Disney’s Hit Animated Series 'Phineas and Ferb' Last Day of Summer Episode Delivers Record Ratings for Disney XD

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The "Phineas and Ferb" simulcast on Disney XD and Disney Channel (Friday, June 12, 9:00 p.m.) -- a sentimental episode of the Emmy Award-winning animated hit series entitled ‘Last Day of Summer’ -- delivered 3.8 million unique Total Viewers, including 2.4 million Kids 2-14 and nearly 1.0 million Adults 18-49 (958,000).

On Disney XD, the show’s primary channel since Summer 2014, the finale ranked the series’ #1 original telecast on the network inTotal Viewers (1.4 million), Kids 6-14 (775,000/2.2 rating), Boys 6-14 (514,000/2.8 rating), Kids 6-11 (556,000/2.3 rating), Boys 6-11 (393,000/3.2 rating), Kids 2-11 (694,000/1.8 rating) and Boys 2-11 (461,000/2.3 rating).

Leading up to this final original episode of the series, Disney XD aired every “Phineas and Ferb” ever, which included 126 episodes, five 1-hour specials and the record-breaking Disney Channel Original Movie “Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension.” The 73-hour programming event (Tue., 8:00 – Fri., 9:00 p.m.) generated 10.9 million unique Total Viewers, including 6.0 million Kids 2-14.

Powered by “Phineas and Ferb,” Disney XD surged to a near 3-year high in Primetime to deliver its #2 rated week in the network’s history in Total Viewers (547,000), and with multi-month highs, it was the channel’s #3 week on record in Boys 6-11 (147,000/1.2 rating) and its #4 week ever in Boys 2-11 (180,000/0.9 rating) – since weeks of 7/16/12, 2/2/15 and 11/17/14, respectively.

In fact, 2014/15 season to date in Primetime, Disney XD has recorded its Top 5 weeks of all time in Boys 2-11, Top 4 in Boys 2-11 and 2 of its Top 3 weeks to date in Total Viewers.

Driven by “Phineas and Ferb,” Friday was Disney XD’s #3 Total Day on record in Boys 6-14 (221,000/1.2 rating) and Boys 6-11 (171,000/1.4 rating) and was its most watched day inover 1-1/2 years in Total Viewers (652,000), Kids 6-14 (347,000)/1.0 rating), Kids 2-11 (337,000/0.9 rating) and Boys 2-11 (211,000/1.1 rating) – since November 2013.

“Phineas and Ferb” grew by double digits in L+3 ratings, including by 12% in Total Viewers (1.429 million vs. 1.275 million), by 14% in Kids 6-14 (775,000 vs. 678,000), by 13% in Kids 6-11 (556,000 vs. 491,000) and by 13% in Kids 2-11 (694,000 vs. 612,000).

Historical “Phineas and Ferb” Franchise Ratings Highlights:

  • The Disney Channel Original Movie “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension” (8/5/11) remains the #1 animated telecast in cable TV history in Kids 2-11 (6.23 million/15.0 rating), the #2 animated cable TV telecast on record in Kids 6-11 (4.67 million/18.9 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (3.58 million/14.7 rating) and the #5 originalcable TV movie of all time in Total Viewers (10.690 million).
  • From 2008 through 2013, “Phineas and Ferb” was TV’s #1 animated series in Tweens 9-14 and was the #1 animated primetime cable TV series in Kids 6-11.

Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, Live + Same Day, 6/12/15. 2014/15 to date: 9/29/14-6/11/15. Disney XD: 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Disney Channel: 9:00 – 9:55 p.m.

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