Thursday, November 09, 2006
"High School Musical" Continues To Astonish
"High School Musical" was rerun on the Disney Channel for the 15th time on Friday November 3rd. It tied for the third-highest rated cable show of the week (behind only two football games on ESPN) and reached 4.9 million viewers. That's right, the 15th rerun of a cable TV musical that has already come out on DVD reached almost five million people and had a bigger audience than new episodes of "Gilmore Girls," "Everybody Hates Chris," "Veronica Mars," "Nip/Tuck," "30 Rock," "America's Next Top Model," "One Tree Hill," "The Rich List," "The OC," "Vanished," "Trading Spouses," "7th Heaven," and many others. That is mind-blowing. Here's a thought: Disney should just add "High School Musical" to its permanent schedule. Just keep repeating it every Friday night. Why the hell not?