Disney Channel Original Movie 'Girl vs. Monster' Bewitches Nearly 5 Million Viewers; 'Dog with a Blog' Draws 4.5 Million

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October 13th, 2012

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"Dog With a Blog" Premiere Speaks Volumes with 4.5 Million Total Viewers


The premiere of Disney Channel's "Girl Vs. Monster," part of the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, delivered 4.9 million Total Viewers on Friday (8:00 p.m.). The premiere also delivered 2.8 million Kids 2-11, 2.2 million Kids 6-11 and 1.9 million Tweens, ranking as Friday’s #1 TV telecast across target kid demographics. “Girl Vs. Monster” built each half-hour, peaking with 5.6 million Total Viewers and 3.2 million Kids 2-11. The movie led into the strong debut of the sitcom "Dog With a Blog" (9:40 p.m.), which delivered 4.5 million Total Viewers, 2.6 million Kids 2-11, 2.1 million Kids 6-11 and 1.7 million Tweens. Its regular timeslot premiere is Sunday, November 4 (8:00 p.m.).

Along with the series finale of “Wizards of Waverly Place” (1/6/12), “Jessie’s” #1 telecast of all time (1/6/12), event ‘Special Delivery’ episode for “Good Luck Charlie” (6/24/12) and June DCOM “Let It Shine” (6/15/12), plus additional highly rated series telecasts, Disney Channel owns the year’s Top 8 scripted TV telecasts in Kids 2-11 (Top 8 across all cable TV). Furthermore, “Dog With a Blog” ranks as one of Disney Channel’s stronger series launches in recent history.

"Girl Vs. Monster" stars Olivia Holt (Disney XD’s “Kickin It’”), Kerris Dorsey (“Moneyball”), Brendan Meyer (Disney XD’s “Mr. Young”), Like Benward (Disney Channel's “Minutemen”), Katherine McNamara (“New Year’s Eve”), Adam Chambers (Disney Channel's “Good Luck Charlie”), Tracy Dawson (“Call Me Fritz”), Brian Palermo (Disney XD’s “Zeke and Luther”) and Jennifer Aspen (“GCB”) -- and follows the spook-tacular adventure of Skylar, a fearless 15-year-old singer who on Halloween discovers that she’s a fifth generation monster hunter.

Olivia Holt performed three of the movie’s pop songs which are available on Walt Disney Records compilation ‘Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist.’

Disney Channel Original Movies dominate ratings, accounting for the #1 cable TV movie in Total Viewers for six consecutive years (2006-11) and the #1 TV movie telecast among Tweens for 11 consecutive years. They are "Cadet Kelly," "The Cheetah Girls," "Halloweentown High," "Twitches," "The Cheetah Girls 2," "High School Musical 2," "Camp Rock," "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie," "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam," "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension" and “Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas,” respectively. "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension" is also cable television's #1 animated telecast of all time among Kids 2-11.

"Girl Vs. Monster" was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The story was written by Annie Young (“Princess Protection Program”) and the teleplay by DeYoung and Ron McGee (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King”). The movie was directed by DGA winner and Emmy Award nominee Stuart Gillard (“Avalon High”) and executive-produced by Sheri Singer (“Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas”), with Tracey Jeffrey (“The Suite Life Movie”) as producer. “Girl vs. Monster” is a production of Bad Angel Productions, Ltd.

"Dog With a Blog" stars G Hannelius ("Den Brother," "Good Luck Charlie") as Avery, Blake Michael ("Lemonade Mouth") as Tyler, Francesca Capaldi ("A.N.T. Farm") as Chloe, Beth Littleford ("Crazy, Stupid Love," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart") as Ellen and Regan Burns ("Wizards of Waverly Place") as Bennett. Stephen Full ("I'm in the Band") voices Stan who is played by two talented canine performers, Kuma and Mick.

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable in nearly 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

Source: NTI, early U.S. ratings, 10/12/12. 2012 to date: 12/26/10 – 10/11/12.


  • Nick

    For a movie, girl vs monster is not the best but for dog with a blog, that is really good

  • Jon23812

    That’s more than I expected.

    And “Dog with a Blog” was surprisingly good.

  • Nathan on iphone

    This movie was horrible why did it get this much views? Also dog with a blog is yet another cheesy sitcom. Deal with my opinion!

  • Nathan on iphone

    I watched dog with a blog early on itunes

  • Nick

    I think that the view are quite good for this year compared to most Disney and nickelodeon movies that prmiered this year, no nickelodeon movie made 4 million except big time movie and most Disney films manage to make the top 4.5 million except let it shine, which sort of shows that no one want to watch movies with the same actor which they see everyday, they want to see new actors, and in my view dog with a blog is really good, not as good as Jessie good luck charlie and gravity falls, but way better than Austin and ally

  • Meanie

    The reason why disney can get views like this on made for tv movies I believe is because of the Walt Disney Brand. Disney to me just have a better reputation with adults && kids so just the name Disney can draw millions of fans. For example I hated highschool musical but to be able to draw 11+million views is great for cable movies…

    Nick to me is just not a world wide phenomenon that can draw viewers just off its name.

  • Jon23812

    @Meanie, Disney and Disney Channel aren’t really the same thing. Disney makes family movies, Disney Channel makes movies towards kids and teenagers (sometimes just female teenagers).

  • Nick

    I agree with meanie, if you say a nickelodeon movie, you would think of the movie but naturally when you say Disney, you would want to watch it, however lately the Disney movies has been using the same plot though

  • Kaylie

    The movie was terrible and cheesy however, the show Dog With a Blog is really good. Hopefully, it gets a Good Luck Charlie lead in. The 2 shows are family oriented and could draw huge numbers for Sundays.

  • Jon

    Coming next fall: Girl vs Alien and Critter on Twitter

  • Twist Of Fate

    Wow, I’m impressed. I really underestimated the movie/tvshow combo. Good job, Disney. Well, judging by the comments, the stupid title, and tired plot, Girl vs Monster is not getting my view. I’ll probably watch Dog With A Blog, though.

    Well, it looks like Disney won this week to. Nickelodeon might of had a chance if the promotional team weren’t REATARDS. All week, I saw promos for Figure It Out, iCarly, Victorious, HTR, BTR, and even You Gotta See This. Nothing for SpongeBob ( New ep Sunday ), TMNT ( Strange they gave the premire such great promotion), Kung Fu Panda ( A decent cartoon ), OR Tuff Puppy ( My favorite Nickelodeon show).

  • Twist Of Fate

    I’m really dissapointed in Nick. Tuff Puppy was the #2 show with Kids 2-11, and ever since early this year, they’ve treated it like CRAP. I’m gonna laugh my a** off when Tuff Puppy still beats HTR and BTR.Well, as usual, I have predictions:

    Tuff Puppy: 2.2 – 3.1 million viewers
    SpongeBob: 3.2 – 4.3 million viewers
    iCarly: 3.1 – 3.5 million viewers
    Victorious: 3.2 – 3.8 million viewers
    BTR: 2.8 – 3.3 million viewers
    HTR: 2.0 – 2.5 million viewers
    See Dad Run: 1.9 – 2.1 million viewers
    Good Luck Charlie: 3.4 – 4.0 million viewers
    A&A- 3.1 – 3.8 million viewers
    SIU: 2.9 – 3.8 million viewers

  • Twist Of Fate

    Figure It Out: 1.6 – 2.3 million viewers
    Kung Fu Panda: 2.7 – 3.1 million viewers
    Edit- Tuff Puppy: 2.8- 3.3 million viewers
    TMNT- 3.2- 3.6 million viewers

  • Disney Fan

    To be honest this movie sucked.. The new show dog with blog was okay but its not as good as good luck charlie. I dont expect it to do that good but here are my predictions:

    Good Luck charlie: 3.3-3.8
    Shake it up: 3.2-3.7
    Austin and Ally: 3.1-3.6
    Tuff puppy: 2.8-3.4
    TMNT: 3.2-3.7
    Spongebob: 2.8-3.8
    Power rangers: 2.3-2.9
    Kung Fu Panda: 2.5-3.5
    Robot and Monster: 2.5- 3.3
    Victorious: 3.3-3.9
    Big Time rush: 2.7-3.3
    How To Rock: 2.2- 3.2

  • disney rocks

    Stop hating on Gril Vs.Monster, while it followed the Disney formula, I was actually surprised when I watched it, as I thought it was pretty good.

  • disney rocks

    Dog With a Blog will receive a GLC lead-in for its next episode Sunday, November 4.

  • Jon23812

    TMNT: 3.4 – 3.8
    Kung Fu Panda: 2.6 – 3.0
    T.U.F.F. Puppy: 2.7 – 3.2
    Robot & Monster: 2.3 – 2.5
    Power Rangers: 1.5 – 1.9
    iCarly: 2.9 – 3.5
    Victorious: 3.0 – 3.5
    Big Time Rush: 2.7 – 3.2
    How to Rock: 2.0 – 2.3
    Good Luck Charlie: 3.8 – 4.5
    Austin & Ally: 3.5 – 4.0
    Shake it Up: 3.2 – 3.6 (Low because it’s on at 9PM)

  • Jon23812

    I hope I’m wrong and T.U.F.F. Puppy, iCarly, Victorious and Shake it Up does better.

  • Twist Of Fate

    I swear if Tuff Puppy does anything worse than 2.7 million viewers, I’m gonna go to Nickelodeon studios and slap the promotional team in the face. #NicktoonsMeansPassion

    By the way, for any Tuff Puppy fans, there is a new half hour Halloween special called Howl-O-Ween on October 27, 2012. Hopefully Nick wises up and promotes it.

  • tiff3281

    the movie GIRL VS. MONSTER was OK but not all of that and I saw they was trying to still the part in Alice and the wonder land when that man turned his head all the way around and all they did in GIRL VS.MONSTER all they did was that they made the ugly witch to do it but I agree with most of the people who say dog with a blog is way better.

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