Viewers and netizens alike cannot help but gush over GMA Network’s primetime offering I Heart Davao (iHD). Bannered by multi-talented Kapuso actress Carla Abellana and versatile Kapuso actor Tom Rodriguez, together with Kapuso heartthrob Benjamin Alves, I Heart Davao trumped competition during its pilot week and even earned a spot in the top 10 most-buzzed-about shows worldwide.
The latest romcom series produced by GMA Public Affairs dominated the ratings from June 26 to 30, based from Nielsen Philippines TAM’s Urban Philippines people data. On its first episode, I Heart Davao got a 7.4 percent people ratings (based on overnight data); while ABS-CBN’s A Love to Last only managed to get 6.2 percent. I Heart Davao continued its winning streak as the Kapuso teleserye triumphed over competition for the rest of its pilot week.
I Heart Davao, which will only air for eight weeks, also made waves on various social media networks du-ring the same period. New York-based international media business website WorldScreen.com has included in its Social Wit List I Heart Davao as the fourth most buzzed-about show for the month of June.
The show garnered around 36,000 Twitter and Facebook comments on its pilot episode last June 26. According to Wit List, netizens reacted to iHD as “#Exciting”, “#Funny” and “#Cinematic”. iHD joined TNT’s NBA Awards cere-mony, Brazil’s A Casa on Record TV, and Tales on BET in the U.S. in the top four. I Heart Davao airs weeknights after My Love From The Star on GMA Telebabad.