The Friday, June 27 (8:00 p.m.) premiere of the Disney Channel Original Movie “Zapped,” starring Disney Channel and Disney XD favorites Zendaya and Spencer Boldman, delivered 5.7 million Total Viewers, ranking as the #1 cable TV telecast of 2014 to-date among Kids 2-11 (2.9 million/7.3 rating), Kids 6-11 (2.3 million/9.6 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (2.1 million/8.7 rating). The movie also delivered nearly 1.3 million Adults 18-49.
The highly-anticipated premiere of the comedy series “Girl Meets World” (9:45 p.m.) delivered 5.2 million Total Viewers and ranked as the #1 series launch of 2014 among major youth demographics: Kids 2-11 (2.3 million/5.7 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.8 million/7.7 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.7 million/6.9 rating).
The movie and series also set viewing records after being made available on the popular WATCH Disney Channel app and iTunes on Monday, June 23. “Girl Meets World” is pacing to be the most viewed series ever in the WATCH Disney Channel app. On iTunes, it is the most downloaded Disney Channel series preview to-date.
“Zapped” is primed to join the Tween viewing record books as well. Disney Channel has presented five of the top six movies in cable TV history and the #1 TV movie telecast among Tweens for 12 consecutive years (2002-13).
Multi-talented recording artist/actress Zendaya (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Shake It Up“) stars in Disney Channel’s upcoming comedy “KC Undercover.” Spencer Boldman stars in Disney XD’s “Lab Rats.” “Zapped” was directed by Peter DeLuise and executive-produced by Jane Goldenring, Carol Baum, Michael Prupas and Harvey Khan. The producer is Lisa Towers. Based on the popular book Boys Are Dogs by Leslie Margolis, the screenplay was written by Rachelle Skoretz, Matt Eddy and Billy Eddy. Aakomon “AJ” Jones is the choreographer.
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 and satellite 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.