Univision N.Y. Affiliate Gets Historic Win

Univision’s local New York affiliate has taken the market’s July sweep in all three key demo news races for the first time in history.

WXTV-Univision 41 won in adults 18-49 at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts against the English-language competition on the other stations, according to data from Nielsen Media Research. It also won weekday primetime in adults 18-49 against the English-language stations as well as adults 18-34.

In weekday primetime, Univision’s 174,000 viewers in adults 18-49 was just able to edge out the 173,000 for WNYW-TV, the local Fox affiliate. WNBC came in third during the week with an average 120,000 viewers.

For the 6 p.m. time period, the race was much more one-sided. Univision averaged 123,000 demo viewers to WABC-TV’s 87,000, WCBS’s 52,000 and Fox’s 40,000. It was much the same at 6:30 p.m., where Noticiero Univision averaged 122,000 adults 18-49 to 83,000 for ABC’s World News With Charles Gibson, 59,000 for NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams and 54,000 for the CBS Evening News With Katie Couric.

Things get a bit closer but not much more at 11 p.m., where Noticias Univision 41 averaged 172,000 adults 18-49 to WABC’s 155,000, WNBC’s 138,000 and WCBS’s 106,000.