Azteca America premieres the soccer Futbol Liga Mexicana season to double-digit growth vs last year. Friday night, Azteca America aired back-to-back games featuring Queretaro vs Pumas (8:25p EST) and Tijuana vs Puebla (10:25p EST). The games delivered an average of 244,000 total persons, with each game delivering an increase of 38% versus the opening games last year. Other demos also showed significant year-to-year increases, with the first game delivering an increase of +51% with Persons 18-49, +65% with Males 18-49, and +100% with Males 18-34, versus the opening game last year. (1)

On KAZA, the Flagship station for the network in Los Angeles, the first game ranked #1, regardless of language, outperforming all other broadcast TV stations with Males 18-34 and Males 18-49. Similarly, the second game out delivered all other broadcast stations in the time period and ranked #1 with all key male demos: Males 18-34, Males 18-49, and Males 25-54. (2)

The excitement of Friday Night Futbol continues this coming Friday with the return of Mexico’s legendary team, Santos, against Cruz Azul. This is an exclusive game that will only be shown in Azteca America.  “We’re thrilled to have Santos join our already strong lineup of teams,” said Manuel Abud, President and CEO of Azteca America.

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