27.4% national ratings while GMA-7's Carmela only got 16.1% ratings. Honesto (32.4%) also reigned over Kambal Sirena (18.1%) nationwide.
Next week, the primetime slot after the evening newscast will be occupied by two mermaid series namely, Mars Ravelo's Dyesebel (ABS-CBN) and Kambal Sirena (GMA-7). It is also interesting to know what show will win in this clash of mermaids.
Mega Manila TV ratings were provided by AGB-Nielsen while national TV ratings came from Kantar media/TNS.