Willie Revillame’s variety show Wowowin is no longer a blocktimer on GMA Network.
The TV host announced in the October 4 episode that his Sunday show is already a co-production of GMA-7 and his own company, WBR Productions.
Willie told viewers, “Eto po ang unang araw na co-production na po ang GMA Network at WBR Entertainment.
“Magkasama na po tayo. Kasama na po kami sa pamilya ng GMA, Kapuso channel.”
He also added that this development is an answered prayer for him.
“Sa lahat, sa kabuuan po ng mga nagmamahal sa programang Wowowin, ito po natutupad na po dasal natin. Co-production na po tayo ng GMA!”
The TV host also thanked GMA bosses for co-producing the show with him.
“Salamat po sa inyong lahat. Atty. [Felipe] Gozon, Mr. [Gilberto] Duavit, and of course Tito Felipe Yalong, maraming, maraming salamat sa bumubuo po ng pamilya.
“Ang co-production, ibig sabihin ay magkasama na po.
“Ibig sabihin, magkaisa na kami para magbigay ng saya, pagmamahal, at pag-asa sa bawat Pilipino.”
After the episode, it was posted in Wowowin’s official Facebook page that the show is indeed now co-produced by GMA Network.
It will be recalled that when Wowowin first went on air last May 10, WBR Productions was the sole producer of the show.
It was even rumored that the show will go off the air last July due to financial woes.
The 54-year-old TV host admitted last August that he has lost 50 million pesos because of the show.
However, he is very thankful to GMA Network that 15 minutes of airing time was added to the show's usual one hour running time.
Last September 27, Wowowin was the second highest-rated show in Mega Manila, according to AGB Nielsen. The Sunday variety show garnered 20.3% viewership rating.