Disney’s Unstoppable ‘Ducktales’ hits Series High
Scrooge must be loving all of this coin
Disney’s “DuckTales” reboot is flying higher than ever, even higher than Launchpad McQuack could ever hope to achieve. This past Friday (May 4th) Disney Channel’s “DuckTales” generated new series highs in total viewers, reaching over 1.25M viewers in total after switching nights. The episode posted triple-digit gains over its most-recent original telecast (on Saturday, December 2, 2017) jumping over 170% in total viewers and setting a new record for the series.
According to the Disney Channel, “DuckTales” was the top program in Friday’s 8 p.m. half-hour slot among Kids 6-11 and Girls 6-11. The show was also the number-one TV series with Boys 6-11. In fact, “DuckTales” ranked as the top TV series on Friday in both Kids 6-11 and Girls 6-11. As for totals, during the week “DuckTales” reached 9.1M total viewers for Disney.
The Emmy Award-nominated hit series airs daily on Disney Channel, with premieres every Friday in May, and new episodes and shorts debuting throughout the summer across Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel YouTube. Extensions of the series set to begin this summer include an array of book titles from Disney Press, including “DuckTales: Solving Mysteries and Rewriting History!” and comic books and graphic novels from IDW Publishing, and a brand new toy line from PhatMojo, including action figures, plush and collectibles exclusively at Target.
On June 5, Disney Studios will release “DuckTales: Destination Adventure!,” an episode compilation DVD with two bonus classic “DuckTales” episodes released for the first time ever on DVD.
The rebooted animated comedy-adventure series chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck, his mischief-making triplet grandnephews – Huey, Dewey and Louie, temperamental nephew Donald Duck and the trusted McDuck Manor team. The team includes big-hearted, fearless chauffer/pilot Launchpad McQuack; no-nonsense housekeeper Mrs. Beakley; and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack, resident adventurer and the triplet’s newfound fierce friend.
With the success of “Ducktales” as a new animated series, it probably won’t be too long before we start seeing some original movies hit the Disney Channel, or at least some holiday-themed special episodes.