WXTV, the Univision-owned station in New York, cleaned up during July sweeps — with high ratings for its 6 p.m. newscast “Noticias 41,” repping the first time in Gotham-area viewing history that a Spanish-lingo weekday news program beat an English-language one for an entire sweeps period.
According to Nielsen Station Index ratings released Thursday, “Noticias 41” beat competitor CBS-TV’s Channel 2’s “News 2” for the July 6-Aug. 2 stretch with a 2.9 NSI rating and 6 share in the 6-6:30 p.m. weekday slot. “News 2” achieved a 2.7/6 rating, its lowest to date.
With a 1.6/4 NSI rating — sign-on to sign-off — WXTV tied its own sweeps-ratings record set when broadcasting World Cup Soccer in 1998.
Novelas “Por tu Amor” and “Rosalinda” each gave WXTV fourth place in their respective time periods, the former with a 4.2/8 in primetime access in the 7-8 p.m. slot and the latter with 4.5/7 in the 8-9 p.m. weekday primetime hour.
Between 7 and 8 p.m. the station beat out three of New York’s six English-language VHF Network stations, including those of Fox, CBS, and UPN.
Each New York NSI rating point equals 68,749.9 television households.