U.S. fact of the day

by on September 9, 2011 at 6:49 am in Television | Permalink

Univision dominated its English-language counterparts last night [Monday night], winning Monday night in adults 18-49 (2.3/6), adults 18-34 (2.5/7) and total viewers (5.7 million) with the three-hour finale of Pequeños Gigantes. Fox (2.0/5, 4.5 million) was second in the demo, paced by a new Hell’s Kitchen (2.6/6, 5.8 million) at 9 PM, which was the top-rated program of the night despite slipping 10% in the demo from last Monday. (It followed a Hell’s Kitchen rerun, which dragged down the network’s nightly average.) ABC’s two-hour Bachelor Pad (1.8/5, 5.9 million), was also down 10% from last week and edged Hell’s Kitchen as the most watched program of the night. The only other original last night was NBC’s Children of 9/11, the first of a slew of 9/11 specials to unspool on the broadcast networks this week. It drew a 1.1/3 demo rating at 10 PM, tying CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 rerun for the top spot in the hour.

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1 joshua September 9, 2011 at 7:24 am

There are three different demographic/cultural trends in the United States that anyone with an entrepreneurial mind would be wise to consider. One of them is the growing proportion of Hispanics.

2 The Anti-Gnostic September 9, 2011 at 8:52 am

Also, I foresee a growing demand for law enforcement and public health services.

3 prado September 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Yes more public health services for aging white baby boomers. Thankfully Hispanics will help pay for their medical care and other social services.

4 The Anti-Gnostic September 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

One big happy family.

5 ziel September 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm

We are indeed in BIG trouble if we are going to have to rely on Hispanic incomes to pay our medical care.

6 Peter Schaeffer September 10, 2011 at 1:12 am


A related and very serious point is that astounding few Hispanics have the skills to become high-level medical professionals. On the NAEP tests the number of Hispanic 12 grade students with advanced math and science skills rounds to zero.

7 Peter Schaeffer September 10, 2011 at 1:05 am


“Thankfully Hispanics will help pay for their medical care and other social services.”

Low-skill immigrants are a tax burden essentially every day of their lives. A huge one at that. They can’t pay for anything. We have to pay for them. Typical quote

“Guest Contribution: The ageing, crisis-prone, welfare state is bad news for welfare migration” (http://www.econbrowser.com/archives/2010/10/guest_contribut_9.html)

“In this way, the net fiscal burden for each age cohort of migrants was calculated in present value terms. Within each age cohort, these calculations were disaggregated according to three educational levels: Less than high school education, high school education, and more than high school education. Indeed the findings suggest that migrants with less than high school education are typically a net fiscal burden that can reach as high as approximately US$100,000 in present value, when the migrants’ age on arrival is between 20-30 years.”

Of course, subsequent generations don’t do significantly better. See

“Honesty from the Left on Hispanic Immigration” (http://www.city-journal.org/2008/eon1008hm.html)

“The Latino Education Crisis pulls no punches in its conclusions: “With no evidence of an imminent turnaround in the rate at which Latino students are either graduating from high school or obtaining college degrees, it appears that both a regional and national catastrophe are at hand.” The United States is well on its way to creating a “permanent underclass,” the authors write. They even have the nerve to discuss the calamity of Latinos’ rapidly rising illegitimacy rate—which now stands at 50 percent. Gandara and Contreras had better get used to being called racists from open-borders supporters, as anyone who dares to point out Hispanic family breakdown can attest. ”

Catastrophe don’t pay taxes, they consume them.

8 TGGP September 10, 2011 at 8:28 pm

A study on the relation between diversity and law enforcement here.

9 josh September 9, 2011 at 9:44 am

and cheap chalupas. We mustn’t forget the cheap chalupas that make the disintegration of our culture worthwhile.

10 Gepap September 9, 2011 at 11:22 am

Wow, the racists are out in force! Hurrah!

11 joshua September 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

There’s nothing racist about acknowledging the fact that the proportion of Hispanic population is growing in the United States, just as there’s nothing ageist about acknowledging that the proportion of older people is also increasing, and there’s nothing “skinnyest” about acknowledging that the proportion of obese people is also increasing. Smart people, whether it’s people running Univision, or people selling care products to fat old white people, will recognize the shifts in demand that will come as a result of these shifting demographics and profit accordingly.

12 josh September 9, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I’m a racist.

13 Bill September 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

When you have one or a few ethnic channels, and many many more channels aimed at niches, this is what you would expect. If you had more hispanic channels, you would have the same result.

Which brings up the history of televangelism and how if you were one of the first and only religious channels allocated to you, you got a large following in the mid-70s to early 80’s. Evangelists were the first to grab the space the cable channels didn’t know what to do with. Then we get Pat Robertson.

14 zielWe September 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm

We had Pat Robertson years before cable – even in the NYC market.

15 Steve September 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm

We can expect ever more cultural vibrancy of the Sabado Gigante! variety.

White people today pay almost zero attention to anything Mexican or Mexican-American except Mexican food, so it’s not well understood how the growth of the Hispanic population is driving the demand for low-brow Hollywood summer blockbusters like the Fast and Furious movies. In 2007, 30% of people who saw ten movies or more each summer were Hispanic, and it’s probably around a third by now.


16 Chris D September 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Setting aside the xenophobia masquerading as economics, I don’t see how this is relevant unless the available Spanish-language broadcasting even begins to match the amount of available English-language broadcasting.

How many Spanish-language channels are there for Spanish speakers to choose from? It will vary widely by location, too.


17 The Anti-Gnostic September 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Silly gringo. The significance is how many people watch the limited Latino broadcast offerings, not how many different Latino offerings there are.

I would love to be a fly on the wall when this concept hits home.

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