‘The Half Sisters’ scores high on its pilot episode

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Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino star in a controversial afternoon soap

Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino star in a controversial afternoon soap

June 9 saw the pilot episode of GMA Network’s newest drama series The Half Sisters, led by the studio’s top teen actresses Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino.

According to data from trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, the intriguing and fascinating drama posted high TV ratings across the country.

Based on overnight household ratings data recorded in National Urban Phils, for June 9,
The Half Sisters scored an average household rating of 10.2 percent beating ABS-CBN’s Moon of Desire with a rating of 9.3 percent.

In Urban Luzon, the show scored 11.2 percent versus the competition’s 9.4 percent. Meanwhile, in Mega Manila, The Half Sisters posted 11.5 percent against Moon of Desire’s 9.2 percent.


The series explores the phenomenon about “hetero-paternal superfecundation” wherein there is a successive fertilization of two or more ova from the same ovulation by different sires. This is made possible by separate successive acts of sexual intercourse resulting to one woman bearing “twins” with different fathers.

This controversial soap sees Barbie as Diana Alcantara, the kind, diligent and obedient girl who also struggles to remain a loving daughter and sister despite the harsh treatment she receives from the father she grows up with. Thea, meanwhile, is Ashley Alcantara, the spoiled, conceited and manipulative twin.

The Half Sisters airs Monday to Friday after Eat Bulaga on GMA Afternoon Prime.

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