Hannah Montana Lifts Disney Channel

The season four premier of hit show Hannah Montana helped the Disney Channel tie USA Network for top honors in the ratings race.

The Disney Channel averaged 2.7 million viewers during the week of July 5 to 11, reported Multichannel News. It was the first time in six weeks that a network has challenged USA Network for top viewership numbers. Thus far this summer, USA Network has won the previous five weekly ratings races. TNT finished third, with 2.4 million viewers, followed by History Channel and ABC Family Channel.