The Disney Channel is a good channel for a step away from crime and violence. A bit unrealistic, but rather innovative with futuristic shows, psychic children, and living in hotels. Aimed at middle and high school ages. Cartoons early in the morning is of course for the younger kids.
It appears to also be popular among women in their 20's and seem to relate to men, (or at least appear nicer to men) who also watch the channel or are versed in Disney. It makes them feel that that particular man is not an idot and can relate to innocence. (Kind at heart kind of stuff)