Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures premiere propels Disney XD to number one

Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures has ranked as one of Disney XD’s top rated telecasts in 2014, having launched on the channel only last weekend.

The show delivered strong ratings on Saturday, January 11th as it premiered on with back to back launch episodes.

The teams behind the property, 41Entertainment, Arad Productions and Namco Bandai Games, all celebrated as the first episode – that aired at 9.30am – propelled Disney XD to the number one kids’ channel in its time slot with boys aged four to 15 and eight to 12.

Further data from BARB/AdvatEdge confirmed that the second episode – aired at 10.00am – was also the number one in its slot with boys aged eight to 12.

Allen Bohbot, CEO of 41E, said: "We are thrilled that Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures was the top rated show with kids and boys on Disney XD for the series launch. It is fantastic given the quality of shows on the channel."

Avi Arad, executive producer, added: "These great ratings confirm what we believed: that fantastic animation and storytelling for this iconic character would connect with kids."

Shin Unozawa, chief operating officer of Namco Bandai Games, concluded: "We are very pleased with the performance of the property on Disney XD in the UK."

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