PRESS STATEMENT FROM TV5:
"Wil Time Bigtime's premiere last Saturday, May 14, solidifies TV5's lead in weekend primetime ratings game as it topples other major networks with 37.5% audience share within the show's timeslot, according to the data provided by Nielsen Media Research.
"The 3-hour pilot episode of Wil Time Bigtime has posted an overwhelming audience share of 37.5% in MegaTAM; overtaking GMA-7's 26.0% and ABS-CBN's 19.5% audience shares, respectively.
"Wil Time Bigtime's Saturday pilot has earned raves after it finally unveiled its state-of-the-art full high-definition LED floor—a first in TV viewing experience across Asia. Its modern set fully enhances the excitement in most of its game segments including 'Red, White, Blue,' 'Family Apir,' 'Roll It,' and its banner segment 'Wil Time Bigtime.'
"The public's resounding welcome for the return of Willie Revillame on primetime TV proves his unwavering popularity among the Filipino masses.
"Willie and his co-host, Valenzuela councilor Shalani Soledad, are very thankful to all those who stood by the show and promise to give their 101 percent for the constant improvement of the people's program.
"Wil Time Bigtime airs weeknights at 6:30pm and on Saturdays at 5:00pm."
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