After two years, GMA-7 reformatted its Sunday variety show to offer a mix of comedy and musical numbers.
In replacement of Sunday All Stars, the Kapuso Network aired the pilot episode of Sunday PinaSaya on August 9, 2015.
The show opens with behind-the-scenes look of Marian Rivera and Alden Richards as they prepare backstage.
Joey Paras is also showed wearing a black gown with a tiara while Ai-Ai delas Alas arrives riding an SUV.
Others hosts include Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Julie Anne San Jose, Barbie Forteza, Valeen Montenegro, and Jerald Napoles.
According to the hosts, their show offers comedy sketches (70 percent) and production numbers (30 percent).
One of musical numbers featured the duet of American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez and Christian Bautista.
During the pilot, the voiceover of Sunday PinaSaya described the program as a show na "babago sa inyong Sunday noontime habit."
This episode also featured Marian's husband, Dingdong Dantes, and Diamond Star Maricel Soriano.
(View photos: Ai-Ai delas Alas differentiates Sunday PinaSaya: "Hindi po concert-concert lang")
On this day, ABS-CBN's two-decade old Sunday noontime show ASAP featured a tribute to Megastar Sharon Cuneta with music icons Rey Valera, Rico J. Puno and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.
It also highlighted the performances of Richard Gomez, Dawn Zuleta, and Bea Alonzo, the lead stars of the Star Cinema movie, The Love Affair.
Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo of Pangako Sa ’Yo also made an appearance on the show as did James Reid and Nadine Lustre, stars of On the Wings of Love.
WOWOWIN. Willie Revillame's weekly show Wowowin underwent a change this weekend when it was aired an hour earlier. Its new timeslot is right after Sunday PinaSaya and on August 9, it aired from 2:21 PM to 3:37 PM.
AGB NIELSEN RATINGS. How did Sunday PinaSaya and Wowowin fare based on data from TV ratings data supplier Nielsen TV Audience Measurement?�
The new GMA-7 show Sunday PinaSaya emerged as the No. 1 most-watched daytime show in Mega Manila last August 9.
It got a rating of 22.7% for its pilot episode.
Tha Kapamilya noontime show aired from 11:57 AM to 3:08 PM last Sunday, August 9, which means it aired while Sunday PinaSaya and Wowowin were being shown on GMA-7.
ASAP was able to get a TV rating of 11.5% on this day.
Meanwhile, Wowowin became the second highest-watched daytime program with its rating of 22.3%.
NATIONWIDE RATINGS FROM KANTAR. According to data from Kantar Media, Wowowin was able to get a higher TV rating nationwide when it scored 18% last August 9.
ASAP registered a TV rating of 17.1% while Sunday PinaSaya got one point lower, with its rating of 16.1%.
How did Sunday PinaSaya and Wowowin fare in ratings game?
by posted on August 11, 2015