‘Andi Mack’ Season 2 Premiere Tops Previous Launch’s Viewers as Gay Character Debuts

Friday’s episode featured Cyrus discussing his crush on Jonah

“Andi Mack” returned for Season 2 over the weekend with a milestone episode that topped the viewership of all the previous installments except for the most recent one.

The Disney Channel show’s Oct. 27 return, which featured Cyrus (Joshua Rush) discussing his crush on classmate Jonah (Asher Angel), got a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and nabbed 2.1 million total viewers in live-plus-three viewing. It was seen by 1.1 million people aged 6-14.

This marked a 72 percent rise over the April series launch and counted as the second-most viewed telecast in the show’s run. Only the Season 1 finale that aired in June was seen by more people.

The “Andi Mack” Season 2 premiere marks the first time that a Disney Channel show has introduced an LGBTQ storyline. GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis praised the storyline for “reflecting the lives and lived experiences of so many LGBTQ youth around the country.”

The series from creator Terri Minsky (“Lizzie McGuire”) also stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi), Lilan Bowden (Bex) and Lauren Tom (Celia).

“Andi Mack” airs Fridays at 8/7c on Disney Channel.