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Replicating the season that now six times winners Liverpool had on the pitch, Univision Deportes has revealed that nearly 22.2 million total viewers 2+ tuned in to all or part of its 91 UEFA Champions League (UCL) football telecasts.
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This made the 2018/19 competition the most-watched season on any network or in any language during Univision Deportes' inaugural run as the exclusive US Spanish-language television partner.

In total, Univision delivered three-fifths of the UCL television audience in the US, marking the first time since 2013-14 that the soccer league’s Spanish-language telecasts attracted a higher audience share than English-language.

Matches airing on Univision and simulcast on Univision Deportes Network (UDN) over the season averaged 631,000 total viewers 2+ and 314,000 adults 18-49. Across the Univision Deportes linear portfolio — including Univision, UniMás, Univision Deportes Network (UDN) and Galavisión — UCL contests generated an average of 231,000 total viewers 2+ and 120,000 Adults 18-49. This season’s matches out-delivered the previous season’s Spanish-language telecasts by 32% among total viewers 2+ and 9% with Adults 18-49.

The telecast of Liverpool’s triumph in the final against Tottenham delivered the largest final audience in Spanish-language since 2015 which saw Hispanic icon Lionel Messi’s Barcelona triumph over Juventus. The 1 June 2019 match, simulcast on UDN, reached nearly 4.0 million total viewers 2+ during the broadcast, and averaged 1.4 million total viewers and 732,000 for adults 18-49. Compared with last year’s telecast on ESPN Deportes — which also featured Liverpool but that time against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid — Univision Deportes saw double-digit increases among total viewers 2+, up 34%, and adults 18-49 ,14%.

“We are proud of the success UEFA matches have had for Univision Deportes, and equally proud that we have helped to expose some of the most exciting soccer in the world to a larger audience,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Univision Deportes. “This is further proof of the power and reach of Univision’s networks among fans of the beautiful game.”