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Billboard Hot 100: April 8, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of April 8, 2017.

1. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 1 last week.

2. Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like. No. 2 last week.

3. Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker). No. 4 last week.

4. Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert – Bad and Boujee. No. 3 last week.

5. The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk – I Feel It Coming. No. 5 last week.

6. Kodak Black – Tunnel Vision. No. 6 last week.

7. The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay – Something Just Like This. No. 8 last week.

8. Drake – Passionfruit. New entry.

*Due to copyright issues and a lack of an official music/lyric video, no video is available for the song.

9. Drake feat. Quavo & Travis Scott – Portland. New entry.

*Due to copyright issues and a lack of an official music/lyric video, no video is available for the song.

10. The Chainsmokers – Paris. No. 9 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Ika-6 na Utos Extends to Saturday Afternoons

GMA gets even more desperate.

Due to so-called ‘insistent public demand’, the network announced that the teleserye ‘Ika-6 na Utos’ will now air on Saturday afternoons as well. In doing so, GMA made some history by becoming the first TV network to air a new episode of a weekday teleserye on a weekend.

The upcoming Saturday episodes of ‘Ika-6 na Utos’ will replace the short-lived and poorly-rated crime and investigation series ‘Case Solved’, which only lasted six episodes from February 18 to March 25. But can this risky move work?

According to the national Kantar Media ratings, ‘Ika-6 na Utos’ trails ‘It’s Showtime’ by around 3-4% since its premiere on December 5, 2016. While the former’s ratings were on the upswing of late (they even defeated ‘It’s Showtime’ by 0.3% on March 2), they still failed to topple the latter since the popular ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ segment airs at the same time.

As ‘Ika-6 na Utos’ goes deep into Saturday afternoon, they face an even tougher test. The legal drama ‘Ipaglaban Mo’ made mincemeat of ‘Case Solved’ during the past month, and with the latter raking in around 20% ratings in recent episodes, chances are ‘Ika-6 na Utos’ is in for a reality check.

To make matters worse for ‘Ika-6 na Utos’, the viewers’ demands for a sixth episode every weekend could prove too much to ask for. Let’s face it, the need for variety on television is obvious here, and GMA’s desperate move to extend ‘Ika-6 na Utos’ to Saturday afternoons could easily tire out even the most demanding of viewers.

That said, GMA’s daring move to extend ‘Ika-6 na Utos’ to Saturdays may come back to haunt them. After all, everybody wants a break from watching teleseryes each and every weekend, but for GMA, all roads lead to disaster simply because of a needless opportunity to boost ratings.

Sorry GMA, but this is not going to work, regardless of what the viewers say.

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