The much talk-about premier of Willie Revillame's new show on TV5, Willing Willie went successful as evidenced by its high TV ratings (number 1 on its timeslot) on the survey conducted by Nielsen last Saturday, October 23, 2010. The Nielsen TV Audience Measurement (Megamanila Individuals) overnight ratings showed that with the new show being aired, TV5 won 33.8% which was followed by ABS-CBN with 30.4% and GMA with 26.0%.
Willing Willie is shown from 5pm-7pm on Saturdays and 6:30pm to 8:30pm during Weekdays.It is a very non-typical timeslot for a show of its kind but it is said to be a perfect time since Filipino family are together at this time and that it is much better to spend the night with laughter and games rather than bad news and crime reports.
The new show of Willie has the tagline “Tuloy ang saya. Tuloy ang pag-asa.” The games are said to fulfill the The “saya” or happiness part. “123 Go!” is a game where 50 studio players battle it out in a multiple choice contest. Questions are answerable by either 1, 2 or 3. While, “Family Apir” is a funny, highly physical 'parlor game' type. In this game, a family of 4 must pop 10 balloons on each other’s lap in the shortest possible time. “Spin a Wil” is the finalé game with the big prizes. In this game, a player can win a brand new car, house and lot, and 1 million pesos – by spinning 3 roletas. If the 3 roletas spell W-I-L, the player wins all the major prizes!
The interview segment of “Wiltime Bigtime” will be the fulfilment of the “pag-asa” or hope part. This is said to be the heart and soul of the show. In this segment, People from all works of life will be interviewed. The audience can expect to laugh, cry and be inspired by their stories.
Were you able to watch the premier episode of Willing Willie? What can you say about it?