MIAMI – July 30, 2019 – The grand finale of the highly anticipated return of Telemundo’s La Reina del Sur starring Kate del Castillo as Teresa Mendoza, reigned as the #1 program at 10pm in America, regardless of language, averaging 1.14M Adults 18-49 and 463K Adults 18-34, according to Nielsen. Fueled by last night’s finale of La Reina del Sur, Telemundo’s M-F 8-11pm prime average surpassed the combined delivery of all other Spanish broadcast networks among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34 with 799K and 333K, respectively. Throughout its 60-episode run, the explosive sequel ranked as the #1 regularly-scheduled program in Spanish-language broadcast television season-to-date averaging 1.07M Adults 18-49 and 422K Adults 18-34, and reaching 12.5M total viewers. Since its premiere on April 22, La Reina del Sur fueled Telemundo to the #1 position in Spanish language television, outperforming the combined delivery of Univision and Unimas in Monday-Friday primetime in the key adult demos.
During the series’ run, Telemundo also ranked as the #2 network, regardless of language, in its 10pm timeslot among Adults 18-34 behind ABC, and the #3 network, regardless of language, in its timeslot among Adults 18-49, behind NBC and ABC, and consistently beating top cable networks like TNT, ESPN & Adult Swim (TBS, A&E).
La Reina del Sur Season Two broke all records in digital viewing on the Telemundo App. It dominated the social landscape as the #1 most social Hispanic primetime entertainment series. Additionally, it was the #1 most engaging drama series on Facebook regardless of language. In addition, it was the top performing Hispanic series on VOD.
The most ambitious production in Spanish-language television to date, La Reina del Sur helped redefine Hispanic media:
- First Telemundo Super Series™ franchise of high action, premium quality and multiple seasons
- Showcased contemporary themes with stories ripped from the headlines
- Originated the most successful franchise in Hispanic media led by a female character
- Shot in eight countries and 14 cities
- More than 300 different locations used
- Filming included 187 actors from multiple nationalities and more than 7,000 extras
- More than 860 hours of raw material shot
- Filmed with cinema optics and post-produced in 4K
- Production team of more than 700 crew members
- 89 action scenes filmed utilizing all modes of transportation, including cars, trains, planes, motorcycles and more than 40 hours on civil and military helicopters
Created by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, “La Reina del Sur” Season Two is written by Roberto Stopello, Juan Marcos Blanco, Miguel Ferrari, and Jose Miguel Nuñez. Marcos Santana is Executive Producer and Showrunner of the series, with Telemundo’s Martha Godoy and AG Studios’ Rodrigo Guerrero as Executive Producers. La Reina del Sur Season Two is a co-production between Telemundo Global Studios and Netflix. Telemundo has the exclusive rights in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and Netflix has the exclusive rights for the rest of the world for OTT.
Source: Nielsen, 7/29/19, L+SD, A18-49 & A18-34 (000) rank based on all Nielsen reportable networks, 10-11pm strict daypart; TEL vs. UNI, UMA, AZA & ETV combined, M-F 8-11pm strict daypart. 9/24/18-7/29/19, L+7 (Most Current), #1 Spanish-language season rank excluding sports and specials, M-Su 7-11pm. 4/22/19-7/26/19, L+7, P2+ reach (000) based on 6+ minute qualifier. 4/22/19-7/29/19, L+7 (Most Current), A18-49 & A18-34 (000), TEL vs. UNI & UMA combined, M-F 8-11pm strict daypart. 4/22/19-7/29/19, L+SD, A18-49 & A18-34 (000) rank based on all Nielsen reportable networks, M-F 10-11pm strict daypart. Shareablee, Powerrankings, US**** Media & Entertainment – TV Shows – Broadcast – Drama, Period: 4/22/19 – 07/29/19; comScore Rentrak, Period: Jan 1st – Jun 30th 2019, Broadcast Episodes Ranked by Total Set Top Box VOD Starts.
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