Earlier this month saw the premiere episode of the all new rebooted Disney show DuckTales, starring David Tennant, as Scrooge McDuck. The one-hour television movie premiere is now Disney XD’s #1 original animated telecast in 17 months among Kids 2-11 (365,000/0.9 rating), and its #1 telecast overall in over 1 year among Boys 2-11 (257,000/1.3 rating) – since 3/30/16 and 4/13/16, respectively, in Live + 7 ratings. It was also the network’s most watched original telecast in 5 months in Total Viewers (740,000) and Adults 18-49 (244,000/0.2 rating) – since 3/25/17. Nearly 50% of all Kids 2-14 who viewed watched the premiere with an Adult 18-49.
The midnight premiere was the #1 TV telecast in the hour among Boys 2-11, Boys 6-11 and Boys 6-14, and was the #1 original entertainment cable TV telecast in Total Viewers.
With its 24-hour premiere event, "DuckTales" reached 5.4 million Total Viewers – including 2.6 million Kids 2-14 and 2.0 million Adults 18-49 – and has generated an additional 600,000 views to date across Disney XD VOD and the Disney XD App.
This year, "DuckTales" and its "Woo-oo!" TV movie will be seen in 34 languages in 162 countries on Disney XD channels and Disney Channels worldwide, including its U.S. series launch on Saturday, September 23, with two new episodes (7:00 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. EDT).
Featuring a distinct animation style inspired by the classic Carl Barks’ comic designs, "DuckTales" chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the trusted McDuck Manor team: big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack; no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley; and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend.
Watch a trailer for the new season below:
Tune in to Disney XD on Saturday 23rd September for all new DuckTales!