Lolong dominates primetime viewing, beats new rival show

Lolong’s impressive showing continues as this year’s biggest adventure-serye on Philippine primetime remains as the most watched on its timeslot, beating its new rival program.

Based on Nielsen Philippines’ National Urban TV Audience Measurement overnight ratings for August 15, ‘Lolong,’ which aired on both GMA and GTV, posted a combined people rating of 17.3 percent – beating its new rival show Darna, which only managed to get a combined people rating of 10.5 percent (TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, and Cinemo).

The dambuhalang adventure-serye bannered by Ruru Madrid continues to earn praises for its well-crafted storyline, powerhouse cast, and impressive visuals.

‘Lolong’ also stars Shaira Diaz, Arra San Agustin, Christopher de Leon, Jean Garcia, Bembol Roco, Malou de Guzman, Rochelle Pangilinan, Paul Salas, Marco Alcaraz, Mikoy Morales, and Maui Taylor.

More revelations and action-packed scenes await viewers as ‘Lolong’ enters a new chapter. Set to add more color to Ruru’s character in the series are Vin Abrenica, Thea Tolentino, Alma Concepcion, Rafael Rosell, and Lucho Ayala.

‘Lolong’ has also begun its series of nationwide road tours with the show’s cast and its popular crocodile character, Dakila, visiting key cities in Mega Manila and select provinces in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The hashtag #DakSpotted has already been making rounds on social media everytime the ‘Lolong’ crocodile mascot is seen in various areas in the country.

Meanwhile, fresh from his Korean trip for another show, Ruru is also making sure he gets to visit his fans and bond with his friend Dakila. Just this Monday, Ruru and the mascot dressed as Dakila went conquering the skies as they boarded an ultralight plane. Afterwards, the two enjoyed a samgyupsal food trip.

Ruru said Kapuso viewers can expect more from ‘Lolong’ in the coming weeks.

Catch ‘Lolong’, Monday to Fridays, 8PM after 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad. Viewers can also catch it at 9:40 PM on GTV and on GMA Public Affairs social media accounts.