Disney Channel Scores with ‘Teen Beach Movie’

Disney Channel Scores with 'Teen Beach

Telepic draws 8.4 million, highest for a made-for in 4 years

Disney Channel caught a wave on Friday night, raking in 8.4 million viewers for its latest original telepic, “Teen Beach Movie.”

The broadcast-level turnout made “Teen Beach” Disney Channel’s most-watched telepic in four years — and a higher number than the 7.7 million that “High School Musical” delivered in its 2006 debut.

In key kid demos, “Teen Beach” was channel’s top original telepic in nearly six years and No. 3 among all Disney Channel movies to date (behind “High School Musical 2” and “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie”)

The strong showing is no surprise, given the months of heavy-duty promotion it received across various Mouse House outlets and other partners. The musical telepic, helmed by choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday, put a clever spin on the beach musical genre with stars Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell playing surf-loving tweens who go back in time and get trapped in a 1960s beach party pic.

Among major youth demos,  “Teen Beach” easily ranks as the top cable TV telecast of the year across kids 2-11 (4.6 million/11.6 rating), kids 6-11 (3.9 million/16.5 rating) and tweens 9-14 (3.4 million/14.3 rating).

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  1. Allison Kacynski says:

    I hope I win because u guys are my favorite movie Grace Phipps you are my favorite person on the show the number is 113

  2. Briana Soriano says:

    hi teen beach movie I wanted to tell you that I hope that I win because I have never won be for and I think the number is 138 please send back.

  3. sydni butler says:

    i love your movie i think 135

  4. Bre says:

    101 for teen beach movie score

  5. Mariah Martinez says:

    I think 125!

  6. Danielle says:

    That movie was AWESOME. I LOVE that movie I saw it 20 times. I LOVE Ross lynch and Mia Mitchell. It’s a 3 hour movie but I sat there and watched it. I’ll watch it again tomorrow. I REALLY hope I can meet all the actors. Cuz I think there really hot and nice people

  7. Jamia says:

    122 surfs up 🙋💁🙅🙆

  8. pandalover#1 says:

    I need everything that are giving away.

  9. logan mizell says:

    Loved it its so good i want the movie

  10. CHEYANNE says:

    I totally love your movie

  11. Dellie Q. says:

    A truly enjoyable film. Simple yet fun and so catchy. Takes riffs on so many 60’s icons, including beach movies, biker musicals, motown rhythms, and unapologetic silly sci-fi. A light family gem.

  12. keekee simmons says:

    Ross is a great singer

  13. keekee simmons says:

    Awesome movie love u ross

  14. Jose EriK....LUVER OF TEEN BEACH MOVIE!!! says:

    I LUVED THE MOVIE…
    AND THE CAST WAS SPUTACULAR…
    I COULDN’T STOP SEEING THE PART WHEN LELA FELL IN TO BRADYS ARMS…
    HAD TO SEE IT 10 TIMES…
    AWSOME MOVIE…
    I LUVED IT I KNOW SMART PEOPLE WILL LUV IT TOO!!!
    JOSE ERIK…<3 TEEN BEACH MOVIE!!!

  15. paulmurphy says:

    i loved teen beach move so much i could not believe it was so good

  16. Rafaella Prieto says:

    I love love love teen beach movie

  17. Rafaella Prieto says:

    I loved the movie because it was funny and I read the book

  18. Wali Paul says:

    Tweens falling in love huh?
    Parents like myself have a hard time trusting this new content from Disney, Are they pro family? or not I know they use to be.

  19. Sophia says:

    Teen Beach Catastrophe is more like it. It was absolutely awful.

  20. Ever says:

    Just because a lot of people watched doesn’t mean it was decent. I was extremely disappointed. Only 2 of the many, many songs hit it off with me and the last hour was just silly. I looked forward to this since December of 2012 and come July 19th…my expectations were let down by such a flat movie and performance.

  21. Joanna says:

    Awkward moment when I’m 18 and I watched it yet my demographic isn’t shown here…

  22. zekiah gray says:

    hey teen beach movie cast i was wondering the movie you put on disney channel is it the whole or half mocie

  23. Leah says:

    I’m 16 years old and a huge fan of Ross Lynch. Me and my friend both enjoyed the movie so much. It’s definitely a film for all ages! The songs are amazing and so catchy. It’s a great success an have already watched it 5 times!!

  24. Abbey says:

    I’m 14 and so impressed with this movie!! I love Ross Lynch so much! The movie was so awesome and I’m obsessed with all the songs.

  25. TERRA says:

    I LOVE TANNER I SO CUTE AND LOVED THE MOVIE AND ROSS LYNNCH

  26. shabnam says:

    I love the movie. I saw it 2 times. Did you guys watch it

  27. Wenthy says:

    I grew up with teen beach movies. Now a 65 year log grandma I loved this movie because my grandkids could love it. It’s cute, entertaining and corny in a wonderful way. Kudos Disney

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