'Caer En Tentación' On Univision Fails: 'El Señor De Los Cielos' On Telemundo Proves Unbeatable

Telenovela 'Caer En Tentación'
Silvia Navarro and Gabriel Soto star in the new Televisa thriller that will have everyone talking. Televisa

Univision premiered "Caer En Tentación" last night opposite "El Señor De Los Cielos" on Telemundo and it unfortunately lost the first round, as its predecessors have. The latter network had a strategy to debilitate the Silvia Navarro starring telenovela during its first episode. The Rafael Amaya-led series started a minuter earlier than its 10pm/9c slot and it also aired a preview of the much-anticipated fourth season of "Señora Acero." 

As far as numbers go, on the overnight ratings by Nielsen, "El Señor De Los Cielos" scored 1.8 million viewers in overall audience with 1 million in the 18-49 demo. "Caer En Tentación" scored 1.4 million total viewers and 635,000 in the key demo.

It's not a hopeful start for Univision that has been struggling to compete with the super series that Telemundo programs on the same time slot. During the course of the fifth season of "El Señor De Los Cielos", Aurelio Casillas has managed to kill off many projects like "La Piloto," "Rosario Tijeras," "La Tierra Prometida," and "Hoy Voy A Cambiar."

"Caer En Tentación" is just starting, but it's competing with the final episodes of "El Señor De Los Cielos," which will increase the interest of viewers. The outlook looks even darker as "Señora Acero" is returning, which has turned out to be another ratings juggernaut.

"Caer En Tentación" is the thrilling story of two couples who dare to live a forbidden love. Raquel never suspected that, upon attending an emergency call, she would not only discover that Damián, her husband, has gone into a coma due to a car accident, but also that the body of an unidentified woman who was traveling with him is missing. Santiago, a friend of the family, gets there to support Raquel and discovers a terrible truth; the missing woman is no other than his wife, Carolina, who happens to be Damián’s lover.

Occurring in two different times, Fall into temptation shows a painful present after discovering the lies that had been growing around these two couples, who were apparently connected only by a good friendship, and a past in which we ignore what happened when these two marriages met, three years before, unleashing a daring and unconventional story.

"El Señor De Los Cielos" Season 5 followed Aurelio Casillas as he retreated from the action and the business to live his relationship with Emiliana Contreras, his latest lover - in a ranch near the mountains, known as the Golden Triangle, between the states of Sonora, Sinaloa and Durango - apparently enjoying now that authorities believe him dead. But deep inside, he is preparing because he knows he’ll have to start a war that was put on hold, with Victor, his nephew. And he knows one of them will not come out alive. It will be a war to death that will shed a lot of blood, not from outsiders, but from his own family.

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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.