Disney Beats USA in Weekly Ratings
June 20, 2006
By Anthony Crupi
There was a bit of a shakeup in the basic cable ratings last week as ad-free Disney Channel took top honors thanks to big numbers generated by its latest original movie, Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, and its returning series, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.
Disney averaged 2.9 million total viewers in prime time for the week ending June 18, as the Friday night premiere of Wendy Wu became the third-most-watched show on cable, drawing 5.65 million total viewers between 8:00 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. A pair of weekend repeats accounted for another 7.6 million viewers, while the second installment of Zack and Cody retained much of Wendy Wu’s Friday night lead-in, as 3.63 million people tuned in.