‘Maria Clara at Ibarra’ marks milestone achievements in its first two weeks

GMA Entertainment Group’s newest primetime masterpiece ‘Maria Clara at Ibarra’ is undeniably making headlines since its world premiere last October 3.

The historical portal fantasy series not only topped the rating charts but is also included in Twitter’s list of top trending topics in its first two weeks.

Based on Nielsen Philippines TAM ratings data from October 3 to 7, the show posted a combined average people rating of 15.1 percent on GMA and GTV.

The program maintained its strong TV ratings from October 10 to 14 with a combined (GMA and GTV) average people rating of 14.8 percent based on Nielsen’s TAM preliminary/overnight data.
Maria Clara at Ibarra defeated its rival show Darna, which only managed to get a combined average people rating of 7.2 percent from October 3 to 7 (TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, and Cinemo). Furthermore, Darna only posted a 6.9 percent combined average people rating from October 10 to 14.

In its first two weeks, the show has received thousands of tweets with multiple trending hashtags such as #MCIAngSimula, #MCINoliYarn, #MCITinola, #MCIKlayMeetsIbarra, #MCIAngKaaway, #MCIICameFromTheFuture, #MCIHikawNiKlay, #MariaClaraatIbarra, #MCITulisanesAlert, #MCIMarites, and #MCITodosLosSantos.

Netizens could not help but admire the educational yet entertaining story of Maria Clara at Ibarra, which is bannered by 2016 Fantasporto International Best Actress and Kapuso Primetime Princess Barbie Forteza as Klay, Asia’s Limitless Star Julie Anne San Jose as Maria Clara, and Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo as Ibarra. It tackles not only the rich history of the Philippines, but also some of the most crucial issues in the society.

Fans and netizens also stay tuned on social media for snippets and replays of the series. In fact, it has already accumulated 130M views and counting on TikTok, while thousands of people watch its livestream on GMA Network’s YouTube account every night. The first six episodes of Maria Clara at Ibarra also received over 1M views each on GMA Network’s Facebook page, another milestone for the GMA primetime series.

Playing equally important roles in the series are Mr. Tirso Cruz III as Padre Damaso; Ms. Manilyn Reynes as Narsing; Rocco Nacino as Elias; Mr. Juan Rodrigo as Kapitan Tiago; Ms. Ces Quesada as Tiya Isabel; Mr. Dennis Padilla as Mang Adong; Mr. Lou Veloso as Mr. Jose Torres; Ms. Gilleth Sandico as Donya Victorina; Karenina Haniel as Victoria. Completing the powerhouse cast is the special participation of Andrea Torres as Sisa.

Get ready for more plot twists and milestones as the series takes viewers to the world of Noli Me Tangere. Catch Maria Clara at Ibarra at 8:00 PM weeknights on GMA, and at 9:40 PM, Mondays to Fridays on GTV.

Viewers abroad can also catch the program via GMA Pinoy TV. To subscribe, visit www.gmapinoytv.com/subscribe.