Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Advertisers Missing the Mark?

The value and importance of culturally relevant content cannot be overstated in today's multicultural landscape. The ability to offer an audience material which falls on the spectrum of "in-culture" can help propel an organization or brand to a high level of engagement. Soy Tu Dueña serves as an interesting piece of study for those looking to reach and relate with the Hispanic market.

The number 1 show on television Tuesday night among the key 18-to-49 demographic was Univision's Spanish-language telenovela "Soy Tu Dueña," according to Nielsen numbers.

Underscoring the growing influence of the Hispanic viewer, the show beat out Fox's "Million Dollar Money Drop" and reruns of ABC's "No Ordinary Family," CBS' "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "The Good Wife," NBC's "Saturday Night Live: A Very Gilly Christmas" and The CW's "Life Unexpected" in the demo, which advertisers pay a premium to reach.

Something tells me that we should remind advertisers about the importance of the growing Hispanic market and the value made possible through engaging this important demographic. We'll just be blunt...Advertise on Univision! It's good for your brand.

Compare Tuesday's episode of "Soy Tu Dueña" to "NCIS: L.A.," for example. "Soy Tu Dueña" had 3.7 million viewers (out of 5.8 million overall) in its 18-49 demo, while "NCIS" only had 2.7 out of 11.3 million. NBC's "Saturday Night Live: A Very Gilly Christmas" was the closest with 3.1 million viewers in the demo out of its 6.2 million overall — 21% less than the telenovela.

It's not the first time the series — which centers on a woman named Valentina Villalba (Lucero) who vows never to fall in love again after being left at the altar, until she meets José Miguel (Fernando Colunga) — has topped the key demo. In June, it climbed to the top for the first time, and has a handful of times since.

"Univision is committed to becoming the #1 television network in the United States among adults 18-49, regardless of language, within the next five years and our ability to deliver top quality programming like 'Soy Tu Dueña' allows us to further advance on this goal,” Univision Networks President Cesar Conde tells The Hollywood Reporter.

Read the full article here.