Young stars Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes expressed happiness that their series "Mara Clara" drew impressive high TV ratings and rave reviews from viewers from the time it started and up to now that they are opening book 2 of the series.
"Nagpapasalamat po kami dahil sa suporta ng mga tao, sa walang sawang panonood nila sa 'Mara Clara'," Montes said in an interview during a press conference for "Mara Clara"'s book 2.
Montes and Bernardo's first TV project together continues to boom in ratings. Kantar Media's national ratings results showed that for the month of January, "Mara Clara" had a 29.9% average rating, maintaining its top spot among the most watched shows in the country.
On Monday, January 31, the show earned its highest national rating to date, 34.6%, against its rival program, which had a rating of 17.3%.
That Monday's episode was the revelation night when viewers found out that the real del Valle is Mara (Bernardo) and not Clara (Montes).
Bernardo asked viewers to continue to watch their show especially now that they will be switching roles.
"Dapat abangan ang magiging buhay namin ni Clara at conflict sa family," Bernardo said.
Another episode widely anticipated is that of the grand celebration for the 16th birthday of the real del Valle (Bernardo).
Mara will be given a big party for her 16th birthday where she will shine as she dances with more than 16 guys.
"Makakasama ko po dito ang mahigit sa 16 na Kapamilya stars. Kung sino sila, 'yun ang dapat abangan ng mga taga-subaybay," Bernardo said.