@DanWarp Wizards of Waverly premiered its 3rd season this past weekend and got great ratings- how do they compare with iCarly's 3rd season premiere?
- Wizards of Waverly Place – 3rd season premiere (October 9, 2009) – Total viewers = 4.6 million
- iCarly – 3rd season premiere (September 12, 2009) – Total viewers = 7.6 million
Hey! I've been reading a lot of your comments about this post. While I really appreciate all the kind words about iCarly (I truly do!), I want to be clear and say that I wasn't knocking Wizards of Waverly Place by posting these ratings. I know that lots of people like that show, and I have friends who tell me it's good.
Some fans are very into the whole "Nick vs. Disney" competitive thing. I am, in some ways, too. I don't think there's anything wrong with trying to win and be the best at what you do. Healthy competition is often a good thing.
But I think it's fine if the audience likes lots of different shows. If I owned a restaurant, I wouldn't expect all my customers to like only my restaurant and hate all others. I'm a Coca-Cola guy, but I enjoy a Pepsi now and then, too. Variety is nice!
Anyway, sure, I'm proud of iCarly's ratings – but I'm not into high ratings for the bragging rights. I like high ratings because they let me know we're getting it right. And that's our #1 goal: Keeping the audience happy, entertained, and coming back for more.
Your Pal,--Dan :)