via press release:
THE DUNCANS WELCOME A BOUNCING BABY BOY,
RESULTS REVEALED FROM OVER 25 MILLION VIEWERS’ VOTES
TO DETERMINE HIS NAME…TOBY!
IN TONIGHT’S SPECIAL DELIVERY EPISODE OF “GOOD LUCK CHARLIE”
In tonight’s milestone episode of “Good Luck Charlie” (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT), the hit comedy for kids and families, the Duncan family welcomed a baby boy — and results were revealed from a viewer poll that determined the baby’s name – ‘Toby Duncan.’ The parents decide upon a middle name, one inspired by popular culture, in the episode’s tongue-in-cheek epilogue. The month-long “name the baby” poll at DisneyChannel.com tallied over 25 million votes around the world. In a particularly competitive race, the name ‘Toby’ received the majority of the viewer votes, edging out Noah, Jonah, Bobby Jr., Bo, Sydney, Erika, Mallory, Talia and Jenny. In the weeks leading up to tonight’s episode, Disney Channel presented several behind the scenes interstitials that built the anticipation for Baby Duncan’s arrival.
Adam Bonnett, senior vice president, original programming, Disney Channel, said, “The strength of ‘Good Luck Charlie’ lies with the talented team behind the scenes in writing and producing, and certainly the towering performances by our entire cast – together they perfectly capture the funny, tender and relatable family dynamic that viewers love watching and sharing in each week.”
The episode is available on WATCH Disney Channel, and the first game featuring Toby Duncan and his big sister, “Teddy’s Dream Dash,” will debut Monday, June 25 on DisneyChannel.com.
The series has increased in ratings for its third season – “Good Luck Charlie” accounted for three of the Top 4 scripted telecasts in Total Viewers across all basic cable (averaging 4.6 million) and TV’s Top 3 telecasts among Kids 2-11 (averaging 2.5 million), Kids 6-11 (averaging 2 million) and Tweens (averaging 1.8 million) for May 2012. For 2011, “Good Luck Charlie” was TV’s #2 series among Kids 6-11 and Tweens, and the Disney Channel Original Movie, “Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas” was cable TV’s #1 live-action movie of the year in Total Viewers (8.3 million) and the #2 scripted telecast across all TV in Kids 6-11 (4.0 million/16.1 rating).
“Good Luck Charlie” stars Bridgit Mendler, Jason Dolley, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry, Mia Talerico and Eric Allan Kramer. Raven Goodwin, Shane Harper, Micah Williams and Patricia Belcher recur in season three.
The series was created by Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen and is executive-produced by Baker, Vaupen and Dan Staley. It is a production of It’s a Laugh Productions, Inc.
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 over 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.