Saturday, August 18, 2007

'HSM 2' Breaks Records

If there were any doubt that there would be more sequels in the "High School Musical" franchise, those were eclipsed by about 8:01 p.m. Friday night.

"High School Musical 2" didn't just surpass its predecessor; the Disney Channel phenom shattered a bunch of cable TV records in the process with a whopping 17.2 million viewers last night. That's 10 million MORE than the original, folks.

"HSM 2" not only became the highest-rated cable movie ever, it was the most-watched program in basic cable history, according to "Access Hollywood." It was also the most-watched program of all time in the 6-11 and 9-14 age groups.

Knowing the Mouse's penchant for marketing a brand, we might be seeing "HSM 15" soon enough.

WR LITTLE LEAGUE: After their big win Friday night, the Warner Robins Little Leaguers take on Hamilton, Ohio (ESPN, 8 p.m.) in a key matchup in Williamsport, Pa.


zodin2008 said...

The best part about being 32 years old is that I don't have to remotely care about anything "High School Musical" related anytime soon.

You failed to mentioned that Monday TV got a bit quieter this week as "Big Love" was moved to Sundays for its last 2 episodes replacing the horrific (thank GOD it was canceled) "John from Cinncinati".

Phillip Ramati said...

John From Cincy won't be filling up our airwaves any more, thank goodness. HBO really needs to get back on track.

I don't know if the network is doing Big Love any favors by changing nights with just two episodes to go, but since it's HBO and they will show it 22 times a week, I guess it won't have a huge impact.