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.


  • SherLOCKED

    The reason GvsM only had 4.9 Million viewers was due to the Cards-Nats game.

    Without MLB play-offs it probably would have done better. with it being a Halloween themed DCOM and all.

  • Jay


  • Faith

    Dog With A Blog have some Full House References, See Avery & her bedroom. G Hannelius have some Michelle Tanner References in real life.

  • Sandra

    Girl vs monster was not as bad as I thought it would be, but they could’ve done way better on the title, special affects, and monsters ( they looked super fake).

  • meekeedah

    Girl vs monster is the best I want to know when they are showing it again I am sorry say it never got over 30 million hits.

  • malissa

    You people need shut your mouths girl vs monster was the best movie if anything dog with a blog is worst.
    I agree with Disney rocks. You people honestly do not know anything I am so glad it got nearly 5 million views it should have got more like everyone say it is good so you people really needs to shut that mouth of yours

  • Jon23812

    @malissa, everyone has their own opinion. How would you like it if someone told you to shut your mouth about your comment on “Dog with a Blog”?

  • Poweranimals

    I’m kind of annoyed that they pushed Shake It Up to 9pm on Sunday nights? Isn’t a lot of the target audience going to bed around then?

  • GhirahimIsFabulous

    Stop hating on Girl Vs. Monster. I actually watched it to see how stupid it would be and to me- I turned out rather impressed. It wasn’t ‘scary’ but it actually did teach you something. I now go around and quote that one line about fear and monsters. Weirdly enough- I dug deeper while watched the movie into the context. The “witch” has spells and the girl couldn’t spell the word “goat”. Why was there singing? The character “Skylar” wasn’t scared in the beginning but with the fear back, she became not so perfect as what you thought in the beginning. There was more that I though of but I just don’t feel like mentioning it. AND I disagree with the whole “DOG WITH A BLOG ROCKS!”. It just wasn’t… good at all. To annoying, I just couldn’t take it seriously.

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