Disney crossover is year's best on cable
'Wizards on Deck' watched by 9.3 million viewersDisney Channel's crossover special "Wizards on Deck With Hannah Montana" was the most-watched scripted telecast on cable so far this year.
The 90-minute Friday night event, which featured episodes of "Hanna Montana," "The Suite Life on Deck" and "Wizards of Waverly Place," was seen by a massive 9.3 million viewers. It also marked TV's top scripted telecast this year among kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14. Disney Channel outdelivered second-place CBS for the evening by than 4 million viewers.
The program marked the best time-period numbers for Disney Channel since the 2007 premiere of "High School Musical 2." It also topped previous network crossover events, drawing 82% more viewers than 2007's "Cory in the House," "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" and "Hannah Montana" mash-up, and 41% more than 2006's "That's So Raven," "Zack & Cody" and "Hannah Montana" combo.