‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ celebrates hundred-week ratings supremacy
It’s been 100 weeks of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano on TV, and for the Kapamilya network it’s another milestone to the show’s growing list of achievements. It is marking its 100th week by giving back to viewers who have welcomed the show into their homes for almost two years now.
“I am happy that even if we are already on our 100th week, viewers still love and support the series. They inspire us to do our work well,” said the series’ lead star Coco Martin. “We will not stop in making scenes that are not just action-packed but also full of lessons.”
As the series enters its 100th week, viewers witness more surprises every night as Cardo (Coco) faces new challenges as a member of the Special Action Force, with new plot twists and new characters to bring action and thrill to the series.
Since September 2015, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano has kept its spot as the most watched TV program nationwide, hitting an all-time high of 46.7 percent, according to data from Kantar Media. It has also been pitted against several rival shows, but it remained unbeaten as viewers’ support remained strong throughout its run.
The show also became an avenue for action stars, like Lito Lapid, John Regala, Jess Lapid, Victor Neri, and Efren Reyes, Jr. to be in the limelight again and showcase their skills and talent.
FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s success has also gone beyond television with the launch of its mobile game app, which allows users to experience the life of Cardo and save lives and has already reached about one million downloads.
Aside from the action-packed scenes on television, the series also continue to bring joy through its public service efforts.
On Aug 3, the cast led ABS-CBN’s “Saludo sa Sundalong Pilipino” in which they brought happiness to the wounded soldiers who fought in the armed conflict in Marawi and and offered them help.
The series has also received numerous praises for its lessons about love for family and for the country. Its infomercial turned informational book Ligtas Tips also educates viewers about several modus and crimes such as budol-budol, child trafficking, and carjacking.
The action-series has also gained recognition from the House of the Representatives and different government officials, like the Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mike Sueno and Philippine National Police Chief Ronald De Rosa, who both commended the series for promoting crime awareness and prevention among audiences.
Several award-giving bodies have also recognized the series for its story that reflects lives of Filipino families. Some of which are Catholic Mass Media Awards, KBP Golden Dove Awards, and the Box Office Entertainment Awards, where it bagged eight recognitions, setting history in the awards show.