ABS-CBN’s newest Primetime Bida drama series “Apoy Sa Dagat” quickly won the hearts of TV viewers as it ruled its timeslot recently, beating its two rival teleseryes in GMA. Based on the data from Kantar Media, last Monday (February 11), the pilot episode of Kapamilya series topbilled by Angelica Panganiban, Diether Ocampo, and Piolo Pascual garnered 25.9% national TV ratings, or more than eights points higher than the ratings of “Pahiram ng Sandali,” which only scored 17.7% and “Temptation of Wife” that only got 17.5% national TV ratings. Aside from winning the ratings race, the first night of “Apoy Sa Dagat,” which featured the love story of Odessa (Nikki Gil) and Alberto (Patrick Garcia), was also a big hit among social networking sites. In fact, with the numerous tweets about the intense scenes of the pilot episode, ‘Patrick Garcia’ became a nationwide trending topic in the microblogging site Twitter. How will Odessa, Alberto and Adrianna Lamayre’s (Empress) past affect the lives of the story’s main characters Serena (Angelica), Ruben (Piolo), Anton (Diether), and Rebecca (Angelica)? Don’t miss ABS-CBN’s hottest drama series, “Apoy Sa Dagat,” weeknights, 9pm, after “Ina Kapatid Anak” on Primetime Bida.