8 Things That Made James and Nadine’s ‘On The Wings Of Love’ a Hit Among Filipinos Worldwide

People often think that a hit TV series is usually measured by its dominance in nationwide TV ratings, but “On The Wings of Love” has proven that a hit TV series is not only defined by ratings.

Since the James Reid and Nadine Lustre starrer premiered in August, “On the Wings of Love” ruled its timeslot and has made avid fans patronize everything about the show and its lead stars –from its bestselling official merchandise to the sold out “Jadine In Love” concert.

As the top-rating show comes to an end on Friday (Feb 26), here’s a look back on eight things that have made Filipinos of all ages worldwide fall crazy in love with the story of Clark (James) and Leah (Nadine).


Every night, OTWOListas get their daily dose of solid ‘kilig’ because of “On the Wings of Love.” Peppered with heart tugging ‘kilig’ moments of the main characters, fans in different countries express the happy emotions they feel on social media every time Clark and Leah have romantic, cheesy moments together.

In fact, “On the Wings of Love” has been a top trending topic on Twitter every night. Conversations about the show effortlessly generate thousands and at times, millions of tweets in a night –a proof of how fans are going wild with every episode, especially when Clark and Leah share sweet kisses.


But the most loved ‘kilig’ scene so far is The Most Approved Kiss episode which garnered the most positive feedback from fans, according to the “On the Wings of Love” creative team. The episode also thrilled celebrity fans of the show like Bianca Gonzalez, Myrtle Sarrosa, and John Lapus who took to Twitter to share their sentiments about the episode.


“On The Wings of Love” has established itself as a melting pot of ‘hugot’ lines thanks to director Antoinette Jadaone who is known for relatable ‘hugot’ lines in blockbuster rom-com movies.
Even in its pilot episode, the series already showcased a number of memorable ‘hugot’ lines that are now popular among OTWOListas.


Lines such as ‘kapag mahal ka, babalikan ka’ and ‘bakit hindi nila tayo maintindihan? Why do I have to let you go?’ are now frequently used and are part of the vocabulary of solid OTWOListas.


Although “On The Wings of Love” is loaded with ‘kilig,’ it also has its share of heartbreaking scenes between Clark and Leah that had people talking about how they were an emotional wreck from shedding tears because of an episode.



Among the heartbreaking scenes in the series that has captured the hearts of avid fans was Clark and Leah’s emotional breakup. The breakup scene featured the engaged couple exchanging heated remarks on Leah’s decision to take the job in Dubai to pay for the medical expenses of Tatang Sol (Joel Torre).



Another memorable heartbreaking scene that was shown earlier in the series was Clark rushing to the airport and begging Leah to stay in San Francisco after they professed their love for each other.


Aside from the show’s official soundtrack sung by RnB queen Kyla, “On the Wings of Love” has featured OPM love songs that are now part of loyal viewers’ favorite music tracks. The love songs also enjoyed a boost in popularity since it was featured in “On the Wings of Love.”


Erik Santos’ “Say You’ll Never Go” has turned into one of the requested love songs since it was used in the series, while the Carol Banawa original “Stay” performed by Daryl Ong, also became a hit and was even covered by online sensation and Kapamilya star Kristel Fulgar.


“On the Wings of Love” has turned into a platform to promote other forms of art like spoken word poetry.


Artist and playwright Juan Miguel Severo who plays Rico in the series, has now successfully penetrated the mainstream audience for his beautifully written pieces that turn viral online because of “On the Wings of Love.”


“Kapag Sinabi Kong Mahal Kita,” is one of Juan Miguel’s most iconic spoken word poetry that he performed in the hit series.


ABS-CBN teleseryes are showcasing cinematic quality that is at par with the films they produce and this is evidenced in the cinematography of “On the Wings of Love.”


OTWOListas have fallen in love with the masterful shots in key locations in California including the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe, the Palace of Fine Arts and even the scenic places in Ilocos and the Roxas Boulevard in the Philippines.




The “OTWOL” experience is even extended in real life through The ABS-CBN Store’s “On the Wings of Love” merchandise that is adored by OTWOListas in the country and abroad.
Fans have catapulted “OTWOL” DVDs, luggage covers, shirts, mugs, keychains, and other collectibles to best-selling items.



Even ABS-CBN Publishing’s “On the Wings of Love” scrapbook became one of National Book Store’s best sellers in the Philippine Publication category since it was published, with thousands of fans flocking to the meet and greet of James and Nadine at the official “On the Wings of Love” scrapbook launch.


OTWOListas also continue to have their dose of OTWOL through the website, where fans see first-hand never-before-seen photos and videos, special facegram entries of Clark and Leah, and other exclusive content.


One of the unforgettable outtakes that was featured in was Clark and Jigs’ shirtless scene in front of Leah that has earned over 800,000 views when it was uploaded on Youtube.


Don’t miss the finale episode of “On the Wings of Love” on Friday (Feb 26) only on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.


OTWOListas who also want to be part of the “On the Wings of Love” Finale Viewing Party may subscribe to SKYcable’s pay-per-view of the finale viewing party live from the Ynares Stadium in full definition for only P149. To subscribe, visit

47 Comments on 8 Things That Made James and Nadine’s ‘On The Wings Of Love’ a Hit Among Filipinos Worldwide

  1. Anonymous // June 9, 2016 at 10:14 pm //

    I miss OTWOL!!!!

  2. Anonymous // March 8, 2016 at 9:23 pm //

    Nagkiss n aldub,,wehh gaya gaya ke jadine para mapansin,,super duper hit otwol kahit late night na..wagas sa ratings worldwide..may napatunayan n talaga ang jadine..aldub kaya kelan? Kiss at laplapan ang kelangan para gayagaya pa more..utos kc ng gma eh..haha kahit pilit..inggit lang kau sa jadine sa super kasikatan..

  3. Aldubnation // March 4, 2016 at 7:09 pm //

    Average national rating 21.4%, the ending, very low considering the promo,publicity at santambak na gimik may laplapan pang naganap

  4. eto lang kaya ng Jadine loveteam 27.8% rating kahit na ang daming gimik,,publicity at laplapan

  5. 20% agree 80% for promotion only

  6. Hari at Reyna ng Laplapan

  7. chika, kung viewer ka ng OTWOL consistently you will not receive any Email from them, I think those who are not watching OTWOL ang pinadalhan ng Email encouraging them to watch the OTWOL’s last day. honesto was right

  8. honesto,TFC subscriber kaba? BAKIT WALA KAMING NATANGGAP NG GANYAN!!!
    hwag kanalang manira dong!

  9. TFC, nangampanya sa mga TFC kapamilya overseas para panoorin ang last day ng OTWOL, kahit hindi mga supporters ng Jadine.nag Email. Desperado talaga kaya hindi achieve ang mataas na rating. Kasi hindi lahat worldwide interesado mas maraming nanood ng Pasion de Amor,kahit walang promo. pahiya ako noh

  10. Aldubnation // February 28, 2016 at 7:18 am //

    Libre na nga sa Ynares waley pa rin nanood. Last day showing baba pa rin ng rating hindi ma ipost sa kahihiyan.

  11. Kathryn Reyna ng MATSING...pakangkang sa mga lalake...LIZA the GILAGID QUEEN // February 28, 2016 at 3:36 am //

    pagkacloseup kay nadine sa ending ng OTWOL, kitang kitang bakante lahat ng upuan sa gilid……ano ba yan libre na nga, di pa napuno bwahahahahahahahh

  12. Kahit ano pa ang ratings ng OTWOL ang mahalaga napasaya nila ang mga fans around the world…dahil sa live simulcast worldwide, ABS-CBN lang ang nakakagawa niyan compare sa ibang network….

  13. Nakakuha nga ng 14% rating ang OTWOL muntik ng mawala sa top 20 heheheheh

  14. Iyong Bridges of Love, the same slot ng OTWOL bakit matataas ang rating. Bakit ang OTWOL mababa eh pareho lang ng slot.Flop talaga, kahit nagkiskisan na nga waley pa rin sa rating

  15. Abangan ninyo na lang ang “THE FAMOUS ELEVATOR SCENE”,next movie ng Jadine baka maghit, iyong OTWOL floppy ang baba ng rating nagmakaawa pa ang ABS para panoorin ang last day.

  16. MARK ROXAS nakaka tawa ka lol!!! sa tutuo lang pangit ang ending ng Pangako Sayu!!! kahit kami TFC di namin gusto masyado PSY di cya magana pati storyline.

  17. i nadine napapansin ko lamang ginagaya niya si kathryn bernado sa pag susuot ng style ng damit and pati ang hair style , pati ang pag arte ay ginagaya niya kasi sinassabi na may angle hawig niya si kathryn bernardo
    iyon mga sequence sa teleserye niya may hawig sa pangako sa iyo, pati yong mga scene nila , walang originality yon gumawa ng story at pati yong director.
    sana si nadine mag karoon ng sariling image at originality sa pag arte hindi ginagaya nila yong kathniel, sa opinion ko iyon ang original . Iam not a fan

  18. Grabe super duper ganda!!! bravo ABS CBN and Otwol Team

  19. TATAK KAPAMILYA // February 27, 2016 at 10:01 am //

    @Maiden Ulol, common sense ehh yung Concert pasalamat nga nila yun sa Funs dahil sa masugid na pagsubaybay sa kanilang HIT NA TELESERYE…Ikaw ang tanga,…hahaha…Now alam mo nah? So wag na magpakatanga ulit ha??Bwahahaha

  20. teh ang passion de amore maaga anf timeslot 5:30 nagstart samantalang ang otwol medyo late night na yan 9:30 nagstart kaya yong 15% to 20% na rating ay mataas yon para sa otwol considering na late night na sya….make sense??? eh yong little monay nyo nga na 7:30 nagstart di pa yan late night pero 16% lang ang nakukuha na rating di man lang nangangalahati sa rating ng probinsyano nilalampaso pati yong thats amboy di nangangalahati sa rating ng dolce amor lampaso din..nagets mo teh….tinggnan mo kasi ang timeslot ng otwol late night nagstart pero nakakakuha parin ng rating 16% to 20% mataas yon teh…i analyze mo ng mabuti….

  21. Hahaha @maiden. Kailan pa? Simula ng ipalabas to. Palibhasa Wala kang alam kundi puro kalye! Hahaha. Isa kang cheap na tao kaya pagbibigyan kita sa katangahan mo.

  22. kung tunay na sikat ang aldogs bakit wala pang consert?merun na pala kaso flop!a bakit wala pang teleserye? kasi nga flop? bakit wala pang movie? kasi ng flop! bakit d nag tatagal endorsement ?kasi nga flop? bakit laos na kasi nga flop?

    ansabe ng gma ? nganga mag artist! flop

    movies? flop?

    mag serye? flop kahit flop push lang dyan naman cla magaling

  23. paki paliwanag ang bagsak na rating ng eb? flop na mga conserts? yan ba ang sikat? sikat nga,,bwahahahahahaha

  24. korek! d hamak naman na may mastalent ang jadine sa aldogs ewwwwwwwwwww

  25. marian plus aldub plus gma =LAOS // February 27, 2016 at 3:48 am //

    haha!!! takot lang nila gumawa ng movie at telersye conserts nga ngaga ,UTANG NA LUOB aldub na ngalang maipag mamalaki ng KAPUSUCKS!!!

  26. marian plus aldub plus gma =LAOS // February 27, 2016 at 3:47 am //

    kung tunay na sikat ang aldogs aber bakit walang nag tatagal na endorsements? bakit kay rami raming flop na conserts? eh wala naman kaing talent anu gigimik gimik ng kiss?duh!sawa na tao hingalo nan nga rating ng eb

  27. nakaka loka ung mga ratista ng gma mga patapon pati mga shows ang flop ng abs cbn sasambahin na nilang blockbuster e mga hayok e

  28. nahiya naman ung ratings bg abs cbn sa rating ng basurang network ng gmewwww


  30. Sa mga di nakaka-alam at di nakanood wag na kayo ma-insecure. Hit ang series na OTWOL. Sold-out ang OTWOL merchandise , million ang views ng OTWOL online (iwantv and, 5 million+ traffic sa, soldout concerts here and abroad, nag simultaneous finale broadcast ang OTWOL sa markets neto abroad, may pay per view ang OTWOL finale at concerts. ano pa ba gusto mo di hit?

  31. Hit ang JADINE dahil never naging flop ang concert nila
    unlike yun iba dyan…. floppy ang concert sa ARENA

  32. LOLA INIDORO , EBAK PA MORE, Syete laos // February 26, 2016 at 8:49 pm //

    inggit na nman ang mga ulol at tangingot na ALDUBNOY NATIONS FANTARDS, ksi nga laos na ang Aldogs pinagsawaan na at kinaumayan na..nyahahaha

  33. LOLA INIDORO , EBAK PA MORE, Syete laos // February 26, 2016 at 8:47 pm //

    @luke…oo pati nga ALDUBNOY LOVETEAM nakiuso na din sa LAPLAPAN SCENE, nagpapapansin na baka sakali maiahon muli nla ang lugmok na nmang ratings ng EBAK BULAGA..nyahahahaga

  34. TFCkapamilya // February 26, 2016 at 8:40 pm //


  35. uso yata ngayon ang gimik na laplapan at aminan sa mga loveteam national t.v. pa ginagawa. Lizquen ang susunod dyan para kumita ang project umay na rin ang mga loveteam iba namang concept

  36. Briggs panget bakla // February 26, 2016 at 8:20 pm //

    dahil nalipasan ako ng gutom kinausap ko na naman ang hangin

  37. my bobo love #Ebakpamore // February 26, 2016 at 8:17 pm //

    Eh ang Aldog Umayserye….kelangan pa ng laplapan scene…desperado na kasi cla..ksi nga lugmok na ang Ebak bulaga sa ratings..nyahahaha

  38. AldubNation // February 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm //

    walang kapaguran ang ABS sa pagpopromote sa OTWOL kaliwat kanan, baka kasi malugi. Hindi tulad ng Pasion de Amor may tiwala ang management pagdating sa rating at inabot pa ng 8 months. ang OTWOL tinapos nalang na umabot ng 7 buwan up to the last minute kinakampanya ng management para tumaas ang rating kahit hindi mga fans pinadalhan sa Email ng TFC ang mga overseas subscribers na panoorin ginagaya ng ABS ang style ng GMA na focus lang sa Jadine at tinengga ang ibang talent Kahiya!

  39. Briggs panget bakla // February 26, 2016 at 6:05 pm //

    For sure hit na naman to sa ibang bansa. Check their youtube channels dami ng ibang lahi na nonood at nahohook

  40. Briggs panget bakla // February 26, 2016 at 6:04 pm //

    Eh 3 teleserye na nga pinataob ng OTWOL sa kabila. Konting araw na lang sunod sunod na ang TVC na ilalabas ng jadine.

  41. Abangan ang ” The Famous Elevator Scene” ng Jadine. Blockbuster hit ito. Sigurado

  42. Mahilig sa gimik ang loveteam na ito para lang mapansin kahit maglaplapan wala din

  43. TATAK KAPAMILYA, basahin mong mabuti bobo, ang sabi ko iyong teleserye OTWOL na hindi makaabante, wala akong binanggit na concert sa Araneta. Balik ka sa school aral ka ulit tanga!

  44. TATAK KAPAMILYA // February 26, 2016 at 3:55 pm //

    @ Maiden Napuno nga nila ang ARANETA tapos sasabihin mong di nagclick??hahahah…

  45. @maiden bitter ka lang.di mo matanggap na sikat na sikat na ang jadine.

  46. Congratulations CHARICE PEMPENGCO Proud kami sa iyo

  47. kailan ba naging hit ito? Since the start of this serye, panay na panay ang promo kaliwat kanan.Waley din. Nakakuha pa ito ng 14.2% na lowest rating. Talung talo ng Pasion de Amor sa rating. Promo pa more last day na. Nag mamakaawa ang TFC Kapamilya na panoorin. Kaya nag Email sa mga hindi fans ng Jadine na panoorin. Desperado!!

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