Disney Channel Trounces Sibling ABC With Minutemen
( Contactmusic ) - Aided by a strong public relations campaign, Minutemen, a two-hour Disney Channel movie about students who travel in a time machine a few minutes back into the recent past, drew 6.5 million viewers Friday. During the same hour, corporate sibling ABC attracted just 3.87 million viewers. The strong showing gave Disney Channel a win in primetime among cable channels and also in total day. According to Nielsen figures, 2.9 million of those who tuned in to Minutemen were 6-9 years old. The TV movie co-starred 19-year-old Steven R. McQueen, grandson of the legendary movie actor.