I presumed this game show would never be on Philippine TV screens after TV 5 decided to end its partnership with FremantleMedia in 2002 and after the Kapuso network picked it up for several seasons and dropped it altogether.
But tomorrow, Philippine TV will host another season of Family Feud, this time on the Kapamilya network.
I used to watch this game on black-and-white TV screens in the late 70s until colored TV monitors became more affordable. And in 2001, I was given the chance to oversee the writing of the show (along with another show The Price is Right with Dawn Zulueta) when it was produced for the first time in the Philippines on ABCTV5 (before the new owners took over and the Malaysian group got hold of producing content for the network) with Ogie Alcasid as host. The show lasted until 2002.
GMA Network picked it up after winning the franchise from FremantleMedia and went on air with Richard Gomez in 2008 and then Dingdong Dantes took over when Gomez ran for an elective post in 2010. The network tried to up the ante with Family Feud: The Showdown Edition with Edu Manzano in 2011. And the show faded to black and we never heard of it again…until last Monday when the Kapamilya network held a press conference launching the show with Luis Manzano as host.
The show premieres tomorrow.
Well, there is nothing new to the show, except that it is being hosted by the son of one-time host of the same show on another channel.
When asked how he felt when he was chosen as host of the popular game show franchise, Luis said, “It is always overwhelming to be chosen to host a show of this magnitude and there is always added pressure since I am a personal fan of the show.”
Luis has always had a strong bond with his own family and his natural comedic personality ensures laughter and enjoyment for everyone.
Before the presscon went to the question and answer portion, the production people held a game, albeit, abbreviated, similar to what is seen on TV with members of the press as members of the two teams.
That emphasize that the show also not only features immediate families but also extended families, friends, officemates, and the likes
As we know it, especially those who had the watched the original American versionin the 70s, Family Feud begins with the “Face Off” round where one representative from each family is asked to identify the most popular answers to survey questions answered by a hundred survey respondents.
The player who guesses the more popular answer or the most popular answer, called the “Number One Answer,” gains control and enters the “Completing the Board” round with the rest of their family.
In the “Completing the Board” round, the rest of the family take turns in giving an answer without conferring with one another, however, if the family accumulates three strikes or three incorrect answers they lose control of the board and the other family has the chance to steal the points.
Whichever family has earned most points after both rounds then proceeds to the “Fast Money” round.
The “Fast Money” round is the final round where two members of the family are given 25 seconds to answer five questions and their accumulated points determines the winnings of the family.
In the past, ABS-CBN has been the Filipino master in localizing world renowned game show franchises, such as in Deal or No Deal, 1 vs 100, Wheel of Fortune, and The Price is Right. It has been the most trusted media and entertainment company by various franchises because of its high production value, wider reach of audiences, and high ratings.
So, we will watch how Family Feud goes on the Kapamilya channel every Saturday after SOCO and every Sunday after Kapamilya Blockbuster on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167).
Catch up via iwantv.com.ph or skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers. For updates on the program, like facebook.com/familyfeudabscbn on Facebook and follow @familyfeudph on Twitter and Instagram.
CineMo Revives Classic Comedy With A Twist
CineMo -the first and only all-day movie channel on digital free television exclusive to ABS-CBN TVplus offering range of genres such as action, comedy and horror both locally produced films and even international movies. With a tagline, “Hari Ka Rito”, CineMo caters to Pinoy male audiences.
The exclusive movie channel will soon launch its first locally produced content entitled Funny Ka Pare Ko.
The show is a mixture of sitcom and stand-up comedy combined to bring all-out comedy on Philippine television.
Funny Ka Pare Ko pursues to capture the hearts of every Filipino in strengthening their family ties through laughter.
The cast includes Bayani Agbayani, Karla Estrada, Jayson Gainza together with the new generation of comedians, It’s Showtime’s “Funny One” grand winner, Ryan Rems Sarita and finalists Nonong Ballinan, No Direction’s Steven, Sadam and Bangkay and Crazy Duo Diego and Gedent. The show relives the legacy left by King of Comedy- Dolphy, and other Pinoy comedy movie icons- Tito, Vic and Joey, Rene Requestas, Chiquito, Babalu, Redford White, Vhong Navarro – and many more with distinct attack on comedy that will surely hit the Filipino viewers’ taste.
Funny Ka Pare Ko premiered on April 3 in celebration of CINEMO’s National Funny Day.
For more information, visit tvplus.abscbn.com or call 4152272 local 6572.
ABS-CBN keeps overall lead in nationwide ratings
Many Filipinos today watch ABS-CBN programs not only television, but also online.
The Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company, once again won the nationwide TV ratings leadership based on the survey of Kantar Media for the month of March, while it also continued to enjoy great viewership of its programs on the web via its pioneering video-on-demand and live streaming website iWant TV.
The Kapamilya Network, which has evolved from a broadcasting network to become the leading multimedia conglomerate in the land, had the most TV households tuned in last month, after garnering an average audience share of 44 percent from combined urban and rural homes compared with GMA 7’s 35 percent.
Proof that the company has gone beyond TV is the total of 34.42 million page views recorded on iWant TV. ABS-CBN’s livestreaming page had a total of 5.38 million views, 4.43 million of which were via the online platform’s mobile app. This app is available to subscribers of ABS-CBNmobile, the network’s own mobile telephony brand, which again is another platform for ABS-CBN to address audiences’ preference to watch content online, anytime and anywhere they are.
Among ABS-CBN programs, Dolce Amore had the most page views with 6.89 million, followed by ABS-CBN livestreaming, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, with 5.20 million page views, the most-watched daytime program Be My Lady with 2.11 million views, and And I Love You So, with 1.70 million views.
Back on TV, ABS-CBN stands mighty in the primetime block after hitting an average audience share of 49 percent compared to GMA’s 33 percent, with FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s average national TV rating of 41.2 percent and followed by Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5 with 35 percent.The primetime block is the most important part of the day when most Filipinos watch TV and advertisers put a larger chunk of their investment in to reach more consumers effectively.
The Lopez-led media company’s noontime and afternoon blocks also garnered 43 percent and 40 percent nationwide audience shares, respectively, versus GMA’s 36 percent and 38 percent, respectively.
ABS-CBN also fared better than its competition in other territories such as Balance Luzon (areas in Luzon outside Mega Manila) where it scored a national average audience share of 45 percent against GMA’s 37 percent; in Visayas with 55 percent against closest rival’s 26 percent and in Mindanao with 55 percent while GMA posted a mere 28 percent.