TELEMUNDO EVENTS -- Pictured: (l-r) Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich at the Republican presidential primary candidate debate sponsored by CNN and Telemundo at the University of Houston in Houston, TX, on February 25, 2016. Emmy Award-Winning journalist María Celeste Arrarás is as a panelist on the only Republican debate to specifically address Latino issues this primary cycle, produced in partnership with CNN and the Salem Media Group. The debate marks the last encounter among Republican presidential hopefuls before Super Tuesday, the day when 12 states, including Colorado and Texas, choose their Republican presidential nominees. -- (Photo by: Bob Levey/Telemundo)
Telemundo’s broadcast of the only RNC-sanctioned Republican debate by a Spanish-language network reaches 3 million total viewers



Telemundo’s broadcast of the only GOP debate sanctioned by the Republican National Committee (RNC) aired by a Spanish-language network, reached a cumulative audience of 3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. Produced in partnership with CNN, the debate which was broadcast on Thursday, February 25 from8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET, averaged 1,220,000 total viewers, 531,000 adults 18 to 49 and 607,000 adults 25 to 54.

The Telemundo/CNN debate took place one week after a Telemundo/MSNBC Democratic Town Hall from Las Vegas, Nevada, making of Telemundo the only Spanish-language network to offer a direct dialogue between all Presidential candidates and the Latino audience before Super Tuesday this elections cycle.

Telemundo News’ broadcast of the GOP debate from Houston was part of the network’s #YODECIDO initiative, a one-of-a-kind effort to inform and empower Hispanic voters nationwide that will bring an unprecedented 275 hours of political coverage, coupled with the deployment of a robust digital platform designed to reach younger voters and a partnership with Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Emmy Award-winning “Noticiero Telemundo” anchors María Celeste Arrarás and José Díaz-Balart will lead #YODECIDO’s coverage, joined by more than 10 correspondents who will be documenting the political race nationwide.