While It’s Showtime’s first episode on GMA was described as ‘extravagant’ and star-studded, some netizens noticed the simple celebration made by the other Kapuso program Eat Bulaga.
In a Facebook post, several netizens commented how GMA prepared so much for the first episode of ‘It’s Showtime’ compared to Eat Bulaga, which already being with them for 28 years.
According to them, the opening number made by Vice Ganda during the first episode of ‘It’s Showtime’ on GMA was already lavish.
GMA also guested some of their talents, including Barbie Forteza, on the Kapamilya show.
Netizens also noticed that the rebranded version of Eat Bulaga didn’t receive the preparation made by GMA to ‘It’s Showtime’, including holding a press conference for the longest-running noontime show.
Some observers that GMA Network showed their full support to the Kapamilya program while they were just waiting for Eat Bulaga to give up and cancel their contract.
“Parang mas masaya pa ang GMA sa pagpasok ng It’s Showtime da GTV kesa sa pag support sa bagong Eat Bulaga. Charot!” a netizen said.
“Nagsisi na gma na hinayaan nila kala nila hahayaan nang mga tv network ang tvj kasi daw matanda na yon lng pala hinintay ni mvp kasi alam ni mvp kapasedad nang tvj kaya ngayon dlng noontime show apiktado gma pati mga program nila bumaba sa sponsors nga lang unang araw pala 18 big sponsors agad agad kayo jan tape bulaga mron paba kayo naiwan jan,” netizen Virgo commented.
However, despite the preparation made by GMA Network, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon have proven that they’re still kings of the noontime.
While E.A.T’s first episode was simpler than It’s Showtime, the noontime show made by TVJ Production still led the rating competition on July 1.