Discovery U.S. Hispanic Portfolio Delivers Highest Ratings Year On Record In 2015

- Second consecutive year of record ratings for the channel group -

- The portfolio grew 4% year-on-year

- Discovery en Español is #1 on Thursday nights "Jueves de Aventura" among Spanish-language pay-TV networks for persons aged 18-49

- Discovery en Español continued to be the #1 pay-TV Spanish-language network in late prime time among all key demographics

- Discovery Familia achieved double-digit year-on-year increases among women and adults aged 18-49

Jan 21, 2016, 12:27 ET from Discovery U.S. Hispanic

MIAMI, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery U.S. Hispanic, a division of Discovery Communications, today announced 2015 audience figures, reporting the highest-rated year for its portfolio of networks for the second consecutive year. According to Nielsen data, Discovery's U.S. Hispanic channels grew by 4%1 from the previous year in the core demo of adults 18-49 during primetime, confirming the popularity of Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia among Hispanic viewers in the United States.

Boosted by the success of series such as Texas Trocas, Mexicánicos, Alaska: La Última Frontera, and Supervivencia al Desnudo, Discovery en Español attained high rankings throughout the year closing 2015 as #1 on Thursday nights "Jueves de Aventura" among Spanish-language pay-TV networks for P18-492 and #2 on Mondays "Lunes de Motores" among persons, men and women 18-493.  Discovery Familia registered its fourth year of consecutive growth4, achieving double-digit increases among W18-49 (up 40%) and P18-49 (up 44%)5.

"The consecutive ratings success of our portfolio confirms the effectiveness of our content strategy, which has carved an important place among Latino viewers," said Angela Recio Sondon, Discovery U.S. Hispanic's Vice President of Content. "We are thrilled to see our viewers continuing to increasingly choose our networks as top destinations for their entertainment."

Discovery en Español also ranked as the #1 non-sports Spanish language cable channel Monday-Friday in the 10pm time slot among P18-496 and maintained its leadership as the #1 Spanish-language pay-TV network in late prime time among P18-497. In 2015 Discovery en Español also outperformed broadcast networks such as MundoMax and Azteca Monday-Sunday in prime time among P18-498.

Discovery Familia achieved double-digit growth in all week nights year-on-year9, driven by the popularity of titles such as Kilos Mortales, Adivina el Diagnóstico, Nacimientos Asombrosos, Desafío Fashionista and Emergencias Sexuales. The channel ended 2015 as #4 among all Spanish-language cable networks in the demographic of women aged 18-4910.

About Discovery U.S. Hispanic
Discovery U.S. Hispanic, a division of Discovery Communications the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, is comprised of Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia, two networks for Spanish-speaking audiences in the United States. Discovery en Español connects viewers to the world and all its wonder and possibilities through quality programming focusing on bold storytelling across core genres including adventure, ingenuity, natural, history, investigation and current affairs. Discovery Familia is dedicated to Hispanic women and what matters in their lives. During the day the network broadcast a Discovery Kids block, which provides a safe environment for children aged 2-6 with entertaining, curriculum-based programming. In the evening, the channel offers programming for women, focusing on home décor, food, health, beauty and parenting. For more information, please visit

1 Nielsen, Live+SD, P18-49 P18-49,1900-2259, 2014 (12/30/13-12/28/14), 2015 (12/29/14-12/27/15)
2 Nielsen, Live+SD, P18-49, 1900-2259, 2015 (12/29/14-12/27/15)
3 Nielsen, Live+SD, P18-49/M18-49/W18-49, 1900-2259, 2015 (12/29/14-12/27/15)
4 Nielsen, Live+SD, W18-49, 1900-2259, 2011 (12/27/10-12/25/11), 2012 (12/26/11-12/30/12), 2013 (12/31/12-12/29/13), 2014 (12/30/13-12/28/14), 2015 (12/29/14-12/27/15)
5 Nielsen, Live+SD, P18-49/W18-49, 1900-2259, 2014 (12/30/13-12/28/14), 2015 (12/29/14-12/27/15)
6 Source: Nielsen, Live +SD, 2015 Mon-Fri 10p-11p, Hispanic P18-49
7 Nielsen, Live+SD, P18-49, 2300-2659, 2015 (12/29/14-12/27/15)
8 Nielsen, Live+SD, 2015 Prime MS 7p-11p, Hispanic P18-49)
9 Nielsen, Live+SD, W18-49, 1900-2259, 2014 (12/30/13-12/28/14), 2015 (12/29/14-12/27/15)
10 Nielsen, Live+SD, W18-49, 1900-2259, 2015 (12/29/14-12/27/15)

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