'Bet on Your Baby' an instant hit
MANILA -- ABS-CBN's newest game show "Bet On Your Baby," hosted by actress Judy Ann Santos, proved to be an instant hit as it drew huge audiences and topped social media trending topics during its pilot episode last Saturday, October 19.
According to data from market research group Kantar Media, the premiere scored a nationwide TV rating of 26.1%, almost double that of time slot rival, GMA's "24 Oras Weekend," which managed a rating of 14.4%
Apart from that, the show's official hashtag "#BetOnYourBabyPH," took the No. 1 spot in the Philippines' local trending topics on Twitter, which prompted Santos to tweet about her excitement and gratitude to the viewers who made the premiere a success.
"Maraming salamat mga kapamilya sa pagtutok sa bet on your baby! High ratings dahil po sa inyong lahat! Yaayyy!" she tweeted.
The celebrity-studded debut featured Kapamilya stars, host Anthony Taberna and his daughter Helga, basketball legend Benjie Paras and his daughter Sam, and veteran actress Ai-Ai delas Alas along with her son Seth.
The family of Delas Alas went on to the jackpot round and took home P60,000.
Buzz ng Bayan
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN's "Buzz ng Bayan," which premiered on Sunday, October 20, maintained its predecessor's consistent run in the top 20 rankings as it attempted to "redefine" the longest running entertainment talk show in the country.
According to Kantar Media, the show's pilot broke into the top 20 rankings and posted a nationwide TV rating of 7.8%.
Veteran host Boy Abunda was joined by new hosts Carmina Villaroel and Janice de Belen, which also saw the premiere of new segments like "Top News Items," that gave viewers a chance to express their opinions on different national issues.
Buzz ng Bayan airs at 4 p.m. after "Luv U" every Sunday on ABS-CBN, while Bet On Your Baby airs 6 p.m., every Saturday after "TV Patrol Weekend."
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