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Aldub, Soho top nationwide ratings

There’s just no stopping the AlDub fever as Filipinos all over the world continue to root for the phenomenal love team of Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza. Shortly after posting the record-breaking 6.35 million tweets worldwide in the social media networking service Twitter, the AlDub couple also dominated nationwide TV ratings last week.

Multi-awarded news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS), which featured host Jessica Soho trying to know more about Yaya Dub, was the most watched program in the country for the week Sept. 7 to 13.

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho is the most watched TV program on GMA7;
Alden Richard fuelled the ratings for Magpakailanman two Saturdays ago

KMJS registered an overnight household rating of 26.7 percent, according to National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM) data from ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

Yaya Dub, despite her fame, remains elusive to media interviews and this has roused public interest in her real identity. This prompted KMJS in its episode last Sunday to try to discover more about Yaya Dub through the stories of people close to her, her fans, and even those who were lucky enough to take “selfies” with her.  

 Alden’s life story, on the other hand, was shown in Magpakailanman two Saturdays ago. Expectedly, the episode dominated its timeslot with an overnight household rating of 25.3 percent versus ABS-CBN’s Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK), which only managed 23.8 percent.

The episode traced the life of Alden – from his early beginnings as an actor up until he became one of the most sought-after Kapuso leading men and presently winning the hearts of millions of viewers as the ‘Pambansang Bae’ and the other half of the #AlDub love team.

Relative to competition, more Kapuso programs also made it to the list of top 30 programs nationwide for the said period. Joining KMJS and Magpakailanman were Ismol Family, Eat Bulaga, Pepito Manaloto, Vampire ang Daddy Ko, Marimar, Sunday Pinasaya, and 24 Oras. 

Also included in the list of most watched programs were Celebrity Bluff, 24 Oras Weekend, Karelasyon, Beautiful Strangers, Wowowin, My Faithful Husband, and The Half Sisters


Juan Tamad meets the Pope

The audience is in for another hilarious episode of Juan Tamad today.

After weeks of bad luck, it seems things can get no worse for Juan (Sef Cadayona and his Nanay Siony (Ces Quesada). Yet, they can get even worse than before.

Nacino plays a sheriff in Juan Tamad

While their next door neighbors - the Guiguintos  – are booking rooms at a five star hotel in time for the Papal visit, the D. Magbangons are unceremoniously booted out of their house by the local Sheriff. 

In a series of unexpected twists and turns … Juan and his Nanay Siony end up on the streets of Metro Manila … living under a piece of tarp, inside a jeepney … then atop  a pushcart … even getting picked up by the DSWD along the way.

Rocco Nacino gamely takes on a comedy role as the Sheriff in today's episode of Juan Tamad

Juan experiences this all as a grand adventure, amazed at the kindness of the poverty-stricken strangers they encounter.  

But when his lifelong crush Marie (played by Max Collins) finally tells him she would never consider a man with no ambition … he gets desperate.

 In the show's most unforgettable episode to date, Juan Tamad comes face to face with Pope Francis

Juan can manage without a home but not without love.  Walking aimlessly, he lands in the midst of a Luneta crowd … and unexpectedly comes face to face with the Pope himself.  Much to everyone’s surprise, Juan is given a blessing that marks the start of happier days to come. 

Juan Tamad has been dominating the ratings for its timeslot since its launch.  The comedy show mixes romance, humor, current events and politics, romance for a very special family viewing experience. Juan Tamad airs Sundays at 4:45 p.m. on GMA7.


Marimar in Angeles

The cast of Marimar – Megan Young, Tom Rodriguez, Jaya, and Dion Ignacio – is passionately promoting their show even if it’s now dominating the ratings nationwide. “This is not the time to let up,” says Young and Rodriguez who are the nationwide’s newest primetime love team.

But what the audience are really awaiting is if the two would fall for each other. Remember that it was in the previous edition of Marimar where the love story of Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera was forged on the sands of the beach where the drama was shot.

The mall show featuring the stars of the newest adaptation of the Mexican telenovela will be at 5 p.m. today in Angeles City’s Marquee Mall.


Airy ‘iBilib’ episode today  

The first airy experiment in iBilbib is the CD Fan experiment.

From an old and thrashed CD, the show tells the audience that it can be re-used to make a fan, especially these days when the temperature everywhere is soaring to stratospheric heights.

Tiu and his CD fan; Chris Tiu demonstrates a new experiment with iBilibers

And, say the hosts, you can even save on electricity.

In the show’s trivia, rainfall quantity can now be predicted using a newly innovated Doppler radar. Roadfill and James will explain this.

iBilib hosts will also demonstrate in the segment “Discover Science” the principle of descent. How do things fall is what they will demonstrate in the show.

 iBilib airs Sunday mornings on GMA7.

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