Pilot episode of ‘Maria Clara at Ibarra’ wins in TV ratings, Twitter trends - TrueID

Pilot episode of ‘Maria Clara at Ibarra’ wins in TV ratings, Twitter trends

LionhearTVOctober 6, 2022

Kapuso’s newest primetime series Maria Clara at Ibarra started on the right foot as it wins televiewers and social media trends.

The historical fantasy series dominated its timeslot on its pilot episode beating rival program Darna.

Based on the rating report from Nielsen NUTAM People’s survey, Maria Clara at Ibarra scored 15.1% on Monday, October 3 beating Darna by 8% at 7.1%.

On the following day, Tuesday, October 4, Maria Clara at Ibarra’s rating even moved higher to 15.4% overpowering Darna’s 6.4% rating.

Aside from TV ratings win, the Kapuso drama series was also warmly welcomed by the netizens.

Netizens praised the series for its good storyline which tackles several relevant issues today. The show was also commended for its superb cinematography and on-point acting from its high-caliber cast.

“maria clara at ibarra discussing education, labor, feminism, misogyny, ethnocentrism and etc. only three episodes in. they’re having a STELLAR first week,” @TRAHEDYAGAYS.

“maria clara at ibarra is actually so good. galing ng delivery of lines and love the balance between drama and comedy + the cinematography is on point???? hello?? also barbie forteza is killing it,” @infigments_

“Maria Clara at Ibarra should receive more more noise. This drama is deserving to be talked about. From the cast that is very suitable for the characters of Noli, the great actings, omg the transitions, the whole editing, the cinematography is so superb!” @sweonh00.

“Maria Clara At Ibarra deserves to be shown in Netflix, first ep palang sobrang daming relevant issues na inilahad what more if alot of us can watch it right?” @kaestanss

“Enjoying Maria Clara at Ibarra so far. Maraming socio-political issues ang binibigyang-pansin dito. Been waiting for this kind of production from GMA. Amaya was widely successful so I hope this one will be, too. #MCIKlayMeetsIbarra,” @gupad_kadwa

“In fairness ang ganda ng Maria Clara at Ibarra ng GMA ha! Fresh story. The way it was written will get the new generation be interested in our culture and history. #MariaClaraAtIbarra,”  @TitaLouHa

Maria Clara at Ibarra is top billed by Kapuso prime stars Dennis Trillo, Julie Anne San Jose and Barbie Forteza.

It follows the story of Klay (played by Barbie), a Gen Z nursing student who wakes up and finds herself teleported in the world of Jose Rizal’s novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. 

Forteza’s character, is also described as someone who doesn’t care about politics and the current events in the Philippines.

Maria Clara at Ibarra replaces another Kapuso top-rater Lolong, which went into a season break.

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