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Disney’s ‘Teen Beach Movie 2′ A Go

By | Sunday April 27, 2014 @ 10:07am PDT

Teen Beach Movie 2Stars Ross Lynch, Maia Mitchell, Grace Phipps, Garrett Clayton and John DeLuca will reprise their characters from last year’s Disney Channel Original Movie Teen Beach Movie for a sequel that Disney has scheduled for a 2015 broadcast premiere. The first pic, about two surfing teen lovebirds who get transported into a 1960s beach flick, is the #2 most viewed movie in cable history in total viewers and popped out a soundtrack that hit #1 on the Billboard soundtrack charts. The sequel will follow the setup teased in the final scenes of Teen Beach Movie as modern day teens Mack and Brady get a real world visit from Lela, Tanner, Butchy, and other surfer and biker pals from the beach party pic within a pic, Wet Side Story. Filming stars in July under director Jeffrey Hornaday, who also helmed and choreographed the first film. Teen Beach Movie 2 is scripted by original TBM scribe Robert Horn (Designing Women, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure), Dan Berendson (Hannah Montana The Movie, Wizards of Waverly Place), and Matt and Billy Eddy (Zapped) Michelle Manning and David Buelow are exec producing.

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Disney’s ‘Teen Beach Movie’ Mob Swells To Nearly 14 Mil

By | Monday August 5, 2013 @ 4:38pm PDT

Remember last month when Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie attracted five times as many viewers as Syfy’s Sharknado! but, sadly, Damon Lindelof did not live-tweet the TBM premiere so the press largely declined to live-hyperventilate as it was premiering?

Well, Nielsen today reported the audience for TBM has swelled by more than 5 million viewers, bringing its Live+7 audience to 13.530 million viewers.  That makes it the No. 2 most watched movie in cable TV history, behind only – you know it’s coming – High School Musical 2. HSM2 has an apparently unstoppable Live+7 tally of 18.639 million viewers. To put this in perspective, the most watched non-Disney Channel cable movie ever, TNT’s 2001 Tom Selleck western Crossfire Trail, based on the 1954 Louis L’Amour novel, averaged 12.519 million viewers.

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RATINGS RAT RACE UPDATE: Disney Channel’s ‘Teen Beach Movie’ Attracts 5X As Many Viewers As Syfy’s ‘Sharknado!’; Press Ignores It

By | Saturday July 20, 2013 @ 11:27am PDT

UPDATED: Disney Channel’s unveiling of Teen Beach Movie last night clocked an average of 8.4 million viewers. That’s more than five times the crowd that came to the unveiling of Syfy’s Sharknado! But sadly, Damon Lindelof did not live-tweet the Teen Beach Movie premiere, so the press largely declined to live-hyperventilate as it was premiering. TBM attracted 1.6 million viewers in the 18-49 demo, 4.6 million kids 2-11, 3.9 million kids 6-11, and 3.4 million tweens (9-14) — in case you’re wondering who’s watching TV on Friday nights. With that in mind, the broadcast networks Friday aired reruns and originals of news programs, workplace reality series, and procedural crime dramas — real kid-magnet stuff. CBS wound up with the largest primetime crowd among broadcasters with a lackluster 4.5 million viewers — because, turns out, Undercover Boss, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods are no Teen Beach Movie. ABC’s lineup — a Shark Tank repeat, What Would You Do? and 20/20 — was the night’s leading broadcaster in the 18-49 demo with a nothing-to-write-home-about 1.0 rating. Did we mention Teen Beach Movie did a 1.5 rating in the demo?

Following TBM, Disney Channel’s preview of new sitcom Liv & Maddie logged 5.8 million viewers — 3.2 million of them kids 2-11 and 2.4 million of them tweens.

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