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Disney Channel’s ‘Zombies’ Scares Up 2.7 Million Viewers for Premiere

Disney Channel’s latest original movie, Zombies, drew 2.7 million viewers in its Feb. 16 premiere, the network said Tuesday.

The movie, which follows the exploits of zombie students who transfer to a human, suburban high school, also drew 1.14 million viewers in the kids 6-11 demo and 752,000 viewers among girls 6-11 – the most viewers for any show in both demos since the July 2017 debut of Disney’s Descendants 2 original film, said network officials.

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Zombies also topped NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage among the both kids' demos for the night, said Disney.

Overall, Zombies reached 10.3 million over eight telecasts during the President’s Day weekend.

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