Bayani Agbayani claimed that their noontime show Lunch Out Loud (LOL) is the number two noontime show in the country.
He said that their show comes in second to GMA Network’s Eat Bulaga! which is the longest-running variety show in the Philippines.
LOL is a noontime variety show directed by Johnny Manahan and is broadcast via TV5. The show first premiered in October 2020 with some of the hosts being Bayani Agbayani, Alex Gonzaga, and Billy Crawford.
Bayani boldly claimed that LOL is the second noontime show in the country.
“Awa naman ng Diyos, after Eat Bulaga, kami na. Ganoon na yung ratings,” he took pride in their show’s rating.
The current noontime shows in the Philippines are TV5’s Laugh Out Loud (LOL), GMA’s Eat Bulaga!, Kapamilya Channel and A2Z’s It’s Showtime, and Net25’s Happy Time.
Bayani then mentioned that LOL is different from all the noontime shows that he has been a part of.
He said that the show takes time to pray at the end, unlike other shows.
“Aangkinin ko na po ito. Marami na akong noontime shows na pinagdaanan simula pa sa Channel 7, Channel 2, Channel 5,” the 52-year-old comedian said.
“Ever since, hindi po ako nakakita ng noontime show na nagdarasal on-air at ‘yon, pumasok lang po yun sa segment namin na dapat nating pasalamatan ang Diyos sa lahat ng blessings na ibinigay sa amin.
“Kaya bago matapos ang show, kung napanood niyo po, nagdarasal kami sa huling gap ng show.”
He said that praying on the show will allow the younger generation to be inspired to pray as well.
“Nagpapatawa tayo, tumutulong tayo sa kapwa, hayaan natin ang mga batang nanonood na malaman na dapat pala talagang magdasal lalo na sa panahon ngayon,” said Bayani.
“Na ang tanging makakapitan lang natin, e, prayers para sa ating buhay at sa mga mahal natin sa buhay.”
Despite being new on air, LOL has already surpassed It’s Showtime in terms of viewership and ratings.
It’s Showtime has already been on the air for more than a decade now, but from December 2020 to March 2021, LOL took the #1 spot on ratings. In January, LOL garnered 816K Average Minute Ratings (AMR)–the highest on record for LOL.
In comparison, It’s Showtime garnered 559K AMR in the same month.