Sawa na sa balita? ‘Wowowin’ goes against TV Patrol, 24 Oras in AllTV primetime spot

Ultra bilyonaryo Manny Villar and his business partner, Willie Revillame, are going after Filipinos tired of watching the news in their quest to capture a sizeable audience share for AllTV.

Right after a 6 p.m. simulcast of CNN Philippines’ Filipino newscast with Pia Hontiveros, AllTV will be airing Revillame’s game show, Wowowin, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.

Airing at that time on ABS-CBN’s blocktime partners is its flagship news program, TV Patrol, until 8 p.m., and Darna, from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

GMA Network’s “24 Oras” newscast is also airing at the same time as “Wowowin.” The series, “Lolong,” follows.

Revillame’s spot at AllTV is longer than his previous airing schedule under GMA Network.

The popular host is among the top talents acquired by the Villar-owned network after securing the frequencies lost by franchise-less ABS-CBN.

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