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Selena Gomez Knocks Off Jon & Kate

Selena Gomez led Friday night’s Disney Channel special, Wizards of Waverly The Movie, to the highest ratings of any cable TV show in 2009.  Take that Jon & Kate Plus 8!

A favorite of the tween set, Wizards is a comedy about three siblings with magical powers.  It premiered in 2007 and its growing popularity motivated the folks at Disney to shoot the dice with an expanded movie.  It paid off big.  WW The Movie pulled in an astounding 11.4 million viewers, topping the Jon & Kate “We’re getting divorced” episode on TLC by more than a million.

Selena, 17, will next be appearing at the D23 Expo — a Disney fan “experience” Sept. 13 at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.