In John Lapus's blog entry here on PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal), he happily announced that S-Files, which will soon be replaced by Showbiz Central, got a higher rating of 11.7% last April 15, as opposed to the 9.3% reaped by its rival showbiz talk show on ABS-CBN, The Buzz.
PEP got the chance to talk to Cristy Fermin and Jobert Sucaldito, The Buzz co-host and reporter respectively, during the press con of Walang Kapalit last April 19.The two were asked about the ratings result last Sunday, and Cristy answered, "Mayroong nagsasabi na kaya lang sila nanalo dahil nanggaling sila sa isang matagumpay na coverage ng Pacquiao.
"Napakaliit noon [ratings] kung tutuusin. Ang isa sigurong tiyempo ay hindi maaaring matawag na tagumpay sa kabuuan. Dalawampu sa isa, panalo ba ‘yon?"
Jobert Sucaldito added, "Di ba, kung ang pre-programming mo is a Pacquiao-Solis fight, ang liit no'n. Sila 11, kami 9 [sa ratings]. Dapat sila 38. Maliit ‘yon. Dapat mahiya sila."
When asked if they feel threatened about the onset of Showbiz Central, Cristy exclaimed, "Hay naku, hindi! Kahit sa panaginip, hindi."
The said show will be co-hosted by John (Jobert's known foe) and Mo Twister (Cristy's least favorite person) will have a segment.
Cristy's parting shot: "E, di good luck sa kanila..."
PEP gave Sweet a phone call to get his reaction. After reading the entire article to him, the host of the outgoing "S-Files" and incoming "Showbiz Central" paused for a second, then sweetly said, " Heto ang isulat mo...Dalawang letters lang ang sagot ko diyan, O and K, OK."