March 28, 2011 4:11pm PT by Kimberly Nordyke
Disney Channel's 'Suite Life Movie' Draws 5.2 Million Viewers
Disney Channel's The Suite Life Movie drew 5.2 million viewers Friday, making it the most-watched scripted telecast for the night.
The movie -- starring Suite Life on Deck's Cole and Dylan Sprouse and Debby Ryan, who recently landed her own Disney Channel series -- was seen by 2.4 million kids 6-11 and 2.2 million tweens 9-14, making it the most-watched telecast of the night in both demos.
It also became the year's No. 1 TV movie and third-most-watched telecast in both demos.
From start to finish, the movie, which aired from 8-9:30 p.m., grew by 36% in total viewers, 40% among kids 6-11 and 39% in tweens 9-14.