25M tweets for ‘#ALDUBEBforLOVE on National Pabebe Wave Day.’
The AlDub phenomenon continues to gain unparalleled success as it broke Twitter records once more with the hashtag #ALDUBEBforLOVE garnering over 25 million tweets as Eat Bulaga celebrated the first National Pabebe Wave Day last September 26.
This surpasses a previous record of over 12 million tweets also set by AlDub for the hashtag #ALDUBMostAwaitedDate during Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza a.k.a. Yaya Dub’s first date in the Kalyeserye segment of Eat Bulaga, which is aired internationally on GMA Pinoy TV.
It was definitely a thrilling weekend for AlDub Nation, as Alden and Maine’s avid followers are called, when the two were permitted by Lola Nidora (Wally Bayola) to have their second date on last Saturday’s episode.
Now widely known as the Pambansang Bae, Alden was finally welcomed into the de Explorer’s mansion by Lola Nidora, Tidora (Paolo Ballesteros) and Tinidora (Jose Manalo) where Yaya Dub was eagerly awaiting their third face-to-face encounter.
Before going to the mansion, Alden fulfilled one of Lola Nidora’s conditions for courting Yaya Dub, which was to sing their theme song “God Gave Me You” live. Viewers were touched as Alden, overwhelmed with emotion, began crying during his performance.
He finally met Yaya Dub again with the condition that the pair were not to touch at any time during their date. The promise was accidentally broken as Yaya Dub choked on her food and Alden had to give her a glass of water. They admitted this to Lola Nidora during the Wednesday episode of the Kalyeserye, which made her furious, taking back her surprise gift of allowing the two to have a movie date. However, Lola Nidora eventually forgave the two for being honest with her.
The exciting Saturday episode drew a 45.7% rating among Mega Manila Households (based on overnight data) according to ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, higher than either of pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao’s latest fights.
Eat Bulaga also posted a 37.2% rating in the Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM), marking a significant lead over its ABS-CBN counterpart.
Whether on television or in online platforms, the year’s breakthrough love team has certainly enamored viewers from all over the world. And as the Kalyeserye continues to unfold, audiences will just have to await and stay tuned to the onscreen love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza.