Thursday, May 10, 2018

Disney Channel Ratings

Disney Channel's 'DuckTales' Hits New Series Highs

May 9, 2018

DISNEY CHANNEL’S ‘DUCKTALES’ HITS NEW SERIES HIGHS

Ranks as the #1 Show in Friday’s 8 p.m. Half-Hour and
as Friday’s #1 TV Series in Kids 6-11 and Girls 6-11

On Friday, May 4, 2018, Disney Channel’s “DuckTales” generated new series highs in Total Viewers (1.25 million), Kids 6-11 (366,000/1.5 rating), Girls 6-11 (214,000/1.8 rating) and Boys 6-11 (152,000/1.2 rating). On its new night, “DuckTales” posted triple-digit gains over its most-recent original telecast (on Saturday, December 2, 2017) in Total Viewers (+170%), Kids 6-11 (+132%) and Girls 6-11 (+463%) and grew by solid double digits in Boys 6-11 (+27%).

“DuckTales” was the #1 program in Friday’s 8 p.m. half-hour among Kids 6-11 and Girls 6-11 and the #1 TV series with Boys 6-11. In fact, “DuckTales” ranked as the #1 TV series on Friday in Kids 6-11 and Girls 6-11.

During the week, “DuckTales” reached 9.1 million Total Viewers, including 2.5 million Kids 6-11.

The Emmy® Award-nominated hit series airs daily on Disney Channel, with premieres every Friday in May, and new episodes and shorts debuting throughout the summer across Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube.

Extensions of the series set to begin this summer include an array of book titles from Disney Press, including “DuckTales: Solving Mysteries and Rewriting History!” and comic books and graphic novels from IDW Publishing, and a brand new toy line from PhatMojo, including action figures, plush and collectibles exclusively at Target. On June 5, Disney Studios will release “DuckTales: Destination Adventure!,” an episode compilation DVD with two bonus classic “DuckTales” episodes released for the first time ever on DVD.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National U.S. Live + 3 Day Program Ratings for 5/4/18. Reach: NPower, Live+Same Day, 5/1-5/6/18, 6-minute qualifier.

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Spring Break Event Episodes of Disney Channel's 'Stuck In The Middle' and 'Bizaardvark' Claim Friday’s Top 2 Telecasts in Key Kids Demos

SPRING BREAK EVENT EPISODES OF DISNEY CHANNEL’S
‘STUCK IN THE MIDDLE’ AND ‘BIZAARDVARK’
CLAIM FRIDAY’S TOP 2 TELECASTS IN KEY KIDS
‘Stuck in the Middle’ Surges to its #2 Telecast of the Season in all Key Demos
‘Bizaardvark’ Soars by Double Digits to 2018 Highs in Viewers and Kids 6-14
  
On Friday, April 6, 2018, the spring break event episodes of Disney Channel’s “Stuck in the Middle” (8:00–8:30 p.m.) and “Bizaardvark” (8:30–9:00 p.m.) ranked as Friday’s Top 2 TV telecasts among Kids 6-11 and Kids 6-14, respectively, in Live + 3 day national ratings made available today.
At 8:00 p.m., “Stuck in the Middle” posted double-digit gains week to week in Total Viewers (+18% – 1.41 million), Kids 6-11 (+34% – 591,000/2.5 rating vs. 440,000/1.8 rating) and Kids 6-14 (+32% – 760,000/2.1 rating vs. 576,000/1.6 rating) to generate its best numbers of 2018. In fact, the Spring Break Event special ranked as the show’s #2 telecast this season, behind only its Holiday Season 3 Movie Premiere Event (on 12/8/17).
                                    
At 8:30 p.m., “Bizaardvark” grew over the prior week by 11% in Total Viewers (1.25 million vs. 1.13 million) to its most-watched telecast since December’s holiday broadcast – since 12/8/17. In addition, “Bizaardvark” soared by 25% week to week in Kids 6-14 (661,000/1.8 rating vs. 527,000/1.5 rating) to a 2018 high – best since 12/8/17.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National U.S. Live + 3 Day Program Ratings for 4/6/18.
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Disney Channel's 'Zombies' Gets Even Livelier in L+7 Nielsen Ratings, Digital Viewing, Music Videos and Billboard Music Chart Rankings

DISNEY CHANNEL’S ‘ZOMBIES’ GETS EVEN LIVELIER
IN L+7 NIELSEN RATINGS, DIGITAL VIEWING, MUSIC VIDEOS
AND BILLBOARD MUSIC CHART RANKINGS

Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim to Host Special Telecast on Disney Channel with
Fun Second Screen Live Play Activities on DisneyNOW, Friday, March 30
                        
The power of a music-driven story, an integral part of Disney Channel’s connection to kid and tween viewers, continues to bear out with “ZOMBIES,” the #1 cable telecast among Kids 6-11, Kids 6-14, Tweens 9-14 and Girls 6-11 in seven months, since the premiere of “Descendants 2” (July 21, 2017). Among all kids cable TV networks, it is the highest rated telecast in Total Viewers (four million), since the debut of “Raven’s Home” (July 21, 2017), according to newly available L+7 data. Through its first 10 telecasts, “ZOMBIES” reached 12.8 million Total Viewers, including 4.0 million Kids 6-11. In other metrics, “ZOMBIES” is Disney Channel’s #1 Video-On-Demand property and has been #1 in the DisneyNOW app since its Feb. 16 premiere.

In addition to linear TV ratings, the Disney Channel Original Movie has elicited genuine connection through its DisneyMusicVevo videos which have tallied over 40 million views to-date. These videos include lifts of the “My Year” and “Someday” musical scenes, each at over nine million views since their Feb. 16 release, and the “BAMM” musical scene, which has over five million since its Oct. 27 release.

The “ZOMBIES” soundtrack, released Feb. 16 on Walt Disney Records, debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top Soundtrack and #1 on the Billboard Top Children’s chart. It peaked at #2 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart and #3 on the iTunes Album chart in its first weekend.

Popular actors Meg Donnelly and Milo Manheim will host a special telecast – with a fun second screen participation experience that will connect kids’ interest in the movie with their favorite activities, games and quizzes – when Disney Channel presents “ZOMBIES Live Play,” FRIDAY, MARCH 30 (9:00 p.m., EDT/PDT) simultaneously on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Channel. As viewers play along in DisneyNOW, they will see real-time results of polls and trivia challenges on Disney Channel during both the East and West Coast transmissions of the movie.
Disney’s “ZOMBIES” will be released on Disney DVD April 24 with exclusive bonus content, including bloopers, deleted scenes and The Zombie Survival Guide to High School.

Showcasing a multi-talented cast led by Meg Donnelly (ABC’s “American Housewife”) and Milo Manheim, the movie depicts two star-crossed freshmen – a zombie and a cheerleader – each outsiders in their unique ways, who befriend each other and discover the beauty in their differences and in their similarities. The choices they make drive the movie’s messages about being openhearted, generous, kind and true to yourself. It also stars Trevor Tordjman, Kylee Russell, Carla Jeffery, James Godfrey and Kingston Foster.

Disney’s “ZOMBIES” was written and co-produced by David Light and Joseph Raso, directed by Paul Hoen (“Camp Rock 2,” “Jump In!”) and executive-produced by Effie Brown (“Real Women Have Curves,” “Stranger Inside”). The choreographers are Christopher Scott (“So You Think You Can Dance,” “Teen Beach Movie”) and Jeffrey Hornaday (“Teen Beach Movie”). The production designer is Mark Hofeling (“Descendants 2,” “High School Musical”) and the costume designer is Rita McGhee (“The New Edition Story,” “Empire”).

Source: The Nielsen Company, National U.S. Live + 7 Day Program Ratings for 7/21/17-2/16/18. Reach: NPower, 2/16-2/28/18, 6-minute qualifier.     
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Premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie ‘Zombies’ Reaches 10.3 Million Viewers

PREMIERE OF DISNEY CHANNEL’S ORIGINAL MOVIE ‘ZOMBIES’ IS
CABLE’S #1 TV TELECAST SINCE JULY 2017 WITH KEY YOUTH DEMOGRAPHICS

New Episode of ‘Andi Mack’ Scores 3-Month Highs in Kids 6-11 and Girls 6-11

Disney Channel Claims Friday’s #1 TV Telecast in Key Kids Demographics

Against big competition from the 2018 Winter Olympics, Disney Channel’s "ZOMBIES" reached 10.3 million Total Viewers, including 3.3 million Kids 6-11, over the holiday weekend with eight telecasts beginning Friday, Feb. 16 (8:00 p.m. EST) through Monday, Feb. 19.
                                    
The Friday, Feb. 16 premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie "ZOMBIES" (8:00 p.m. EST) is the #1 cable TV telecast among Kids 6-11 (1.14 million/4.8 rating) and Girls 6-11 (752,000/6.4 rating) since "Descendants 2" on July 21, 2017 and the #1 telecast across kid cable TV networks in Total Viewers (2.57 million) since the debut of "Raven’s Home" on July 21, 2017.

Kicking off the family-viewing event, an all-new episode of "Andi Mack" (7:30 p.m. EST) generated 3-month ratings highs with Kids 6-11 (580,000/2.4 rating) and Girls 6-11 (423,000/3.6 rating) since Nov. 17, 2017.

Beating NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage on the night, Disney Channel’s "ZOMBIES" stood as Friday’s #1 TV telecast among Kids 6-11 and Girls 6-11.

Disney Channel’s "ZOMBIES" is also available on DisneyNOW and VOD (Feb. 16, 12:01 a.m. EST) and soared to its current #1 rank on the iTunes Top TV Seasons chart.

The "ZOMBIES" soundtrack, released Feb. 16 on Walt Disney Records, is #6 on iTunes Top Albums chart and #3 on the iTunes Soundtracks chart among the multi-week Oscar nominee "The Greatest Showman," and the soundtrack to the record-setting Marvel Studios’ "Black Panther."

The music video for "BAMM" has accrued nearly 3.5 million views to-date on DisneyMusicVevo since its Oct. 27 release.

Showcasing a multi-talented cast led by Meg Donnelly (ABC’s "American Housewife") and Milo Manheim, the movie depicts two star-crossed freshmen – a zombie and a cheerleader – each outsiders in their unique ways, who befriend each other and discover the beauty in their differences and in their similarities. The choices they make drive the movie’s messages about being openhearted, generous, kind and true to yourself. It also stars Trevor Tordjman, Kylee Russell, Carla Jeffery, James Godfrey and Kingston Foster.

Disney Channel’s "ZOMBIES" was written and co-produced by David Light and Joseph Raso, directed by Paul Hoen ("Camp Rock 2," "Jump In!") and executive-produced by Effie Brown ("Real Women Have Curves," "Stranger Inside"). The choreographers are Christopher Scott ("So You Think You Can Dance," "Teen Beach Movie") and Jeff Hornaday ("Teen Beach Movie"). The production designer is Mark Hofeling ("Descendants 2," "High School Musical") and the costume designer is Rita McGhee ("The New Edition Story," "Empire").

The score was composed by George S. Clinton. The creative teams for the songs are  "My Year," written by Jack Kugel, Hanna Jones and Matt Wong and produced by Jamie Jones, Jack Kugell and Matt Wong; "Fired Up," written by Mitch Allan and Nikki Leonti Edgar and produced by Mitch Allan; "Someday," written by Dustin Burnett and Paula Winger and produced by Dustin Burnett; "BAMM," written by Ali Dee Theodore, Sergio Cabral, Julian Davis, Sarai Howard and Anthony Mirabella and produced by Ali Dee Theodore and Anthony Mirabella; and "Stand," written and produced by Matthew Tishler.

Disney Channel’s "ZOMBIES" will be released on Disney DVD April 24 with exclusive bonus content including bloopers, deleted scenes and The Zombie Survival Guide to High School.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National U.S. Live + Same Day Program Ratings for 7/21/17-2/16/18. Reach: NPower, 2/16-2/19/18, 6-minute qualifier.           

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Disney's "Big Hero 6" TV Movie, "Baymax Returns," Ranks as Monday's #1 Telecast in Key Kid Demos
Disney Channel and Disney XD spin the numbers for Monday, November 20.

[via press release from Disney Channel] DISNEY'S 'BIG HERO 6' TV MOVIE, 'BAYMAX RETURNS,' RANKS AS MONDAY'S #1 TELECAST IN KEY KID DEMOS

The premiere of the television movie "Baymax Returns" in a simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney XD (Monday, November 20, 8:00-9:00 p.m.), ranked as the #1 TV telecast of the day among Girls 6-11 (290,000/2.5 rating), Kids 9-14 (472,000/2.0 rating), Boys 9-14 (237,000/1.9 rating) and Boys 6-14 (384,000/2.1 rating) in Live + 3 Day ratings. The movie ushers in the 2018 premiere of "Big Hero 6 The Series" and depicts 14-year-old Hiro as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, as he sets out to rebuild his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. "Baymax Returns" was also the #1 TV program in its time period among Boys 2-11 (427,000/2.2 rating), Boys 6-11 (301,000/2.5 rating), Boys 9-14 and Boys 6-14.

To date (as of 11/27/17), the debut of "Big Hero 6 The Series" has reached an audience of 2.2 million unduplicated viewers on Disney Channel and DXD. In its first 24 hours on the DisneyNOW App, "Baymax Returns" was also seen 12,876 times by 12,809 uniques.

The premiere of "Baymax Returns" was Disney XD's #1 debut in nearly 1� years with Boys 6-11 (117,000/1.0 rating) and in more than 1� years among Kids 9-14 (143,000/0.6 rating) and Boys 9-14 (99,000/0.8 rating) - since "LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" on 6/20/16 and "Walk the Prank" on 4/6/16.

Social engagement was strong leading up to the premiere with "Big Hero 6 The Series" content generating over 1.2 million video views and 10.8 million impressions across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

"Big Hero 6 The Series" continues the adventures and friendship of Hiro and Baymax, along with their friends - Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred - who together form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6. The series will debut in 2018 on Disney Channels and Disney XD channels worldwide.

Reprising their roles from the feature film are Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass, Ryan Potter as Hiro, Scott Adsit as Baymax, Jamie Chung as Go Go, Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei, Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon, David Shaughnessy as Heathcliff and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred's dad. Also joining the main voice cast are Khary Payton as Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan as Fred. Recurring guest voice cast includes Jenifer Lewis as Professor Granville, Haley Tju as Karmi, Andrew Scott as Obake and Andy Richter as Globby.

Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the team behind the Emmy(R) Award-winning global hit Disney Channel series "Kim Possible," serve as executive producers. Filippi also serves as supervising director. "Big Hero 6 The Series" is a production of Disney Television Animation and carries a TV-Y7 FV parental guideline.

Source: The Nielsen Company, National U.S. Live + 3 Day Program Ratings for 11/20/17. Reach: NPower, 11/20-11/27/17, 6-minute qualifier, Disney Channel and DXD combined. Social: ListenFirst Media (9/26-11/22/17 - 8 weeks including launch weekend).

Disney Channel’s ‘Andi Mack’ Surges to #2 Telecast on Record in Season 2 Premiere
November 1, 2017
SEASON 2 PREMIERE OF DISNEY CHANNEL’S ‘ANDI MACK’ SURGES BY
DOUBLE DIGITS OVER SERIES LAUNCH FOR #2 TELECAST ON RECORD
Ratings for the second season premiere of Disney Channel’s hit series “Andi Mack” (Friday, October 27, 8:00–9:00 p.m.) surged – up to 72% – over the series launch (April 7) and delivered its #2 telecast to date in Total Viewers (2.1 million), Kids 6-14 (1.1 million/3.1 rating) and Adults 18-49 (502,000/0.4 rating), in Live + 3 day national ratings made available today. The critically acclaimed episode ranked as the #1 TV telecast in the timeslot across all targeted youth demographics (Kids 6-11 and Kids 6-14) and was the #1 cable TV telecast in Total Viewers.

Versus the April 7 series launch, “Andi Mack” grew by +50% in Total Viewers (2.1 million vs. 1.4 million), by +41% in Kids 6-14 (1.1 million vs. 780,000) and by +72% in Adults 18-49 (502,000 vs. 292,000).

The season premiere episode is #1 for the week on DisneyNOW while the series accounts for 7 of the Top 20 on that app. Overall, “Andi Mack” has amassed 84 million views to date via YouTube (5.0 million), Disney Channel VOD (20.0 million) and the DisneyNOW app (10.0 million), and reached 49.0 million Total Viewers to date on linear TV, including equal amounts of 18.0 million Kids 2-14 and 18.0 million Adults 18-49.

“Andi Mack” stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Lilan Bowden, Lauren Tom, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie, Asher Angel, Stoney Westmoreland, Emily Skinner and Trent Garrett. The series was created and is executive produced by acclaimed writer Terri Minsky (“Lizzie McGuire”). Michelle Manning (“The Breakfast Club,” Disney Channel Original Movies “Adventures in Babysitting” and “Teen Beach 2”) is also executive producer. Phil Baker (Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie”) is co-executive producer. The series is from Horizon Productions and was filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.

[Source: NMR, 10-27/17, L+3 ratings. Digital: Comscore/Omniture (3/10/17-10/31/17). Reach: Npower (4/7/17-10-30-17, 6 minutes). YouTube: YT Analytics (3/10/17-10/30/17)]
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Premiere of Disney's 'Descendants 2' Posts 10.9 Million Total Viewers in L+7, Joins 'Descendants' as the Top 2 Cable TV Telecasts in Four Years Among Major Youth Demographics
August 7, 2017
 
PREMIERE OF DISNEY’S ‘DESCENDANTS 2’ POSTS 10.9 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS IN L+7, JOINS ‘DESCENDANTS’ AS THE TOP 2 CABLE TV TELECASTS IN FOUR YEARS AMONG MAJOR YOUTH DEMOGRAPHICS
Soundtrack Posts Second Week in Top 10 on Billboard 200

Live + 7 Day ratings for the premiere of Disney’s “Descendants 2” made it the #1 cable TV telecast since the original “Descendants” (July 31, 2015) in Total Viewers (10.9 million), all major youth Kids 2-11 (5.2 million/13.1 rating), Kids 6-11 (3.9 million/16.4 rating), Tweens 9-14 (3.5 million/14.4 rating), Kids 6-14 (5.3 million/14.8 rating) demographics and Adults 18-49 (3.0 million/2.3 rating). To date, “Descendants 2” has reached over 26 million Total Viewers on linear television alone, including 10 million Kids 2-14 and 9 million Adults 18-49, and added nearly 4 million engagements across Disney Channel VOD and the Disney Channel App.

“Descendants 2” increases Disney Channel’s historical record to seven of the Top 8 original cable TV movies ever (“High School Musical 2,” “Teen Beach Movie,” “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie,” “Descendants,” “Descendants 2,” “Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension” and “Camp Rock”). “Descendants 2” also continued Disney Channel’s history of significant co-viewing, joining “Descendants” as the Top 2 cable TV movies in nearly five years among Adults 18-49 – since Lifetime’s “Steel Magnolias” remake on October 7, 2012.

This movie’s strong linear TV performance also gives Disney Channel the Top 11 rated cable TV telecasts in nearly five years in Kids 2-11, the Top 7 in Kids 6-11 and the Top 4 most watched kids cable TV telecasts in Total Viewers – since December 2012 and November 2012, respectively.
For Live + 7 versus Live + Same Day ratings, “Descendants 2” was the biggest cable gainer in well over a year in Total Viewers (+104% – 10.869 million vs. 5.326 million) – since “Game of Thrones” in March 2016 – and boasted double-to-triple digit percent increases across target Kids 2-11 (+131% – 5.166 million vs. 2.232 million), Kids 6-11 (+122% – 3.916 million vs. 1.766 million), Tweens 9-14 (+87% – 3.498 million vs. 1.875 million) and by +96% in Adults 18-49 (+96% – 3.001 million vs. 1.534 million).

Outside the U.S., the sequel is on course to repeat the success of the first “Descendants.” The premiere of “Descendants 2” on Disney Channel Canada (July 21) ranked as the #1 program of the night across all Canadian English Specialty channels in Total Viewers and target Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11, Tweens 9-14 and Adults 25-54 demographics. It also became Disney Channel Canada’s highest-rated telecast since its September 2015 launch in the demographics. For its July 28 Australian premiere, “Descendants 2” was the #1 show for the day across all channels (STV+FTA) among Kids 5-15 and the #1 show on STV in Total Viewers.

The movie hit #1 on the iTunes TV Top Seasons chart.
The “Descendants 2” soundtrack (released Friday, July 21) remains in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart in its second week. It also shot up to #1 album on iTunes in less than three days, and its six singles hit the Top 10 Soundtrack Songs less than 24 hours after the movie’s premiere. They include “It’s Goin’ Down,” “What’s My Name,” and “Chillin’ Like a Villain.”

“Descendants 2” videos on DisneyMusicVevo have garnered over 259 million views, including over 76 million views for the official “Ways to be Wicked” video and over 119 million views of the movie’s music and dance numbers, released on premiere night.

Across social media, “Descendants 2” continues to shatter records for the network driving more Video Views (211 million) than any social campaign in Disney Channel’s history, including 41 million new views during the week of July 24-30.

“Descendants 2” stars Dove Cameron as Mal, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Sofia Carson as Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jay and Mitchell Hope as King Ben; and ushered in new villains China Anne McClain as Uma, the daughter of Ursula; Thomas Doherty as Harry, son of Captain Hook; Dylan Playfair as Gil, son of Gaston; and Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, daughter of Cinderella’s evil stepsister Drizella and granddaughter of wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine. Also starring are Brenna D’Amico as Jane, the daughter of Fairy Godmother; Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother; Dianne Doan as Lonnie, the daughter of Mulan; Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, the son of Cinderella; Zachary Gibson as Doug, the son of Dopey; Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle and Dan Payne as Beast.
 
Emmy Award and DGA Award-winning director Kenny Ortega (“Descendants,” “High School Musical” movies) is the director, executive producer and choreographer of “Descendants 2.” Wendy Japhet (“Descendants,” “An Education,” “The Italian Job”) is also executive producer. Writers Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon (“The Starter Wife,” “Runaway Bride”), who won a 2016 Writers Guild Award for “Descendants,” wrote “Descendants 2” and also serve as executive producers. Kara Saun (“Descendants,” “Project Runway”) is the costume designer. The production designer is Mark Hofeling (“Descendants,” “Teen Beach Movie,” “High School Musical”). Tony Testa (“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “This Is It”) is the choreographer with Ortega.  Shawn Williamson (“Adventures in Babysitting”) is producer. David Lawrence (“High School Musical” movies, “Teen Beach Movie” and “Teen Beach 2”), who was nominated for an Emmy for his “Descendants” score, returns as composer. The casting directors are Natalie Hart and Jason La Padura, C.S.A. (“Descendants,” “High School Musical” and “Teen Beach” movies), as well as Kendra Patterson (“Teen Beach Movie”).

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Disney Channel's 'Raven's Home' Is #1 Cable TV Series Launch in Two Years Among Targeted Kid and Tween Demographics
‘RAVEN’S HOME’ IS #1 CABLE TV SERIES LAUNCH IN TWO YEARS
AMONG TARGETED KID AND TWEEN DEMOGRAPHICS

Making a grand entrance, the premiere of Disney Channel’s "Raven’s Home" (July 21, 10:03 p.m. EDT/PDT) – headlined by Raven-Symoné reprising her Raven Baxter role from "That’s So Raven" – was the #1 live-action cable TV series premiere in two years among its targeted demographics — Kids 6-11 (1.3 million/5.3 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.5 million/6.1 rating) — and also Kids 2-11 (1.6 million/4.0 rating). It was also the #1 series premiere among all kid cable TV networks in Total Viewers (4.0 million) since "BUNK’D" (July 31, 2015). "Raven’s Home" also generated an additional 2.4 million full-episode views on YouTube and nearly one million views via the Disney Channel App and Disney Channel VOD.

In addition to Raven-Symoné, her castmate Anneliese van der Pol reprises her role of Chelsea in the new series which also stars Issac Ryan Brown ("black-ish," "Miles from Tomorrowland") as Booker, Navia Robinson ("Being Mary Jane") as Nia, Jason Maybaum ("Superstore") as Levi and Sky Katz ("America’s Got Talent") as Tess.

"Raven’s Home" is executive produced by Scott Thomas and Jed Elinoff (Disney Channel’s "Best Friends Whenever," Emmy nominees for "R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour") and Raven-Symoné.
New episodes of "Raven’s Home" will air Fridays (8:00 – 8:30 p.m. EDT) on Disney Channel, beginning July 28. 

[L+3 data, Nielsen Media Research]
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21 Million Viewers Tune In to Simulcast Premiere of Disney's 'Descendants 2' in Live + 3 Data
July 26, 2017
 
21 MILLION VIEWERS TUNE IN TO SIMULCAST PREMIERE OF
DISNEY’S ‘DESCENDANTS 2’ IN LIVE + 3 DATA
MOVIE PREMIERE ON DISNEY CHANNEL IS THE #1 CABLE TV TELECAST IN TWO YEARS AMONG KIDS 2-11, KIDS 6-11 AND TWEENS
SOUNDTRACK IS #1 ALBUM ON iTunes

In Live + 3 measurements, the simultaneous premiere of “Descendants 2” (Friday, July 21, 2017, 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) has now reached 21 million Total Viewers, including 8.1 million Kids 2-14 and 6.9 million Adults 18-49 on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies.

Besting two years of cable TV ratings and the high bar set by the original “Descendants” (July 31, 2015), the Disney Channel Original Movie premiere ranks as the #1 cable TV telecast among all major youth demographics: Kids 2-11 (3.9 million/10.0 rating), Kids 6-11 (3.1 million/12.8 rating), Tweens 9-14 (2.8 million/11.7 rating) and Kids 6-14 (4.2 million/11.6 rating), and is the #1 most watched telecast among kid cable TV networks in Total Viewers (8.6 million) – all since the original “Descendants” premiered (July 31, 2015).

“Descendants 2” is #1 in the iTunes TV Top Seasons chart and the “Descendants 2” soundtrack (released Friday, July 21, 2017), and by Monday, July 24, became the #1 album on iTunes and has held currently at #1. Its six singles hit the Top 10 Soundtrack Songs less than 24 hours after the movie’s premiere. They include “It’s Goin’ Down,” “What’s My Name,” and “Chillin’ Like a Villain.”

This movie’s strong linear TV performance now gives Disney Channel the Top 8 rated cable TV telecasts in close to six years in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Kids 6-14, and the Top 5 most watched kids cable TV telecasts in Total Viewers in nearly 5 years – since October 2011 and November 2012, respectively.

“Descendants 2” videos on DisneyMusicVevo have garnered over 153 million views, including 65 million views for the official “Ways to be Wicked” video and over 10 million views of the movie’s music and dance numbers, released on premiere night.

For Live + 3 versus Live + Same Day ratings, “Descendants 2” surged by +61% in Total Viewers (8.575 million vs. 5.328 million), by +76% in Kids 2-11 (3.928 million vs. 2.233 million), by +73% in Kids 6-11 (3.058 million vs. 1.767 million), by +52% in Tweens 9-14 (2.844 million vs. 1.876 million) and by +59% in Adults 18-49 (2.445 million vs. 1.535 million).

“Descendants 2” smashed social media records for the network driving more Video Views (185.5 million), Impressions (108.7 million) and Engagements (16.3 million) than any social campaign in Disney Channel’s history.

An inspiring story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains, the original “Descendants” (2015) remains the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history (12.2 million Total Viewers – Live + 7 Day ratings), reaching well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide.

“Descendants 2” stars Dove Cameron as Mal, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Sofia Carson as Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jay and Mitchell Hope as King Ben; and ushered in new villains China Anne McClain as Uma, the daughter of Ursula; Thomas Doherty as Harry, son of Captain Hook; Dylan Playfair as Gil, son of Gaston; and Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, daughter of Cinderella’s evil stepsister Drizella and granddaughter of wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine. Also starring are Brenna D’Amico as Jane, the daughter of Fairy Godmother; Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother; Dianne Doan as Lonnie, the daughter of Mulan; Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, the son of Cinderella; Zachary Gibson as Doug, the son of Dopey; Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle and Dan Payne as Beast.
 
Emmy Award and DGA Award-winning director Kenny Ortega (“Descendants,” “High School Musical” movies) is the director, executive producer and choreographer of “Descendants 2.” Wendy Japhet (“Descendants,” “An Education,” “The Italian Job”) is also executive producer. Writers Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon (“The Starter Wife,” “Runaway Bride”), who won a 2016 Writers Guild Award for “Descendants,” wrote “Descendants 2” and also serve as executive producers. Kara Saun (“Descendants,” “Project Runway”) is the costume designer. The production designer is Mark Hofeling (“Descendants,” “Teen Beach Movie,” “High School Musical”). Tony Testa (“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “This Is It”) is the choreographer with Ortega.  Shawn Williamson (“Adventures in Babysitting”) is producer. David Lawrence (“High School Musical” movies, “Teen Beach Movie” and “Teen Beach 2”), who was nominated for an Emmy for his “Descendants” score, returns as composer. The casting directors are Natalie Hart and Jason La Padura, C.S.A. (“Descendants,” “High School Musical” and “Teen Beach” movies), as well as Kendra Patterson (“Teen Beach Movie”).

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Disney's "Descendants 2" Amasses 13 Million Total Viewers Across Its Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies Simulcast Premieres
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, July 21.

[via press release from Disney Channel] SIMULCAST PREMIERE OF DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE 'DESCENDANTS 2' AMASSES 13 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS ACROSS DISNEY CHANNEL, ABC, DISNEY XD, FREEFORM, LIFETIME AND LIFETIME MOVIES

The Disney Channel Original Movie "Descendants 2" reached an astounding 13 million Total Viewers with an unprecedented simultaneous premiere (Friday, July 21, 8:00 p.m. EDT) on Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies as its telecast on Disney Channel was Friday's #1 scripted TV telecast in Total Viewers (5.3 million). Upcoming encores for "Descendants 2" include tomorrow, Sunday, July 23 (6:00 p.m. EDT), and Monday, July 24 (10:00 a.m. EDT).

On Disney Channel, "Descendants 2" ranked as the #1 top-rated cable TV telecast since the original "Descendants" premiered (July 31, 2015) among all major youth demographics - Kids 2-11 (2.2 million/5.7 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.8 million/7.4 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.9 million/7.7 rating) - and is the #1 most watched telecast across kid cable TV networks since "Descendants" in Total Viewers (5.3 million). This now gives Disney Channel the Top 7 rated cable TV telecasts of the past three-and-a-half years in Kids 6-11, the Top 6 cable TV telecasts in Kids 2-11 and the Top 5 most watched kids cable TV telecasts in Total Viewers - since January 18, 2014, and March 29, 2014, respectively.
"Descendants 2" broke social media records for Disney Channel driving more Video Views (174.1 million), Impressions (90.8 million) and Engagements (14.6 million) than any social campaign in the network's history.

"Descendants 2" ranks #1 in the iTunes TV Top Seasons chart, and "Descendants" still remains in the Top 5 at #4. In the Music Store, the "Descendants 2" soundtrack, released just yesterday, quickly climbed to #1 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart, is currently #3 among the Top Albums chart, while its six singles hit the Top 10 Soundtrack Songs this morning, less than 24 hours after the movie's premiere. They include "What's My Name," "It's Goin' Down" and "Chillin' Like a Villain" in the #1, #2 and #3 spots, respectively.

"Descendants 2" videos on DisneyMusicVevo have garnered over 135 million views including over 7 million views of the movie's music and dance numbers, released just last night.
An inspiring story about the teenage sons and daughters of Disney's most infamous villains, the original "Descendants" (2015) remains the fifth most watched movie in cable TV history (12.2 million Total Viewers - Live + 7 Day ratings), reaching well over 100 million Total Viewers worldwide.

"Descendants 2" stars Dove Cameron as Mal, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Sofia Carson as Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jay and Mitchell Hope as King Ben; and ushered in new villains China Anne McClain as Uma, the daughter of Ursula; Thomas Doherty as Harry, son of Captain Hook; Dylan Playfair as Gil, son of Gaston; and Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, daughter of Cinderella's evil stepsister Drizella and granddaughter of wicked stepmother Lady Tremaine. Also starring are Brenna D'Amico as Jane, the daughter of Fairy Godmother; Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother; Dianne Doan as Lonnie, the daughter of Mulan; Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, the son of Cinderella; Zachary Gibson as Doug, the son of Dopey; Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle and Dan Payne as Beast.
Emmy Award and DGA Award-winning director Kenny Ortega ("Descendants," "High School Musical" movies) is the director, executive producer and choreographer of "Descendants 2." Wendy Japhet ("Descendants," "An Education," "The Italian Job") is also executive producer. Writers Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon ("The Starter Wife," "Runaway Bride"), who won a 2016 Writers Guild Award for "Descendants," wrote "Descendants 2" and also serve as executive producers. Kara Saun ("Descendants," "Project Runway") is the costume designer. The production designer is Mark Hofeling ("Descendants," "Teen Beach Movie," "High School Musical"). Tony Testa ("The Rocky Horror Picture Show," "This Is It") is the choreographer with Ortega. Shawn Williamson ("Adventures in Babysitting") is producer. David Lawrence ("High School Musical" movies, "Teen Beach Movie" and "Teen Beach 2"), who was nominated for an Emmy for his "Descendants" score, returns as composer. The casting directors are Natalie Hart and Jason La Padura, C.S.A. ("Descendants," "High School Musical" and "Teen Beach" movies), as well as Kendra Patterson ("Teen Beach Movie").

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Disney Channel's 'Andi Mack' Delivers 5th Consecutive Week of Record Viewership; Pacing as the #1 TV Series of 2017 in Target Demos
May 17, 2017

DISNEY CHANNEL’S ‘ANDI MACK’ STANDS OUT IN THE CROWD
WITH ANOTHER SERIES RATINGS HIGH IN TOTAL VIEWERS
AND KEY YOUTH DEMOGRAPHICS
Nearing 40 Million Views to Date across Linear, Digital and Social Platforms


Disney Channel’s "Andi Mack" is primed to rank as the week’s #1 TV telecast for the second consecutive week across its key demographics, Kids 6-11 and 6-14 (based on Live + 3 day ratings). The new episode (Friday, 5/12/17) leapt "Andi Mack" to another series ratings high in Total Viewers (1.9 million), Kids 6-11 (861,000/3.6 rating), Tweens 9-14 (822,000/3.3 rating) and Kids 6-14 (1.115 million/3.0 rating).

Friday’s new "Andi Mack" also boasted new record highs with Girls 6-11 (646,000/5.5 rating), Girls 9-14 (615,000/5.1 rating) and Girls 6-14 (832,000/4.7 rating), and ranks as the #1 TV series telecast of 2017 to date in those demographics. "Andi Mack" is now the #1 TV series of the year across Girls 6-11, Girls 9-14 and Girls 6-14, accounting for the Top 2 telecasts in Girls 9-14, and 4 of the Top 5 overall in the demographic.

Minting itself among TV’s leading series in continuous growth, Friday’s "Andi Mack" telecast made for the fifth consecutive week of Total Viewers gains and fourth straight week of growth among Kids and Girls 6-11, and Girls 6-14 (dates back to the series premiere on 4/7/17 and 4/14/17, respectively).
The telecast outperformed its April 7 series debut by substantial double-digit margins including by +27% in Total Viewers (1.871 million vs. 1.468 million), +32% in Kids 2-11 (1.006 million vs. 762,000), +47% in Kids 6-11 (861,000 vs. 584,000), +57% in TW9-14 (822,000 vs. 522,000) and +46% in Kids 6-14 (1.115 million vs. 766,000).

Launch to date across key digital and social platforms, "Andi Mack" has generated over 11 million views via YouTube (4.3 million), Disney Channel VOD (3.5 million), the Disney Channel App (2.6 million) and Facebook/Instagram Stories (1.3 million), and reached 28.4 million Total Viewers to date on linear TV, including 9.2 million Kids 6-14 and 9.7 million Adults 18-49.

A compelling story of self-discovery created by Terri Minsky ("Lizzie McGuire") that premiered March 10 on digital platforms and April 7 on linear TV, "Andi Mack" stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Andi Mack, Lilan Bowden as Bex Mack, Lauren Tom as Celia Mack, Joshua Rush as Cyrus Goodman, Sofia Wylie as Buffy Driscoll, Asher Angel as Jonah Beck, Stoney Westmoreland as Ham Mack and Emily Skinner as Amber. Trent Garrett recurs as Bowie. Actress and Hollywood Records recording artist Sabrina Carpenter performs the "Andi Mack" theme song, "Tomorrow Starts Today."
Actor/director Jerry O’Connell directed the episode (5/12/17) in which Andi gets invited to spend the day with her dad Bowie (Trent Garrett), but overprotective Celia makes her go to school. There, Andi learns something important about Jonah and Amber.

The executive producers are Michelle Manning ("The Breakfast Club," Disney Channel Original Movies "Adventures in Babysitting" and "Teen Beach 2") and Terri Minsky. Phil Baker (Disney Channel’s "Good Luck Charlie") is co-executive producer.

The series is from Horizon Productions and was filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.

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Soaring to Series Highs, Disney Channel’s ‘Andi Mack’ Is the Week’s #1 TV Telecast in Target Youth Demographics

‘ANDI MACK’ IS THE WEEK’S #1 TV TELECAST WITH KIDS AND TWEENS, SOARS TO SERIES RATINGS HIGHS IN TOTAL VIEWERS AND MAJOR YOUTH DEMOGRAPHICS
                                                                                    
Over 31 Million Total Views to Date Across Linear, Digital and Social Platforms
The week’s #1 TV telecast across major youth 2-11, 6-11 and 6-14 demographics, Disney Channel’s "Andi Mack" soared to series ratings highs and its 4th consecutive week of growth in Total Viewers (1.8 million) and 3rd straight week of solid gains in Kids 6-14 (1.1 million/2.9 rating) – dating back to 4/7/17 and 4/14/17, respectively, based on the most recent Live + 3 data. Friday’s (5/5/17) telecast also marked four consecutive weeks of ratings gains for series highs in Kids 2-11 (992,000/2.5 rating) and three straight weeks of growth in Kids 6-11 (826,000/3.4 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (773,000/3.1 rating).

Competing against all television programming, Friday’s new episode also ranked as the #1 TV series telecast of 2017 to date among Girls 9-14 (577,000/4.9 rating). "Andi Mack" accounts for three of the year’s Top 4 series telecasts overall in that demographic.

"Andi Mack" has amassed over 11 million views to date across key digital and social platforms YouTube (4.1 million), Disney Channel VOD (3.5 million), the Disney Channel App (2.5 million) and Facebook/Instagram Stories (1.3 million), and reached 20.2 million Total Viewers to date on linear TV, including 7.2 million Kids 6-14 and 6.6 million Adults 18-49. The series has an engaged social audience across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with 1.3 million Total Engagements and 2.3 million Total Impressions to date.

A compelling story of self-discovery created by Terri Minsky ("Lizzie McGuire") that premiered April 7 on TV and March 10 on digital platforms, "Andi Mack" stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Andi Mack, Lilan Bowden as Bex Mack, Lauren Tom as Celia Mack, Joshua Rush as Cyrus Goodman, Sofia Wylie as Buffy Driscoll, Asher Angel as Jonah Beck, Stoney Westmoreland as Ham Mack and Emily Skinner as Amber. Trent Garrett recurs as Bowie. Actress and Hollywood Records recording artist Sabrina Carpenter performs the "Andi Mack" theme song, "Tomorrow Starts Today."
In the most recent episode (5/5/17), a conflicted Andi finally tells Jonah Beck that she saw his girlfriend Amber with another boy, a disclosure that backfires when Amber humiliates Andi in front of Jonah. The next day, Bex allows Andi to stay home from school – and she’s there when her father, Bowie, arrives unannounced on their doorstep to meet his daughter for the first time.
The executive producers are Michelle Manning ("The Breakfast Club," Disney Channel Original Movies "Adventures in Babysitting" and "Teen Beach 2") and Terri Minsky. Phil Baker (Disney Channel’s "Good Luck Charlie") is co-executive producer.

The series is from Horizon Productions and was filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.

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Disney Channel's "Andi Mack" Amasses Over 14 Million Views Across Linear and Digital Platforms To Date
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, April 7.

[via press release from Disney Channel] DISNEY CHANNEL'S 'ANDI MACK' AMASSES OVER 14 MILLION VIEWS ACROSS LINEAR AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS TO DATE

Showcased in a one-hour premiere on linear TV (Friday, April 7) and with on-demand viewing choices on more platforms than ever before, Disney Channel's new series "Andi Mack" made a noteworthy debut with 14.4 million views to date. This accounts for 9 million Total Viewers on linear TV and since March 10, an impressive 5.4 million views across digital platforms including YouTube (2.8 million), Disney Channel Video-on-Demand (1.2 million) and the Disney Channel App (1.0 million). It is also programmed on Disney.com, iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

"Andi Mack" stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Lilan Bowden, Lauren Tom, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie, Asher Angel, Stoney Westmoreland and Emily Skinner. Actress and Hollywood Records recording artist Sabrina Carpenter performs the "Andi Mack" theme song, "Tomorrow Starts Today."
The executive producers are Michelle Manning ("The Breakfast Club," Disney Channel Original Movies "Adventures in Babysitting" and "Teen Beach 2") and Terri Minsky. Phil Baker (Disney Channel's "Good Luck Charlie") is co-executive producer.

The series is from Horizon Productions and was filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah. It carries a TV-G parental guideline.

24-Hour Disney Junior Channel Celebrates 4 Years at #1 Turbocharged by "Mickey and the Roadster Racers"
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[via press release from Disney Channel] Ratings Highlights for 1Q 2017 - Final National Ratings
24-HOUR DISNEY JUNIOR CHANNEL MARKS FOUR YEARS AS TV'S #1 PRESCHOOLER NETWORK

'Mickey and the Roadster Racers' Is #1 TV Series Across Preschooler Networks
Booming Digital Platforms Generate Nearly 300 Million Viewer Engagements Across Disney Junior VOD/APP, YouTube and Facebook
Disney Junior Brand: 1Q 2017 Total Day

Turbocharged by the premiere of "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" during the first quarter 2017, the 24-hour Disney Junior channel ranked as TV's #1 preschooler network for the 16th-consecutive quarter - marking 4 years at #1 - in Total Viewers (512,000), Kids 2-5 (219,000/1.4 rating), Girls 2-5 (118,000/1.5 rating), Boys 2-5 (101,000/1.3 rating) and Women 18-49 (109,000/0.2 rating) - every quarter since reporting public ratings at the top of 2Q13 - towering over Nick Jr. and Sprout by double and triple digits. In addition, the channel reached 47 million Total Viewers, including equal amounts of Kids 2-8 (11 million) and Women 18-49 (11 million).

"Mickey and the Roadster Racers" raced to the top of the charts, ranking as the #1 series across preschooler TV networks in Total Viewers (869,000), Kids 2-5 (373,000/2.4 rating), Boys 2-5 (186,000/2.3 rating), Girls 2-5 (186,000/2.4 rating) and Women 18-49 (180,000/0.3 rating). Launch to date, "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" has reached 48 million Total Viewers across its Disney Channel and Disney Junior premieres and encores to date, amassed nearly 17 million viewer engagements via Disney Junior VOD and the Disney Junior App, and 5 million views on YouTube and Facebook.

Across key digital and social media platforms, Disney Junior branded programming generated nearly 200 million viewer engagements via Disney Junior VOD and the Disney Junior App, and added an additional 100 million views on YouTube and Facebook.

· Disney Junior channel surpassed Nick Jr. by double digits for the 16th-consecutive quarter across all key target demographics, including among Total Viewers (+19% - 511,000 vs. 430,000), Kids 2-5 (+15% - 219,000 vs. 190,000) and Women 18-49 (+36% - 109,000 vs. 80,000).

· Disney Junior channel towered over Sprout by triple digits for the 16th-straight quarter across the board, including among Total Viewers (+319% - 511,000 vs. 122,000), Kids 2-5 (+338% - 219,000 vs. 50,000) and Women 18-49 (+395% - 109,000 vs. 22,000).

Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, most current, 1Q 2017: 12/26/16-3/26/17. Pre-K network series ranks based on program data, all telecasts. Reach: NPower. Digital: Omniture/Rentrak. Social media available upon request.

Season Two Premiere of Disney Channel's "Stuck in the Middle" Is Cable TV's #1 Series Telecast in Kids 2-11 for 2017 to Date
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, February 3.

[via press release from Disney Channel] Live + 3 Day Ratings Highlights for Friday, February 3, 2017
SEASON PREMIERE OF 'STUCK IN THE MIDDLE' SOAKS UP NEAR SERIES HIGHS, RANKING AS THE #1 SERIES TELECAST OF 2017 IN KIDS 2-11

Boasting solid gains over its summer 2016 season finale, the second season premiere of Disney Channel's "Stuck in the Middle: Stuck in the Waterpark: The Movie" (February 3, 2017, 8:00 p.m. EST) is the series' #2 telecast on record among Total Viewers (2.48 million), Kids 2-11 (1.32 million/3.3 rating), Kids 6-11 (936,000/3.9 rating) and Adults 18-49 (668,000/0.5 rating) - behind only its series launch out of the basic cable premiere of "Frozen" (February 14, 2016). Friday's strong debut makes "Stuck in the Middle" the #1 series telecast in the key target Kids 2-11 demographic and the #1 kids' series cable TV telecast in Total Viewers, for 2017 to date.

Since its launch in February 2016, "Stuck in the Middle" has amassed 40.0 million consumer engagements across digital and social viewing platforms including 11.4 million via the Disney Channel app, 13.6 million via VOD and 11.5 million via YouTube and Facebook. Additionally, the series has reached 70.0 million Total Viewers across the U.S. including 25.1 million Kids 2-14 and 27.8 million Adults 18-49.

"Stuck in the Middle" surged over its season one finale by solid margins among key target demographics including by 9% among Total Viewers (2.48 million vs. 2.28 million) powered by double-digit growth among Kids 2-11 (+13% - 1.32 million vs. 1.16 million).

"Braking" News: Premiere of "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" Takes the Checkered Flag, Fuels Disney Junior and Disney Channel to Pole Position
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[via press release from Disney Channel] 'BRAKING' NEWS: PREMIERE OF 'MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS' TAKES THE CHECKERED FLAG, FUELS DISNEY JUNIOR AND DISNEY CHANNEL TO POLE POSITION
After clocking 10 years of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" success, Live + 3 day ratings for the premiere of the animated series "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" - in two episodes simulcast Sunday, January 15 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior - track as the #1 cable TV telecast in over one year among Kids 2-5 (1.3 million/8.0 rating) and Boys 2-5 (726,000/9.0 rating). The linear ratings performance is the highest since 11/22/15 ("The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar") and 10/23/15 ("Blaze and the Monster Machines"), respectively - giving the Disney Channels the Top 3 rated cable TV telecasts in nearly two years in the key target preschooler demographic. Consumer engagement across digital and social media platforms was also strong, amassing an additional 1.4 million engagements via the Disney Junior app, reaching over 5.0 million on Facebook and generating 1.0 million video views on YouTube.

Family member co-viewing was also strong on Disney Junior and Disney Channel, resulting in "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" delivering the top-rated telecast of the past two months across kid cable TV networks in Total Viewers (3.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.2 million/1.0 rating) and #1 TV telecast in Girls 2-5 (533,000/7.0 rating) - since "Elena and the Secret of Avalor" on Disney Channel/Disney Junior (11/20/16). Disney Channels own the Top 3 most watched animated series telecasts across kid cable TV networks in almost three years in Total Viewers and the Top 7 cable TV telecasts overall in over two years in Girls 2-5 - since 4/21/14 and 1/8/15, respectively.
For all telecasts to date, "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" has reached over 13 million Total Viewers, including 5 million Kids 2-8 and 5 million Adults 18-49.

The Emmy-nominated team behind Disney Junior's hit series "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" also comprise the "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" production team: Rob LaDuca is executive producer, Mark Seidenberg is co-executive producer and supervising story editor, and Thomas Hart is story editor. The series is a production of Disney Television Animation.

The series will premiere internationally throughout 2017 joining the ever-popular "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse," which reached 172 million Total Viewers around the world during third quarter 2016 in 31 languages and in 160 countries.

NASCAR stars Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick and Jeff Gordon recur as race car drivers Jiminy Johnson, Danni Sue and Gordon Gear, respectively. Additional guest stars include television personality Jay Leno as announcer Billy Beagle; Tim Gunn ("Project Runway") as Robbie Roberts; Gordon Ramsay ("MasterChef") as Chef Oxley; Hoda Kotb ("The Today Show") as Mrs. Sweetums; Peter Serafinowicz ("Guardians of the Galaxy") as Dr. Crutchley; Jane Leeves ("Frasier") as the Queen of England; Fred Willard ("Best in Show") as Mr. Doozy; Hector Elizondo ("Last Man Standing") as Grandpa Beagle; Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") as Luigi; Kate Micucci ("Garfunkel and Oates") as Emmy Lou; Tia Carrere ("Wayne's World") as Antie Olina; and comedian Patton Oswalt as Mr. McSnorter.

About Disney Junior
Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior's series blend Disney's unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills. In the U.S., Disney Junior is a daily programming block on Disney Channel and a 24-hour channel reaching over 73 million U.S. homes. In total, there are 35 Disney Junior channels in 27 languages around the world.

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