Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE) couldn’t hide their happiness after their noontime show Eat Bulaga surpassed all of their competitors, including the show formed by their former hosts, E.A.T, on July 19.
It can be recalled that AGB Nielsen’s data showed that Eat Bulaga returned from being the top-rated noontime show in just 19 days despite having new hosts.
In a statement, TAPE’s lawyer, Atty. Maggie Abraham-Garduque called the newest achievement of Eat Bulaga as an early gift for the show’s 44th anniversary on July 29.
“We are beyond words. Thank you is not enough for our Kapuso. We promise to do better na makapagbigay ng ‘tulong at saya’ para masuklian ang pagmamahal na binibigay ng ating mga viewers to ‘Eat Bulaga,” the lawyer said.
“This is an early anniversary gift for ‘Eat Bulaga.’ Maraming salamat. Ang celebration po ng 44 years ng ‘Eat Bulaga’ ay celebration ng mga kababayan natin na tumangkilik at patuloy na tumatangkilik sa ‘Eat Bulaga’ mula noon hanggang ngayon. Salamat dahil hindi nyo kami binitiwan despite this trying time,” she added.
E.A.T led the noontime show ratings since July 18, however, observers noticed a gradual decrease in TVJ (Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon)’s newest program.
However, some fans of TVJ believed that the lowering popularity of E.A.T may be attributed to the limited coverage of TV5, and some of their fans prefer to watch the show online.