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Press Release
September 26, 2018

MIAMI – September 26, 2018 – Last night Telemundo finished as the #1 Spanish-language broadcast network fueled by the premiere of “El Recluso” (The Inmate), the #1 program on Spanish-language television among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. Produced by Telemundo International Studios, the much anticipated prison thriller, averaged 1,545,000 total viewers, 808,000 adults 18-49 and 331,000 adults 18-34, outperforming Univision’s “La Piloto” at 10pm by +27%, +54% and +46%, respectively among the three demos. Starring Ignacio Serricchio (“Lost in Space,” “The Wedding Ringer,” “The Mule”) and Ana Claudia Talancón (“Love in the Time of Cholera,” “One Missed Call,” “Top Chef Mexico”), the 13-episode series was the #1 most social program among Hispanic networks in primetime last night.

Locally, Telemundo ranked as the #1 Spanish-language network at 10pm in New York, Miami, Houston, San Francisco, Phoenix, Orlando, Denver and Tampa, among total viewers and adults 18-49, and #1 in Los Angeles, Dallas and Sacramento among adults 18-49, on “El Recluso” premiere night.

“El Recluso” tells the story of Lázaro Mendoza (Serricchio), a former U.S. Marine who enters a maximum-security prison in Mexico, under a false identity and accused of an alleged triple murder. His mission is to infiltrate a dangerous band of inmates and guards that operate inside and outside of prison who are the prime suspects of the kidnapping of the teenage daughter of U.S. Judge, John Morris (Guy Ecker).

Executive produced by Marcos Santana, Inna Payán, Ana Paula Valdovinos and Sebastián Ortega, “El Recluso” is was directed by Jorge Colón, Mariano Ardanaz and Alfonso Pineda. The script was conceptualized by Marcos Santana and adapted by Joaquín Casasola, Enrique Vázquez y Gerónimo Barriga.

Source: Nielsen NPM, 9/25/18, Live+SD, Proj (000); NSI, 9/25/18, Live+SD, Rank based on A18-49 & P2+ (000) for M-F 10-11pm ET/PT daypart among TEL, UNI, UMA, AZA, ETV, NBC, ABC, CBS & FOX; Nielsen Social Content Ratings, 9/25/18.

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About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Noticias, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 28 local stations, 51 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.