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Hannah Montana breaks cable ratings record

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 20th 2007 2:20PM

Hannah MontanaYou thought the big news on Disney this past week was High School Musical 2? Nope. It was actually what happened to Hannah Montana (wow, a mention of High School Musical and Hannah Montana in the same post - my 14 year-old girl demographic fan base just exploded).

While the musical sequel got big numbers and got all the buzz, the episode of Hannah Montana that followed averaged 10.7 million viewers. That's the highest ratings for a regular series in the history of basic cable. Now, are all these people tuning in to see Miley Cyrus or her dad Billy Ray?

Of course, it helped that Zac Efron and company were the lead in, since High School Musical 2 got over 17 million viewers, the single biggest ratings in basic cable history. Lots of history made over at Disney this week.

[via TV Tattle]

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Stephanie

The only reason I (and many others) watched was because the Jonas brothers were in the eppisode.

Many reporters fail to mention that on the Best of Both Worlds tour, the Jonas brothers are an opening (and sometimes closing) act. In this eppisode the Jonas Brothers starred. People aren't only there for "hannah"!

October 27 2007 at 12:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sage

i personally feel sorry for miley/hannah because people sre talking to much crap about her like, is she pregnant, is she married, and does she lip sing?! she has way to much on her plate so cut her some slack!

p.s. i love Miley Cyrus

October 23 2007 at 11:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Elizabeth

hey hannah
it is Elizabeth
i love that hannah montanna

September 04 2007 at 8:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
abby

ehh im pretty sure half the audience was watching cause that episode featured the jonas brothers.. they weren't literally watching for the cyrus. mostly the jonas'

August 21 2007 at 10:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
KIrsch

I remember when i was ia kid (way back in the 90s) and Disney Channel had quality childrens programming i stopped watching when i was 10 now looking at their prime time lineup they should just call it the Highschool Musical/ Zach and Cody 24 hour power hour

August 20 2007 at 8:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rob Stevens

"Rob Stevens, you realize that there was a 15 minute gap between HSM2 and HM, right? Disney showed a preview of some new cartoon of theirs. The fact that Hannah Montana could retain so much of the audience is a sign of its popularity."

When was the last time you saw a bunch of kids only talking about a movie they just saw for 15 minutes?

Like I said, I think the numbers are better than Nielsen is showing, because there was a lot of parties. And I think the numbers for Hannah Montana, while impressive, are relatively pointless because I highly doubt all of those sets were being watched.

August 20 2007 at 5:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brooks Williams

This is one of those shows that really doesn't deserve it. I'm not really that happy that High School Musical 2 claimed close to 18 million views either... it's such a waste.

August 20 2007 at 5:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tristan

Wasnt Hannah Montana in HSM2 anyway, HSM2 had some amazing songs, "Bet on It" was ultimately my favorite.

August 20 2007 at 5:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gig

You may disagree Mariah but there are a lot of advertisers who pay a lot of money for those post Superbowl show ad spots.

August 20 2007 at 3:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Albert

Rob Stevens, you realize that there was a 15 minute gap between HSM2 and HM, right? Disney showed a preview of some new cartoon of theirs. The fact that Hannah Montana could retain so much of the audience is a sign of its popularity.

August 20 2007 at 3:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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