Telemundo’s audience appears to be steadily growing. The network not only just posted its best season ever in 2011-2012, but it scored the highest November performance in its history among total viewers (1,265,000) and adults 18-49 (660,000) during Monday through Sunday primetime, according to Nielsen.
Telemundo’s election coverage fueled the ratings, with “Noticiero Telemundo” posting double-digit gains year-over-year, increasing +22% among total viewers (878,000 vs. 721,000) and +30% among adults 18-49 (402,000 vs. 310,000).
During the week of October 29 in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, “Noticiero Telemundo” averaged nearly 1 million total viewers and 500,000 adults 18-49, the program’s strongest weekly performance ever in the network’s National People Meter history.
Sports also helped Telemundo score big. Almost 1.7 million total viewers and 966,000 adults 18-49 tuned in to watch Mexican first division soccer team Club León’s quarterfinal match against Cruz Azul on Saturday, November 17. The game ranked as the #1 program on Spanish-language broadcast television that night among men 18-49 (672,000). On Thanksgiving, the Fútbol Liga Mexicana semifinal between León and Tijuana averaged 1.63 million total viewers and more than 1 million adults 18-49.
Telemundo.com also saw growth in November, experiencing double-digit growth for video streams up +32% year over year, with 9.2MM video streams. Telemundo’s mobile apps also delivered double digit gains in all key performance indicators. Unique users increased by +17% month-over-month (212,000 vs. 182,000), while page views grew +12% (5MM vs. 4.5MM).
Source: The Nielsen Company, NPM, Live + Same Day.