‘AlDub’ makes history anew with 12 million tweets
AlDub’s “Saturdate” is something fans should celebrate.
The hashtag for the latest episode of Eat Bulaga’s “Kalyeserye”, #ALDUBMostAwaitedDate, broke Twitter records worldwide once again after scoring more than 12.1 million tweets in a span of 24 hours.
Millions of Filipinos basked in excitement and love chills on Saturday as spilt-screen couple Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza met for the third time on their first ever date.
The whopping Twitter figure was achieved through the help of AlDub nation, the national couple’s army of fans.
Twitter user Jerick Carlo Almeda (@pagkalaagan), a web programmer and self-proclaimed “official statistician of AlDub Nation” worked closely with another user ALDUB STATISTICS (@ineffable888) to monitor the hashtag count by the hour of the whole Saturday and to tweet the latest updates to the whole AlDub fandom.
According to their final and unofficial report, the #ALDUBMostAwaitedDate hit a total of 12,125,300 tweets by 12 am Sunday.
The count started on Saturday 12 am with 505,900 tweets. By 1 pm, the latest hashtag reached 7,497,200 tweets, surpassing the show’s previous feat for #ALDUBTheAbduction which earned 6.4 million.
By 3 pm, a little after the show ended, the hashtag breached the 10 million mark almost all fans aimed for.