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YouTube’s ‘Fred’ Brings in 7.6M Viewers for Nickelodeon

Lucas Cruikshanks'”Fred: The Movie” is basic cable’s top movie of the year so far

Fred Figglehorn is more than just an online video star now. Lucas Cruikshanks' popular YouTube character made a big splash on TV Sunday night, as well. with 7.6 million viewers tuning in for his "Fred: The Movie" Sunday night on Nick. 

His "Fred: The Movie" now ranks as basic cable's top movie of 2010. 

Cruikshanks began playing Figglehorn — a 6-year-old with a high pitched voice and hot temper — in a series of web videos in 2008. Since then, according to Nick, the "Fred" videos have been watched by more than half a billion viewers. His first TV appearance was a guest role in Nick's "iCarly" in 2009/

"Fred: The Movie" also stars "iCarly's" Jennette McCurdy and WWE wrestler Jon Cena as Fred's dad. British pop singer Pixie Lott made her acting debut in the movie as Fred's crush — Judy. 

Nick will air an encore of "Fred" at 8 p.m. Friday.