[02/29/12 - 10:03 AM]
Disney XD Original Series "Lab Rats" is Network's #1 Launch Ever
Disney XD spins the numbers for Monday, February 27.

[via press release from Disney XD]

Quick Take for Monday, February 27, 2012 Final National Ratings

Newest Disney XD Original Series, "Lab Rats," a Recipe for Success

~Easily Becomes the Network's #1 Original Series Launch Ever in Total Viewers, Kids 2-11, Kids 6-14, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14

~Is Disney XD's #1 Original Series Telecast Ever in Total Viewers and Key 6-14s and 9-14s

~Posts Time Period Highs Across Key Demos, More Than Doubling Year-Ago Averages

"Kickin' It" Hits Series High in Boys 9-14 & Sees its #2 Telecast Ever in Boys 6-14; Posts 7-Month Highs in Total Viewers, Kids 2-11 , Kids 6-11 and Kids 6-14

~Levies Time Period Highs in Boys 6-14 and Boys 9-14

"Lab Rats" (8:30 - 9:30 p.m.)

Coming off its most-watched February in the network's history, and its 2nd-most-watched month overall in Prime in Total Viewers, Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-14, newest original series "Lab Rats" launched as Disney XD's #1 original series premiere in its history (includes Toon Disney) in Total Viewers (1.3 million), Kids 2-11 (775,000/1.9 rating), Kids 6-14 (861,000/2.4 rating), Boys 6-14 (493,000/2.7 rating), Kids 6-11 (681,000/2.8 rating), Tweens 9-14 (584,000/2.4 rating) and Boys 9-14 (358,000/2.9 rating), and its #1 live-action series premiere of all time in Boys 6-11 (359,000/2.9 rating), posting the network's best ratings ever in the time period across target kid demos.

Moreover, "Lab Rats" became Disney XD's #1 original series telecast of all time in Total Viewers, Kids 6-14, Boys 6-14, Tweens 9-14 and Boys 9-14.

· "Lab Rats" registered impressive increases over year-ago time period levels (2/28/11), including by more than double in Total Viewers (121% - 1.3 million vs. 587,000), Kids 2-11 (106% - 775,000 vs. 376,000), Kids 6-14 (121% - 861,000 vs. 389,000), Boys 6-14 (104% - 493,000 vs. 242,000) and Kids 6-11 (125% - 681,000 vs. 302,000).

"Kickin' It" (8:00 - 8:30 p.m.)

Providing a solid launch pad for "Lab Rats," "Kickin' It" hit a series high in Boys 9-14 (319,000/2.6 rating), was the series' #2 telecast ever in Boys 6-14 (389,000/2.1 rating), and garnered 7 month highs in Total Viewers (901,000), Kids 2-11 (554,000/1.3 rating), Kids 6-14 (588,000/1.6 rating), Kids 6-11 (470,000/1.9 rating), Boys 6-11 (292,000/2.3 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (433,000/1.8 rating) - since 7/25/11.

· "Kickin' It" drove Disney XD to time period highs in the half-hour in Boys 6-14 and Boys 9-14, and to its second-best numbers ever in Boys 6-11.

Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-14, hyper-targeting boys and their quest for discovery, accomplishment, sports, adventure and humor. Disney XD branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 78 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates.

Source: NMR, final national U.S. ratings, 2/27/12, Live + Same Day. Series premieres ranked among all Disney XD/Toon Disney premieres (10/2/00-2/27/12).

  [february 2012]  


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