AlDub interview on KAPUSO MO, JESSICA SOHO dominates Twitter, nationwide ratings

Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza with Philippines’ Most Awarded Broadcast Journalist Jessica Soho.

The phenomenal love team AlDub once again dominated the Twitter world and nationwide ratings last Sunday after Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza were interviewed together for the first time by Philippines’ Most Awarded Broadcast Journalist Jessica Soho.

Household data gathered by the industry’s most-trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement showed that Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’s episode last December 13 registered an overnight household rating of 28.6 percent in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement); winning over Rated K and Your Face Sounds Familiar Grand Showdown, which posted 19.4 percent and 18.4 percent, respectively.

In the said episode, program host Jessica Soho featured the phenomenal Kalyeserye pair and their take on why AlDub became a huge hit among Filipinos here and abroad. Maine also shared more about herself, revealing even her insecurities and her decision to get out of her comfort zone when she joined the showbiz industry. Alden, on the other hand, talked about the on-screen chemistry between him and Maine and how the “spontaneity” of their banter during Kalyeserye has made their love team successful.

KMJS first interviewed Maine last July after the Dubsmash Queen joined Eat Bulaga as Yaya Dub. A few days after the interview, the AlDub tandem was inadvertently formed.

Using the hashtag #KMJSALDubYou, the “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” episode featured Ms. Soho asking the Kalyeserye pair about their take on why AlDub became a huge hit among Filipinos here and abroad. The said hashtag became a top trending topic that night in Twitter worldwide and in the Philippines.

Four other AlDub-related hashtags also became trending topics on Twitter that Sunday. #SPSFUNtasticBaby and #AlDubonSPS trended in the Philippines and worldwide after Maine guested for the first time on Sunday Pinasaya where Alden is one of the hosts. Maine even joined one of the show’s regular segments where the other Sunday Pinasaya hosts were seen to be carried away by the sweetness between the Kalyeserye pair.

The hashtag #AlDubonVDK, on the other hand, trended after Alden and Maine guested on comedy sitcom Vampire ang Daddy Ko, which top bills Vic “Bossing” Sotto. AlDub joins Vic in the upcoming film My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore together with comedy queen Ai Ai delas Alas. 

It was indeed an Aldub-filled Sunday as Alden and Maine were also featured on GMA TV’s Reel Time, making the hashtag #ALDUBonReelTime one of the trending topics on Twitter, as well.

Last October, the hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon broke Twitter record with 41 million tweets posted from October 23 to October 25. It broke AlDub’s previous record of 26 million tweets last September 26 with the hashtag #ALDubEBforLOVE and crashed the 35.6 million tweets recorded by World Cup semi-finals match between Brazil and Germany on July last year.