Viewers of GMA 7’s noontime weekend show All-Out Sundays are not happy. In fact, they want specific changes in the show’s format.
The concerns surfaced as All-Out Sundays’ rival, ABS-CBN’s ASAP Natin ’To, basked in the limelight with a simulcast of its 24 January edition on A2Z Channel 11, TV5, and the Kapamilya network’s online platforms.
In an unprecedented move, TV5 management tapped ASAP to take over its own noontime slot vacated by Sunday Noontime Live (SNL) which bowed out after only three months of broadcast.
The hashtag #ReformatAllOutSundays trended online as netizens called for the scrapping of comedy skits and games from the show’s content.
Some viewers said that there are other shows on GMA 7 where comedians are better suited.
Others pointed out that since All Out Sundays is a musical variety show, it should maximize the formidable skills of its roster of talents that includes Christian Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go, Rita Daniela, Julie Anne San Jose Aicelle Santos and Mark Bautista.
There were also comments that the vibe of Studio 7, a musical variety show that aired on GMA on Saturday evenings from 2018 to 2019 is an element that All-Out Sundays lack.
All the viewpoints reflected the observation that ASAP is still the dominant Sunday noontime variety show even as ABS-CBN’s broadcast franchise renewal was rejected in July 2020.
The Kapamilya network pulled out all the stops as It’s Showtime co-hosts Vice Ganda, Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario joined ASAP’s 24 January edition.
It also formally welcomed Janine Gutierrez to ABS-CBN after she left GMA 7 and signed up with the Kapamilya network.
The way things looked, there were speculations that TV5’s daily noontime show Lunch Out Loud will suffer the same fate as the short-lived SNL.