Galavisión Delivers Fourth Highest Ratings in History of Spanish-Language Cable Television with Mexico vs. Colombia FIFA U 20 Match

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via press release:


Over 2.3 Million Total Viewers 2+ Watched All or Part of Mexico’s Victory in 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup Quarterfinal

MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 16, 2011 – Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, announced today that its coverage of the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinal between Mexico and Colombia averaged over 1.3 million total viewers, making it the fourth most-watched Spanish-language cable telecast in history.

Additionally, the FIFA U-20 World Cup match won 3-1 by Mexico on Saturday night reached over 2.3 million viewers who watched all or part of the telecast.


Across key demos, the August 13 match averaged:

  • 1.3 Million Total Viewers 2+ (1,323,000)
  • 826,000 Adults 18-49
  • 427,000 Adults 18-34
  • 616,000 Men 18-49
  • 322,000 Men 18-34


Over the first 12 games of the tournament, the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinal is outpacing the 2009 tournament telecast by:

  • +272% on Total Viewers 2+
  • +259% on Adults 18-49
  • +262% on Adults 18-34
  • +254% on Men 18-49
  • +255% on Men 18-34


Saturday’s Mexico vs. Colombia match was the  #1 telecast among all cable networks for the entire day among:

  • Hispanic Total Viewers 2+
  • Hispanic Adults 18-49
  • Hispanic Adults 18-34
  • Hispanic Men 18-49
  • Hispanic Men 18-34


Source: The Nielsen Company NPM Live+SD 8/13/10 (Cume based on 6+ minutes viewed); 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup Tournament 7/29-8/13/11 Live +SD; 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup Tournament 9/26-10/16/09 Live+SD.


Galavisión is providing ongoing coverage of the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup with sportscasters Jorge Perez-Navarro and Jorge Ottati delivering play-by-play commentary, along with renowned soccer forecaster Diego Balado and National Soccer Hall of Famer Fernando Clavijo serving as commentators. Coverage of the FIFA U-20 World Cup continues on Galavisión on Wednesday, August 17 when Mexico takes on Brazil at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT/5:30 p.m. PT.


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