Billboard Hot 100: July 1, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of July 1, 2017.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 1 last week.

2. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One. No. 3 last week.

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

4. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 4 last week.

5. Kendrick Lamar – Humble. No. 5 last week.

6. Future – Mask Off. No. 6 last week.

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

8. Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay. No. 9 last week.

9. Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations. No. 10 last week.

10. Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3. No. 7 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.

Billboard Hot 100: June 24, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of June 24, 2017.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 1 last week.

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

3. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One. No. 3 last week.

4. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 5 last week.

5. Kendrick Lamar – Humble. No. 4 last week.

6. Future – Mask Off. No. 6 last week.

7. Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3. No. 9 last week.

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

9. Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay. No. 7 last week.

10. Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations. No. 10 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.

Billboard Hot 100: June 17, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of June 17, 2017.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 1 last week.

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

3. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One. No. 3 last week.

4. Kendrick Lamar – Humble. No. 4 last week.

5. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 5 last week.

6. Future – Mask Off. No. 6 last week.

7. Zedd & Alessia Cara – Stay. No. 7 last week.

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

9. Lil Uzi Vert – XO TOUR Llif3. No. 9 last week.

10. Post Malone feat. Quavo – Congratulations. No. 13 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.

Lethal Weapon: ABS-CBN’s Latest Tagalized American Series

ABS-CBN has once again imported an American series and dubbed it in Filipino.

Unfortunately, viewers will not get to see a third season of ‘Jane the Virgin’, whose first two seasons were aired by the network last year with lukewarm results. Instead, ABS-CBN will premiere another American TV series which, based on the title, should be familiar to moviegoers worldwide.

Remember the ‘Lethal Weapon’ series of films? Between 1987 and 1998, the franchise released four films starring Mel Gibson as Martin Riggs and Danny Glover as Roger Murtaugh, each of which were commercially successful.

Fast forward to 2016, and the ‘Lethal Weapon’ franchise now has its own TV series. This time, the roles of Martin and Roger were given to Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans respectively.

The ‘Lethal Weapon’ series also stars Jordana Brewster, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Johnathan Fernandez, Michelle Mitchenor, Chandler Kinney and Dante Brown. Recurring cast members include Floriana Lima, Richard Cabral, Tony Plana, Hilarie Burton and Thomas Lennon.

In the United States, ‘Lethal Weapon’ premiered on September 21, 2016, and was aired on FOX. The series was renewed for a second season following a strong performance in the ratings.

But as ‘Lethal Weapon’ makes its way to Philippine free TV, there are some doubts as to whether or not this series will fare well with most Filipino viewers. For starters, the ‘Lethal Weapon’ series is currently aired on Warner TV Philippines, which means some are already familiar with the story.

And considering their unenthusiastic response to ‘Jane the Virgin’, ABS-CBN may have taken a huge risk with this move. While ‘Lethal Weapon’ is only a mere filler for the network in anticipation for yet another franchised reality show (the first season has 18 episodes in total), it only defies the fact that ABS-CBN wanted nothing more than to dominate every chance they get.

That said, the next several Saturdays could see ABS-CBN slip up a bit after a long reign atop the ratings game. ‘Lethal Weapon’ may only be a temporary fix, but a period of losing could be in the offing.

‘Lethal Weapon’ airs every Saturday after ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’ on ABS-CBN.

Sad News for All LOTBS Viewers in Regional Areas

This writer recently voiced his concern about the skipped episodes of the Koreanovela ‘Legend of the Blue Sea’ in most ABS-CBN regional stations due to the NBA playoffs. Here are his concerns on the matter.

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Kamakailan naging mataas ang ratings ang KDrama ng ABS-CBN na “Legend of the Blue Sea” sa buong bansa laban sa palabas ni Willie Revillame sa GMA 7. Ayon ito sa recent Kantar Media Surveys. Pero, paano naging mataas ang ratings ng KDrama na ito kahit siningitan ito ng TV Patrol Regional Broadcast?? May pagdadayaan ba ang Kantar? E Di talaga ako naniniwala dahil rito.

Karamihan na sa mga kaklase at kakilala ko ay nanonood or fan ng mga KDrama esp. ang LOTBS. Pero karamihan na lang sa mga regional viewers ng naturang programa ay already nang tinapos ang naturang palabas na pinanood lang sa internet o computer (o yung original audio…

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A Bilingual NBA Finals on ABS-CBN Sports

English or Filipino?

That has been a long-standing dilemma for NBA fans whenever the Finals begin. For the past several years, they have two options to choose from: free TV NBA Finals coverage featuring local commentators in the Filipino language, or cable TV NBA Finals coverage featuring American commentators in the English language.

This year is different, however.

For the 2017 NBA Finals, ABS-CBN decided to air every game live on its flagship Channel 2. As always, the broadcast on Channel 2 features Filipino-language commentary, led by Boom Gonzalez and TJ Manotoc who were assigned on-site.

But that’s not where it all ended. The network also elected to air the Finals live on S+A channel 23 as well, albeit with the use of American commentators in the English language.

The main reason behind this bilingual simulcast of the finals is simple: to cater to two types of NBA fans. After all, there are some fans who like the Filipino broadcast while others choose to listen to the more natural American broadcast.

The decision also stems from the controversy surrounding SkyCable and Solar Entertainment. Thanks to the sudden pullout of the latter’s Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV from SkyCable’s lineup, ABS-CBN has no choice but to air the English commentary of the Finals on S+A to benefit disgruntled subscribers.

However, for those who have Cignal and Cablelink in their service, there is no need to worry. Solar Entertainment’s Basketball TV and NBA Premium TV are also covering the NBA Finals in its original English form.

As of June 6, the Golden State Warriors are leading the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-0 in the 2017 NBA Finals. The Warriors are also undefeated in postseason play, with 14 wins through its 14 games.

Games 3 and 4 will take place this Thursday and Saturday respectively in Cleveland. If necessary, Game 5 (at Golden State) will be next Tuesday, Game 6 (at Cleveland) on June 16 and Game 7 (at Golden State) on June 19.