Disney TV Facts, Figures and Statistics for 2024 | By the Numbers

Last Updated on: December 27th, 2023

Here are the more interesting Disney TV facts and statistics I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.

Disney has had a long and storied history with TV. I can still remember my family gathering in front of the TV every Sunday night to watch The Wonderful World of Disney. While Disney had a hit with their long-running weekly show, they dipped their toes more in the TV water with the launch of the Disney Channel in 1983 and subsequently developed a number of additional channels. Disney then went all-in on Television in 1996 with the purchase of ABC television and its various properties, including ESPN.

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I recently sat down to find out more about Disney’s television empire. Below is what I was able to find…

More ESPN Statistics can be found here and Disney+ Statistics and Facts can be found here.

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. No stat listed  should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don’t guarantee anything.

Disney TV Facts and Statistics

Number of Disney-branded television channels:

over 100

Last updated 10/1/16

Number of Disney-owner television series with four or more seasons:

  • 75 one-hour dramas
  • 50 half-hour comedies
  • 5 half-hour non-scripted series
  • 25 one hour non-scripted series
  • 15 half-hour animated series
  • 10 half-hour live-action series


Last updated FY 2021

Number of languages Disney-branded channels are available in:

34 languages

Last updated 10/1/16

Number of countries Disney-branded television reaches:


Last updated 10/1/16

Year the Disney Channel began broadcasting:


Year that Disney merged with ABC:


Percentage of Hulu that Disney owns:


Number of Disney Channel Subscribers:

Number of Disney Junior Subscribers:

Number of Disney XD Subscribers:

Number of Freeform subscribers:

Percentage of A&E networks that Disney owns:


Last updated 10/31/16

Number of A&E subscribers:

Number of History channel subscribers:

Number of Lifetime network subscribers:

Number of Lifetime Movie Network subscribers:

Number of FYI network subscribers:

Number of Viceland network subscribers:

ABC Television Facts

Number of affiliates that ABC has agreements with:


Last updated 10/1/16

Number of television stations that ABC owns outright:


Last updated 10/1/16

Percentage of US television households that ABC reaches:

almost 100%

Last updated 10/1/16

About the Author

Craig Smith
I am founder and editor of DisneyNews.us. My passion for all things Disney goes pretty far back to my first trip to Walt Disney World in the mid-80's. I have since returned to the magical place more than 20 times. I started this site when I came to the realization that I spent a significant portion of my day reading articles about Disney and watching Disney content with my 8-year old, so it made sense that I would start sharing some of what I read and see and building a little community around it. Other interests include 80's nostalgia, vintage toys, video games, LEGO, Star Wars and tech gadgets. Other sites include DMR and VideoGamesStats.com.