You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Disney Channel’s ‘Teen Beach 2’ Soaks Up 7.5 Million Viewers

Disney Channel’s premiere of “Teen Beach 2” last Friday has racked up about 7.5 million viewers with three days of DVR playback included, making it basic cable’s most-watched non-sports telecast since the season finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in March.

The song, sand and surf fest, whose cast includes Ross Lynch of “Austin and Ally” and Maia Mitchell of “The Fosters,” also stands as the calendar year’s most-watched cable TV movie, according to Nielsen. And it’s the highest-rated cable telecast in target youth demos of kids 6-11 (3.2 million) and tweens 9-14 (2.8 million) since the original “Teen Beach Movie.” (That telepic, the second highest-rated original cable movie of all time, drew more than 8.4 million same-night viewers alone when it bowed on Disney Channel in July 2013.)

Including encore telecasts, “Teen Beach 2” has reached 13.3 million total viewers, including 4.4 million kids 6-11 and 4.2 million tweens 9-14. The movie’s availability on the Watch Disney Channel service has resulted in 846,000 views to date.

The Disney Channel Original Movie production begins airing on Disney Channels around the world later this month.

 

 

More TV

  • Liz Friedman, SPTV

    Liz Friedman Signs Sony Pictures TV Deal

    Disney Channel’s premiere of “Teen Beach 2” last Friday has racked up about 7.5 million viewers with three days of DVR playback included, making it basic cable’s most-watched non-sports telecast since the season finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in March. The song, sand and surf fest, whose cast includes Ross Lynch of “Austin and […]

  • Dick Wolf, Jon Seda, Mariska Hargitay,

    Dick Wolf on What's Next After His NBC Deal Expires and Why He'll Never Retire

    Disney Channel’s premiere of “Teen Beach 2” last Friday has racked up about 7.5 million viewers with three days of DVR playback included, making it basic cable’s most-watched non-sports telecast since the season finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in March. The song, sand and surf fest, whose cast includes Ross Lynch of “Austin and […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Looks to Boost Movie & TV Awards With June Move, Tiffany Haddish

    Disney Channel’s premiere of “Teen Beach 2” last Friday has racked up about 7.5 million viewers with three days of DVR playback included, making it basic cable’s most-watched non-sports telecast since the season finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in March. The song, sand and surf fest, whose cast includes Ross Lynch of “Austin and […]

  • Atlanta, Game of Thrones, The Americans

    Emmy Nominations 2018: Variety's TV Critics on Their Dream Picks

    Disney Channel’s premiere of “Teen Beach 2” last Friday has racked up about 7.5 million viewers with three days of DVR playback included, making it basic cable’s most-watched non-sports telecast since the season finale of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in March. The song, sand and surf fest, whose cast includes Ross Lynch of “Austin and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content