"Jessie" Premieres to Record Ratings

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Talk about kicking some "asteroid"! If you're one of the 4.6 million viewers that tuned in for the premiere of "Jessie," last night, then you're sure to get that first joke.

Big congratulations are in order for Debby Ryan and the cast and crew of Disney Channel's newest comedy. The premiere was the most watched premiere for the network in 3 years. Who previously held the record? "The Suite Life on Deck," which also starred Debby.

The series ranked as the No. 1 telecast at 9 p.m. in the key kids demos. Among the adults 18-49 demo, "Jessie" averaged 887,000 viewers. Not bad for a mostly kids network.

The big night was definitely something special for Debby, who is now one of the few vets left on the channel. She wrote on her facebook, "This weekend is a celebration of so much more than a show premiere. for myself, my talented cast, & my hardworking crew, this is a birth witnessed, a victory won, and a promise fulfilled. The premiere was the first step we're taking with you guys; everyone who tuned in is a founding father of the #JessieNation. & we dig it so much, we're giving it to you on iTunes FOR FREE this weekend. GET ON THAT. I adore you guys."

If you missed it, check out the exclusive tour of the set we got from Debby herself, as well as what is coming up this season on the show. For even more on "Jessie," check out this exclusive interview.

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