The finale of ABS-CBN’s hit family drama series “The Legal Wife,” starring Angel Locsin, Jericho Rosales, Maja Salvador, and JC De Vera topped the list of the most-watched TV programs nationwide last Friday (June 13).
According to data from Kantar Media, the episode dubbed as ‘The End of an Affair,’ hit its all-time high national TV rating of 36.2%, which was a record-breaking achievement for a show aired on the 9:15 PM time slot. The finale ratings was four times higher than GMA’s “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real” (8.8%).
Various hashtags related to the show also trended nationwide and worldwide via the microblogging site Twitter as netizens shared their thoughts about the ending of the entwined love stories of Monica (Angel), Adrian (Jericho), Nicole (Maja), and Max (JC). The series concluded with the four main characters choosing to forgive, move forward, and start anew.
Reactions range from approval, to annoyance, to disappointment. Here are some of the reactions from netizens on the show:
The Legal Wife gave us a REALISTIC ending. Thumbs up! 🙂
— Gandang Gabi Vice (@GandangGabiVice) June 13, 2014
I am NOT satisfied with the legal wife’s ending. Wtf is this???????
— Spencer Hastings (@jaannxx) June 14, 2014
*waits all night for the last legal wife episode* *watches* *gets annoyed at ending* *rants about it* #filipinoproblemsnight
— ❃mikka❃ (@MixMixluz23) June 14, 2014
I didn't like the ending of The Legal Wife, but it's so realistic. Sometimes love isn't a good enough reason to get back together.
— Kristin B (@kwixrivcoro) June 13, 2014
Love love the ending of the legal wife! Napakarealistic bravo!! #teamtlw
— Joyce Castillo (@castillojoyce12) June 13, 2014
— Simply Jessy Ü ♡ (@senoritajessy) June 13, 2014