The Hollywood Reporter says that HSM 2,
made history Friday night when 17.2 million viewers tuned in to watch the premiere of the sequel to the hit 2006 film, making the debut the most-watched basic cable telecast of all time.
Additionally, Disney Channel’s original movie ranked as the most-watched TV telecast ever in kids 6-11 and the most-watched entertainment telecast ever in tweens 9-14.
It became the most watched Friday telecast in more than five years.
I know a little something about this, because I have six kids, and four of them are girls. And all four girls loved The High School Musical, and were looking forward to High School Musical 2, with much anticipation.
My twelve year old got invited to a High School Musical 2 Party, Fri. night, where they all dressed up as their favorite character to watch the movie. My 9, and 15 year olds had friends over for sleepovers. We ordered pizza, and spread out a big blanket on the floor of the loft, and let them scarf on Pizza while they watched. The Munchkin, (my seven year old) is going to a High School Musical birthday party, tomorrow.
To say that these movies are popular, is a gross understatement.
Who would have thought that 6 to 15 year olds would be so entertained by a musical? Yet they are, and for once, we parents can breath a sigh of relief, because these movies are highly appealing, yet good, clean, wholesome entertainment.