Panettiere makes straight-to-video seem cool

b000fs9mxi01_sclzzzzzzz_aa240_.jpgI can’t say I actually had the privledge to watch “Bring it On: All or Nothing,” the straight-to-DVD sequel the 2000 cheerleader with Hayden Panettiere replacing Kirsten Dunst. But while I was on vacation last week it sounds like a whole lot of people did. ABC Family put the 2006 film on the air last Sunday, and it got 1.5 million viewers, including 1.2 million female teens.

According to MediaWeek, “It was the network’s most-watched movie ever in those demographics, and it more than tripled the network’s average on the same night a year ago among teens.”
It’s pretty rare when a movie which never got a theatrical release actually gets ratings this good. Could it be due to “Heroes” withdrawal? Or maybe the fact that people just can’t get enough of Panettiere, a Palisades native, in cheerleader uniforms? Whatever the reason, one thing is for certain: A whole lot more people are tuning in to see Hayden now than she ever got during her role as Lizzie Spaulding on CBS’s “Guiding Light.”

“Hero’s Welcome for ABC Movie” [Media Life Magazine]

Ted Mann

Ted Mann aspires to join Stephen Baldwin’s Breakthrough Ministry, more commonly known as “skateboarding for the savior." Before becoming a Senior Editor at InTown, he worked at The Atlantic Monthly, the Philadelphia City Paper, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Press, and The Pennsylvania Gazette.