Viewers warmly welcomed the series into their homes as it reaped a national TV rating of 33.9% from combined urban and rural homes, more than double the rating of “My Love from the Star,” which got 13.8 %, according to the data from Kantar Media.
Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,610 urban and rural homes that represent 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population, while the other ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen reportedly has only 2,000 homes based solely in urban areas that represent only 57% of the Philippine TV viewing population.
Meanwhile, the episode’s official hashtag #LaLunaSangreAngSimula trended on Twitter worldwide as fans shared positive feedback about the show’s top-caliber production. Angel, Mateo (John Lloyd’s character), and Tristan (Daniel), played by Justin James Quilantang, also trended on Twitter nationwide.
“That is how a pilot episode should be. I believe LLS will give us a taste of cinematic vibe every night,” @juicewhattan said.
Meanwhile, @CarlaJean0922 commented, “May I say, ang ganda lang ng kulay. Hindi ko alam ang technical terms pero ang sarap sa mata. Buhay na buhay.”
User @jochendria posted, “Hats off for the little Tristan, his acting skills were super. One of Tristan’s good traits – he loves selflessly.”
Even premier singer Jed Madela expressed his positive feedback about the show on his Twitter account. “First episode pa lang pero ang dami nang ganap! Galing!” Jed said.
The pilot episode offered a glimpse into the lives of the Lia (Angel) and Mateo (John Lloyd Cruz), who both settled to live a peaceful life for their daughter after their powers vanished. But a looming danger awaits the world of men, vampires, and werewolves as Sandrino (Richard) plans to control and destruct their peaceful lives.
What will happen to Lia and Mateo after the appearance of the Blood Moon? Will they be able to experience the simple life they wish for?
Don’t miss “La Luna Sangre” after “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” on ABS-CBN and on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167).