Disney Channel's Teen Beach Movie made a big ratings
splash in its July 19 premiere, averaging 8.4 million viewers, according to
The movie, which stars Ross Lynch (Disney's Austin &
Ally) and Maia Mitchell (ABC Family's The Fosters) as friends who
get transported into a 60's-themed beach blanket film, is the fifth most
watched of Disney's 91 original movies and the third most viewed network
original movie ever among kids 2 to 11 and kids 6 to 11, behind only 2007's High
School Musical 2 and 2009's Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie, according
to network officials.
The movie, which will have several
interactive-enhanced repeats over the next week, is the best performing
Disney original movie in more than four years in total viewers and nearly six
years among key kids demos.