It’s Showtime host Vice Ganda vows to stay as a ‘Kapamilya Forever’ to requite the network’s trust in their show.
When Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza’s (AlDub) love team became a hit on Eat Bulaga, the ratings of its opposing noontime show, It’s Showtime, dropped hardly.
Recently, Vice Ganda admitted that during this time, he thought that their show would be canceled at any time. But this did not happen as ABS-CBN continued with the show despite the low ratings.
“Noong panahon ng AlDub, feeling ko walang nang nanonoood ng Showtime. Parang buong Pilipinas nakatutok sa AlDub tapos parang ang laking kasalanan pag fan ka ng Showtime,” he shared.
“Ang baba ng ratings ng Showtime pero ako laban na laban parin ako. Pero dumating ako sa punto na habang lumalaban ako tinanggap ko na, feeling ko anytime soon tatawagan ako ng management at sasabihing, ‘we are cancelling the show,'” Vice said.
However, it did not occur because ABS-CBN did not drop their show. From that, Vice Ganda vowed to stay with the network no matter what happens.
“Yun ang pinanghahawakan ko, magkamatayan na, hindi ko iiwanan itong ABS-CBN ngayon. Kasi nung nangyari ‘to sa buhay ko, hindi ako iniwan ng ABS-CBN,” he said.
“Lahat kami sa show, lahat kaming hosts, isama na natin yung direktor namin, hindi yan iniwanan ng ABS-CBN nung mukha na kaming kawawa at halos patay na kami,” he added.
Despite their stumble, the show managed to regain its viewers and again lead the noontime.
As ABS-CBN faces its lowest point, It’s Showtime hosts stayed with the network in spite of shutdown. However, their Director Bobet Vidanes resigned from ABS-CBN and moved to Brightlight Productions.