Toon Disney presents "The Great Toon Weekend" every weekend beginning Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007. Leading off every Saturday and Sunday afternoon is TOON DISNEY'S BIG MOVIE SHOW (12:00-2:00 pm, ET/PT), followed by five hours (2:00-7:00 pm, ET/PT) of programming showcasing popular series that are based on hit Disney animated feature films.
Beginning Jan. 27, Toon Disney's afternoon schedule is:
12:00 pm: TOON DISNEY'S BIG MOVIE SHOW2:00 pm: ALADDIN (back to back episodes)3:00 pm: TIMON & PUMBAA (back to back episodes)4:00 pm: BUZZ LIGHTYEAR OF STAR COMMAND (back to back episodes)5:00 pm: THE EMPEROR'S NEW SCHOOL (back to back episodes)6:00 pm: LILO & STITCH (back to back episodes)
Toon Disney finished 2006 with its most-watched year ever in primetime in total viewers (238,000) and total day in total viewers (210,000), kids 2-11 (148,000) and kids 6-11 (80,000) and total day in total viewers (210,000), kids 2-11 (118,000) and kids 6-11 (64,000).
Compared to year-ago time period averages, Toon Disney's BIG MOVIE SHOW (M-F 5:00-7:00 pm, ET/PT) exceeds year-ago levels by nice margins, up by 11% in Total Viewers (437,000 vs. 394,000), by 9% in kids 2-11 (238,000 vs. 219,000) and by 13% in kids 6-11 (122,000 vs. 108,000).
On Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, the channel premiere of THE POLAR EXPRESS stood as Toon Disney's most-watched movie ever in Total Viewers (1.35 million) and best of 2006 in kids 2-11 (677,000), roughly doubling year-ago time period levels (vs. 625,000 and 341,000, respectively).
Toon Disney, a 24-hour basic cable channel geared towards kids 2-11 with a core of kids age 6-9, showcases a variety of Disney's classic and contemporary animated series and movies plus the fantastical action/adventure programming under the Jetix brand. Toon Disney is advertiser-supported and available in more than 59 million U.S. homes and on multiple Toon Disney channels worldwide. It is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group at The Walt Disney Co.