'Descendants 2' Draws 21 Million Viewers In Live + 3 Data

Disney Channel’s Decendants 2 ascended to 21 million viewers in Nielsen Live+3ratings, the network reported Wednesday.

The July 21 premiere of the movie, a sequel to Disney’s hit 2015 film, has now reached 8.1 million kids 2-14 and 6.9 million adults 18-49, said network officials.

Descendants 2, which stars Dove Cameron and China Anne McClain, aired simultaneously on Disney Channel, Disney XD, Freeform, Lifetime and Lifetime Movies during its July 21 premiere and drew 13 million viewers across the six networks.

The film garnered 5.3 million viewers in its premiere on Disney Channel, according to Nielsen.

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