Upon its US debut, Record TV’s biblical super-production crowned itself the most watched show on Hispanic primetime with an average of 1.9 million viewers.
Jesus, Record TV’s epic telenovela, had an epic US premiere on November five on the 8pm timeslot on Univision, and it was a hit.
With 3.5 million total viewers tuning in at one point or another, the network was the leading network on Hispanic primetime.
Starring Dudu Azevedo (The Promised Land, Moses and the Ten Commandments), the show averaged 1.9 million viewers. In the Adult 18-49 and Adult 18-34 demos the show registered an average of 753,000 and 315,000 viewers respectively.
With those numbers, Univision became one of the most watched broadcast TV networks in the US, not only for its timeslot but for the entire night, coming on top of networks like CBS and The CW in adults 18-34.
In addition, Jesus helped Univision become the most watched Hispanic network with a 79% advantage compared to Telemundo’s La Sultana, according to data from Nielsen.
Coproduced by Record TV and Casablanca, Jesus was written by Paula Richard and directed by Edgard Miranda. Its premiere in Brazil, in July of this year, hit unprecedented numbers for Record TV.
The telenovela was filmed in Brazil and Morocco, and had more than 100 actors and 12,000 different costumes.
Source: Todo TV News