Disney XD off to strong start

New cable channel scores with 'Aaron Stone'

Disney XD, Disney's newly rebranded cable channel targeting boys, got off to a good start Friday.

The channel's first original series, "Aaron Stone," posted best-ever kids 6-14 (286,000) and boys 6-14 (224,000) numbers in the hour, a triple-digit improvement versus what the channel's predecessor, Toon Disney, averaged a year ago.

Some 6.5 million viewers and 2.6 million kids 6-14 sampled Disney XD in its first day on the air.