Saturday, May 21, 2005

7.6 Million Visit Oz with the Muppets

Friday was a solid performance by "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz" on ABC with over 7.6 million viewers. The film placed third overall (NBC's "Dateline" was #1 and CBS's Emmy's special was #2). Although it did not dominate the time-slot the performace exceeded ABC’s expectations for the film. “The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz” was ABC's best performance in the time slot with younger viewers (children and teens) in over than two years. Both ABC and Disney are impressed by the performance, especially that it was able to hold their key audiance in the face of the enormous opening weekend of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith”. There have been no announced re-airings the film, but Disney has said that they hope to show the film several more times over the summer on either ABC or the Disney Channel. A DVD of the film is planned for release on August 9th as well.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that you yanks watched it. Hopefully the good ratings might give us more hope of seeing the Muppets sooner rather than later.