Family Channel Surfs to the Top with Teen Beach Movie Ratings

SURF-ROCK MOVIE REACHES MORE THAN 1.5 MILLION VIEWERS
NETWORK DELIVERS TOP THREE PROGAMS FOR JULY 19

TORONTO, July 24, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Song, dance and surf proved to be the perfect combination for a ratings sensation on Family Channel this past weekend with the premiere of the highly anticipated Teen Beach Movie. The Disney Channel Original Movie drew an AMA of more than 818,100 viewers and reached more than 1.5 million unique viewers (Ind. 2+) on Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.1 In addition, Teen Beach Movie was the #1 broadcast across all pay and specialty channels (Ind. 2+), while Family Channel's captivating lineup also delivered the #2 and #3 programs for the day across all stations with the network's core audience of kids aged 6-12, as well as with the kids aged 2-11 and 8-14 demographics.2

"Teen Beach Movie is a great example of the success Family experiences when we build a Disney movie into a television event by pairing it with our hit series," said Donna Dos Reis, Director, Programming, Family Channel. "Viewers are drawn to our Big Ticket Summer lineup and Friday's ratings reinforce our position as leaders in delivering the summer viewing experience kids and families want."

Starring Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally, R5) and Maia Mitchell (The Fosters), Teen Beach Movie was the most popular program across all networks on Friday, as well as the number one broadcast all day across all English-language stations (K2-11, K6-12, K8-14).3 Immediately following the movie, the network's exclusive first-look at the upcoming Disney Channel Original Series Liv and Maddie proved popular with viewers taking the second spot (K6-12, K8-14)4; and Family locked up the number three spot with a new episode of the hit series Austin & Ally that led into the movie (K6-12, K8-14).5

Teen Beach Movie follows surfing sweethearts Brady (Lynch) and McKenzie (Mitchell) who, while riding the final wave of summer, are mysteriously transported into the classic beach party film "Wet Side Story." There, the couple find themselves back in the 1960s in the middle of a rivalry between the surfers and the bikers for control of the beach hangout - and everyone spontaneously breaks into song and dance.

Teen Beach Movie and select episodes from the Austin & Ally marathon are currently available on Family OnDemand. Family will premiere the special Teen Beach Movie Sing Along Edition on Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, where the lyrics to the movie's nine surf-rock songs will appear on the screen giving viewers the chance to join in on the fun.

Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in family television entertainment in approximately 6 million homes across Canada. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a fun experience for all, Family airs a unique mix of series, movies and specials, with a large portion of programming supplied by Disney. Family Channel also offers Family OnDemand, a television-based Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service and Family OnLine, an internet-based, streaming service, these services, available at no additional cost, present hit Disney movies and series plus top-rated Canadian series to subscribers when they want it, where they want it. Visit us at Family.ca.

  1. Teen Beach Movie Source: BBM/NMR (Infosys Program module): Ind. 2+ AMA All Locations Total Canada - July 19 - 8:00 p.m. ET/PT - Family Channel.
    Preliminary unconfirmed data.
  2. Teen Beach Movie Source: BBM/NMR (Infosys Program module): Ind. 2+, K2-11, K6-12, K8-14 AMA All Locations Total Canada - July 19 - Family Channel.
    Preliminary unconfirmed data.
  3. Teen Beach Movie Source: BBM/NMR (Infosys Program module): K2-11, K6-12, K8-14 AMA All Locations Total Canada - July 19 - 8:00 p.m. ET/PT - Family Channel.
    Preliminary unconfirmed data.
  4. Liv and Maddie Source: BBM/NMR (Infosys Program module): K6-12, K8-14 AMA All Locations Total Canada - July 19 - 9:35 p.m. ET/PT - Family Channel.
    Preliminary unconfirmed data.
  5. Austin & Ally Source: BBM/NMR (Infosys Program module): K6-12, K8-14 AMA All Locations Total Canada - July 19 - 7:30 p.m. ET/PT - Family Channel. Preliminary unconfirmed data.

SOURCE: Family Channel

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