‘Sabado Gigante': Latin America’s Ed Sullivan Prepares to Bow Out

April 17, 2015 11:04 PM

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‘Sabado Gigante': Latin America’s Ed Sullivan Prepares to Bow Out

When “Sabado Gigante” ends its 53-year run on Sept. 19, Univision says adios to a beloved variety program that has attracted as many as 2 million viewers a week in the U.S. alone.

Per Nielsen, the three-hour “Giant Saturday” has continued to rank as the top entertainment program on Saturday nights across key Hispanic demos. Key to its success has been host Mario Kreutzberger, aka Don Francisco, whose pioneering spirit kept the show fresh, topical, profitable and above all, en...

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