Wish’ fulfillment for Dis Channel


Disney Channel beat all TV competition -- including broadcast fare -- from 8-9:30 p.m. Friday with a programming event featuring new episodes of "Hannah Montana," "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody" and "Cory in the House."

The 90-minute programming stunt, called "Wish Gone Amiss," averaged 5.1 million total viewers, surpassing the closest network, NBC, by 11% (4.6 million), according to Nielsen Media Research.

In addition, "Suite Life" was the most-watched program of the day in basic cable -- and No. 2 overall in all of television -- in total viewers (5.7 million).

In all of primetime, Disney Channel finished as TV's No. 2 network in total viewers (4.5 million) behind NBC (5 million).

Disney Channel also was Friday's most-watched basic cable network in total day (2.3 million) and primetime (4.5 million) among total viewers and was the No. 1 network overall for the day in kids 6-11 (944,000) and tweens 9-14 (958,000).

In addition, "Wish Gone Amiss" improved Disney Channel's viewership over a year ago by 50% in total viewers (5.1 million vs. 3.4 million), 47% in 6-11 (2.2 million vs. 1.5 million) and 92% in 9-14 (2.5 million vs. 1.3 million).