‘The Suite Life Movie’ on Disney was Friday’s most-watched scripted TV show
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Disney Channel dialed up some suite ratings with Friday’s made-for-TV film ‘The Suite Life Movie.’
The movie - starring Dylan and Cole Sprouse as teen twins with eventful lives and based on Disney’s hit series ‘The Suite Life with Zack and Cody’ - pulled in 5.2 million total viewers, according to the Nielsen Co., which made it Friday’s top scripted program across all TV.
By comparison, Fox’s sci-fi drama ‘Fringe’ - which just got renewed for another season - delivered just 3.9 million. (CBS won the night with NCAA basketball, which averaged 8 million.)
‘Suite Life’ is the year’s top movie in kid demos. The market for tween movies is getting increasingly competitive: Last year, Nickelodeon drew 7.6 million with its ‘Fred: the Movie,’ starring helium-voiced clown Fred Figglehorn (Lucas Cruikshank).
-Scott Collins (twitter.com/scottcollinsLAT)