Monday, March 05, 2007

Betty La Fea (Ugly Betty) Mas Bella Update XXXII

Just a couple of quick ones. The finale of "La Fea Mas Bella" has already run in Mexico . . . and outdrew the Oscars telecast, with 63% of the audience. And "La Fea" has led Univision's way in posting better numbers than the CW network this year (but is still struggling to pull in advertisers--one of the funniest things on tv is watching Anglo attorneys and private investigators doing ads in their fractured Spanish). In fact, "La Fea" is the only network show not to take a major hit from the return of "American Idol." (If only it hadn't jumped the shark and run off the rails--is that called mixing a metaphor? How would you say that in Spanish?) And not much "Ugly Betty" news, just this note that it lost its ratings lead in Australia, barely, to CSI. By 20,000 viewers. Hmm. Maybe ABC should consider a move here, too.