Captain Barbell, the most popular male superhero icon in the Philippines created by Mars Ravelo will be back in GMA7 Primetime this 2010. The first TV series of Captain Barbell portrayed by GMA 7's Primetime King Richard Gutierrez aired its pilot episode on GMA Telebabad in 2006 . For its come back series, it will still be starred by no other than Mr. Richard Gutierrez, one of the most promising actors of this generation.
The first series was a hit especially to the kids. Its ratings performed well in Mega Manila. According to AGB Nielsen Philippines, Captain Barbell's pilot episode on May 29, 2006 garnered a 37.5% rating. The series got its first 40's ratings of 41.2% the following night on its second episode. Its final episode got a rating of 35.4 %. But before the finale. After 3 months from its pilot episode, its ratings began to plummet, decline and flip flop, but still it is victorious in its finale ratings in Mega Manila Area TV Ratings Data conducted by AGB Nielsen Philippines.
- First Appearance of Captain Barbell - 38%
- Highest Rating Earned - 43.7%
- Lowest Rating Earned - 26%
- Finale Episode Ratings (Mega Manila Area Only) - 35.4%
The show consistently tops the ratings against its rival shows on the same time slot. There's no doubt that Captain Barbell has captured the heart of Filipino homes in 2006. The question now is if Captain Barbell's Return will still be patronized by Philippine audiences. Let's just wait and see the ratings speak for itself.