ABS CBN’s #FatedToLoveYou tops TV ratings even though Filipinos have already watched it

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Photo by Fated To Love You ABSCBN

Fated to Love You (Hangul: 운명처럼 널 사랑해; RR: Unmyeongcheoreom Neol Saranghae) is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Jang Na-ra, Choi Jin-hyuk and Wang Ji-won. It aired on MBC from July 2 to September 4, 2014 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.

It is the Korean drama remake of Taiwanese drama Fated to Love You starring Joe Chen and Ethan Ruan, which received high ratings during its run in 2008. The series also reunited Jang Hyuk and Jang Na-ra, who previously starred together twelve years before on Successful Story of a Bright Girl (2002).

ABS-CBN was assigned to the Philippines to broadcast this program under to its program broadcasting rights agreement between MBC & its clients (ABS-CBN).  It aired its pilot episode on January 26, 2015 at 4 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. dubbed in Filipino language.  Surprisingly, the said drama still tops TV ratings in the afternoon even though most of the Filipinos have already watched it either online or on DVD.  Many have requested this drama to be aired at the Prime Time which is between 10 and 11 P.M. so that everybody can watch it, but still, many has preferred watching Fated To Love You even though it has been selected to air in the afternoon.

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TV ratings data from Kantar Media/TNS International via Fated To Love You ABSCBN

Fated To Love You won numerous awards during 2014 MBC Drama Awards that took place in the evening of December 30, 2014.  Awards include Best Couple Award (Jang Hyuk & Jang Na Ra), Male & Female High Excellence Award for Miniseries (Jang Hyuk & Jang Na Ra), and Popularity Award (Jang Na Ra).

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