Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July
10, 2006–Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE:UVN) announced today that an estimated
50 million viewers tuned in to the 2006 FIFA World Cup(TM) tournament on its three
television networks – Univision, TeleFutura and Galavisión – including
29 million Hispanics and 21 million non-Hispanics.
With an average audience
in excess of 5 million Persons 2+ according to Nielsen’s Television Index
fast national ratings, the tension-filled double overtime final match between
Italy and France on Univision far out-delivered the final games in 2002 and
1998 by +75% and +16% respectively.
Additionally, through the
Semi-Finals, Univision’s average audience for the ‘06 World Cup was
higher than the ABC networks’ English-language telecasts across key demos
including Adults 18-49, Adults 25-49 and Adults 25-54.
Through Sunday’s final
match, the Univision Network’s 2006 World Cup coverage doubled and tripled
past World Cup averages:
World Cup 2006
Source: NTI Fast Nationals
2006, NHTI 1998 and 2002
(000) % Chg vs. 2002
% Chg vs. 1998
315 +203% +112%
The TeleFutura Television
Network also enjoyed impressive ratings increases over the previous 2002 World
Cup telecast according to Nielsen’s Television Index. Through Wednesday,
July 5th (excluding the re-broadcast of the 3rd place match and final games),
TeleFutura averaged the following:
2006 World Cup
Source: NTI, 6/9/06-7/5/06
(NHTI for 2002)
Audience (000) vs. 2002
On the Internet, Univision.com
and Univision Móvil generated record-breaking traffic and fan participation.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup(TM) propelled Univision.com’s website traffic to
nearly one million daily visits and over 12 million unique browsers in June,
its largest audience ever. The website delivered nearly 400 million pages
of content in June, up more than 300% from page views delivered during the 2002
FIFA World Cup(TM). Univision.com’s record-breaking traffic figures
are fully accredited by the Media Rating Council (MRC).
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 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households;
TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television
network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 86% 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 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25
U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group,
which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle Records and a 50%
interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America
Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language
Internet destination in the U.S. located at http://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 is headquartered in Los Angeles with
television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and
sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
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