... and good news Disney Channel. As the Reporter reports:
... [Nickelodeon] is on track to surrender its ratings crown to rival Disney Channel for the year among the coveted demo of kids ages 6 to 11 for the first time since Disney Channel launched in 1983. ...
When the Disney Channel got started, most of us young, smart-ass WDP employees thought it was a really lame idea. The cable channel launched with a Winnie-the Pooh series produced for $25,000 per half-hour with actors in animal suits in front of a green screen, decades-old programming from out of the vaults, and cheap-jack documentaries. "This leadass turkey will never fly. What is Ron Miller thinking?"
Twenty-eight years later, it turns out that Chairman Miller was thinking clear and smart, and a lot of the twenty-something snot-noses (me included) had their heads embedded in their large intestines.