“Handy Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure,” Becomes the Series’ Most-Watched Episode on Record in Total Viewers

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October 5th, 2009

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Premiere of Primetime Special, “Handy Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure,” Becomes the Series’ Most-Watched Episode on Record in Total Viewers

and Highest-Rated Telecast in Kids 2-5 in Nearly 7 Months

Millions of Viewers Tune in for Preview Special of

Upcoming Playhouse Disney Series “Jungle Junction”

“Handy Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure” and “Jungle Junction” Garner

Double to Triple-Digit Percent Increases Over Year-Ago Time Period Levels

“Handy Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure" (7:00 -7:48 p.m.)

The debut of primetime special “Handy Manny’s Motorcycle Adventuredelivered impressive ratings in its premiere, becoming the show’s most-watched telecast on record in Total Viewers (2.9 million), and the top-rated in Kids 2-5 in 7 months (832,000) – since 3/7/09.  In addition, Sunday’s nighttime special was the show’s most-watched telecast in more than 9 months in Boys 2-5 (465,000) – since 12/24/08.

  • “Handy Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure” delivered double to triple-digit percent gains over year-ago time period numbers (10/5/08), increasing by 254% in Kids 2-5 (832,000 vs. 235,000) and by 38% in Total Viewers (2.9 million vs. 2.1 million).

“Jungle Junction” Original Series Preview (7:48 – 8:00 p.m.)

Immediately following “Handy Manny’s” primetime special, millions watched the special preview of newest Playhouse Disney original series, “Jungle Junction.” The series, designed to encourage preschoolers to think about their impact on the natural world, delivered 2.8 million Total Viewers and 853,000 Kid 2-5 viewers.

  • “Jungle Junction” outperformed year-ago time period levels by 22% in Total Viewers (2.8 million vs. 2.3 million) and nearly tripled delivery in Kids 2-5 (185% - 853,000 vs. 299,000).

(Source: Nielsen Media Research (preliminary, Live + Same Day, 10/4/09).  Ratings based on natl. rating unless otherwise noted.

 
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