'Drake & Josh' Movie Tops Cable For Week

Nickelodeon's "Merry Christmas Drake and Josh" draws 8.1 million viewers

Nickelodeon’s original movie, Merry Christmas Drake and Josh, which premiered December 5, drew in 8.1 million viewers (P2+), earning both the week’s number-one entertainment cable programming spot as well as the number one spot on broadcast and cable television amongst kids and tweens.

In addition, the two-hour telecast also became the most-watched live-action television movie with kids 2-11 and total number of viewers in Nickelodeon’s history, delivering triple-digit gains over last year.

A holiday themed comic adventure, Merry Christmas Drake and Josh features Drake & Josh cast members, Drake Bell and Josh Peck, along with iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove and Jerry Trainor and a guest appearance by Henry Winkler.

The primetime movie is now also the number three telecast on cable with total number of viewers for the year of 2008.