GMA boss praises ‘Prima Donnas’

GMA Network, Inc. Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon gave a rare commendation to the whole cast, creative team, and production crew of the recently concluded, top-rated afternoon drama, Prima Donnas, for its successful, record-breaking run.

Throughout the show’s run, from August 19, 2019 to February 19, 2021, Prima Donnas consistently topped the Philippine afternoon television ratings. In fact, the show’s February 11, 2021 episode got a record-high 14.2% rating.

Based on NUTAM’s data from July 2007 to February 18, 2021, Prima Donnas also got eight spots in the Top 10 most watched afternoon drama episodes in the Philippines.

During the height of the pandemic, Prima Donnas continued its mission of bringing entertainment to Filipinos with an online show called, Prima Donnas: Watch From Home.

And when television and movie productions were finally allowed to resume taping, Prima Donnas managed to conduct two safe lock-in tapings with zero COVID-19 cases detected among the staff and the crew.

Because of these achievements, Atty. Gozon himself appluaded the show’s staff for their “hard work and passion for excellence,” and calling them the company’s “best assets.”

The commendation memo reads, “It is my great pleasure to commend the creative and production teams and artists of ‘Prima Donnas,’ the undisputed Top Daytime Program on Philippine television.”

“The GMA Management recognizes your hard work and passion for excellence, overcoming production difficulties set before you during this time of the pandemic, to ensure that ‘Prima Donnas’ consistently embodies the Kapuso’s mission and commitment of providing only the best entertainment programs for the Filipino views worldwide and across media platforms.

“On behalf of GMA Network, Inc., please accept my heartfelt congratulations to all of you for a job well done and for constantly bringing pride to our company. You are truly our best assets.

“Mabuhay kayo, mga Kapuso!”

Prima Donnas joins the list of high-rating Kapuso programs such as Marimar, Mulawin, Darna, The Half Sisters, and Ika-6 Na Utos that received a commendation from GMA’s top management.

Congratulations, mga Kapuso!

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