InterLiga Final on January 15 Outdelivers Broadcast Networks Telemundo, Azteca and Telefutura...

InterLiga Final on January 15 Outdelivers Broadcast Networks Telemundo, Azteca and Telefutura in Prime Time Among Men 18-49; Live and Exclusive Coverage of the 2006 Copa Toyota Libertadores Kicks Off Today



SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–January 24, 2006–Building on the network’s strongest Copa Nissan Sudamericana season to date, Fox Sports en Espanol continued to record massive ratings in early January. According to Nielsen Media Research, national Hispanic Household ratings for Fox Sports en Espanol’s exclusive live telecasts of the recently concluded 2006 InterLiga tournament increased 129% from a .7 in 2005 to a 1.6 for the 14-game tournament held January 4-15 in four U.S. cities. In addition, the finals from 8-11 p.m. on January 15 delivered the second-highest prime time ratings for the night in all of Spanish-language television. These latest results provide the perfect lead-in for the network’s exclusive and live coverage of Copa Toyota Libertadores, which kicks off today with the highly anticipated first round match-up between last year’s semifinalist Chivas de Guadalajara (Mexico) and Colo Colo (Chile).

“Results like these send a strong signal about our viewers’ clear preference for the quality and depth of sports programming that only Fox Sports en Espanol offers,” said David Sternberg, executive vice president and general manager of Fox Sports en Espanol. “We’re tremendously energized about the wonderful results we’ve achieved thus far and look forward to delivering equally strong results during the Copa Toyota Libertadores in the weeks to come.”

The live telecast of the InterLiga final on January 15 outdelivered broadcast networks Telemundo, Azteca and Telefutura, as well Spanish-language cable network Galavision, from 8-11 p.m., posting a national Hispanic rating of 3.4/361,000 impressions among men 18-49, as well as a 2.2 rating/443,000 impressions among adults 18-49.

Overall, among men 18-49, the 14-game tournament scored a 252% increase and a 203% increase among adults 18-49, year-to-year.

Starting today, Fox Sports en Espanol will once again provide live and exclusive coverage of the complete Copa Toyota Libertadores, Latin America’s premier annual club soccer competition. For a complete schedule of Fox Sports en Espanol’s telecasts of the 2006 Copa Toyota Libertadores or general programming information, please visit http://fse.yahoo.com or check local cable listings.

About Fox Sports en Espanol

Fox Sports en Espanol features more than 1,500 hours of live, exclusive sports programming in Spanish and, with few exceptions, English SAP each year, including the Copa Toyota Libertadores, Copa Nissan Sudamericana and InterLiga soccer tournaments; the Major League Baseball playoffs, All-Star Game and World Series; and Championship boxing from Mexico and the U.S. The channel reaches more than 7 million cable and satellite households in the U.S.

Fox Sports en Espanol is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst and News Corporation’s (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Espanol online at http://fse.yahoo.com.

InterLiga Final on January 15 Outdelivers Broadcast Networks Telemundo, Azteca and Telefutura in Prime Time Among Men 18-49; Live and Exclusive Coverage of the 2006 Copa Toyota Libertadores Kicks Off Today