20 MAY 2022

Univision’s “El Ultimo Rey: El Hijo del Pueblo” debut reaches 2.4 million viewers

The biopic series of popular music artist, Vicente Fernández ranked as the No. 1 program on all of television in the 10 p.m. hour .

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Unvision's “El Ultimo Rey: El Hijo del Pueblo,” a biopic series of music legend Vicente Fernández starring Mexican singer and actor Pablo Montero, garnered 2.4 million viewers on Tuesday."'El Ultimo Rey: El Hijo del Pueblo's"'stellar performance is testament to our reinvigorated content strategy that is driving the company's ratings growth," said Luis Silberwasser, President of TelevisaUnivision US Networks Group. "Once again, we are delivering high-performing content with a compelling story that brings together Hispanics audiences to Univision."
 
Airing from 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., “El Ultimo Rey: El Hijo del Pueblo” delivered an average audience of 1.6 million Total Viewers, placing the network ahead of ABC and NBC. The title ranked as the No. 1 program on all of television in the 10 p.m. hour among Adults 18-34 as well as No. 2 among Adults 18-49.
 
Led by a star-studded cast including Angélica Aragón, Iván Arana, Iliana Fox, Pablo Montero, Jesús Moré, Emilio Osorio, Salvador Sánchez, and Vince Miranda, the debut also delivered double-digit audience growth to the network's weeknight 10 p.m. hour from the comparable night in 2021 among Total Viewers by 14%.
 
The numbers are compared to, but exceed the figures of other first-run episodes, such as NBC’s “Young Rock,” “Mr. Mayor” and “New Amsterdam.” Additionally, “El Ultimo Rey: El Hijo del Pueblo” positioned Univision as the No. 1 Spanish-language network during the 10 p.m. hour with double-to-triple digit audience advantages over Telemundo’s “Pasion de Gavilanes II” among Total Viewers 2+, Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

'El Ultimo Rey: El Hijo del Pueblo's"' stellar performance is testament to our reinvigorated content strategy that is driving the company's ratings growth. Once again, we are delivering high-performing content with a compelling story that brings together Hispanics audiences to Univision.” Luis Silberwasser President, TelevisaUnivision US Networks Group