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‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’ Premiere Nets 1.2M Viewers

New Disney Television Animation series created by CalArts graduate Daron Nefcy launches as the number-one animated series debut in Disney XD’s 15-year history.

Making it the number-one animated series debut in the network’s 15-year history, the Disney XD premiere of Star vs. The Forces of Evil garnered a whopping 1.2 million total viewers. The new show was number two overall behind only live action series Lab Rats (February 27, 2012).

Star vs. The Forces of Evil, a Disney Television Animation production created and executive produced by 2009 CalArts graduate Daron Nefcy, follows fiercely awesome teen princess Star Butterfly. After receiving an all-powerful magic wand for her 14th birthday, Star is sent by her Royal Parents to live with the Diaz family on Earth, bringing along her own unique inter-dimensional style to her new home. Together with the Diaz's teenage son, Marco, they navigate high school and embark on dimension-hopping adventures across the multiverse while keeping her wand out of the clutches of arch-nemesis Ludo and his monstrous forces of evil.

The new series became the number-two animated series debut ever in Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, and the third biggest animated launch in Boys 6-11, ranking a solid number two in the half hour in Kids 6-11, behind only Disney Channel.

Star vs. The Forces of Evil joins the October 10, 2013 launch of Star Wars Rebels (1.1 million viewers) as Disney XD’s Top two animated series launches. Across its premiere and encores to date, Star vs. The Forces of Evil has reached over 3.9 million unique total viewers. A solid performer across both genders, Star vs. the Forces of Evil placed among Disney XD’s top five telecasts year to date in Girls 2-11 and Girls 6-11.

Check out the first episode in the player below:

Source: Disney XD

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.