Iconic scene in “The Greatest Love” sets show’s all-time high nationwide rating, trends worldwide

“The Greatest Love” kept viewers at the edge of their seats as it finally aired the iconic scene where Gloria (Sylvia Sanchez) suffers from sudden and profound memory loss that she is unable to recognize her own children, which was already previewed in a teaser that went viral last year.

Under the direction of Mervyn Brondial and Paco Sta. Maria, the scene left a mark on viewers with its unexpected twist and the superb performance of the cast, composed of Sylvia Sanchez, Dimples Romana, Andi Eigenmann, Matt Evans, and Arron Villaflor.

In the episode, Gloria’s children finally found out their mother has Alzheimer’s Disease. It garnered its all-time hight national TV rating of 20.4%, beating “Sa Piling ni Nanay’s” 13.1%, according to data from Kantar Media. Netizens also did not miss the heart-wrenching scene as the show’s official hashtag #TGLTheDeepImpact trended worldwide, earning thousands of tweets and praises.

“You got my respect ‘The Greatest Love’ cast and staff. I’m glued to my seat,” said @vivienjlx. @MendelOfficial shared, “Hands down, ‘The Greatest Love’ is the best teleserye out of all teleseryes.” Twitter user @iKapamilya, meanwhile, praised Joshua Garcia’s acting. “Joshua’s talent is something else. He goes on the same level with Sylvia Sanchez and the other cast.”

@MeshSilog also expressed her praises for Dimples Romana. “@DimplesRomana is the Princess Punzalan of today’s generation. Very effective,” she said.

Meanwhile, Gloria is set to face more changes in her life now that her children know about her condition and race against time to save her from her disease.

Will this mark new beginnings for their family? What challenges will they endure as Gloria’s condition gets worse? “The Greatest Love” is produced by the GMO unit, the production unit behind programs such as “Be Careful with My Heart,” “Oh My G!,” and “Ningning.”

Don’t miss the extraordinary story of a woman’s unconditional, uncompromising, all-encompassing love for her children in “The Greatest Love” after “Doble Kara” on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For updates, likewww.facebook.com/thegreatestlovetv. Catch on the program’s past episodes via iWant TV or via skyondemand.com.phfor Sky subscribers.