The hit US series “Jane the Virgin” proved to be an instant hit among Filipino viewers after its pilot telecast on ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company, beating rival programs in national TV ratings.
According to data from Kantar Media, “Jane The Virgin” hit an average TV rating of 13% among urban and rural homes last Monday (Mar 28) when the show aired on the network’s late primetime slot, as compared to its closest competitor, which only recorded 7%.
It also generated buzz online and trended nationwide on micro-blogging site Twitter.
The series, dubbed in Filipino, captivated viewers with its catchy plot, which resonates with the country’s conservative culture that values a woman’s virginity.
“Jane the Virgin” is the first US series to be dubbed in Filipino and aired on ABS-CBN in recent years.
It tells the story of Jane Villanueva, a hardworking, religious young Latina woman who vows to save her virginity until marriage. One day, her world turns upside down when a doctor artificially inseminates her by mistake during a check-up, getting her pregnant. To make things worse, the biological donor of the sperm specimen is a married man, a former playboy, and a cancer survivor named Rafael, who happens to be Jane’s ultimate crush.
“Jane The Virgin” is a multi-awarded US series loosely based on Venezuelan telenovela “Juana La Virgen.” Since it premiered on US television via the CW, the program has received a Peabody Award, an American Film Institute Award, anda People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Program. It has also been nominated in the Critics’ Choice Awards, Television Critics Association Awards, and the Golden Globe Awards, where lead star Gina Rodriguez won as Best Actress – Television Series, Musical or Comedy.
“Jane the Virgin” airs weeknights, 10:30 PM, after “The Story of Us” on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Catch up via iwantv.com.ph or skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers.
“JANE THE VIRGIN” MAINIT NA TINANGGAP NG PINOY VIEWERS
Patok sa mga Pinoy ang Tagalized version ng hit US series na “Jane The Virgin” na nagsimulang ipalabas sa ABS-CBN Primetime Bida noong Lunes (Mar 28).
Sa pilot telecast nito, pumalo ang programa sa national TV rating na 13% kontra kalabang programa na may 7% lang base sa datos ng Kantar Media.
Gumawa rin ito ng ingay online at nag-trend sa micro-blogging site na Twitter.
Ngayon lang muli nagpalabas ang ABS-CBN ng Filipino-dubbed na US series matapos ang maraming taon.
Tampok sa “Jane The Virgin” ang kwento ni Jane Villanueva, isang masipag at relihiyosang dalaga na sumumpa sa kanyang ina at lola na pananatilihin ang kanyang pagiging isang birhen hanggang sa siya ay ikasal.
Magbabago ang ikot ng mundo niya nang aksidente siyang nai-inseminate ng doktor sa isa sa kanyang regular check-ups, na siyang naging dahilan para siya ay mabuntis kahit hindi niya ibinigay ang sarili sa kahit sinong lalaki.
Mas magiging kumplikado pa ang lahat dahil ang donor ng specimen na inilagay sa kanya ay ang former playboy, cancer survivor, at may asawang si Rafael, na ultimate crush ni Jane.
Huwag palalampasin ang “Jane The Virgin” Lunes hanggang Biyernes pagkatapos ng “The Story of Us” sa Primetime Bida ng ABS-CBN o sa ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Panoorin muli ang nakaraang episodes ng programa via via iwantv.com.ph o skyondemand.com.ph para sa Sky subscribers.