Jenni Rivera has earned her best ratings to date with the final season of her reality series I Love Jenni. According to a recent press release, the late singer’s third run of shows premiered April 14, and has since reached more than 2.3 million total viewers.
Furthermore, it has managed to beat out popular English-language cable networks, such as Comedy Central, FX, TBS, A&E, Lifetime, and AMC, for the top two demographics among the Hispanic community (18-34, 18-39).
During her career, Jenni Rivera was nominated for multiple Grammy awards, and won multiple Billboard Music and Premios de la Musica awards, selling more than 22 million records worldwide with five certified Double Platinum, 15 Platinum, and 15 Gold by the RIAA.
Her most recent award win came from Billboard, according to a report from The Huffington Post earlier this week. The wins were for Latin Artist of the Year and Latin Album of the Year (for La Misma Gran Senora).
Rivera died in a plane crash in December 2012 shortly before she was to star on an ABC sitcom and launch both fashion and cosmetic lines.
Liane Su, I Love Jenni executive producer, has teamed up with AlphaDogs Post Production to finish a tribute and the last few episodes. The death of Jenni Rivera was detailed in the two-part episode “Mariposa” in which the singer played her final concert in Monterrey, Mexico, the night of the crash.
The second part of the episode aired May 19 and featured news of the crash as well as the family fallout. There are three episodes remaining with the finale planned for June 9 on its home network of mun2.
AlphaDogs president Terence Curren does color grading on the series. His company has been tasked with putting together the final episodes minus the lead star.
“After working on an entire season of I Love Jenni, I felt like I knew her intimately,” Curren said. “Her untimely passing … came as quite a shock. While working on the memorial special, and now on the new season, it feels like we are keeping her with us in some way. Each new episode opens up a whole world of emotions in everyone here at AlphaDogs.”
Have you caught any of the Jenni Rivera series’ third season? Which of the final I Love Jenni episodes have you found the most moving?