America’s last audience of loyal, committed TV watchers: Latinos
March 5, 2018 11:48 AM   Subscribe

Why Latino Viewers Are Important for Networks Latino viewers are an increasingly important demographic for all networks. The Nielsen Company found that Hispanics in the US have over $1 trillion in purchasing power and represent more than half of US population growth between 2000-2010. Bi-lingual homes where both Spanish and English are spoken currently watch about 50% Spanish-language television, while English-dominant Hispanic households watch a mere 3% of Spanish-language TV.


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posted by mecran01 (3 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I know every thread isn't about politics, but God damn do I hope that latinos remember all the people and companies that made common cause with the nativist fuckwits currently running rampant on the Right, and vote aggressively with their ballots, feet, and pocketbooks.
posted by leotrotsky at 1:09 PM on March 5 [4 favorites]

I guess I found this really interesting because television executives are more than happy to recognize and respond to our changing national demographics regardless of ideology, in much the same way that insurers will pay for medical treatments based on their empirical effectiveness, regardless of whether or not it is an "alternative" treatment.

Jane the Virgin has been taking over my mental space, and I was just thinking about how interesting it was that a bilingual Telenovela has done so explosively well and what that means.
posted by mecran01 at 11:03 AM on March 6

Coincidentally, Latinos are also one of the most reliable purchasers of print media.
posted by klangklangston at 1:35 PM on March 6

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