Disney Channel's 'Let It Shine' Divines 5.7 Million Viewers, Becomes #1 TV Movie of the Year with Kids and Tweens

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June 16th, 2012

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Disney Channel Original Movie “Let It Shine” Divines 5.7 Million Total Viewers; Becomes the #1 TV Movie of the Year in Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens


Led by “Let It Shine,” Disney Channel Airs Friday’s Top 11 TV Telecasts in

Kids 2-11, the Top 23 TV Telecasts in Kids 6-11 and the Top 20 in Tweens 9-14


“Good Luck Charlie” and “Gravity Falls” Dominate Their Time Periods


Friday, June 15, 2012


In its premiere, Disney Channel Original Movie, “Let It Shine” delivered 5.7 million Total Viewers, ranking Friday’s #1 cable TV telecast, and becoming the #1 TV Movie of 2012 to date in Kids 2-11 (3.0 million/7.4 rating), Kids 6-11 (2.6 million/10.6 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (2.3 million/9.4 rating).


Overall, led by “Let It Shine,” an all-new “Good Luck Charlie” and a preview of upcoming animated series, “Gravity Falls,” Disney Channel held Friday’s Top 11 TV telecasts in Kids 2-11, the Top 23 TV telecasts in  Kids 6-11 and the Top 20 in Tweens 9-14.


Also impressive, with “Let It Shine,” and January telecasts on “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Jessie” and “Fish Hooks,” Disney Channel currently holds the year’s Top 5 scripted TV telecasts in Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11.


  • “Let It Shine” completely dominated its time period, ranking as TV’s #1 telecast across all target demos, surpassing runner up, Nickelodeon, by 275% in Kids 2-11 (3.0 million/7.4 rating vs. 799,000/1.9 rating), by 311% in Kids 6-11 (2.6 million/10.6 rating vs. 633,000/2.6 rating) and by 252% in Tweens 9-14 (2.3 million/9.4 rating vs. 625,000/2.6 rating).


  • At 7:30 p.m., an all-new “Good Luck Charlie” stood as the #1 TV telecast in the half-hour, more than doubling runner-up, Nickelodeon, across Kids 2-11 (+110% – 2.1 million/5.1 rating vs. 1.0 million/2.4 rating), Kids 6-11 (+125% – 1.7 million/7.0 rating vs. 755,000/3.1 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (+132% – 1.5 million/6.3 rating vs. 646,000/2.7 rating).


  • At 9:55 p.m., a special preview of “Gravity Falls” was easily TV’s #1 telecast in the time period, more than tripling the #2 network, ABC, in Kids 6-11 (+278% – 1.7 million/6.8 rating vs. 450,000/1.8 rating), and more than doubling in Kids 2-11 (+193% – 2.0 million/5.0 rating vs. 682,000/1.7 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (+164% – 1.3 million/5.6 rating vs. 493,000/2.1 rating).


 (Source: Nielsen Media Research (National Ratings, Live + Same Day, 6/15/12). Ratings based on national rating unless otherwise noted. Competitive % advantages based on 000s).


  • RHONJd

    Excellent Job! This movie was truly a breakthrough, and different than Disney Channel has ever done before. I’m glad the movie did really well. This movie nearly matched Lemonade Mouth’s numbers from last year. I’m sure the Saturday & Sunday repeats will do well, too. I am also glad Good Luck Charlie did that great considering that episode has less than a week of promotion. I was hoping Gravity Falls pulled at least 4 million viewers, but I’m confident the show will pick up. Nick wishes it had these numbers!

  • Shimane

    This was the most awful corniest stupidest dumbest movie I have ever viewed in MY ENTIRE LIFE the only thing that kept me interested was the anxiousness of seeing what dumb thing they were going to do next. :(
    THIS REALLY SUCKED TIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aerilyn

    I feel so proud about Good Luck Charlie knowing it can bring in 3.6 million total viewers without a large and highly promoted Disney Movie premiere compared to the 3.4 million that Gravity Falls had with its large lead in. I hope Disney knows what shining gem they have with GLC and keep it for many more seasons to come.

  • Christopher

    No the movie was GREAT! Really fresh and definitely captured black culture pretty well.


    I predicted it will get 5 million, but what I want to know is, now that Disney channel can be viewed on an iPhone and an iPad, would that be included in the ratings? I don’t think it will and it will make the ratings lower even if more people are watching? Or ammo wrong

  • Gabrielle

    Let It Shine was a really great movie! It’s based on an older movie, I forgot the name, but it was really awesome! I’m so happy that it got so many views.

  • Savannah

    This little light of mine, I’m gonna LET IT SHINE!

  • SherLOCKED (The Mighty Cringe)

    I haven’t seen it yet but that is a pretty good number.

    Thing is, Radio Rebel is WAAAY better than this I’m sure, yet DC stuck it in the the middle on WINTER when not nearly as many are watching!

    @ Aerilyn, GLC has been around for three seasons now…..comparing it with Gravity falls is like literal apples and oranges. Especially since GF is a a cartoon and GLC is live action.

  • Nickelodeon_Rocks 2012

    This movie was awful! (and this is coming from an African American kid) I mean, the only part that was honestly good about this movie was the rapping. But anyway, this wont be the most watched telecast of the year, when the iCarly series finale comes in November! :) If it can get 12 million viewers on ONE EPISODE (and btw it is still the most watched cable telecast EVER with kids/tweens) It can get pretty awesome numbers on its finale :) Just saying. Gravity falls was also horrible. It was Disney channels failed attempt to copy the Regular Show, (the design), and I didn’t even get to the the new GLC episode due to Disney’s crappy promotion!

  • Kissan

    Let It Shine was a good movie!!! Loved all the songs and I’m glad so many people watched!!! Nick would really love these numbers and definitely The CW. Let It Shine wasn’t the highest rated Disney Channel Original Movie(High School Musical 2 got 17 million viewers) it was still very good!!! And I think iCarly could even get these numbers for their series finale in November, but probably not that much. I predict 9-10 million viewers.

  • RHONJd

    Nickelodeon Rocks 2012 actually the most watched cable telecast ever with kids & Tweens is High School Musical 2

  • RHONJd

    Honestly, I think iCarly wont be able to beat Wizards’s finale. That’s just what I think. My guess is 7-9 million, which is still great

  • Kaylie

    This was such a beautiful movie. It had great music and everything was divine. Compare this to that terrible movie Rags. GLC is a strong show and hopefully can grow for the 1 hour delivery episode next Sunday. Gravity Falls did ok. I was hoping for at least 4 million viewers but its ok. It has time to gain traction before the actual premiere.

  • RHONJd

    I know I already left a comment, but I gotta write another because I’m so happy!!! Go Disney! Disney is gonna do great this summer. Of course new episodes of every show (Shake it up, Good luck Charlie, Ant farm, austin and ally, phineas and Ferb, Jessie, and fish hooks). Also, the season premiere of My Babysitters a Vampire! Their is also repeat showings of the movie of the summer, Let it Shine! Their is also the one hour GLC episode next week! Also, a two part Phineas and Ferb. Then, of course, SIU Made in Japan in August! Their is also summer adventure weekend in July or August! I’m sure will be seeing more stuff too this summer on Disney! Yay! Disney Channel= ratings machine!!!

  • Kaylie

    iCarly cannot beat the Wizards finale. The difference is Wizards ended when the show was still relevant and Selena Gomez is really popular. iCarly isnt relevant anymore and dropped to 2.3 million viewers on a new episode. There’s no coming back from that. Wizards lowest rated premiere numbers were 2.7 million viewers.

    I predict about 5-6 million viewers. It won’t go past 7 million.

  • Kaylie

    @RHONJd… You forgot the 1 hour ANT Farm.

  • RHONJd

    Kaylie! I agree, but iCarly is a very unpredictable show. It could possibly get 7+ million viewers, but there is also the possibility of getting 4,5, or 6 million viewers.

  • RHONJd

    Kaylie, when is that!?

  • RHONJd

    Wow I didn’t know that there is gonna be ANt Farm 1- hour episode!!!

  • Nickelodeon_Rocks 2012

    @Rhon Don’t trust kaylie. Remember when she lied about ANT FARM’S viewer numbers! LOL!

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