PRESS STATEMENT FROM TV5:
"Wil Time Bigtime was in high spirits last Saturday (October 15) as host Willie Revillame welcomed the newest addition to the top-rating people's show: Mariel Rodriguez. Thousands of viewers warmly received the newest Kapatid, as proven by the program's high ratings last Saturday's episode posted.
"According to Nielsen Media Research Mega Manila overnight data, Wil Time Bigtime achieved its all-time highest ratings of 10.2% AMR (40.0% audience share) last Saturday. It also toppled the ratings of the shows from other networks on the same timeslot as GMA-7 received 6.2% AMR (24.5% audience share) and ABS-CBN got 5.1% AMR (20.0% audience share).
"Nakakagulat po dahil napakabigat na desisyon sa buhay niya 'to. Pero nanaig sa kanya kung saan ang puso niya. Wine-welcome po natin, starting this day, magbibigay na po ng saya sa ating lahat, Ms Mariel Rodriguez," Revillame said on the show. Overwhelmed with joy and excitement, Mariel replied, "Sabihin na nila lahat ng gusto nila sabihin, pero ang programang 'to mabuting programa 'to. Nagbibigay 'to ng saya at pag-asa sa libo-libong tao saanman sulok ng mundo."
"Mariel's husband, Kapamilya actor Robin Padilla, personally came on the show to surprise her. She was also greeted by the Kapatid Network's top honchos: President and CEO Atty. Ray C. Espinosa, Executive Vice President and COO Mr. Roberto V. Barreiro, and Creative and Entertainment Production Head Perci Intalan. Paolo Bediones and Aga Muhlach, both of whom she had worked with before, welcomed the newest Kapatid. Robin's children, Zen and Ali, and Mariel's grandparents--Lola May and Lolo Raffy--also graced the video prepared for the bubbly host.
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"Meanwhile, Wil Time Bigtime's "Sama-sama sa Unang Taon," a grand TV special celebrating the first year of Willie Revillame's show on TV5, will be held at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on Saturday (October 22) at 4pm."
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