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Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real

Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real

Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera

Tom Rodriguez - Carla Abellana

Tom Rodriguez – Carla Abellana

GMA Network sealed the month of June on a positive note as it held on to its lead in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, citing data from the industry’s most trusted ratings service provider, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.


Urban Luzon and Mega Manila represent 77% and 60%, respectively, of all urban TV households in the country.


For the period June 1 to 30 (with the dates of June 26 to 30 based on overnight data), GMA ruled in Urban Luzon with a 34.5% total day household audience share, surpassing ABS-CBN’s 32.7% by 1.8 points, and TV5’s 11.6% by 22.9 points.


GMA similarly maintained its lead in total day ratings in Mega Manila with a 35.9% household audience share, up 5.9 points from ABS-CBN’s 30% and up 23.2 points from TV5’s 12.7%. GMA bested ABS across all time blocks in Mega Manila.


Furthermore, GMA outnumbered ABS-CBN in the list of the most watched programs (including specials) in both Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, totalling 18 and 20 (out of 30), respectively. Kapuso programs that figured prominently in both the Urban Luzon and Mega Manila lists include Magpakailanman, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, 24 Oras, My Love from the Star, Celebrity Bluff and Niño.


Likewise making it to both lists are newly launched programs My Destiny, Marian, Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real, and Ismol Family.


In over-all NUTAM, GMA grabbed the afternoon block lead from ABS-CBN with a 33.5% household audience share compared to the latter’s 31.9%.


GMA subscribes to the Nielsen TV Audience Measurement service, while ABS-CBN is the lone local major TV network that subscribes to Kantar Media, formerly known as TNS.


Nielsen data is gathered through a greater number of sampled homes nationwide in comparison to Kantar Media.


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Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes

Kapuso primetime king Dingdong Dantes takes on a new and challenging role in GMA Network’s newest primetime series, Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real, currently airing on its flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.


He plays the role of Anthony Real, a man who is in love with two women and marries them both.  The two women are endearing to Dingdong’s character, making him feel complete as a man, husband and a father. According to him, playing this character is far from what he portrayed in his previous roles. “Medyo malayo siya sa previous roles ko kasi ito nangyayari talaga sa totoong buhay and at the same time, first time kong gaganap na may dalawang asawa,” he said.


Adding that the series is not a typical story about infidelity or unfaithfulness, “it’s really about the story of three people who love in different forms, in different intensity levels, and it is also a story about families and how they cope with mistakes and consequences.”


Playing opposite him in the series are Kapuso Premier Actress Lovi Poe as Shiela Real and the Diamond Star Ms. Maricel Soriano as Millet Real. The series will be the first team up of the industry’s multi-awarded actors: Dingdong, Lovi and Ms. Maricel; and anticipation is high as they showcase their love triangle onscreen which promises to captivate viewers with their stellar performances.


“Isang malaking karangalan na makatrabaho si Lovi and Maricel. Since this is a different and challenging role for me, sila pa ang makakasama ko,” said Dingdong.


With the international airing of this exciting new series, Dingdong hopes that Kapuso fans overseas will feel closer to home through local programs such as this.


Parati niyong asahan na patuloy kaming gagawa ng mga shows na makapagpapalapit pa lalo ng Pilipinas sa inyo,” he expresses.


Find out until when can Dingdong as Anthony Real live the life of being a husband to two wives in Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real only on GMA Pinoy TV.


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Dingdong Dantes with Marian Rivera at his graduation rites.

Dingdong Dantes with Marian Rivera at his graduation rites.

The long wait is over for Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes as his hard work has finally paid off upon completing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration major in Marketing from the West Negros University in Bacolod City, Philippines last Sunday (March 23).

Dingdong also received a special citation for being their batch’s Ambassador of Goodwill. Despite his busy schedule in showbiz, Dingdong still managed to give priority to his studies. The momentous event of his life was witnessed by his parents Sixto Z. Dantes and Ma. Angelita G. Dantes, his uncles Col. Edgar Dantes and Commodore Herby Escutin, his bestfriend Harvey Camposano, and his girlfriend and Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera.

“Alam mo, you really need to manage your time well. When you’re given assignments, kailangan matuto ka ring mag-sacrifice at mag-balanse kung alin ang dapat i-prioritize. Education is the solution. It is not enough to know what your goal is, you must know how to chase it – and chase it real damn well,” said Dingdong.

After his graduation, Dingdong plans to pursue the “One Chair, One Child” project of his Yes Pinoy Foundation and Lifeline Foundation Support Team, Inc. This aims to provide chairs to all students of a school in Iloilo City that was greatly affected by Typhoon Yolanda last year.

Aside from his Yes Pinoy project, the Kapuso Primetime King also gears up for his return on Primetime TV via Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real with Diamond Star Maricel Soriano and Kapuso Premier Drama Actress Lovi Poe soon. Ang Dalawang Ms. Real can be seen worldwide on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

“It is a dream come true for me to finally work with the Diamond Star and the opportunity to work with an award-winning actress like Lovi Poe on television. The combination of these two women makes my job more engaging as an actor,” he noted.

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Diamond Star Maricel Soriano is now a Kapuso after signing a contract for a primetime soap opera with GMA Network, Inc.


The contract signing was held on February 19 at the GMA Network Center and attended by the top officers of the Network.


Present during the contract signing were GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA Entertainment TV’s Senior Vice President Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Vice President for Drama Productions Redgie Acuña-Magno, and Maricel’s manager Shirley Kuan.


Maricel, one of the country’s most respected and multi-awarded television actresses, is part of the network’s upcoming primetime drama series with a working title Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real.


The Diamond Star says her role in Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real is very challenging and she looks forward to working with Primetime King Dingdong Dantes and Kapuso Premier Actress Lovi Poe, “Excited na excited ako kasi maganda yung story. Ibang set ng mga kabataan naman yung mga makakatrabaho ko ngayon. Alam ko ito ay magiging masaya.”


As she officially becomes part of the Kapuso Network, Maricel wants to start anew and be an inspiration to her fans and supporters. Of this exciting new chapter in her life as a Kapuso, she says,“Lahat tayo pwedeng mag-move on. Positive na lahat. Gusto ko maging happy ako. At gusto ko silang lahat makatrabaho ko. Masarap maging masaya.”


Rasonable is very happy that Maricel is joining GMA’s stable of stars. “We’re looking forward sa tagisan ng acting ng show na ito na dapat abangan ng mga manonood. She is a precious actress na makakadagdag sa drama ng GMA. At sana maging pleasant na experience sa kanya ang maging isang Kapuso. We look forward na mapanood natin siya sa telebisyon sa mga susunod na buwan,” she says.


Among the Kapuso stars, Maricel also wishes to work with Dennis Trillo, Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana.


Kapuso fans abroad can look forward to seeing the Diamond star in her forthcoming series Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real on GMA Network’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.


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