Yes, the numbers are in, and Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension is officially the most-watched (basic) cable animated telecast of all time among kids aged 2 to 11, and the second most-watched among kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14. It’s also the fifth most-watched cable movie of all time and the first most-watched cable entertainment telecast of 2011 so far, with both of those statistics crossing all demographics.
The numbers were reached based on a week’s worth of viewing and taking into account people who recorded it on their DVRs to watch at unscheduled times. The way things work in cable and with modern technology, those factors have to be part of the analysis for it to represent anything like reality, of course.
Congratulations to the whole Phineas and Ferb team at Disney! We at GeekDad love to see a program that treats its viewers like intelligent people and that celebrates creativity, humor, and housepets as secret agents find such a large audience. We can’t wait to see the rest of the new episodes from the show’s third season, and we hope to see more special events in the show’s future (including that feature film they mentioned they were working on!).
And don’t forget: The movie comes out on DVD today. This is one you (and probably your kids) are going to want to watch a lot of times, so order it now!