`Phineas & Ferb' Movie Draws 7.6 Million Viewers

Disney Channel's original movie Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension averaged 7.6 million in its Friday night premiere, the network announced today.

The movie, based on the popular animated Disney Channel series Phineas And Ferb, was the most watched original movie of the year among total viewers as well as kids 6 to 11 (3.4 million); and tweens 9 to 14 (2.6 million).

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension also ranked as the top animated telecast in more than three years among Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 - behind The February 208 telecasts of Nickelodeon's Fairly OddBaby and ranks as the fourth most watched animated cable telecast in the Tween demo, said network officials. 

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension was the top Friday TV telecast this summer in total viewers, and beat all broadcast competition head to head among Adults 18-49 (1.7 million viewers), according to the network.

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