La Academia (The Academy) is a Mexican reality musical talent show shown on Azteca, that premiered in June 2002 and it's currently in its tenth installment. Although the show itself is not affiliated with the Endemol franchise, which includes the "Star Academy" shows, it does share the competition format of many of the variants of the global franchise.
Over the first seasons, the show was a reliable dominator of its time-slot, which was shown by its triumph over Televisa's Operación Triunfo Mexico. The rival show was only produced for one season, and was in fact the official Endemol entry in Mexico. However, the last seasons of La Academia have had declining ratings, being aired against the Mexican version of The Voice, produced by Televisa.
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