WAPA America, the Hemisphere Media Group-owned cable network operated by Puerto Rican broadcaster WAPA-TV, has been designated a nationally-rated cable network by Nielsen. The first Nielsen ratings reports for the network will be made available on September 28.
"We've been analyzing preliminary Nielsen data for several months and we are very excited with the findings, which confirm that WAPA America has a large and loyal audience," said Alan J. Sokol, president of Hemisphere Media Group, in a release.
WAPA America features news, sports and entertainment programming, including live telecasts of Puerto Rican basketball league Baloncesto Superior Nacional.
In addition to WAPA America, Hemisphere Media Group also owns Spanish-language networks Cinelatino, Pasiones, Centroamerica TV and Television Dominica.