Posted by Elena del Valle on June 30, 2005
New York, June 29, 2005 – Azteca
America, one of the fastest-growing U.S. Hispanic television networks, announced that its hit musical reality show La Academia attracted 1.06 million viewers 2+ for its June 27 live concert, where it determined the six finalists who will compete on July 3 for over $400,000 in prize money.
“We’re on the brink of another ratings milestone for our young network as we anticipate well over 1 million viewers for our final concert,” said Azteca
America COO Jorge Jaidar.
La Academia has consistently attracted over 600,000 2+ viewers for the past five weeks, earning a spot on Nielsen’s Top 25 weekly list of most-watched Hispanic programs. The show traditionally posts strong viewership increases for its final concert.
The six finalists are: Edgar Guerrero, from
Boise Idaho; Yuridia Flores, from
Mesa, Arizona; Erasmo González, from Xalpatlahuac, Guerrero; Adrián Varela, from
Culiacan, Sinaloa; Cynthia Rodriguez, from
Monclova, Coahuila; and Silvia Mendivil, from
Los Mochis, Sinaloa. They will be competing during the grande finale broadcast live from the Arena Monterrey in
Mexico. Following the July 3 concert, the La Academia graduates will immediately begin an international tour starting in
Mexico, with the first
US concert in
California during the month of August.