Perci Intalan , TV5's Entertainment and Creative Services head, finds it “flattering” that the station’s strategic approach to the competition is said to be causing a shakeup in the news programs of one rival network, ABS-CBN. “What we said about changing the TV audience’s viewing habits is finally coming true,”Willing Willie, which competes head-on with the news programs “TV Patrol” and “24 Oras” is giving our rivals a good fight, Intalan told the Inquirer on Friday.
Marissa Flores, senior vice president for news and public affairs of TV5’s other rival, GMA 7, commented: “Our observation is that it is largely the audience of ‘TV Patrol’ that ‘Willing Willie’ is eating into.” She pointed out that “‘24 Oras’ remains ahead in Mega Manila ratings.”
ABS-CBN recently announced the return of former Vice President Noli de Castro as well as Korina Sanchez as anchors of “TV Patrol” starting Monday night.
Only Ted Failon was retained as co-anchor for “TV Patrol.”
Starting Monday, Political icon Shalani Soledad will join former kapamilya Willie Revillame as co-host of the evening variety show, WIllien Willie, while the afternoon newscast “Balitang Tapat” and the entertainment news program “Juicy” will switch time slots. “Juicy,” which will air at 12 p.m., will be pitted against the noontime shows “Eat Bulaga” and “Pilipinas Win Na Win.”The popular kiddie show “Batibot,” which TV5 now co-produces with the Philippine Children’s Television Foundation Inc., will return on November 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Credits to : Marinel Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer