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Carmela Replay Will Fail Against The Singing Bee

Looks like GMA is poised to lose another ratings war on Saturday afternoons, an alarmingly frequent occurrence for the once-mighty network.

GMA will re-air the pilot week of the Marian Rivera comeback series ‘Carmela’ tomorrow on the slot normally occupied by ‘GMA Blockbusters’. Unfortunately, the re-run will be up against the ABS-CBN game show ‘The Singing Bee’, which has toppled erstwhile occupant ‘Startalk’ and forced the show’s return to the Sunday slot.

If the first week returns are of any indication, it is clear that viewers still prefer the love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in ‘Got to Believe’ over the comeback of Marian Rivera. Re-airing ‘Carmela’ was meant to be GMA’s last resort at convincing viewers that Marian still has it. However, Marian’s best days were well behind her, and despite all the recent accolades that she earned over the past year, her career as a GMA contract artist will only be a mere afterthought, unless the Kapuso braintrust revamps their creative unit and search for new ownership.

The re-air of ‘Carmela’ will definitely be a dud for GMA, no question. Unless they decided to put a game show (preferably ‘Celebrity Bluff’) to go up against ‘The Singing Bee’ rather than air old movies on that timeslot, it will be another devastating defeat for the Kapuso network.

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7 thoughts on “Carmela Replay Will Fail Against The Singing Bee

  1. James Ty III says:

    GMA will air the first week marathon of Rhodora X tomorrow morning versus the NBA game on ABS-CBN.

    ABS will have another Star Cinema movie tomorrow, Bulong, starring the controversial VHONG NAVARRO.

    • Call it desperation mode for GMA. ABS-CBN did not even attempt replay the pilot week of The Legal Wife kasi they’re extremely confident that their show got the job done ratings-wise.

      Again, mas gusto kong i-replay yung final week ng isang teleserye kaysa sa pilot week nito. I think the audience will be more interested if the end of the show is replayed rather than its beginning.

      And as I have said, GMA is trying to prove na sila Marian (and Jennylyn Mercado) ay di pa laos, as explained in my article.

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