In just 19 days, Television and Production Exponents Inc’s (TAPE) Eat Bulaga finally surpassed its closest competitor, E.A.T, in the rating contest.
According to the data released by AGB Nutam Tv Ratings Philippines, Eat Bulaga achieved a 4.12% rating compared to E.A.T with 3.79%
Eat Bulaga outshined E.A.T in all places in the country except Metro Manila.
Meanwhile, the newest Kapuso noontime show, It’s Showtime, got a 2.76% rating.
Observers already expected that E.A.T will get surpassed by Eat Bulaga because of the gradual decrease in its ratings since July 1.
It can be recalled that some fans of E.A.T complained about the low reception of TV5 and also about the lack of content in the two-and-a-half-hour show.
However, netizens were more excited about who would win the rating contest on July 29, as Eat Bulaga and E.A.T were expected to both to have a special event.
Eat Bulaga was set to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the show together with its new hosts, while E.A.T, which consisted of former Dabarkads, was also rumored to celebrate the same.
E.A.T host Tito Sotto already said that Eat Bulaga had no right to celebrate the anniversary of the longest-running noontime show.
They had also filed a complaint to stop TAPE from using Eat Bulaga title and its jingle.