MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The highly anticipated two-hour finale of one of Univision’s most popular novelas ever, “La Fea más Bella” (The Prettiest Ugly Girl), was a certifiable ratings smash hit reaching an estimated audience of over 9 million last night and powering the network to the nation’s #1 ranking among all Adults 18-34 and 18-49, not just Hispanics, according to Nielsen NTI Fast Affiliate Ratings. For the time period (8-10pm), the program delivered an average audience of 6.8 million viewers.
Maintaining its dominance for the night, a special “La Fea más Bella” edition of Univision’s popular primetime program “El Show de Cristina” held onto the novela’s devoted fans giving the network its #1 ranking for the entire evening among the industry’s two most coveted demographics.
For the entire night, Univision was:
In addition, Univision was the 2nd most watched network for the entire night among total viewers, Persons 2+ (6,472,000).
The two-hour grand finale produced some impressive results in key local markets, as well according to the Nielsen Station Index (NSI) Preliminary Overnights:
In a number of markets, more Adults 18-34 watched the “La Fea más Bella” finale than the season finale for ABC’s “Ugly Betty”:
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 99% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 89% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle Records and Mexico-based Disa Records as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 14.9% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
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