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Carmen Dominicci out at Telemundo

Carmen Dominicci out at Telemundo

Carmen DominicciAlmost 6 years since joining Telemundo, Carmen Dominicci is no longer with the network. Today was her last official day with the company. According to an inside source, Telemundo decided not to renew her contract.

Carmen had been a correspondent and anchor for Telemundo’s news magazine “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste.”

A company spokesperson confirmed her departure with a brief statement: “Carmen is no longer working with us. We appreciate her contributions to the show and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

Prior to joining Telemundo in December of 2009, Carmen worked at rival Univision as weekend co-anchor of news magazine “Primer Impacto,” and later as a correspondent for “Aquí y Ahora.” She also co-anchored the short-lived news program “TeleFutura en Vivo y en Directo” on Univision’s sister network, now known as Unimás.

Carmen was previously an anchor at WNJU Telemundo in New York. She began her journalism career in her native Puerto Rico as a reporter for TeleOnce and an anchor at WAPA TV.

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Telemundo premieres new Sunday night show

Telemundo premieres new Sunday night show

YaEraHora-Erika-EduardoOne week after debuting a new Saturday night variety show, Telemundo is welcoming another program to its weekend lineup. “Ya Era Hora con Erika y Eduardo” premieres this Sunday, November 15 at 10 pm ET.

The show is hosted by Érika De La Vega and Eduardo Videgaray, with the special participation of Boris Izaguirre.

The hosts will debate on current issues and affairs related to politics, entertainment, celebrities and news stories “in a fun and humorous mode” and will feature interviews and parodies.

An actress, comedian, and TV and radio host in her native Venezuela, Érika previously hosted “Erika Tipo 11,” on Venevisión and “El Show de Erika… Casi Late Night” on Telemundo Internacional. She was also the host of “Latin American Idol” for four seasons and became the voice of Dolly in the Spanish version of “Toy Story 3.”

A former Televisa show host, producer and comedian known for his “dark humor,” Eduardo has been host of “La Sopa,” Mexico’s version of the E! Entertainment franchise “The Soup,” “El Incorrecto,” and Mexico’s version of “Big Brother.”

Boris, a judge on Telemundo’s reality “Yo Soy El Artista” and contributor to several of Telemundo’s programs, will have a special participation on on the show. A screenwriter who co-authored several popular telenovelas in his native Venezuela, Boris worked in several TV shows in Spain, inluding “Crónicas Marcianas” and “Mira Quien Baila,” on Televisión Española network.

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Premiere of Telemundo’s “¡Qué Noche!” reaches 2.8 million

Premiere of Telemundo’s “¡Qué Noche!” reaches 2.8 million


Angélica Vale and Raúl González during their show’s debut.

Telemundo’s new Saturday night variety and entertainment show got off to a good start. The debut of “¡Que Noche! con Angélica y Raúl” reached a cumulative audience of 2,838,000 total viewers and 1,291,000 adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.

The two-hour show averaged 1,277,000 total viewers and 538,000 adults 18-49.

The premiere of “¡Que Noche! con Angelica y Raul” outperformed Univision’s premiere of Sabadazo (465,000) by +16% and is on par with Sabadazo’s current premiere-to-date average (537,000), among adults 18-49.

On the local front, the show placed Telemundo in first place during primetime, regardless of language, in New York and Miami among total viewers, and also among Adults 18-49 in Miami.

“¡Que Noche!” ranked as the #1 Spanish-language program in its time period, among total viewers and adults 18-49 in Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Washington, DC, Boston and Phoenix.

The premiere of “¡Que Noche!” followed by the Saturday night movie “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” made Telemundo the #1 Spanish-language network in prime time on Saturday, November 7th, outperforming Univision across all key demos.

From 7 to 11 pm Telemundo delivered 1,330,000 total viewers vs. Univision’s 1,088,000, 637,000 adults 18-49 (vs. 507,000), and 276,000 adults 18-34 (vs. 225,000).

Source: NPM, L+SD, fast program ratings 11/7/15; reach based on NPM fast program cume, 6+ min qualifier.  NSI, Live+SD, 11/7/15, Ranking based on impressions 7-9p ET/PT & 6-8p CT/MT among TEL, UNI, UMA, AZA, ETV, MMX, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC & CW.

NPM, L+SD, 11/7/15, Sat 7-11pm strict daypart; reach based on NPM fast program cume, 6+ min qualifier.

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Telemundo names Durán VP of News Operations

Telemundo names Durán VP of News Operations

Humberto DuranHumberto Durán has joined Telemundo as Vice President of News Operations and Production Management.  Based in Miami, he’ll be working closely with all Telemundo news properties and the digital news team, and report directly to Luis Carlos Vélez, EVP of Network News.

In his role, Durán is responsible for managing business, technical and creative issues surrounding the production and operational standards of Telemundo’s news division.

An award-winning journalist, Durán was most recently Executive Producer at CCTV America, where he was responsible for the editorial content of “Americas Now.” He was previously a Washington, D.C.-based Executive Producer at NTN24.

Before that, he spent 12 years at CNN en Español in several roles, including Executive Producer and Programming Manager.

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Telemundo premieres Saturday night variety show

Telemundo premieres Saturday night variety show

Que-Noche-Telemundo“¡Qué Noche! con Angélica y Raúl” debuts tomorrow night on Telemundo network at 7 pm.

The 2-hour Saturday night variety show, hosted by Angélica Vale and Raúl González, is produced by independent production company IMAGINA US for Telemundo and is taped in front of a studio audience.

Art Izquierdo is the Executive Producer.

Billed as a family show that features special guests, contests, parodies, comedy skits and games, the network seeks to fill the void left by the cancellation of Univision’s long-running “Sábado Gigante” and attract that audience – interested in a variety-style show.

Among the show’s first guests: Adamari López, Gaby Espino, Pedro Fernández, Fernanda Castillo, Julión Alvarez and Luis Coronel.

In addition to airing in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, “¡Qué Noche! con Angélica y Raúl” will also broadcast to over 21 countries in Latin America through cable channel Telemundo Internacional, including Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela.

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Telemundo names Figueroa VP, Marketing

Telemundo names Figueroa VP, Marketing

Maria Isabel FigueroaTelemundo announced today it has appointed María Isabel Figueroa to Vice President, Marketing.  She’s based in Miami and reports to Aileen Angulo Merciel, SVP, Marketing and Creative.

In her new role, she’ll spearhead the strategic development and execution of all brand and off-air marketing initiatives, oversee consumer marketing and supervise nationwide events and the network’s media buys. She’ll also oversee developing marketing partnerships across the NBCUniversal brands.

Figueroa was previously VP of Marketing for Sony Pictures Latin America and Brazil, responsible for driving brand awareness, growth, engagement and consumer experiences for Sony Pictures Television Networks.

Prior to Sony Pictures Entertainment, she spent 9 years at Yahoo! Inc., as Head of Consumer Marketing for Latin America and U.S. Hispanic Markets and Product Marketing and Online Community Manager for Yahoo! Answers.

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Telemundo soars with Q3 primetime results

Telemundo soars with Q3 primetime results

Telemundo logo 2012Telemundo’s primetime programming strategy is paying off. The network is reporting record results for the third quarter. Its weekday 7-11 pm viewing block delivered 1.73 million total viewers and 877,000 viewers among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.

Telemundo also averaged its best-ever third quarter performance among adults 18-34 with 403,000 viewers in the 7-11 pm time period, marking the smallest gap ever with Univision across all three demos.

The network’s ratings success was driven by the hit series “El Señor De Los Cielos” at 10 pm, which averaged 1.46 million viewers among adults 18-49 and 698,000 viewers among adults 18-34, earning Telemundo the #1 network spot among adults 18-34 in the Monday-Friday 10-11 pm daypart across all broadcast and cable networks, regardless of language.

At 9 pm, the network averaged 1.62 million total viewers, 843,000 viewers among adults 18-49 and 402,000 viewers among adults 18-34 in the third quarter, marking the smallest gap ever with Univision.  During the quarter, Telemundo’s “Bajo el Mismo Cielo” launched as its most successful 9 pm novela in three years with 928,000 adult 18-49 viewers tuning in for the series premiere.

News and sports programs also gave Telemundo a strong push during Q3. “Un Nuevo Día,” “Noticiero Telemundo” and “Titulares y Más” delivered their best third quarters ever among both adults 18-49 and total viewers.  “Un Nuevo Día” registered 285,000 total viewers and 123,000 viewers among adults 18-49.  “Noticiero Telemundo” raked in 911,000 total viewers and 344,000 adults 18-49, and “Titulares y Más” brought 509,000 total viewers and 284,000 adults 18-49.

Telemundo’s digital platforms, including online, mobile web, mobile apps and tablets, surged 126% from the same quarter last year, delivering an average 7.6 million monthly uniques for the third quarter in 2015.

On the social media front, Telemundo has maintained the top spot within the Shareablee TV Rankings for four months in a row.  The network was once again the #1 TV Network for Facebook Actions in both July and August, ahead of Univision, ABC, ESPN, NBC and MTV.

Source:  NPM, L+7, 3Q’15 (6/29/15-9/27/15) vs. comparable 3Q periods in 2006-2014; strict daypart averages M-F 7-11pm; M-F 9-10pm.  TEL delivery and rank at 10pm based on L+SD, M-F 10-11pm strict daypart excluding specials, A18-49 (000) & A18-34 (000).  Bajo el Mismo Cielo, Un Nuevo Dia, Noticiero Telemundo and Titulares Y Mas program averages based on L+SD. Adobe Analytics. comScore Multiplatform Report. Shareablee, Facebook Insights.

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Valle promoted to head new Telemundo Co-Lab unit

Valle promoted to head new Telemundo Co-Lab unit

Ayan ValleAyan Valle has been promoted to Vice President, Digital & Social Partnerships – the same day NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ Digital and Emerging Business division announced the launch of Co-Lab, a new social native strategic unit focused on engaging millennial audiences through social content and native video experiences.

Valle will lead the new unit and will be responsible for developing and executing the social native video strategy across the NBCU Telemundo Enterprises portfolio, in partnership with top brand marketers and agencies. He’ll continue to be based in Miami and report to Borja Perez, SVP, Digital & Social Media.

According to Telemundo, Co-Lab will engage ‘Generation M’ (millennial, mobile, multicultural) and ‘Generation Z’ through the co-creation of social video content that will provide native experiences for mobile users anchored on brand strategies and leveraging the companies’ 60 million social fans and followers.

Valle was previously Director of Digital & Social Media for Telemundo. Before that, he was Account Supervisor at Zubi Advertising.

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Univision breaks Telemundo’s ratings streak in Miami

Univision breaks Telemundo’s ratings streak in Miami


Univision 23 in Miami celebrates its first win at 6 pm in over a year.

Univision’s 6 pm newscast in Miami edged past Telemundo to the #1 spot among adults 18-49 during the first week of October sweeps. This is the first time in a year that WLTV-23 reaches the top spot in that timeslot.

The station was quick to boast about its win October 1-8, creating a special graphic touting its #1 status for the week and sharing it on its Facebook page.

Coincidentally, that was also Ambrosio Hernández’s first week on the air as primetime anchor, six months after he left WSCV-51.

While some may attribute the ratings jump on his arrival at 23, it remains to be seen whether the 6 pm newscast will maintain the #1 spot.

Telemundo 51 remains #1 at 11 pm, enjoying the solid ratings lead from its 10 pm super series “Señora de Acero.”

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Telemundo’s Latin AMAs reach 3.8 million

Telemundo’s Latin AMAs reach 3.8 million

Latin American Music Awards - Season 2015

Leslie Grace (C) with music group Dvicio during the 2015 Latin AMAs (Photo by: Mark Davis/Telemundo)

The broadcast of Telemundo’s first-ever Latin American Music Awards got to a good start. The live show reached a cumulative audience of 3,800,000 total viewers and 1,800,000 adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.

The inaugural show, hosted by singer/actress Lucero and featuring top musical acts such as Daddy Yankee, Paulina Rubio, and Yandel, averaged 2,080,000 total viewers and 997,000 adults 18-49.

Locally, the “Latin American Music Awards” ranked as the #1 show in its time slot, regardless of language, among adults 18-49 in Miami and Houston.

The show, which ended with a musical tribute to Celia Cruz, also ranked as the #1 most socially engaging program for the night on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram across all US Hispanic networks with 267,000 mentions, reaching 12.1 million users worldwide on Facebook.

Here’s the list of the Latin AMA winners:

Artist of the Year: Enrique Iglesias
New Artist of the Year: J Balvin
Song of the Year: “El Perdón,” Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
Album of the Year: “A Quien Quiera Escuchar,” Ricky Martin
Favorite Female Artist: Gloria Trevi
Favorite Male Artist- Pop/Rock: Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Song- Urban: “Sígueme y Te Sigo,” Daddy Yankee
Favorite Artist- Tropical: Romeo Santos
Favorite Collaboration: “El Perdón,” Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Duo or Group: Camila
Favorite Song- Pop/Rock: “La Mordidita,” Ricky Martin feat. Yandel
Favorite Male Artist- Regional Mexican: Louis Coronel
Favorite Duo or Group- Regional Mexican: Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda
Favorite Song- Regional Mexican: “Y Así Fue,” Julión Álvarez y su Norteño Banda
Favorite Male Artist- Urban: Daddy Yankee
Favorite Song-Urban: “Sígueme y te Sigo,” Daddy Yankee
Favorite Crossover Artist: Demi Lovato
Favorite Song-Tropical: “La Gozadera,” Gente de Zona feat. Marc Anthony
Favorite Dance Song: “I Want You To Know,” Zedd feat. Selena Gomez
Favorite Streaming Song: “El Perdón,” Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Duo or Group- Urban: Gente de Zona

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Telemundo promotes Martínez, Chico and Calpin

Telemundo promotes Martínez, Chico and Calpin

The Telemundo Station Group today announced it has promoted three of its executives.

Osvaldo “Ozzie” Martínez has been upped from VP to Senior Vice President of News, Digital and Standards and Amanda Calpin from Vice President of Finance to Chief Financial Officer. Both will continue to report to President Manuel Martinez and work from the Telemundo Station Group (TSG) headquarters in Miramar, Florida.


Ozzie Martínez, Amanda Calpin and Michael Chico

Michael Chico has been promoted from SVP to Executive Vice President of Sales and remain in New York City. He’ll continue to report to Frank Comerford, Chief Revenue Officer and President of Commercial Operations, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.

Prior to joining the TSG, Martínez was Assistant News Director at WNBC 4 in New York.

Before coming aboard the TSG in January 2012, Calpin was Finance Director for NBC’s WTVJ/WSCV in Miami.

Chico returned to NBCUniversal in 2014 after first joining the company in 2002 and working for the MSG Network, Fox Sports Network, the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers.

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Telemundo to launch first news app

Telemundo to launch first news app

Telemundo logo 2012Marking the one year countdown to the 2016 presidential election, Telemundo will make available its first news app on November 8.

The “Noticias Telemundo” app will provide real-time election results in Spanish to smart phone and tablet users, extending into the “wearable” market through its Apple Watch app.

According to Telemundo, the app will provide a personalized experience, including custom push notifications, location-based information such as weather, live stream capabilities and exclusive election coverage.

The news app was developed by NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ Digital & Emerging Business in partnership with Telemundo News.

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