- ABS-CBN launched the new ASAP Natin ‘To and Christmas Station ID Family is Love on November 18.
- On the same day, GMA also launched the network’s Christmas Station ID titled Ipadama ang Puso ng Pasko.
- AGB Nielsen and Kantar Media revealed respective data showing which show got the audiences’ favor.
ABS-CBN finally decided to change its 23-year old Sunday variety show ASAP by renaming and reformatting it to ASAP Natin ‘To.
According to ABS-CBN, the new format is to celebrate the real stories of real people.
On November 18 when the new ASAP Natin ‘To made its debut, they featured a couple who lost all hope of getting legally married since the guy had a sickness. They were buried in debt they couldn’t pay. Thus, they let go of all their wedding plans and focused all their earnings on recovering from the debt they accumulated.
ASAP Natin ‘To took care of the couple’s wedding expenses and they were finally married inside the ABS-CBN grounds with Piolo Pascual as the Best Man, Sarah Geronimo as the Maid of Honor, TNT Boys as the bearers, Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez as the Major Sponsors, Gary V and Moira as the opening singers, and Daniel Padilla as the closing singer.
ABS-CBN also launched their 2018 Christmas Station ID themed Family is Love on the said Sunday show.
Meanwhile, GMA’s Sunday PinaSaya who’s been doing well against the old ASAP also has its own highlight.
The two lead actors of the series Cain at Abel– Dingdong Dantes and Dennis Trillo – were the guests that highlighted the episode.
GMA also launched their Christmas Station ID on the same day titled Ipadama ang Puso ng Pasko.
Both shows have their own interesting gimmicks, but how did they fair in the ratings?
AGB Nielsen and Kantar Media released the results of the TV ratings on November 18. However, the results do not agree with regard to the two rival shows.
For AGB Nielsen, ASAP Natin ‘To got 5.7% while Sunday PinaSaya got 6.3%. While Kantar Media’s data shows 15% for ASAP Natin ‘To and only 9.6% for Sunday PinaSaya.