18 Oct 2013

“BOXEO TELEMUNDO” ENDS THE 2012-13 SEASON AS THE #1 BOXING PROGRAM IN SPANISH-LANGUAGE TV WITH AN AVERAGE OF 325,000 TOTAL VIEWERS

Miami - October 18, 2013- Deporte Telemundo’s “Boxeo Telemundo” capped off the 2012-13 season as the number one boxing program in Spanish-language TV averaging 325,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen. Compared to its prior season, “Boxeo Telemundo” maintained an average of 163,000 adults 18-49, while Unimas’ “Solo Boxeo” and Azteca America’s “Boxeo Azteca” declined by 5 and 16 percent respectively. Telemundo’s popular boxing show, which showcases some of the best and most promising Latin boxers in the world, also garnered more than double the audience obtained by “Boxeo Azteca” in total viewers. “Boxeo Telemundo’s”  highest rated telecast of the season came on June 28 as Vicente “El Loco” Mosquera defeated Cosme Rivera in Kissimmee, Florida, averaging nearly half a million total viewers (476,000 P2+) and 243,000 adults 18-49.

“Boxeo Telemundo”, the longest running boxing show in Spanish-language television, featured a total of 13 fights during its 2012-2013 season. Rene Giraldo called the action alongside Jessi Losada and Karim Mendiburu from Mexico City, Kissimmee and Tampa, interacting with fans on social media throughout the season.    

Deportes Telemundo, Telemundo Media’s sports division, is one of the leading providers of Spanish-language sports content in the United States. The “U.S. Home of the Olympics in Spanish,” Deportes Telemundo also offers World Cup Qualifying matches played by the Mexican National Team; all Liga MX matches played at home by Club León; the leading boxing show in U.S. Spanish-language television, “Boxeo Telemundo,” and the U.S. broadcast and online rights in Spanish language to the biggest soccer tournament in the world, the FIFA World Cup®, across all platforms (except radio), 2015 through 2022.

In addition to its biggest sporting events, Deportes Telemundo produces two leading sports entertainment shows, “Titulares y Más” and “Titulares Telemundo,” offering the latest sports news and analysis combined with entertainment and lifestyle segments. Deportes Telemundo’s award-winning broadcast team is led by internationally acclaimed sportscaster Andrés Cantor and also includes Jessi Losada, Sammy Sadovnik, Manuel Sol, Leti Coo, Edgar López, Karim Mendiburu, Mirella Grisales, Rene Giraldo and Kaziro Aoyama.

Source: NPM and NPM-Hispanic, Live+SD, PAV data, Persons 2+ and Persons 18-49 Impressions, 09/24/12-9/22/13 vs. 09/19/11-09/23/12. Nielsen, NPM, Live+SD,  6/17/13-7/14/13.  Boxing sporting events, excluding MMA, reality sports genre and breakouts

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