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Top 12 of 2012: Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network Ratings

Author: Nickandmore!

A popular post from last year was our Top 11 of 2011 for TV ratings. So, here’s the top 12 most watched programs for Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network in 2012!

Notes: Data via press releases,, or Son of the Bronx. Total viewers (ages 2+) with Live + Same Day data from 12/26/11-12/23/12 (the start of the 2012 Nielsen “year” to the most recent date). Available data only. Source: Nielsen Media Research.

(P) = Premiere; (r) = repeat

Disney Channel

Date Time Total Viewers (P2+), in millions
Program and episode(s), if needed
1/6/2012 8:00PM 9.755 Wizards of Waverly Place “Who Will Be the Family Wizard?” (P)
6/24/2012 8:00PM 7.477 Good Luck Charlie “Special Delivery” (P)
1/6/2012 9:00PM 7.317 Jessie “Star Wars” (P)
6/15/2012 8:00PM 5.699 Let It Shine (P)
1/6/2012 7:30PM 5.231 Wizards of Waverly Place “Wizards vs. Everything” (r)
11/18/2012 7:00PM 5.151 Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess (P)
10/12/2012 8:00PM 4.919 Girl vs. Monster (P)
12/7/2012 8:00PM 4.807 Austin & Jessie & Ally: All Star New Year (P)
2/11/2012 7:30PM 4.713 The Lion King (r)
11/17/2012 8:00PM 4.682 Toy Story 3 (r)
1/6/2012 7:00PM 4.559 Wizards of Waverly Place “Get Along, Little Zombie” (r)
8/17/2012 8:00PM 4.535 Shake It Up “Made In Japan” (P)


Date Time Total Viewers (P2+), in millions Program and episode(s), if needed
11/23/2012 8:00PM 6.430 iCarly “iGoodbye” (P)
3/31/2012 8:00PM 6.162 Kids’ Choice Awards 2012 (P)
12/31/2011 8:00PM 5.506 iCarly “iStill Psycho” (P)
1/21/2012 8:00PM 4.842 iCarly “iToe Fat Cakes” (P)
12/8/2012 10:00AM 4.791 SpongeBob SquarePants “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!” (r)
12/6/2012 8:00PM 4.610 SpongeBob SquarePants “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!” (P)
4/14/2012 11:00AM 4.548 Legend of Korra “Welcome to Republic City / A Leaf in the Wind” (P)
11/29/2012 7:00PM 4.473 A Fairly Odd Christmas (P)
1/21/2012 10:30AM 4.447 SpongeBob SquarePants “Drive Thru” (r)
4/14/2012 10:30AM 4.391 SpongeBob SquarePants (r)
3/31/2012 9:30PM 4.376 How to Rock “How to Rock a Secret Agent” (P)
SpongeBob SquarePants (r)
iCarly “iMeet the First Lady” (P) 

Cartoon Network

Date Time Total Viewers (P2+), in millions Program and episode(s), if needed
4/28/2012 7:00PM 3.531 Shrek 2 (P)
7/30/2012 7:30PM 3.504 Adventure Time “Burning Low” (P) / “Daddy’s Little Monster” (r)
11/12/2012 7:30PM 3.435 Adventure Time “Finn the Human / Jake the Dog” (P)
4/11/2012 8:00PM 3.340 NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu “Day of the Great Devourer” (P)
6/5/2012 7:30PM 3.306 Total Drama: Revenge of the Island “Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!” (P)
2/20/2012 5:00PM 3.188 Planet 51 (P)
10/15/2012 8:00PM 3.109 Regular Show “Terror Tales of the Park II” (P)
11/21/2012 7:30PM 3.108 NinjaGo: Masters of Spinjitzu “The Ultimate Spinjitzu Master” (P)
1/21/2012 7:00PM 3.058 Shrek the Third (r)
10/1/2012 8:00PM 3.047 Regular Show “Exit 9B” (P)
12/5/2012 7:30PM 3.004 The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol (P)
7/16/2012 8:00PM 2.934 Regular Show “Fancy Restaurant” (P) / “Dead at Eight” (r)