I’m a big fan of El Chavo fan and am very excited about the toy line that will hit stores next month. They are really adorable and are sure to touch a whole new generation of El Chavo fans – from the many adults who grew up with him to the numerous collector’s throughout the country, and even the millions of kids who are now getting to know El Chavo through the animated series and their parents fond memories.
El Chavo Fun Facts:
An international television sensation:
- The Televisa production of El Chavo del 8 premiered on June 20, 1971 and forty years later still remains the network’s most famous show.
- The El Chavo del 8 sitcom is the most watched television show in Mexican history.
- El Chavo del 8 still reaches over 100 million viewers daily; that is the same viewership as the Super Bowl done on a daily basis.
- In the U.S. El Chavo del 8 consistently ranks within the top five Spanish-language shows broadcast on cable.
- El Chavo del 8 outdoes Nickelodeon, Disney and MTV as the most watched show on U.S. pay-TV from 5 to 6 pm and is among the 30 most watched shows in any time slot.
- The animated series El Chavo Animado, currently airing on the Univision network, has already proven to be a winner in Mexico for over five years.
About “El Chavo”:
The most-watched television sitcom in Mexican history “El Chavo,” made its debut on Mexican television in 1971. The story focuses around the adventures and tribulations of the title character, El Chavo, an orphan, and other inhabitants of a fictional housing complex. In the U.S., “El Chavo” runs Monday through Friday, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the leading Spanish-language cable network Galavision, part of Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Televisa, the world’s largest Spanish-speaking media conglomerate based in Mexico, created an animated series in 2007 based on the iconic sitcom. “El Chavo Animado” made its American debut on the Univision Network earlier this year. The show airs on Sundays at 4 p.m. ET/PT.