'José De Egipto' Crushes Ratings Beating 'El Señor De Los Cielos 5', Copa Oro Match

'José De Egipto' Telenovela
The Univision telenovela is performing outstanding and in its final episodes it's proving to be unbeatable. Record

The ratings war continues between Univision and Telemundo and "José De Egipto" on the former is proving to be unstoppable. On Thursday, July 13, the Brazilian production was the most watched program out both major Spanish-language networks garnering 2.2 million viewers on the overnight ratings. The series outperformed "El Señor de los Cielos" Season 5 and a Copa Oro match that saw Mexico and Jamaica face off in a game that ended up with a score of 0-0.

In the highly-coveted 18-49 year old demographic that advertisers seek, "José de Egipto" on Univision and "El Señor de los Cielos 5" tied with 1 million viewers each. Copa Oro got 1.7 million in the overall audience and 889K viewers in the demo. "José De Egipto" airs weeknights at 8pm/7c on and goes up against "Jenni Rivera: Mariposa de Barrio," easily beating it nightly. "José de Egipto" is ending soon and will be replaced by "Enamorándome de Ramón" by Televisa which premieres on August 8. Take a look at last night's preliminary ratings below and tell us what you think!

"José De Egipto" follows Joseph when he was was born around 1716 BC, in Haran, region of Mesopotamia, a 'miracle' son. He is the son of Rachel, a sterile woman and the most loved wife of Jacob, who is already an old man when his son is born. Joseph soon becomes the favorite son. Joseph receives an ornamented tunic from Jacob, symbolizing he was chosen as his successor. Unaccepting of their father's decision and overcome by envy, the brothers decide to teach Joseph a lesson, throwing him into a deep well with no way out and they then sell the brother as a slave.

Joseph is taken to Egypt. The young Hebrew becomes the servant of Potiphar, head of the Pharaoh Apepi's guard. Sati, the commander's wife, begins to feel a burning desire for Joseph, and does everything to conquer his heart, but always fails. Furious, she gets back at Joseph by lying and saying the Hebrew tried to rape her. Potiphar sends him to prison.

Pharaoh Apepi begins to be tormented by strange nightmares and, when he finds out that Joseph has the gift to interpret dreams, he calls him to the royal palace. After hearing Apepi's dream, Joseph reveals that Egypt will enjoy seven years of bounty, which will then be replaced by long period of famine. Joseph also says it will be necessary to store enough food during the bounty period to supply the people during the tadfimes of lamentation.

When hunger arrives in Canaan, Jacob sends his sons in search of food in Egypt, because he learns it is the only place on earth with food. Upon arriving before the respected governor of Egypt, Jacob's sons do not recognize him as their brother under the Egyptian clothing. But Joseph recognizes them and he is forced to hide in order to cry, in deep pain, almost twenty years after the betrayal. Now, only Joseph can save the brothers who made him suffer so much in the past.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.