Thursday, January 19, 2017

Premiere Of "Rufus 2" Delivers PAWsome Ratings For Nickelodeon USA

The premiere of the brand-new Nickelodeon Original Movie Rufus 2, the highly anticipated sequel to 2015's hit Nickelodeon Original Movie, Rufus on Monday 16th January 2017 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) at 7:00pm ET/PT was watched by PAWsome 2,884,000 (0.58) viewers!:


Below is the demo breakdown for Nickelodeon's latest television movie:

P18-49: 0.52
P2+ (000s): 2,884

What if your dog… became a dude? Manny’s lived that tail! With the help of an enchanted medallion, his loyal dog Rufus is magically transformed into a real boy! Rufus’ top dog antics earn him school-wide pup-ularity. However – it’s not always a walk in the park, especially with an evil squirrel and an undercover cat on your tail! In Rufus 2, Rufus (Jace Norman, Henry Danger) crushes on Kat (Jade Pettyjohn, School of Rock), a new girl at school with a secret. When Manny (Davis Cleveland, Legendary Dudas) and Paige (Haley Tju, Bella and the Bulldogs) get suspicious of her, Rufus thinks they have it all wrong. Meanwhile, a mysterious villain seeks out the magic amulet! Can Rufus, Kat, Manny and Paige use their animal instincts to survive this hair-raising adventure? Find out when the action is unleashed!


Rufus 2 also stars Amitai Marmorstein (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days) as Scott, and Kalvin Olafson (Supernatural) as Billy Biggs, Lisa Durupt as Mom, Wesley Salter (Supernatural, A Town Called Eureka) as Mr. S, Princess Davis as 'Girl', and Andrew Creightney (The Troop) as 'Director', Chad Riley (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Intelligence) as Dad, Kirsten Robek (R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story) as Mrs. Dingle, Ella Kosor as 'Second Girl', Lizzie Boys (When Calls the Heart) as 'Another Girl', Nils Hognestad (Night at the Museum 3, Backpackers) as a Pirate Waiter, and Emily Delahunty (Scout & the Gumboot Kids).

Rufus II is directed by Savage Steve Holland (School of Rock, 100 Things to Do Before High School, Santa Hunters, A Fairly Odd Summer, Big Time Rush, The Fresh Beat Band, A Fairly Odd Christmas, Big Time Movie, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, Unfabulous, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Shredderman Rules, Zoey 101), written by Bill Motz and Bob Roth (Rufus, Breadwinners, The Penguins of Madagascar, Monsters vs. Aliens, Swindle, Ricky Sprocket, Showbiz Boy, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot). The movie will be executive produced by Scott McAboy (Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie, Rufus, Liar, Liar, Vampire, One Crazy Cruise, Splitting Adam, Santa Hunters, A Fairly Odd Summer, Jinxed, Swindle, A Fairly Odd Christmas, Rags: The Movie, Big Time Movie, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, Best Player, Gigantic, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Spectacular!, Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh, Gym Teacher: The Movie) and Michael Sammaciccia (Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie, Rufus, Liar, Liar, Vampire, Splitting Adam, Santa Hunters, A Fairly Odd Summer, Jinxed, Big Time Movie) and will be produced by Amy Sydorick (Legends of the Hidden Temple: The Movie, Rufus, Liar, Liar, Vampire, One Crazy Cruise, Splitting Adam, Santa Hunters, A Fairly Odd Summer, Jinxed, Swindle, A Fairly Odd Christmas, Rags: The Movie, Big Time Movie, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, Best Player, Gigantic). Zack Ryan (Fun Size) serves as the composer for the film.

Missed the premiere of Rufus 2? Catch the encores on Nickelodeon USA (all times ET/PT):

Friday 20th January 2017 at 8pm
Saturday 21st January 2017 at 7:00pm
Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 8:00pm
Wednesday 25th January 2017 at 7:30pm
Saturday 28th January 2017 at 8:00pm

And watch the film in full at Nick.com/Rufus and on the Nick App!

Sources: Showbuzz Daily, ToonZone Forums member D-nice is the man, Screener TV Listings.
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