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Ratings Watch: Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon

The week of November 9 was a winning one for Disney Channel, as Phineas and Ferb came in as TV's top animated series in kids six to 11 and tweens nine to 14. Its Friday airing on November 13 was also the week's number-one animated TV telecast in the same two demos.
November 19, 2009

The week of November 9 was a winning one for Disney Channel, as Phineas and Ferb came in as TV’s top animated series in kids six to 11 and tweens nine to 14. Its Friday airing on November 13 was also the week’s number-one animated TV telecast in the same two demos.

Friday’s ep of The Suite Life on Deck on Disney, meanwhile, was the week’s top TV telecast in kids six to 11, also placing second with tweens nine to 14. And with both demos, DC held two of TV’s top four regularly scheduled series with the two series.

On the preschool side at Playhouse Disney, Saturday’s 9 a.m. ep of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse was the week’s top TV telecast with preschoolers, while at 10 a.m., Imagination Movers saw series highs in total viewers and the core demo. Mickey Mouse ranked third among all TV series with target preschoolers.

Cartoon Network saw a number of gains in the third week of November, with average kids two to 11 delivery (845,000) up 9% and ratings (2.1) by 11%; average kids six to 11 delivery (566,000) climbed by 4% and ratings (2.3) by 5%; and average kids nine to 14 delivery (453,000) increased by 1% and ratings (1.9) by 6%.

A new ep of Destroy Build Destroy (Wednesday, 8 p.m.), was tops with kids six to 11 delivery (487,000) by 7% gains and ratings (2.0) by 5% gains as compared to the same time period last year, also seeing increases with kids nine to 14, with delivery (431,000) up by 21% and ratings (1.8) by 20%.

Additionally, Ben 10: Alien Force (Friday, 8:30 p.m.) and Batman: The Brave & The Bold (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) saw double-digit growth with their key audiences, with Ben 10 seeing increased kids two to 11 delivery (1,013,000) by 26% and ratings (2.5) by 25%, while boys two to 11 delivery (769,000) and ratings (3.7) spiked 16%. Batman saw kids nine to 14 delivery (501,000) up by 33% and ratings (2.1) by 40%, while boys nine to 14 delivery (379,000) jumped by 17% and ratings (3.0) by 15%.

And over at Nickelodeon, iCarly came in as broadcast and basic cable’s top program with tweens nine to 14 (9.1/2.0 million, up 49% over last year) with the ep ‘iFind Lewbert’s Lost Love’ bringing in a 10.1/2.2 million rating with kids six to 11 (up 29%) and was also the number-one live-action show with kids two to 11 (7.7/2.7 million, up 26%).

Fanboy and Chum Chum‘s ep ‘I, Fanboy/Berry Sick’ (Saturday, Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m.) saw double-digit ratings gains, averaging 3.8 million total viewers (up 17% in delivery), a 7.4 kids six to 11 rating (up 28%) and a 7.0 K2-11 rating (up 25%). The Penguins of Madagascar‘s ep ‘All King, No Kingdom/Untouchable’ (Nov. 14, 10 a.m.) was TV’s number two spot with kids two to 11 for the week, just behind SpongeBob SquarePants, averaging 7.8/2.8 million with kids two to 11 (up 37%), an 8.0/1.7 million kids six to 11 (up 31%) and 4.5 million total viewers (up 30%).

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