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Martin Late at Night

Martin Late at Night
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Written by Joaquin Acosta
Bernice Bautista
Directed by Arnel Natividad
Presented by Martin Nievera
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Marvi Gelito
Running time 45 minutes
Original network ABS-CBN
Original release March 1 – May 31, 2013
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Martin Late at Night (stylized as Martin Late @ Night) was a musical nightly talk show hosted by Martin Nievera. It is a spin-off of the defunct show Martin Late at Nite which aired from 1998 to 2003.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


The show airs every Friday nights at 11:30 pm–12:15 am after Bandila with another late-night show Banana Nite, a spin-off of Banana Split, that airs Mondays through Thursdays.[1][7]

In 2011, the possibility of the show was first hinted during Nievera's contract signing for ABS-CBN.[8] One of his reasons for signing the contract was the show. He told in an interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal, "When I finally got my contract from ABS-CBN, I finally have a contract and they've included one show[...] I only signed it when they said it's a talk show."[9]

On February 19, 2013, Nievera officially confirmed the show in his personal Twitter account.[1][10] A teaser for the show was released on February 23, 2013 featuring Nievera dubbed as the "Big Mouth".[7][11][12]

Since its first airing, the show was not well received and met low television ratings. From April 25–27, 2013, Nievera posted through his Twitter account a series of statements showing his grievance over the ABS-CBN Network executives for their "lack of support [on the show]." He said "You [ABS-CBN executives] can't blame me if I'm not rating like the prime-time shows if you don't support me like you support them. No band, no live audience? How?" He continued "I know I am no 'teleserye' or noontime show. But if I had [that much] support I would last longer. [I] can't stay in the fight alone. So sad."[13][14][15] On May 1, the host expressed his apologies to the network executives and told he is "not upset."[16]

In early May 2013, ABS-CBN confirmed the show's cancellation effective on May 31, 2013.[16]


The final episode's guests was the Popstar Princess and certified Box Office Queen Sarah Geronimo with the Prince of Pop Erik Santos.

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  1. ^ a b c "Martin Nievera confirms return of late night show". ABS-CBN News. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Almo, Nerisa (22 July 2010). "Martin Nievera misses hosting late-night talk show". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Martin to start taping for late night show". ABS-CBN News. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Luna, Erica (21 February 2013). "Martin Nievera announces the comeback of Martin [email protected]". Inside Pinoy Showbiz. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Sean, Austin (21 February 2013). "Martin Nievera new show 'Martin [email protected]' Soon on ABS-CBN". My Noy Tech. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Martin Nievera returns with his own late-night talk show on ABS-CBN". Philippine Entertainment Portal. 28 February 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Martin is 'Big Mouth' in talk show's first trailer". ABS-CBN News. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Brosas, Alex Valentin (15 February 2011). "Martin to host late night talk show; musician couple jams with Metallica". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Almo, Nerisa (8 March 2013). "Martin Nievera on new late-night talk show: "I’m not trying to be the number one show in television."". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  10. ^ Nievera, Martin (19 February 2013). "Martin Nievera: "your late night will never be the same. U asked for it U got it! "martin [email protected]"- FRIDAY MARCH 1st. where else,but on ABS-CBN CH.2!!!"". Twitter. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  11. ^ Balbin, Sherwin Allan B. (23 February 2013). "Martin Nievera Returns In 'Martin [email protected]' Talk Show In ABS-CBN (Video Teaser)". The Entertainment Lifestyle. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  12. ^ ABS-CBN (23 February 2013). "MARTIN LATE @ NIGHT Full Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  13. ^ Serato, Arniel C. (1 May 2013). "Martin Nievera airs grievance over ABS-CBN's "lack of support" for his late-night talk show". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  14. ^ Policarpio, Alan (7 May 2013). "Martin Nievera apologizes for tweeting vs network execs". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "Martin laments new show nearing its end". ABS-CBN News. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  16. ^ a b Serato, Arniel C. (2 May 2013). "Martin Nievera apologizes to ABS-CBN; says he is "not upset" and has no "sama ng loob"". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 

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