Sunday showdown: 'ASAP', 'Sunday Noontime Live' trend on Twitter

The competition between Sunday noontime shows heated up on October 18 with the debut of Brightlight Productions' Sunday Noontime Live (SNL)on TV5 and the live show of ASAP Natin To!

SNL happens to be headlined by names who've worked on and with ASAP.

The two shows trended on Twitter as they went head-to-head with performances from its line-up of artists.

Screenshot from Twitter

ASAP Natin To! boasted of a star-studded show led by its hosts Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and Regine Velasquez.

Even ABS-CBN's top executives – Karlo Katigbak, Cory Vidanes, and Laurenti Dyogi – watched the show live from the sidelines on the 2nd Sunday of ASAP's return to free TV after the deal with A2Z channel.

During the show, ASAP congratulated newlyweds KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde. ABS-CBN also announced the return of Pinoy Big Brother, the ABS-CBN owned franchise of the popular Dutch reality show.

Sunday Noontime Live was led by Piolo Pascual, Catriona Gray, Maja Salvador, Donny Pangilinan, and Jake Ejercito. Piolo, Catriona, Maja, and Donny had all been ASAP staples in the past.

Sunday Noontime Live is one of the 6 shows under Brightlight Productions. It is co-produced by Corner Studios, a subsidiary of Cornerstone Entertainment.

SNL is directed by Star Magic founder and former ASAP director Johnny Manahan. –