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‘To the Top’ Avoids ‘The Voice Kids’

‘To the Top”s upcoming weekend schedule will see them pit against ‘Pinoy Big Brother: 737’ instead of ‘The Voice Kids’ season 2. (Logo courtesy of GMA & ‘To the Top’ Official Facebook)

“Avoid ‘The Voice Kids’ at all costs.”

This is the battle cry of a despondent GMA management upon revealing the schedules of the soon-to-air multi-platform reality boyband talent show ‘To the Top’. Starting July 25, ‘To the Top’ will air every Saturday at 8:50 p.m. following ‘Magpakailanman’, and every Sunday at 9:40 p.m. following ‘Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’.

This means that ‘To the Top’ will only compete against ‘Pinoy Big Brother: 737’ rather than the ‘The Voice Kids’ season 2. With the latter having set a series ratings record of around 43% (according to Kantar Media) the previous weekend, GMA knows they’re in a losing battle, and wisely did what’s best for them.

But that doesn’t mean ‘To the Top’ will beat ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ once they get underway. As it stands, PBB remains a serious contender despite the recent spate of controversies, and for GMA to make ‘To the Top’ even more interesting than its adversary, they need to raise the level of skill and entertainment value to win the viewers’ hearts.

That said, a tough battle still lies ahead for ‘To the Top’. Even though they’ll no longer go head-to-head with ‘The Voice Kids’, they still have something to prove as far as ratings go, and that alone won’t be easy.

Good luck.

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23 thoughts on “‘To the Top’ Avoids ‘The Voice Kids’

  1. buti nman at iniwasan nila ang TVK. I said this before, their best bet to win is to against PBB. Pero may solid following na ang PBB so we have to see if they can win ratings wise.

      • yes and they have a solid following na, they have been airing for a month now so they are tough to beat, hopefully madaming magkainterest sa To The Top, pero knowing GMA mahina sila sa promo, kung ako sa knila, pinaikot ko muna ung mga contestants sa mga schools at malls para magka fans at interest ang mga tao, pati sa mga BPO at sila lng nman ung pdeng magpuyat every sunday

      • they already released the contestants in social media, it will be sort of promotion n rin, since contest nman ito more than a reality show. Para magkasolid following na sila, I suspect people will vote for the potential winner so it will be double purpose narin, ratings and text votes wise.

        Pde rin sabihing training since what will they do are what boy bands do, go to a string of shows. If they can’t impress people with their raw talent then they can’t convince people to buy their album when they are popular na.

      • Well, since boybands are meant to have concerts to be promoted then why not try it. And besides, the OPM industry is devoid of such so it should be filled.

  2. James Ty III says:

    Tapos na kasi ang Asia’s Next Top Model so GMA is airing To The Top. Last night, GMA aired SNBO earlier at 9:40 pm followed by Top 20 Funniest at 11:30 pm.

    • Enough irrelevancy of Sundays, Mr. Ty; it gets in to Ralph’s nerves. You really need to get a break for working for 20+ years. (Okay, I got so much spoilers but please, use your vacation leaves.)

      Anyway, back to the topic, the avoidance of TTP from TVK may mean the continuation of triumph of the latter and the former’s fatal justification of it’s end: another failed fruition of finding talents to revive OPM.

      Regardless of such instinct, it’s safe to say, the Big Three now have their respective music competitions for Saturday primetime.

      • I can’t fault the guy for hanging out with female celebrities and courtside reporters every game day just to kill time. That’s why his comments are out of character at times and has no reasoning whatsoever; he just comments without giving any thought on the subject matter. Schedules this, schedules that, there’s nothing deeply informative about it.

        He mentioned that Asia’s Next Top Model will be replaced by To the Top. Well, News Flash for you. The only reason GMA moved To the Top to a later time is because they have seemingly admitted defeat to The Voice Kids. The show has a 40% rating two weekends ago, and GMA knows it. Thus they move it to go against PBB so that they may have a better chance.

  3. Gab says:

    No wonder why To The Top is to afraid with the competitors. Saturdays will be MMK and Sundays is both Rated K and PBB. I think the Saturday edition will be also competed against KISPINOY (another reality musical show w/ almost the same concept)

    Well, good luck to the 12 remaining competitors.

    • You can’t blame GMA for trying to give To the Top a seemingly better opportunity to shine. After all, naka-40% na ang The Voice Kids sa ratings so GMA might as well not compete with this behemoth because they won’t have a chance in hell to win.

  4. Inb4t44s says:

    Other Major Philippine TV Netwoek Schedule Updates:
    July 27: Ningning will replace Oh My G!; Buena Familia will replace Yagit
    August 7: Let The Love Begin and The Rich Man’s Daughter will end
    August 9 (??): Sunday PinaSaya (TAPE blocktimer) will replace Sunday All Stars (source: Pilipino Star Ngayon)
    August 21 (tentative): Pari ‘Koy will end
    September 14 (tentative): StarStruck 6 will start, according to its director Rico Gutierrez. (Apparently, GMA was convinced by the decision by the MTRCB to place a SPG rating on PBB 737 until a certain event arises.)

    > To The Top’s schedule change
    Apparently it was done at the last minute, or did some GMA management read FTT’s previous article on that show?

    PBB 737 is set to reveal the secret of the ‘3’ on July 25, so GMA should be more cautious than ever.

    • Noted. Gotta write these as soon as they’re confirmed.

      As for To the Top, again it’s based on GMA’s thinking that The Voice Kids cannot be beaten. Then again, PBB is just as equally impressive amid the controversies so To the Top should do their absolute best to impress the viewers.

      • mejo flimsy ang paglalagay ng scheduled shows recently, syempre puro counter moves ang ginagawa nila, I just wish they focus on the audience and purpose more than their rival network. Itong TTP ay isang Boyband search, their success will be measured on Name Recall, Album Sales/Song Downloads, Chart toppers both in Radio, MTV and Youtube kaya you have to ask with the timeslot that was given to TTP will it help them achieve the purpose of a boyband? you have to consider that wala na ring variety show ang GMA.

      • Indeed. So many more questions to be asked about the potential of To the Top and its possible ratings on its pilot week. In short, we have to watch and see what happens here.

    • Inb4t44s, I’m concerned about Buena Familia’s premiere. The time itself will be troublesome because of SONA 2015. Of course, being an important event, GMA has to allot about thirty minutes to an hour before the speech (i.e. 3:00 to 3:30 PM).

      Spoiler alert: Let us not be surprised about the separate coverage on News TV. They are still hardheaded for simulcasts since last January.

      GMA might begin the said afternoon teleserye early or postpone it until tomorrow.

      • That may be the scenario. Buena Familia premiering on the day of the SONA should be interesting to watch, due to the conflicting nature of the schedule. But hey, we can divert this conversation in a future article since this one is about To the Top.

      • That may be the scenario. Buena Familia premiering on the day of the SONA should be interesting to watch, due to the conflicting nature of the schedule. But hey, we can divert this conversation in a future article since this one is about To the Top.

      • That may be the scenario. Buena Familia premiering on the day of the SONA should be interesting to watch, due to the conflicting nature of the schedule. But hey, we can divert this conversation in a future article since this one is about To the Top.

      • That may be the scenario. Buena Familia premiering on the day of the SONA should be interesting to watch, due to the conflicting nature of the schedule. But hey, we can divert this conversation in a future article since this one is about To the Top.

  5. JRDV says:

    It’s a good thing for a new GMA show to avoid TVK at all costs, knowing na naka-40% ang TVK. With PBB getting more and more interesting (especially on the meaning of ‘3’ in PBB 737), To The Top might have a chance to stand out against PBB.

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