Eat Bulaga gave a warm welcome to a "returning" Dabarkad while It's Showtime showed the Holy Week special featuring Vice Ganda last Saturday, March 19, 2016.
EAT BULAGA. During the March 19 episode, fans had the chance to see Julia Clarete once again on Eat Bulaga.
She jokingly told Joey de Leon, who was talking about the Lenten specials of Eat Bulaga, “Sir, baka kailangan niyo pa ng cast member, mag-a-apply po sana ako?
“Kumakanta po ako sumayaw, nagbubuwis buhay po ako.'
Joey responded by saying, “Basta diyan ka lang maghintay ka, marami kayo mahaba kayo.”
(Read: Netizens happy to see Julia Clarete again on Eat Bulaga)
(View: PHOTOS: Eat Bulaga's Lenten Special 2016)
Meanwhile, the Kalyeserye episode called #ALDUBBagongYugto showed how Divina (Maine Mendoza) and the Lolas celebrated their return to the mansion.
Divina, Lola Nidora (Wally Bayola), Lola Tinidora (Jose Manalo) held a small thanksgiving celebration where they ate barbeque and pancit.
Alden Richards arrived, carrying what appears to be a big luggage. Lola Nidora reacted dramatically, thinking the two have eloped. She heaved a sigh of relief when they explained that the luggage is only stuffed with old clothes.
This coming holy week, Lola Nidora mentioned that she will host a Pabasa/Pasyon at the mansion. She told Divina and Alden to grab a bite.
While eating, Divina tried to crack a joke. She asked Alden, “Anong tawag mo sa mahirap na bampira?” to which Alden inquired “Ano?”
Divina answered “Lampira” and before Alden could comment, she put a barbeque in Alden’s mouth.
Alden goodnaturedly told her, “Alam mo, happy ako for you. Naging mabuti ang buhay ng mga lola mo. Nakuha mo yung mansion…Sana tayo magkaayos na,” bringing kilig to Aldub Nation.
Divina cracks another joke. “Anung tawag mo sa maraming gulaman? She said “E, di gulamen…”
Lola Nidora said that she is on the lookout for a “yaya” or household help for the mansion. Divina volunteered to do the chores but Lola Nidora said that she has to focus on her studies. Alden also volunteered to help at the mansion.
Jake suddenly calls Maine, informing her that he is at the Eat Bulaga studio. Alden says hi to Jake and tells him that they will see him shortly.
Lola Tinidora shows up in a grand fashion, riding a bike escorted by her “mambo” dancing men. She informed Lola Nidora that she tried securing a business permit for her carinderia at City Hall. But since City Hall is closed on a Saturday, she wasn’t able to get one.
Lola Nidora tells them that a Pabasa will be held at the mansion starting on Holy Monday, March 21. Lola Nidora wanted to disclose something important to them but right on cue, the horn sounded, signaling the end of this episode.
IT'S SHOWTIME. The first part of It's Showtime's timeslot was dedicated to its Lenten offering titled The Homecoming.
Vice Ganda, Amy Perez, Susan Africa, and Leo Martinez were cast as family members in this Holy Week special.
Amy's character is in love with Alex but Vice Ganda could not accept them.
Their family also underwent a crisis when Leo decided to leave Susan's character and live with another woman. Susan wanted to work abroad as a domestic helper even though she was a nurse in order to forget the pain of being left by her husband.
However, Leo eventually realized that his other woman did not fully accept him.
After the family drama, Showtime continued with the Tawag ng Tanghalan competition.
(View: IN PHOTOS: It's Showtime's Holy Week Special 2016)
MEGA MANILA RATINGS. GMA-7's noontime show was able to get a TV rating that was almost double that of its rival in Mega Manila.
Eat Bulaga was able to get a Mega Manila TV rating of 23.3%, based on data from AGB Nielsen.
Meanwhile, It's Showtime registered 12%.
NATIONWIDE RATINGS. Based on Kantar Media-TNS data, It's Showtime got a higher nationwide rating than Eat Bulaga last Saturday, March 19.
Showtime registered a national rating of 16.1% based on data gathered from Total Philippines (Urban + Rural).
Eat Bulaga, on the other hand, got 14.7% nationwide.
(UPDATED) #ALDUBBagongYugto and #ShowtimeTheHomecoming in ratings game
by Lyn Luna Montealegre posted on March 22, 2016