Disney Channel is Friday’s #1 Cable TV Network in Total Viewers and TV’s #1 Network Across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14

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August 13th, 2012

via press release:


Disney Channel is Friday’s #1 Cable TV Network in Total Viewers and

TV’s #1 Network Across Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14; Delivers TV’s Top 21 in Kids 6-11 and the Top 3 Cable TV Telecasts in Total Viewers


Gravity Falls” Soars to Series Highs in Total Viewers and Target Demos; Friday’s #1 Cable TV Telecast in Total Viewers and TV’s #1 Telecast Across Kids



Friday, August 10, 2012


Friday’s ‘Night of Premieres’ delivered series highs for “Gravity Falls” and “Code 9,” and all-new episodes of “My Babysitter’s A Vampire,“A.N.T. Farm” and “Jessie,” handily vaulting Disney Channel to rank as cable TV’s #1 network in Prime in Total Viewers (2.99 million), towering over #2 network SyFy by a hefty 38% (2.17 million).  Disney Channel was also TV’s #1 network in Kids 2-11 (1.89 million/4.6 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.54 million/6.3 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.27 million/5.3 rating).


Disney Channel delivered TV’s Top 7 telecasts in Kids 2-11, Top 21 in Kids 6-11, Top 13 in Tweens 9-14, and was home to cable TV’s Top 3 telecasts in Total Viewers.


  • At 9 o’clock, the animated hit “Gravity Fallssurged to series highs in Total Viewers (4.18 million), Kids 2-11 (2.59 million/6.3 rating), Kids 6-11 (2.11 million/8.6 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.69 million/7.0 rating), ranking as Friday’s #1 cable TV telecast in Total Viewers and the #1 TV telecast across target kid demographics.


  • Moreover, “Gravity Falls” recorded Disney Channel’s best ratings with regular programming in more than 6 months in Total Viewers, Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, and in more than 7 months in Tweens 9-14 – since 2/3/12 and 1/6/12, respectively.


  • At 9:30 p.m., Code 9” posted series highs in Total Viewers (3.41 million), Kids 2-11 (2.12 million/5.2 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.76 million/7.2 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.52 million/6.3 rating).


(Source: Nielsen Media Research (National Ratings, Live + Same Day, 8/10/12).

  • Kaylie

    Disney should put ANT Farm after Shake it Up: Made in Japan to boost the show.

  • Greg

    Woohoo! Go Gravity Falls! With high ratings like this, maybe Disney Channel will finally get rid their cheesy, cheap, generic live action shows and start to focus more on animation. Gravity Falls is the first quality show to air on that channel in about eight years!

  • Ryan Stoppable

    I like how this press release doesn’t mention that the series highs are for a series that hasn’t even been on the air for two months yet. :D

    Also, I do like Gravity Falls as well, but to suggest that it’s “the first quality show to air on that channel in about eight years” might be going a little bit too far, don’t you think?

  • Greg

    Other than Phineas and Ferb, all they’ve aired are generic sitcoms like Hannah Montana.

  • Sarah

    Night of premiers is here on Disney channel agian. Can’t wait to see shake it up: made in japan!!!!!!!

  • Disney kid

    I love you Disney! You rock!

  • david

    I know Disney is so much better than nickelodeon!!!

  • lisa

    Nickelodeon looks like a joke next to Disney channel and Disney XD!!!

  • lisa

    Does anyone know the saying about disney and nick?

  • jhon,michael, and amy

    We do. Disney forever, Nick to never!

  • disney xd rocks

    I’ve heard of that saying. it’s cool!

  • Mark

    ive been watching disney channel since it was launched in 1983, and since then i loved wacthing the shows. I like the fact that disney channel is trying to bring back the classics on HAVE A LAUGH!, maybe it might become a series in the future. i never watched nickelodeon and im glad i havent, nick is trying to copy disneys idea for musical shows and nicks ratings proves that they have failed at it. way to go disney channel! r.i.p forever nickelodeon, or should i say suckelodeon!

  • Michel

    yeaaaayy :D

  • Hanna Banana

    I love Phineas and Ferb but I must say, Disney made a great choice with adding Gravity Falls to their line-up. Congrats to them for finally heading in the right direction!

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