Mexico Match Scores For TelemundoVictory Over Jamaica In World Cup Qualifier Was Top Sports Telecast Tuesday, Broadcaster Says 6/05/2013 2:46 PM Eastern
Telemundo said its Tuesday night telecast of Mexico’s important 1-0 win over Jamaica in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match was the top sporting event on television that night regardless of language.
The NBCUniversal-owned Spanish-language broadcaster claimed an average of nearly 2.9 million total viewers and more than 1.7 million viewers ages 18-49, citing Nielsen Live Plus Same Day data. On a cumulative basis, the Rumbo al Mundial match reached more than 5.7 million viewers, including about 3.38 million in the 18-49 demo, Telemundo said.
The match, played in Kingston, Jamaica, was the top telecast among total viewers in Houston and Los Angeles in the period, and the top program among adults 18-49 in those markets plus Miami, Fla., and Dallas, again regardless of language, according to Telemundo.
The National Mexico Team plays next on Telemundo on Friday (June 7) at 9 p.m., taking on Panama in Panama. The win Tuesday night was “El Tri’s” first win in qualifying matches and propelled Mexico to the top of the group, with one more game played than other countries in the CONCACAF group. The group’s top three teams automatically qualify for the World Cup finals next year in Brazil, while the fourth-placed team can advance by defeating New Zealand in a two-game playoff.
Also Friday night, the United States men’s national team takes on Jamaica in a World Cup qualifying away match on BeIN Sport.