Shaina Magdayao fans want "Alyna" back to its original timeslot

Shaina Magdayao's soap "Alyna" on ABS-CBN has a new timeslot starting last Monday, January 3, 2011.

It's now airing at 5:15 PM, the timeslot previously occupied by "Shoutout" which took over the timeslot left by "Down With Love".

While the timeslot may be good 'coz "Alyna" becomes a pre-program to the network's Primetime Bida block, some fans of Shaina or the followers of the show outside Metro Manila are unhappy with it.


Because the 5:15 timeslot of Alyna is only in Metro Manila and the show has a different timeslot in the provinces.

And also, the episodes of Alyna in the provinces starting yesterday are one-day delayed, meaning...the episode shown in Manila yesterday will be watched only today by those from non-Manila regions. How complicated!

This was also the case of Shoutout before, but not anymore with the new timeslot.

Take a look at how schedules or the order of ABS-CBN shows differ in Manila and in the provinces:

9:45 Banana Split
10:15 Kapamilya Blockbusters
12:15 Showtime
2:30 Malparida
3:30 Juanita Banana
4:15 Shoutout
5:15 Alyna

9:15 Banana Split (1-day delayed)
9:45 Kapamilya Blockbusters
11:30 Juanita Banana (1-day delayed)
12:15 Showtime
2:30 Malparida
3:30 Alyna (1-day delayed)
4:15 Shoutout
5:15 TV Patrol (Regional)

While the Shoutout fans are okay with it, Alyna viewers from the provinces are against it.

A petition site has just been started today by someone representing the avid viewers of Alyna, requesting ABS-CBN to put back the show to its original timeslot 'coz they don't want 1-day delayed episodes of it.

The creator of that petition is from Cebu and according to him/her, what's being shown there at 5:15 is TV Patrol Central Visayas and Alyna is being aired after Malparida but with late episodes.

But the question is: Will ABS-CBN grant their request? 'coz
the "1-day delayed" thing is being practiced for so long already by ABS-CBN Regional Network Group and the ABS-CBN in Manila is aware of it.

And the fact that it's being done for a long time already, that just means they really don't care if some viewers aren't satisfied with what ABS-CBN does with their shows in the provinces.

But who knows? Maybe that petition site might prompt ABS-CBN to take some actions which will favor all of its viewers nationwide.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

4 Comment(s):

  1. Thank you soo much for Posting this on your blog! :) I hope ABS-CBN will hear Alyna Fans! Thank you again! :)

  2. dapat lng .. primetime p kung pwede !!!!

  3. tama ateh dapat lng !

  4. What happened to Shaina Magdayao's character in Alyna, is she really gone?