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Gold Cup audience on Univision networks jumps
June 13th, 2011 10:07PM

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[TELEVISION WATCH] The Gold Cup is drawing twice as many viewers on the Univision networks for their coverage of the Concacaf championship as they did two years ago.

Thursday's Mexico-Cuba drew 8 million viewers on Univision and put Univision ahead of all networks except ABC, which had Game 5 coverage of the NBA finals, among men 18-34 and men 18-49.

After eight matches, Gold Cup 2011 is up 92 percent among viewers 2 and older to an average of 1,812,000 a game.

Univision stations had higher viewership than the CBS, NBC and FOX stations combined in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and San Francisco.



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  1. James Froehlich
    commented on: June 14, 2011 at 9:49 a.m.
    Not surprised at this jump. Independent of each other, my son and I have both opted to watch the Gold Cup games on Hispanic stations to avoid the standard blather from US announcers. Way too much talk and "homer" attitude. Supporting the home team doesn't mean ignoring their mistakes!!!

  1. Doug Lister
    commented on: June 14, 2011 at 11:45 a.m.
    You think that the homer blanter is better in Spanish? It's equally as bad when they're covering Mexico. I really think that this is due to the fact that Cox covers a huge portion of the country and people would rather watch it in HD on Univision than in normal definition on FSC.

  1. Ric Fonseca
    commented on: June 14, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
    I prefer watching the Spanish language feed, and yes, I do agree that objectivity is rarely the rule, but it goes on no matter if it is Mexico or Argentina or Spain, or Italia, yet I can uncategorically say that it certainly beats listening to the gawd-awful boring Brit & sophopmoric and untrained US announcers, that even my wife asked me to PLEASE, POR FAVOR, PREGO, BITTE, change the English blathering, and to show our "objectivity" tried to watch the Spanish language channel in mute, as I could only take so much of Hugo Sanchez's seemingly uncomfortable innane comments, especially when asked about his predecessor Ricardo La Volpe as he had an interesting try in skirting the question and said, are you ready for this, nada, niente, nothing of importance! HOWEVER, I did notice that whenever the other two commentators made a comment about tactics, Hugol Sanchez, the former "Nino de Oro" of a bygone era in Spain, took the effort to correct them ever so politely.... the message being that like some Fox homers, the Galavision announcers are just as ignorant of the game and tactics. Anyway,after a while we finally said, the heck with it and tuned in to the NBA finals!


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