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Telemundo super series premiere breaks records

Telemundo super series premiere breaks records

Senor de los cielos

Cast of “Señor de los Cielos:” From L to R – (L-R) Carmen Aub, Carmen Villalobos, Rafael Amaya, Fernanda Castillo y Sergio Mur.

The third season premiere of Telemundo’s super series “El Señor de los Cielos” ranked as the highest rated premiere in network history, averaging 2,681,000 total viewers and 1,760,000 adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.

The first episode, which aired yesterday night at 10 pm, delivered an increase of +14% and +23% among total viewers, and 22% and 27% among adults 18-49, versus seasons one and two, respectively, reaching a cumulative audience of 3,346,000 total viewers.

Telemundo’s original production outperformed all Spanish-language networks in total viewers and adults 18-49, and English-language broadcasters CBS and ABC, across adults 18-49, at 10pm.

On a local level, “El Señor de los Cielos” ranked #1 among adults 18-49, regardless of language, in Miami, Houston and Phoenix and was the #1 Spanish-language program in its time period in Chicago, in that same demo.

On the digital front, the series, which stars Rafael Amaya in the lead role, ranked as the #1 most social Spanish-language program in terms of total tweets, according to Nielsen Social.

The super series is produced by Telemundo Studios and filmed by Argos Television.
Source: Nielsen, NPM, L+SD, 4/21/15.  Novela/super series premiere rank based on P2+ (000) and A18-49 (000) in Telemundo NPM history (2006-present).  Reach based on NPM fast program cume, 6+ min qualifier.  NSI, 4/21/15, L+SD, rank based impressions for the 10-11pm ET/PT & 9-10pm CT/MT time period among TEL, UNI, UMA, AZA, ETV, MFX, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CW stations.  DIGITAL/SOCIAL:  Nielsen Ratings, Program Rankings, Hispanic Networks/ Primetime / All Series, excluding sports/ All Episodes, 4/21/15.  Adobe Analytics, US Only

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Telemundo partners with Estudios TeleMéxico

Telemundo partners with Estudios TeleMéxico

Telemundo-Estudios TelemexicoTelemundo has signed a multi-year production agreement with Estudios TeleMéxico. Under the terms of the deal, Estudios TeleMéxico will produce primetime series and novelas for Telemundo in the U.S.

The series will be produced in México or Colombia in collaboration with Telemundo Studios.

Telemundo’s international division, Telemundo Internacional, will distribute the series worldwide.

The deal seeks to strengthen Telemundo’s international footprint, while giving Estudios TeleMéxico an “in” to the U.S. market.

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Fonseca hired as MMJ at KVDA

Fonseca hired as MMJ at KVDA

Daniel FonsecaDaniel Fonseca has left KAKW-62 Univision Austin, where he was Executive Producer for the past year, to take on a new job as an on-air Multimedia Journalist at KVDA-60 Telemundo San Antonio.

His last day in Austin was last Friday, April 4. He starts next week at Telemundo.

The move marks his return to KVDA, where he spent two years as a video journalist starting in 2011.

Daniel previously worked as a reporter for Azteca América in Dallas from 2007 to 2009. Before that, he was anchor and reporter for KXTX-39 Telemundo Dallas.

Daniel’s first TV job was as News Director for the Univision affiliate in monterey, CA, where he stayed for five years.

He started his career as a radio announcer while going to college in California.

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Telemundo and Time Inc launch home improvement show

Telemundo and Time Inc launch home improvement show

SOS Salva mi casa

Host Andrea Minski and general contractor José Pérez.

Telemundo today announced it’s launching the new television series, “SOS: Salva Mi Casa.” The home improvement show is a collaboration between the Spanish-language network and Time Inc, produced in association with Moonwater Pictures.

Each episode will follow real families in need of room renovations. Host Andrea Minski and general contractor José Pérez surprise homeowners, helping them fulfill the home improvement goals they don’t have the skills or the time to achieve.

Telemundo has picked up one season of the series, which premieres this Saturday, April 11 at 12:00 pm ET/PT.

“This Old House” Editor Scott Omelianuk, television executive Edward J. O’Donnell and Jesús “Chuchi” Rivero are executive producers.

This is Time’s first Spanish-language television program and first major collaboration with Telemundo.

A co-branded Spanish-language site featuring relevant content from Time Inc. will launch in conjunction with the TV show premiere.

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Ana María Polo renews multi-year contract with Telemundo

Ana María Polo renews multi-year contract with Telemundo

Ana Maria PoloTelemundo’s courtroom star Ana María Polo has renewed her contract to continue hosting “Caso Cerrado.”

Telemundo announced the multi-year deal, but would not reveal the actual length of the contract.

Polo has had her TV show on Telemundo for 14 years. Starting out in 2001 as “Sala de Parejas,” it was renamed “Caso Cerrado con la Dra. Ana María Polo” in 2005.

Before getting her TV start, she was family law attorney in Miami for 20 years. Prior to getting her own show, she participated as an expert lawyer in various television programs, such as “El Show de María Laria,” “El Show de Cristina,” and “América en Vivo.”

There are currently three daily editions of Polo’s show on the air: “Lo Mejor de Caso Cerrado” at 3pm/2c, “Caso Cerrado” at 5pm/4c, and “Caso Cerrado Edición Estelar” at 7pm/6c, which can also be seen in over 21 countries throughout Latin America.

A bit of trivia: Polo composed and sings the show’s theme song.

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Losada leaves Telemundo Deportes

Losada leaves Telemundo Deportes

Jessi LosadaSenior sports anchor Jessi Losada is leaving Telemundo at the end of March after a 15-year run with the network.

“I believe that living a successful life includes pushing ourselves to grow, change and continue to innovate while giving back to our Latino Community which is what I will continue do,” Jessie tells Media Moves.*

Since joining Telemundo in May of 1999, Jessi has anchored “Titulares Telemundo,” “Boxeo Telemundo” and has led Spanish-language coverage of NBA, NFL and Olympic games for the network.

“I have been very lucky to work with great teams in my career and Deportes Telemundo has been a special part of that, I am very proud of having been part of many “firsts” in our Industry and many of those were during my 16 years there. I will certainly miss the team.”

Jessi will also be leaving Miami.

“It’ a new and exciting chapter in my career and life, I will be returning to California which is where I started my network career and where I will once again embark on new projects which I will share with everyone soon. Hasta pronto!”

An Emmy-award winner, Jessi previously spent 21 years at Univision, starting as a sports anchor and producer in Los Angeles in 1980, when it was Spanish International Network (SIN).

A Telemundo spokesperson confirmed Jessi’s departure and issued the following statement:

“Jessie Losada decided to leave Telemundo to pursue other interests.  During his more than 15 years with Telemundo, he has been a great professional and an important part of our award-winning team of sportscasters. We wish him the best and look forward to working with him in the future.”

* UPDATED at 2:00 pm PT to include Jessi’s statement about his move.

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Guzmán lands weather anchor job at KBLR

Adriana GuzmanKBLR Telemundo Las Vegas announced today it has hired Adriana Guzmán as Weather Anchor for its 5:30 and 11 pm weekday newscasts.

Her first day was Monday, March 23.

Adriana joins Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas after working as a weekday news reporter for Estrella TV’s KRCA-62 in Los Angeles for the past two years. While at the station, she also worked as a news correspondent for the network’s national newscast “Cierre de Edición con Enrique Gratas.”

She previously worked at Global TV KJLA in Los Angeles in several capacities, including news reporter for the station’s daily newscasts.

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Cantor to lead coverage of Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO’s FIFA events

Telemundo - NBC Universo logos

NBC UNIVERSO and Telemundo, the official Spanish-language broadcaster of the FIFA World Cup™ in the U.S. across all video platforms, announced details of their plans to telecast four 2015 FIFA Soccer Events.

Both networks will deliver 560 hours of soccer action in 2015. The extensive coverage will include 344 hours of online and mobile live-streams making it the first time that all the matches of four FIFA Soccer Events are made available in Spanish to a nationwide audience.

Between May and October of this year, Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO will showcase exclusive content including country and player profiles, behind-the-scenes footage from each venue, pre-match analyses and every play-by-play call.

The content will be available across multiple platforms including live telecasts, live streams, VOD, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO will stream live:

* All 52 matches of the Men’s U-20 national teams, hosted by New Zealand from May 30 to June 20.

* All 52 matches the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ matches taking place June 6 through July 5.

* The Men’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup hosted by Portugal will take place July 9 to July 19.

* FIFA World Cup competition of 2015 featuring U-17 national teams, which will take the pitch in Chile from October 17 to November 8.

Telemundo will also air live 10 matches including all competition involving the Mexican National Team, two Round 16 matches, two Quarter Final matches, one Semifinal and the Championship Final.

Andres Cantor

Andrés Cantor

The NBC UNIVERSO telecasts will include 21 live matches, including the FIFA U-20 World Cup Opening Match, all USA National Team group stage matches, two Mexican National Team simulcasts, four Round 16 matches, two Quarterfinal matches and one Semifinal match. NBC UNIVERSO will also air an encore presentation of the Championship Final.

Sportscaster Andrés Cantor, who has made the call during every FIFA World Cup since 1990,
will lead coverage for both Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO during the 2015 FIFA World Cup competitions.

The talent roster of sports broadcasters includes Emmy-award winner Sammy Sadovnik; and former Mexican soccer players Carlos Hermosillo and Manuel Sol.

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KVEA names Carbajal VP of community relations

Lizette CarbajalLizette Carbajal takes over the role of Vice President of Community Relations at KVEA Telemundo 52 Los Angeles. Her first day at the station was yesterday. She replaces Victor Franco, who retired last year.

Carbajal will be responsible for spearheading the station’s community relations initiatives with Los Angeles-area community organizations.

She’ll also be responsible for executing the station’s public relations efforts.

Before joining Telemundo 52, Carbajal worked as Manager of Community Education and Outreach at Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), from 2006 to 2015. She previously worked at Conexión PR from 2003 to 2006 as Group Account Supervisor, where she managed national public relations campaigns that targeted the U.S. Hispanic market.

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KBLR adds Figueroa as weekday news reporter

Grecia FigueroaGrecia Figueroa has been named reporter for KBLR-39’s Noticiero Telemundo Las Vegas weekdays at 5:30 and 11 pm.

She joins Telemundo Las Vegas after working as a weekday news reporter for KINC-15 Univision Las Vegas from 2013 to 2015.

She previously worked at KRCA-62 Estrella TV in Los Angeles 2012 as a news reporter for the station’s daily newscasts at 12 and 5 pm.

While at KRCA, she also worked as a national news correspondent for Estrella TV network’s national newscast.

Grecia is originally from Lima, Peru, but was raised in Los Angeles.

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Torres takes VJ job at KXTX

Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is moving on to his third job within Telemundo in less than a year. He joins KXTX Telemundo 39 in Dallas as a VJ.

His hiring is part of KXTX’s plans to beef up the station’s weekend and morning newscasts.

Gabriel was most recently VJ at KTDO Telemundo El Paso since November 3.

He previously worked as a reporter, segment host, writer and editor at KVDA 60 in San Antonio from May until October of last year.

Gabriel began his broadcast career in 2011 as a segment host and production assistant for Univision/Fox News Laredo.

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Telemundo Miami is most watched local station in February

Telemundo logo 2012WSCV-51, the Telemundo O&O in Miami is keeping its lead over Univision’s WLTV-23.

February 2015 sweeps data shows Telemundo 51 Miami outranked all other stations, with its newscast “Noticiero Telemundo 51” being the most watched local program at 11 pm among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, regardless of language, for 23 consecutive months.

WSCV-51 also outranked all other stations in the market among Adults 18-34, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 at 5:30, 6:00, Primetime and 11 pm for February 2015.

The Telemundo owned stations in Los Angeles and Chicago also fared well.

KVEA Telemundo 52 Los Angeles had the No. 1 early morning newscast in the market at 6 am among Adults 18-34, and its 5:30 pm local newscast outranked all others among Adults 18-49, regardless of language.

In Chicago, WSNS Telemundo was the number one most-watched Spanish-language station during the 4:30 PM time period among Adults 18-49.

Ratings highlights

KVEA 52 Los Angeles:

  • Noticiero Telemundo 52 at 6 am Mon-Fri ranked No. 1 in the market and regardless of language, averaging a 0.7 rating and 30 percent audience share for Adults 18-34.
  • Noticiero Telemundo 52 at 6 am Mon-Fri ranked as the most-watched newscast among all other Spanish-language stations in the market in this time frame averaging a 0.5 rating for Adults 18-49 with a 49 percent Spanish-language audience share.
  • Noticiero Telemundo 52 at 5:30 pm Mon-Fri was the most-watched newscast in the market in this time frame, regardless of language, averaging a 0.8 rating for Adults 18-49.
  • Noticiero Telemundo 52 at 6 pm Mon-Fri was the second most-watched newscast in the market in this time frame, regardless of language, averaging a 0.9 rating for Adults 18-49 and 1.2 rating for Adults 25-54.
Source: NSI Los Angeles Live+SD preliminary program and time period average ratings and impressions February 2015 sweeps (Jan 29, 2015-February 25, 2015) M-F 6am-7am, 5:30pm-6pm, & 6pm-6:30pm. Spanish-language share based on time period impressions among KVEA, KMEX, KFTR, KRCA, KWHY and KAZA. Audience share based on time period impressions among Spanish-language plus KABC, KCBS, KNBC, KTTV, KTLA, KCAL, and KCOP. Stations that air local news between 5p-6p: KVEA, KABC, KCBS, KNBC, KTTV, KRCA, KWHY. 6PM newscast ranked #2 newscast at 6p during each survey periods of Jul ’14-Feb ’15.*

WSCV-51 Telemundo Miami:

  • Noticiero Telemundo 51 at 5:30 pm Mon-Fri ranked number one among all newscasts in the market, regardless of language, averaging a 1.0 rating and 25 percent audience share for Adults 18-34, a 1.4 rating and 23 percent audience share for Adults 18-49, and a 1.5 rating and 19 percent audience share for Adults 25-54.
  • Noticiero Telemundo 51 at 6 pm Mon-Fri secured the top spot among all newscasts in the market, regardless of language, averaging a 1.1 rating and 29 percent audience share for Adults 18-34, a 1.8 rating and 29% audience share for Adults 18-49, and a 2.1 rating and 24% audience share for Adults 25-54.
  • Telemundo 51 was the most watched station in the market and regardless of language during Primetime Mon-Fro from 7 to 11 pm, averaging a 1.8 rating and 23% audience share for Adults 18-34, a 2.4 rating and 22% audience share for Adults 18-49, and a 2.9 rating and 21% audience share for Adults 25-54
  • Noticiero Telemundo 51 at 11 pm Mon-Fri was No. 1 among all newscasts in the market, regardless of language, averaging a 1.5 rating and 37% audience share for Adults 18-34, a 2.2 rating and 37%  audience share for Adults 18-49, and a 2.9 rating and 33% audience share for Adults 25-54

Source: NSI Miami-Ft. Lauderdale February 2015 Sweep Period (January 29-February 25). All News programs are based on Program Average Live+SD Ratings. 5:30PM news ranked against stations with local newscasts airing Monday-Friday between 5PM-6 PM; share based on ratings among WSCV@5:30p, WFUN@5p-6p, WJAN@5p-6p, WGEN@5p-5:30p, WSVN@5p and 5:30p, WFOR@5p and 5:30p, WTVJ@5p and 5:30p, and WPLG@5-6. 6PM news ranked against stations with local newscasts airing Monday-Friday between 6PM-6:30 PM including WSCV, WLTV, WFUN, WJAN, WSVN, WTVJ, WPLG, and WFOR. 23 consecutive sweeps for “Noticiero 51 at 11PM” is based on the April 2013-February 2015 ratings sweep periods. 11PM news ranked against stations with local newscasts airing Monday-Friday between 11PM-11:30 PM including WSCV, WLTV, WSVN, WTVJ, WPLG, and WFOR. Primetime (M-F 7PM-11PM) ranking and shares based on ratings among WSCV, WLTV, WAMI, WFUN, WGEN, WJAN, WSBS, WTVJ, WFOR, WPLG, WSVN, WSFL, and WBFS. Ratings are based on Time Period Average Live+SD Ratings.*

WSNS Telemundo Chicago:

  • Noticiero Telemundo Chicago at 4:30 pm Mon-Fri was the most-watched Spanish-language program in the time period averaging a 0.4 rating and 48% audience share for Adults 18-49.
Source: NSI Chicago Live+SD preliminary program and time period average ratings and impressions February 2015 sweeps (Jan 29, 2015-February 25, 2015) M-F 530pm-6pm. Share based on time period impressions among WSNS, WGBO, WXFT, WCHU, WOCK and WESV. Stations that air local news between 430p-5p: WESV.*
* All Nielsen data cited was provided by Telemundo Network.

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