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The Numbers Game: Hunting for More Viewers

Apparently, it's summer now. And I know exactly what you're thinking: man, where do we begin? Unfortunately, we at The Numbers Game World Headquarters have yet to see any meteorological evidence to support this claim. What we have Volume 56 of The Numbers Game, the blog that breaks down the numbers of our favorite show - and does so with fewer bee puns than last time.

Phineas and Ferb returned to the, er, sort-of-new airwaves on Friday, May 17 with the Disney Channel premiere of "Primal Perry" (which first aired on Emoticon back on Platypus Day). Running pretty much opposite Dr. Doofenshmirtz's attempt to take over the Shark Tank, it caught 2.458 million viewers[1] on its return airing with a 1.5 household rating.[2] This was good for a 1 percent increase over the previous (actually) new episode despite its scheduled Jessie lead-in getting pulled, as well as Doof's appearance on ABC. Among all Disney Channel programming for the week, it checked in at No. 8 in total viewers, with a Friday late night Good Luck Charlie (?) topping the list.[2]

The episode also saw a slight uptick among its target age groups. The show checked back into the top 10 among Kids 6-11, landing at No. 7 to lead Disney's Friday night premieres.[3] Among Adults 18-49, viewership also rose, climbing by 5 percent to remain at a 0.4 rating.[1]

Phineas and Ferb returns to the new airwaves this Friday, June 7 at 9:00 PM Eastern (8:00 Central) with "Great Balls Of Water / Where's Pinky?". Of course, The Numbers Game will return later this month to cover it. Until then, there can only be one in the Cliptastic Countdown, follow @RyanStoppable on Twitter, and remember...that the numbers never lie.


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