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DISNEY PRODUCES NOS. 1, 2 & 3 RATED PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN 2-11 ON SATURDAY MORNINGS

 DISNEY PRODUCES NOS. 1, 2 & 3 RATED PROGRAMS
 FOR CHILDREN 2-11 ON SATURDAY MORNINGS
 'Disney's The Little Mermaid,' 'Darkwing Duck' and 'Goof Troop'
 Garner Top Ratings in Saturday Morning Premieres
 BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- "Disney's The Little Mermaid" (CBS), "Darkwing Duck" (ABC) and "Goof Troop" (ABC) pulled top numbers in their season debuts giving Disney, the largest supplier of Saturday-morning animated programming, the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 shows on Saturday mornings.
 "Disney's The Little Mermaid" (CBS) was the No. 1 Saturday morning children's series, delivering an 8.7 rating/37 share among children ages 2-11. In households, "The Little Mermaid," a prequel to the acclaimed theatrical feature, registered a 3.7 rating and a 16 share (Friday's 8 p.m. prime-time special on CBS, "Disney's The Little Mermaid -- A Whale of a Tale," also finished No. 1 with kids 2-11 in its time period, garnering a 7 rating, 15 share in households).
 Saturday, Sept. 12, 8:30-9 a.m. (ET) -- Rating/Share
 Households K 2-11 K 2-5 K 6-11
 ABC/"Land of the
 Lost" 2.5/11 4.6/19 3.5/16 5.3/21
 CBS/"The Little
 Mermaid" 3.7/16 8.7/37 9.2/42 8.3/33
 NBC/"Saturday Today" 2.3/10 0.5/2 0.6/3 0.4/2
 FOX/"Bobby's World" 2.6/11 4.6/19 2.5/11 6.1/24
 On ABC, "Darkwing Duck" returned for a second season, becoming the No. 2 Saturday morning series with kids and the No. 1 kids' series in ABC's line-up. The caped canard garnered an 8.4/28 for kids 2-11, and a 3.9/15 among households.
 Saturday, Sept. 12, 9:30-10 a.m. (ET) -- Rating/Share
 Households K 2-11 K 2-5 K 6-11
 ABC/"Darkwing Duck" 3.9/15 8.4/28 8.6/30 8.2/27
 CBS/"Garfield" 3.9/17 7.6/26 7.5/26 7.6/25
 NBC/"Saturday Today" 2.8/11 0.5/2 0.8/3 0.4/10
 FOX/"Tazmania" 2.9/11 5.0/17 4.3/15 5.4/18
 "Goof Troop" -- featuring television's newest single father, Goofy and his 11-year-old son, Max -- premiered with an impressive 8.2/27 among kids 2-11 and a 4.3/16 in households, making it the No. 3 kids' series on Saturday morning and the No. 2 kids' series in ABC's line-up. "Goof Troop" out-performed "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (CBS), "Saved by the Bell" (NBC) and a special episode of "Batman" (FOX) in household rating and share and in all key demographics -- kids 2-11, kids 2-5 and kids 6-11.
 Saturday, Sept. 12, 10-10:30 a.m. (ET) -- Rating/Share
 Households K 2-11 K 2-5 K 6-11
 ABC/"Goof Troop" 4.3/16 8.2/27 8.7/29 7.8/25
 CBS/"Mutant Ninja
 Turtles" 3.0/12 6.6/22 7.3/24 6.0/20
 NBC/"Saved by
 the Bell" 3.5/13 3.4/11 1.6/5 4.7/15
 FOX/"Batman Special" 3.8/14 6.0/20 6.2/21 5.9/19
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 /CONTACT: Laurel Whitcomb of Walt Disney Television, 818-560-2740/ CO: Walt Disney Television ST: California IN: ENT SU:


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