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Wizards of Waverly Place Movie Scores Big Ratings For the Disney Channel

Do You Tune In to Kid Networks?

I've always thought Selena Gomez was cute as a button, and apparently she's a ratings powerhouse as well. Her Wizards of Waverly Place Movie hit a grand slam for the Disney Channel on Friday night, premiering to a record-breaking 11.4 million viewers. It now ranks as the most-watched cable program of 2009.

Most of the viewers are probably young fans of the TV show, but there have to be a few adults who tuned in as well. I've admittedly found myself landing on the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon for an episode or two of SpongeBob SquarePants or Lizzie McGuire (OK, and maybe JONAS once). Even if you didn't catch Wizards over the weekend, do you tune in to kid networks?

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millarci millarci 7 years
iCarly & Spongebob are my guilty pleasures. lol!
tlcfree2bme tlcfree2bme 7 years
I love kid shows and I find myself watching them even when my kids aren't around.
Allyace Allyace 7 years
If there is nothing else on, I will check out what is on Nick or the Disney Channel. Mostly just so I know who all of the young starlets are. I have to say I haven't been impressed with the bits that I have seen. My generation's were better (Clarissa Explains it All, Are you Afraid of the Dark?, Pete and Pete, Doug, etc.) The Penguins of Madagascar is just funny. :)
bsobos1123 bsobos1123 7 years
I love iCarly and Spongebob. Sometimes my 5 year old will leave the room and I won't notice because I am too into the show. I loved Avatar: The Last Airbender to the point where I would rudely shush my husband and child if they tried to talk during it.
care0531 care0531 7 years
I watch every show there is on the Disney Channel with my daugther. It started with me wanting to see what was catching so much of her attention and now I actually enjoy watching the shows. Hannah, Wizards, Zack & Cody, Life with Derek, and every movie they have made too! Disney makes a lot of money off my household.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
I still watch Cartoon Network here and now. It just remind me of when I was younger I love Spongebob too :D
blondie829 blondie829 7 years
I'll occasionally catch Spongebob. It is actually hilarious.
mguy414 mguy414 7 years
Last summer I baby-sat a friend's son and allllllll we did was watch Disney Channel! I got to see Motocrossed like 5 times, but I like that movie! I do like Lizzie McGuire, I always watch the movie when it is on, and I like the shows. I've been known to watch an episode of Wizards of Waverly Place or...Life with Derek? I think that is what it is called.
weffie weffie 7 years
I love SpongeBob! If I wake up early enough I watch Fraggle Rock.... aaaand I've kinda gotten into Make It or Break It lately, plus I watch Alex Mack and Pete & Pete on youtube :)
nicole121482 nicole121482 7 years
I voted yes, because I have a child who watches all these shows. However, as much as I dislike the majority of shows on cartoon network for being completely inappropriate for children...Disney and Nick definitely get some of their shows right and they are entertaining to watch:)
Quanni-E Quanni-E 7 years
Kids shows are something I enjoy because of the innocence and actual humor, not sexual references and other crude humor. I love cartoons. Selena Gomez is one of my favorite Disney starlets. Man I wish I could be a kid again.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 7 years
I have an odd thing for live action kids shows. The cartoons bore me, but I love Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place.
nessa17 nessa17 7 years
I have to admit that I do watch these shows especially Hannah Montana and Life with Derek.
Burkina Burkina 7 years
Jonas is actually extremely entertaining and cute. Wizards is a fail.. the star of it, the girl is just so blah. Kids are supposed to be charismatic! Hannah Montana can be entertaining aswell, Miley is funny
tanbombshell09 tanbombshell09 7 years
I watch the shows with my children sometimes. It makes good hang out time!
Curlywhirl Curlywhirl 7 years
Ok, I hate to admit this but I'm 32 and I LOVE ICARLY! I started watching it with kids, but now I totally watch it by myself.
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 7 years
I tend to watch the shows with my nieces (who are 6 and 4) but I will find myself getting sucked into the shows when they're not around as well ;)
sarahcateh sarahcateh 7 years
I'll admit that I've been known to watch Wizards of Waverly Place. I hate most of the Disney channel shows though, like Hannah Montana.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
Yes. I love iCarly and Wizards of Waverly Place. They are fun shows to watch.
Lorelei-LeFae Lorelei-LeFae 7 years
I have a two year old, so we watch a handfull - Yo Gabba Gabba on Noggin and Bigfoot Presents on Discovery Kids are our current favorites.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 7 years
I did watch a few weeks ago babysitting. You know what was fascinating? The first show was Hannah Montana then something about a girl playing an actress and then it was the Jonas brothers playing themselves. So three shows in a row were tween stars playing tween stars.
soulight soulight 7 years
Right now there is construction being done on my apartment, so I moved into my parents' house for a couple weeks, so I've been hanging out with my 8 year old little sister. She loves Wizards of Waverly Place so we end up watching it together, and honestly it's actually kind of enjoyable. Selena Gomez is cute as a button and funny on the show. I don't really think her character a good role model though, because her character is kind of lazy and deceptive but she does learn a lesson in the end.
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