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"Handy Manny" Generates Record Ratings for Disney Channel

The launch of Handy Manny (Saturday, September 16, 10:00am – 10:30am) on Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney block debuted as the most-watched Playhouse Disney series premiere on record in Kids 2-5 (1.11 million), Girls 2-5 (588,000) and Boys 2-5 (521,000), ranking No. 1 in its time period versus all basic cable. In addition, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse‘s first airing on Saturday morning (9:00am – 9:30am) now stands as Playhouse Disney’s most-watched series telecast of all-time in the daypart in Total Viewers (2.71 million) and Kids 2-5 (1.15 million), with its showing at 9:30am the second most-watched on record in Total Viewers (2.68 million) and Kids 2-5 (1.14 million).

For the week of September 11-17, 2006, Disney Channel extended its streak as basic cable’s go-to network in prime to 76 weeks in Kids 6-11, and to 72 straight weeks in Tweens 9-14. Averaging all plays, original series The Replacements stood as TV’s most-watched animated series for the week in Kids 6-11, while Hannah Montana finished as basic cable’s most-watched regularly scheduled program in Tweens 9-14.

For more on Handy Manny‘s impressive performance, as well as info on Disney Channel’s overall performance, click here to read the full release.

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