Several rumors have been circulated on social media about the alleged ‘ultimatum’ made by GMA Network to TAPE Inc.
According to some reports, the rebranded Eat Bulaga may be replaced by another show if its sponsors ever decide to leave them.
It can be recalled that 80% of the sponsors of Eat Bulaga expressed their support to the upcoming show by Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon on TV5, including grocery chain Puregold.
Aside from its sponsors, the ratings of the ‘revamped’ Eat Bulaga might also be affected by its new competitor.
Reports indicated that the contract between TAPE Inc. and GMA Network was set to expire in December 2024.
However, the rumors claimed that they might end the contract sooner if TAPE Inc. fails to meet the expectations of the Kapuso network.
Netizens couldn’t stop the said rumor, especially since GMA Network had already welcomed Its Showtime in one of their channels, GTV.
Some observers were wondering if it’s possible for GMA Network to transfer. It’s Showtime to their main channel, and just put the revamped Eat Bulaga to GTV if ever the show didn’t perform well in the future.
It’s Showtime has been the competitor of TVJ for several years already, and fans view the Kapamilya noontime show as the only worthy competitor of the Dabarkads.
As of writing, GMA and TAPE Inc. have yet to release a statement about the said rumors.