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Univision’s KMEX is No. 1 Station in the U.S. for Local News for Third Consecutive Month

By Univision PR Team

Oct 1, 2015

Univision’s LA Station Beat All Early and Late Local Newscasts by Every ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS Affiliate in the Country


LOS ANGELES – OCTOBER 1, 2015 – Univision Communications, Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced that KMEX Univision 34, its owned-and-operated television station serving the Los Angeles, CA market, ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in both early and late local newscasts, regardless of language, among Adults 18-49 – outperforming all evening local newscast by affiliates of ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS in Los Angeles and every other market across the country for the third consecutive month.

“Our local stations are the hearts and voices of their communities and this is true nowhere more so than Los Angeles,” said Kevin Cuddihy, president of Local Media, Univision Communications, Inc. “Our KMEX team has done a remarkable job centering newscasts on issues that are important to our viewers in this market and leveraging the strength of the Univision Network’s engaging primetime line-up. I am proud to say that more people turn to Univision’s local evening news in Los Angeles than in any other market in the country and our numbers keep growing, proving the power of our deep ties with the L.A. community and culturally relevant content and solidifying our position as the preeminent source for critical information important to Hispanics.”

KMEX Univision 34 highlights for the month of September 2015 include:

  • KMEX’s Noticias 34 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. both ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in their respective local news time periods, beating out the early and late local newscasts by affiliates of ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS. This is the third month in a row that both of KMEX’s newscasts have reached this milestone.²
  • KMEX’s Noticias 34 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. both increased their average audience by +20% compared to September 2014.
  • KMEX Univision 34 Los Angeles achieved higher primetime ratings than all other broadcast stations, including major English-language network affiliates KABC-ABC, KNBC-NBC, KTTV-FOX and KCBS-CBS among Adults 18-49. KMEX Univision 34 averaged 138, 000 viewers, significantly ahead of No.2 station, KNBC-NBC, which averaged 114,000 viewers.
  • KMEX Univision 34 averaged 65,000 Adults 18-49 for total day viewers and was the most watched broadcast station in the Los Angeles DMA, regardless of language.

Local Highlights Source: NSI Ranking based on L.A.’s 13 major television stations Live +SD. Total Day (Monday to Sunday 6 a.m. to 2 a.m.,) Primetime (Monday to Saturday: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m./Sunday: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; FOX, CW, & IND: Monday to Saturday: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m./Sunday: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.). Early Local News (Monday to Friday 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.), Late Local News (Monday to Friday 11 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; FOX 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.) KMEX results include the UMEX local east coast feed on Time Warner cable and 11p Simulcast on KFTR.

#1 in the U.S. Source: Nielsen, NSI (Jul15, Aug15, Sep15 books). Early Local News is defined as newscasts with Mon-Fri 6 p.m. ET/PT start time; 5 p.m. CT/MT. Late Local News is defined as newscasts with Mon-Fri 10/11 p.m. ET/PT start time; 9/10 p.m. CT/MT (includes regular newscasts only). Rankings based on average impressions and viewership in all 25 LPM markets. Live+SD. Los Angeles KMEX includes the UMEX local east coast feed on Time Warner Cable at 8 p.m. Univision Late News includes simulcast on UniMas stations in the markets.

CONTACT: Rosemary Mercedes, 212-455-5335, rmercedes@univision.net

@UCIPRTeam

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