PMC broadcast in Puerto Rico from September to December 2012. Puerto Rico's population of 3.6 million people is expected to decline by about 1.4 million by 2100.
PMC co-produced Último Año (“Last Year”) with MTV Latin America, which aired in Puerto Rico for one hour, five nights per week. Because it was broadcast on MTV Latin America, which broadcasts throughout much of Latin America, the estimated audience reach of this serial drama was 22 million households.Último Año’s website recorded 324,000 visits and 1.4 million page views.Último Año ranked #4 on MTV Latin America’s website, received 46,000 likes on Facebook and gained 12,000 followers on Twitter. Último Añowon a number of MTV awards, including TV production, musical theme, best finish, favorite antagonistic character, and best performance.
Puerto Rico is approximately a quarter of the size of Switzerland with a population of over three million people. Puerto Rico has been stuck in recession for about eight years. It has $70 billion in outstanding debt and continues to receive about $20 billion in U.S. federal funds each year. Fifty percent of Puerto Ricans survive off of public assistance and the unemployment rate is a staggering 14 percent.
Drug use is also high, which has helped to fuel the homicide rate. About 26.2 out of 100,000 individuals are killed on the small Caribbean island – similar to homicide rates in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. In comparison to the mainland United States where 4.7 residents out of 100,000 are murdered each year.