Disney Junior’s popular CG animated series Doc McStuffins has proven itself to be a contender in the UK, with the preschool show managing to pull in record ratings during its UK Launch, making it Disney Jr’s number one series in the region.
Produced by Irish studio Brown Bag Films, Doc McStuffins has already garnered 3.5 million viewers since its October launch, with the show’s UK performance following its impressive outing in the US, where the series managed to become the number one preschool launch in cable TV history among adults and the top cable series among kids.
“The success of Doc McStuffins both here and the U.S. is testament to the fantastic storytelling and sensitive approach taken to highlighting what can be a daunting experience for our younger viewers when they visit the doctor,” says Boel Ferguson, VP and general manager of Disney Channels in the U.K. and Ireland. “We hope that as parents and their children watch the show together, it opens up family dialogue about the importance of good health and compassion. Doc is an aspirational character and a unique female role model for our younger viewers