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Univision Network Continues to Reign as Undisputed Leader in Spanish-Language Entertainment Programming

By Univision PR Team

Jan 17, 2018

Back-to-Back Finales and Premieres Position Univision as the No. 1 Spanish-Language Network on Their Respective Nights

NEW YORK – JANUARY 16, 2018 – The Univision Network continued to be the undisputed leader in entertainment programming on Spanish-language television this past holiday weekend. The back-to-back finales of “Rey David” and “Mi Marido Tiene Familia” combined, reached 4.8 million Total Viewers 2+ from 8:00pm to 10:00pm on Friday night. The finales positioned Univision as the No. 1 Spanish-language network for the entire night with double-digit audience advantages over its closest competitor among Total Viewers 2+ (+59% adv.), Adults 18-49 (+40% adv.) and Adults 18-34 (+42% adv.).

“We have started the new year off just how we ended 2017 – as the reigning leader of Spanish-language programming,” said Lourdes Diaz, president of Entertainment, UCI. “Our captivating stories and characters enthrall viewers every night, week after week, and deliver stellar results. Throughout the season, we’ll continue to bring audiences content that resonates and represents them.”

Univision Network’s highly anticipated epic series “El Rico y Lázaro” and romantic comedy “Papá a Toda Madre” premiered this past Monday and reached 5.1 million Total Viewers 2+, combined from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. On Monday night (8:00pm-11:00pm), Univision finished as the No. 1 Spanish-language network, outperforming its closest competitor by +26% among Total Viewers 2+, +6% among Adults 18-49 and +12% among Adults 18-34.

Network Highlights

“Rey David” Finale

The one-hour Friday, January 12, 2018 finale from 8:00pm to 9:00pm:

  • Reached 3.6 million Total Viewers 2+ who tuned in to all or part of the one-hour finale.
  • Averaged 2.1 million Total Viewers 2+, 858,000 Adults 18-49 and 383,000 Adults 18-34.
  • Positioned Univision as the No. 1 Spanish-language network, out-delivering its closest competitor by double to triple-digit margins among Total Viewers 2+ (+107% adv.), Adults 18-49 (+87% adv.) and Adults 18-34 (+136% adv.).
  • Made Univision the No. 3 broadcast network, outperforming ABC, NBC and CW among Adults 18-34 while also ranking as the fifth largest broadcast network, ahead of CW with both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers 2+.
  • Increased its audience in the last half-hour compared to the first half-hour among Total Viewers 2+ (+6%), Adults 18-49 (+6%) and Adults 18-34 (+2%).
  • Averaged more Adults 18-49 than the first-run episodes of ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” NBC’s “Taken” and CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”
  • Was the fifth most-watched program on broadcast television with more Adult 18-34 viewers than the entire original lineups on ABC (“Child Support,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “20/20”) and NBC (“Blindspot,” “Taken” and “Dateline”) as well as the first-run episodes of CBS’ “Blue Bloods” and CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

“Mi Marido Tiene Familia” Finale

The one-hour Friday January 12, 2018 from 9:00pm to 10:00pm:

  • Reached 3.6 million Total Viewers 2+ who tuned in to all or part of the one-hour finale.
  • Averaged 2.0 million Total Viewers 2+, 908,000 Adults 18-49 and 384,000 Adults 18-34.
  • Positioned Univision as the No. 1 Spanish-language network with double-digit audience advantages over its closest competitor among Total Viewers 2+ (+93% adv.), Adults 18-49 (+83% adv.) and Adults 18-34 (+81% adv.).
  • Made Univision the No. 2 broadcast network, outperforming ABC, NBC, FOX and CW among both Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 while also ranking as the fifth largest broadcast network, ahead of CW with Total Viewers 2+.
  • Delivered more Adults 18-49 than the first-run episodes of ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “20/20,” NBC’s “Taken” and CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”
  • Was the fourth most-watched program on broadcast television with more Adult 18-34 viewers than the entire original lineups on ABC (“Child Support,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “20/20”) and NBC (“Blindspot,” “Taken” and “Dateline”) as well as the first-run episodes of CBS’ “Blue Bloods” and CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”

“El Rico y Lázaro” Premiere

The one-hour Monday, January 15, 2018 premiere from 8:00pm to 9:00pm:

  • Reached 3.6 million Total Viewers 2+ who tuned in to all or part of the one-hour premiere.
  • Averaged nearly 2.0 million Total Viewers 2+, 801,000 Adults 18-49 and 381,000 Adults 18-34.
  • Positioned Univision as the No. 1 Spanish-language network with double-digit audience advantages over its closest competitor among Total Viewers 2+ (+33% adv.), Adults 18-49 (+20% adv.) and Adults 18-34 (+47% adv.).
  • Made Univision the No. 4 broadcast network, outperforming FOX and CW among Adults 18-34 and the fifth largest broadcast network, ahead of CW among Adults 18-49.
  • Averaged more Adults 18-34 than the first-run episodes of CBS’ “9JKL” and “Scorpion,” NBC’s “Better Late Than Never” and “The Brave” as well as the entire original lineup on the CW (“Supergirl” and “Valor).
  • Outperformed the entire original lineup on the CW (“Supergirl” and “Valor) among Adults 18-49.

“Papa a Toda Madre” Premiere

The one-hour Monday January 15, 2018 premiere from 9:00pm to 10:00pm:

  • Reached 3.6 million Total Viewers 2+ who tuned in to all or part of the one-hour premiere.
  • Averaged 1.7 million Total Viewers 2+, 796,000 Adults 18-49 and 386,000 Adults 18-34.
  • Positioned Univision as the No. 1 Spanish-language network with double-digit audience advantages over its closest competitor among Total Viewers 2+ (+58% adv.), Adults 18-49 (+40% adv.) and Adults 18-34 (+50% adv.).
  • Made Univision the No. 3 broadcast network, outperforming NBC, FOX and CW among Adults 18-34 while ranking as the fifth largest broadcast network, ahead of CW with both Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers 2+.
  • Delivered more Adult 18-34 viewers than the season one finale of FOX’s “The Gifted,” first-run episodes of CBS’ “9JKL” and “Scorpion,” NBC’s “Better Late Than Never” and “The Brave” as well as the entire original lineup on the CW (“Supergirl” and “Valor”).
  • Outperformed the entire original lineup on the CW (“Supergirl” and “Valor) among Adults 18-49.

Source: Nielsen, NPM, Friday (01/12/2018) and Monday (01/15/2018) 8:00pm-11:00pm, Fast National Ratings. English-language broadcast networks and closest competitor averages for (01/15/2018) based on NPM Fast Affiliates Ratings. Reach based on NPM Fast Cume, Persons 2+, 1+ minute qualified audience (short term and long-term visitors included). Live+SD.

Visit corporate.univision.com/newco for more information on UCI, and follow @UCIPRTeam on Twitter and Instagram.

CONTACT:  Mercedes Diez, 212.455.5259, mdiez@univision.net

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