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Telemundo Networks Touts Soccer Qualifying Match Ratings
[August 18, 2009]

Telemundo Networks Touts Soccer Qualifying Match Ratings


Aug 18, 2009 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Some 8.7 million viewers watched Rumbo al Mundial: Mexico vs. USA World Cup Qualifying soccer match on the family of Telemundo networks, according to company officials.

The soccer match, which aired on Wednesday, August 12, was the best-ever delivery for Rumbo al Mundial and the highest rated telecast in the history of Telemundo, averaging more Adults 18-49 than any program in network history. This was the first-ever live sporting event to air on Telemundo and mun2 simultaneously and the first time mun2 broadcast a major sporting event.



According to Nielsen Media Research data, 5.3 million Adults 18-49 tuned in to the soccer match on the family of Telemundo networks. On Telemundo, Rumbo al Mundial reached a cumulative audience of 4.6 million Adults 18-49 and 7.5 million total viewers.

- The live soccer game averaged nearly 2.7 million Adults 18-49 and 4.3 million total viewers (Persons 2+). Telemundo delivered strong audience numbers in all key demographics, including Adults 18-34 (1,731,000), Men 18-49 (1,638,000), Men 18-34 (1,046,000), Women 18-49 (1,036,000) and Women 18-34 (685,000). Rumbo al Mundial: Mexico vs. USA surpassed the program's previous record high of 2,462,000 Adults 18-49, set on April 1, featuring Honduras vs. Mexico by +9 percent.


- Locally, among Adults 18-49, Rumbo al Mundial soccer match was #1 across all stations regardless of language in the time period in the NSI markets of Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Dallas and San Francisco. The soccer match was also #1 across all stations regardless of language in the time period among NSI households for Spanish-language stations in Las Vegas.

- mun2 delivered 385,000 total viewers (Persons 2+) during yesterday's soccer game. 275,000 Adults 18-49 watched the live match on mun2, setting a new record for the network and delivering the highest audiences ever for any program on mun2 in this demographic. Among Adults 18-34, the match delivered 150,000 viewers, the second-highest in network history and the largest average in the time-period. The network attained its largest audiences ever among Adults 18-49; Adults 25-54, Men 12-34, Men 18-34, Men 18-49, Men 25-49 and Men 25-54.

- For the first time ever, Telemundo streamed a soccer match live with tremendous success on futbolestelar.tv. Over 360,000 streams took place with 205,000 being live. Additionally, traffic surged across all Telemundo Digital properties propelling "Telemundo" in the Top Google Trends on Google and Top Twitter Topics on Twitter. mun2's, holamun2.com, saw a jump of 214 percent of unique users the day of the game, which was fueled by live blogging and audience score predictions.

- A live feed of the English-language broadcast of the soccer match was also provided to the American Forces Network, bringing this soccer match to U.S. soldiers in military bases across the country and overseas.

Telemundo Communications Group, a division of NBC Universal, is a media company in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world.

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