Vice Ganda on AlDub: We have to keep up with the competition

By , on September 21, 2015

Vice Ganda (Facebook photo)
Vice Ganda (Facebook photo)

MANILA – With ABS-CBN’s noontime show It’s Showtime having better ratings lately, Vice Ganda shared how the network’s management and the show’s host and crew felt happier.

“In fairness… Sabi nga ng [ABS-CBN] management, masaya na sila. Kasi they were only praying for two points [increase], but God [gave] us six points, sabi nila,” Vice Ganda said in a Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) report.

(In fairness… The ABS-CBN management said that they were already happy. Because they were only praying for two points increase, but God gave us six points, they said.)

“So, nung ibigay yun sa amin, na-boost ang morale naming lahat (So, when that was given to us, our morale was boosted),” he added.

The comedienne-host also admitted that It’s Showtime’s previous ratings indeed worried them which led them to think of better ways to be more appealling to the audience.

“It’s competition, pero (but) it’s nothing personal. You have to keep up with what the competition dictates in the audience,” he said.

“[Pero] siyempre, alangan naman na iniwan ka nang milya-milya, kahit sino naman, kahit atleta ka, kung nagtatakbuhan na at nakita mong  umaalagwa na siya, gagawa ka ng paraan kung paano ka-catch up, di ba?,” he added.

(But of course, when you’re miles behind, whoever it may be, even if you’re an athlete, when they’re running and you see one going further ahead, you will think of a way how to catch up, right?)

It can be noted that the ratings of GMA’s noontime show Eat Bulaga soared when their kalyeserye segment’s on-screen loveteam, ‘AlDub,’ became popular.

But with the new face of ‘Pastillas Girl’ seen in It’s Showtime’s ‘Madam Bertud’ segment, data from the Kantar Media/TNS showed that the gap between the two shows became smaller.