Telemundo’s Opening Weekend Broadcast of FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Reaches 5.3 Million Total Viewers

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Telemundo’s coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup continues Wednesday, June 21 with Russia vs. Portugal at 10:30 a.m. ET followed by Mexico vs. New Zealand at 1:30 p.m. ET, on Telemundo and Telemundo Deportes’ digital platforms

Miami – June 20, 2017 – Telemundo Deportes’ exclusive and unprecedented multi-platform coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 kicked off this past weekend reaching 5.3 million total viewers through the first three matches – Russia vs. New Zealand, Portugal vs. Mexico, and Cameroon vs. Chile, according to Nielsen. Telemundo’s coverage of the opening weekend averaged 1.3 million total viewers and 771,000 adults 18-49, outperforming Fox Sports networks by 4X among total viewers (+335%) and among adults 18-49 (+329%.) The matches also surpassed Univision’s coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 opening weekend, which aired in similar time periods, by 188% among total viewers and 155% among adults 18-49.

Mexico’s 2-2 tie against Portugal on Sunday, June 18 at 11:00 a.m. ET reached 4 million total viewers and scored 2.3 million streaming minutes, ranking as Telemundo most streamed match ever. The match window averaged 2.4 million total viewers and 1.4 million adults 18-49, outperforming Fox Sports networks by 394% and 379%, respectively.

Through the first three matches, Telemundo Deportes’ digital platforms tapped a total of 4.6 million streaming minutes and generated close to half a million social interactions. Portugal vs. Mexico was the biggest driver, delivering more social interactions and unique social authors than Fox Sports.

At the local level, the Portugal vs. Mexico match was rated the #1 program in the time period among adults aged 18-49 in Atlanta, Orlando, Sacramento, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix and San Francisco, regardless of language.

Telemundo Deportes’ coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 continues Wednesday, June 21 with Mexico vs. New Zealand live at 1:30 p.m. ET on Telemundo and via live stream on TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App. El Tri arrives in Sochi looking to build on their unbeaten streak and score a win against New Zealand, a team that will have an uphill battle as it comes off the loss to Russia.  Andrés Cantor will call the action alongside the analysis of Carlos Hermosillo and Manuel Sol.

Wednesday’s coverage begins at 10 a.m. ET with “Hoy en la Copa Confederaciones” hosted by Ana Jurka, Miguel Gurwitz and Carlos Hermosillo recapping the tournament’s results and offering a preview on the games to come.

Russia will challenge Portugal at 10:30 a.m. ET in the first match of the day, live on Telemundo and via live stream on TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app. Sammy Sadovnik calling the match with the analysis of Copán Álvarez.

Coming off a tie with Mexico, Portugal is looking to capitalize on its momentum and contributions from Ricardo Quaresma, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe. Russia, meanwhile, will be a tough competitor as it looks to continue its win streak following a 2-0 victory over New Zealand on opening day of Confederations Cup play Saturday.

On Thursday, June 22, Cameroon will face Australia at 10:30 a.m. ET and World Champion Germany clashes against 2-time Copa America winner Chile at 1:30 p.m. ET. Both games will air live on Telemundo and live streamed via TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app.

Upcoming matches:

Date    Time (ET)        Event   Network

Wed, June 21  10:30 a.m.       Russia vs. Portugal      TELEMUNDO;

TelemundoDeportes.com;

Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App

            1:30 p.m.         Mexico vs. New Zealand        TELEMUNDO;

 TelemundoDeportes.com;

Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App

Thurs, June 22 10:30 a.m.       Cameroon vs. Australia           TELEMUNDO;

 TelemundoDeportes.com;

Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App

            1:30 p.m.         Germany vs. Chile      TELEMUNDO;

TelemundoDeportes.com;

Telemundo Deportes En Vivo App

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Source: Nielsen, NPM, Fast National Program Data, Live+SD, average audience for TEL based on match window. Nielsen Live+SD ratings; Telemundo program average vs competition time period rating for all game coverage. Spanish language broadcast includes TEL, UNI, UMA, AZA, ETV. Reach based on Fast Cume, 6+ minute qualifier. Adobe Analytics, US Only, 5/15-6/18; Nielsen Social, US Only, 6/ 17-6/18.

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Telemundo is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. The network features original scripted dramas from Telemundo Studios – the #1 producer of Spanish-language primetime content – as well as non-scripted productions, theatrical motion pictures, specials, news and first-class sports events. The network reaches 94% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 16 owned stations and 55 broadcast affiliates. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a local television station serving Puerto Rico. Telemundo is part of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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