via press release:
FOX DEPORTES IS MOST-WATCHED
SPANISH LANGUAGE SPORTS CABLE NETWORK IN OCTOBER
NLCS, World Series & Franchise Studio Shows Drive Success
Los Angeles, CA – November 13, 2012 –FOX Deportes, the leader in U.S. Latino sports media, posted impressive viewership in October, dominating its competition across all major day-parts — total day, prime time, late night and weekend day—in both persons 2+ and adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Media Research. The network was led by its coverage of Major League Baseball’s National League Championship Series and World Series, along with growing success of franchise news shows CENTRAL FOX and LA ULTIMA PALABRA, which continue to set viewership records.
“We are very pleased with our audience in October and look forward to continued success this month through the end of the year,” said Vincent Cordero, Executive Vice President and General Manager, FOX Deportes. “With more than 1,200 live hours of sports news on a yearly basis, our goal is to provide viewers the best and most compelling sports events complemented by unparalleled news and commentary from our studio shows.”
In finishing October as the No. 1 Spanish-language cable sports network in total viewers and adults 18-49, FOX Deportes’ total day audience was +15% among adults 18-49 when compared to a year ago. The network’s single biggest day part increase since 2011 came during late night (+26%).
FOX Deportes’ event programming in October was highlighted by postseason baseball, specifically the NLCS between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals and World Series which featured the Giants and Detroit Tigers. Compared to FOX Deportes’ coverage of the ALCS in 2011, this season’s NLCS audience was +15% in HHs, +45% adults 18-49 and +47% among men 18-49. FOX Deportes’ audience for this year’s four-game World Series sweep by the Giants was +21% HHs versus the first four games of the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers which went seven games and +18% among men 18-49.
Launched in February, both CENTRAL FOX and LA ULTIMA PALABRA posted impressive audiences in October, each show setting new records. CENTRAL FOX posted its best average audience ever, +43% from its predecessor a year ago and was the No. 1 news program among Spanish language sports cable networks. Among adults 18-49, CENTRAL FOX saw its best month ever, +83% compared to 2011. LA ULTIMA PALABRA is FOX Deportes’ most-watched talk show since 2008, +14% in P2+ audience and +50% in Adults 18-49 compared to last year.
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About FOX Deportes
Reaching more than 20 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which over 6 million are U.S. Hispanic, FOX Deportes is the leader in Spanish-language sports media. FOX Deportes features premier soccer programming with exclusive coverage of UEFA Champions League, Barclays Premier League, Copa Santander Libertadores, Copa Bridgestone Sudamericana; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star Game, National League Championship Series and World Series; Golden Boy Promotions Boxing and UFC®. Boasting more than 2,100 hours of live and exclusive programming, a robust digital experience brimming with engaging editorial, live scoring and exclusive video highlights, FOX Deportes is the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space. For more information, visit FOX Deportes online at Foxdeportes.com.