GMA-7 debuts another comedy show titled Hay, Bahay! to beef up its Sunday night programming. The Kapuso Network's new sitcom stars comebacking actress Kristine Hermosa, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Oyo Sotto, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, and Vic Sotto.
The show, written and directed by Bibeth Orteza, aired its pilot episode last Sunday, June 19, after 24 Oras Weekend and replacing Vampire Ang Daddy Ko.
Hay, Bahay! introduced the main premise of the show on its pilot episode—there are six people who have no other choice but to live with each other.
The episode opened with siblings Sikat (Wally Bayola) and Lav (Ai-Ai delas Alas) being thrown out of their home by their stepmother Barbie (Bettina Carlos).
Meanwhile, cousins Vio (Vic Sotto) and Mael (Jose Manalo) were forced to leave their condo unit after almost setting it on fire for the 6th time.
It just so happened that newlywed couple Yoyoy (Oyo Sotto) and Batch (Kristine Hermosa) placed a video advertisement on social media to look for tenants for their brand new home.
The couple were looking for housemates to help them pay off the loan they used to buy the house.
Sikat and Lav, and Vio and Mael all lined-up along with other hopefuls on the first day Yoyoy and Batch entertained possible tenants for the rooms.
The four even tried to outwit the other applicants. Ultimately, Vio and Mael got the first room while Sikat and Lav secured the second room. Both parties immediately signed the contract.
However, the house had a major flaw: there was only one bathroom.
This became a big issue for both parties. Vio immediately asked Batch and Yoyoy to terminate their contract.
The couple, who was hiding inside the bathroom, found out in the middle of the problem that Batch was pregnant.
Eventually, Batch and Yoyoy admitted the reason why they decided to rent out the two rooms. Hay, Bahay! ended with Vio, Mael, Sikat, and Lav leaving the residence.
MEGA MANILA RATINGS. Hay, Bahay! is off to a rough start after failing to topple its rival program based on data gathered by AGB Nielsen.
The new comedy show recorded a Mega Manila rating of 17% against ABS-CBN's The Voice Kids Philippines Season 3 which scored 21.1%.
NATIONWIDE RATINGS. Based on Kantar Media-TNS data, the new Kapuso program also failed to take the lead nationwide compared to its counterpart Kapamilya show.
The Voice Kids PH scored a whopping national TV rating of 35.8%, which is more than the double of Hay, Bahay!'s national rating of 14.9%.
Hay Bahay stars Wally Bayola, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Kristine Hermosa, Oyo Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Jose Manalo