The much-anticipated meeting of Alden Richards and Yaya Dub finally took place last Saturday, September 5.
Since the AlDub loveteam was formed, viewers have been guessing how Alden and Yaya Dub (played by Maine Mendoza) would actually meet in real life.
They popularized the use of fan signs and using Dubsmash as their way of communicating with each other.
Eat Bulaga even created the "Kalye-Serye" segment to focus on the budding romance between Alden and Yaya Dub.
On Day 45 (since the creation of AlDub), Alden and Yaya Dub met briefly at the Eat Bulaga studio.
They were both contestants in the "Bulaga Pa More, Dabarkads Pa More" wildcard edition of Eat Bulaga!
Lola Nidora (Wally Bayola) asked Alden and Yaya Dub to donate their prize to charity in case they won.
The hashtag #ALDUBBATTLEForACause became the top trending topic on Twitter nationwide and worldwide.
It was also a trending topic in over 60 countries.
AGB NIELSEN RATINGS. How did Eat Bulaga's episode that day fare based on data from TV ratings data supplier Nielsen TV Audience Measurement?
The GMA-7 noontime show emerged as the No. 1 most-watched daytime show in Mega Manila last September 5.
Eat Bulaga got a TV rating of 39.5% when it featured the meeting of Alden and Yaya Dub.
ABS-CBN's noontime program, It's Showtime, got a TV rating of 8.7%.
On this day, It's Showtime featured the weekly round of a talent competition called "Clash of Celebrities."
Giselle Sanchez won the weekly round for her beatbox number.
NATIONWIDE RATINGS. Based on National ratings (Total Philippines, Urban and Rural) of Kantar Media, Eat Bulaga! emerged as the No. 1 most-watched daytime show on that day.
The 36-year-old noontime show was able to register a TV rating of 20.8% while It's Showtime got a TV rating of 14.1%.
(View photos: Alden Richards and Yaya Dub meeting ends in tears and kidnapping)