Charice's Valentine special airs globally-A A +A
Sunday, February 19, 2012
"IT FEELS so good to be home," said the Filipino international singing sensation Charice Pempengco as she opened her Valentine TV special "Charice: One for the Heart", which aired last February 12 on GMA-7.
As a Filipino, the Philippines may be her "home," but as an international performer, the whole world is her stage.
And so, after "wowing" her Filipino fans locally, Charice once again wowed her global following as GMA Network aired the special globally through its international channel GMA Pinoy TV on February 17 (Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific) and February 19 (USA and Canada), in all territories covered by the said channel.
The TV special reaped a whopping 35.4 percent household audience share in Mega Manila based on the more trusted TV ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.
This figure is notable considering that it aired during the latter part of the Sunday primetime block.
"Charice: One for the Heart" also trended in the micro-blogging site Twitter. Apart from the special's official hashtag, Charice and Dance With My Father also made it to the site's trending topics list.
The latter began trending when Charice sang the Luther Vandross song, which she dedicated to his father who passed away late last year. The TV special was taped on December 5 last year, barely over a month after the death of Charice's dad.
GMA Pinoy TV is available in the USA, Canada, Middle East, Europe and Asia Pacific. For subscriptions and inquiries, visit www.gmanetwork.com/international.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 20, 2012.