IN AN APPARENT ATTEMPT to quell the popularity of Eat Bulaga’s #AlDub love team, ABS-CBN’s constellation of stars showed up on ‘Showtime’ for its sixth anniversary celebration at the historic Araneta Coliseum last Saturday. And the viewing public has spoken. According to AGB Nielsen, Eat Bulaga got 37.2 percent nationwide while Showtime got 17.4 percent. In Mega Manila, Eat Bulaga got 45.7 percent while Vice Ganda’s Showtime got 11.4 percent. These numbers thrilled #AlDub supporters, Eat Bulaga loyalists, and Nancy Binay.
Based on both AGB and Kantar research, Eat Bulaga clobbered Showtime in the ratings game. There’s no truth to rumors though that Sky Cable has apologized to ABS-CBN for not doing well enough.
On Twitter, the hashtag #AlDubEBforLove generated 25.6 million tweets while #ShowtimeKapamilyaDay got 6.33 million. The good news for Showtime is “it’s not fatal.”
On Facebook, Showtime host Vice Ganda thanked Showtime fans for their “REAL and ORGANIC tweets” – subtly insinuating that #ADubEBforLove tweets were not. In other news, a new character will replace Miss Pastillas on Showtime. It’s Mr. Ampalaya.
In the battle of hashtags: #AlDubEBforLove generated 25.6 million tweets while #ShowtimeKapamilyaDay got 6.33 million. The next day Vice Ganda thanked Showtime fanatics for their “REAL and ORGANIC tweets” – reminding the public that it’s election season once again. Nobody loses, just cheated.
IN OTHER NEWS…
According to the latest Pulse Asia survey, the top concern of 47 percent of Filipinos were economic-related issues. Those Filipinos were probably lying because it’s really AlDub.
Poe On Top
The results of the latest Pulse Asia pre-election survey are out. Grace Poe leads the pack with 26 percent. Trailing her are Mar Roxas, 20 percent; Vice President Binay, 19 percent, and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, 16 percent. By region, Poe takes Luzon; Roxas takes Visayas, and Duterte takes Mindanao. Binay takes offense.
Yes to Pork
On Monday, Mar Roxas and Jojo Binay addressed a group of politicians allied with former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Mar Roxas vowed to continue the reforms started by President Aquino. The politicians applauded. Vice President Binay said he wanted a new form of pork barrel for congressmen. The politicians gave him a standing ovation.
Vice Mayor Isko Moreno has reportedly resigned as Manila’s traffic czar. The news came as a shock to Manila residents who asked, “May traffic czar ang Manila?!?”
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[Photos: Ratings, Vice Ganda and Karylle: PEP; Poe, Roxas, Binay: Inquirer.net]