There was a slight drop-off for MLP last Saturday. “Brotherhooves Social” drew an estimated 314,000 viewers this past Saturday on Discovery Family. That is a drop of 6.8% from the previous week. The show’s Season Five average now stands at 425,471 per episode. MLP returns with “Crusaders of the Lost Mark” this Saturday at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT.

Wander Over Yonder plunged to its second-lowest count this season. The pairing of “The Cool Guy” and “The Catastrophe” drew an estimated 375,000 on Monday night on Disney XD. Of course, it doesn’t help that it is going against MondayNight Football. Anyway, this represents a drop of 33.5% from last week. Wander’s Season Two average now stands at 452,833 per episode. Wander will return on October 19th with “The Rager” and “The Good Bad Guy” on Disney XD at8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT.

Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily sourced by Nielsen Media Research.


An announcement today came via Animation Magazine that Rebecca Sugar and multiple toy / collectible companies have come to an agreement for future production of Steven Universe merchandise, some which will be available for this upcoming holiday season.

Involved in the deal are…

Funko Toys: Available for this Holiday Season, Funko will be offering a line of Pop! vinyl figures of Steven & the Gems. Exclusive to Hot Topic (and of course 3rd party vendors on eBay & Amazon the day after).

Just Toys: Production of random novelties such as dog tags, fun packs, minis etc.

PhatMojo: Starting in the Spring of 2016 will launch an assortment of plushes as well as foam & plush weapons inspired by the show.

Zag Toys: Collectible mini figures & bobble heads.

Toy Factory: Plushes & assorted novelty times in 2017.

While we will attempt to keep track of this new merchandise, considering there’s a SU comic book we don’t even talk about (lack of people), we won’t make any promises.


According to a tweet from Littlest Pet Shop writer Roger Eschbacher, Season Four of LPS will be the show’s last. The season will be 26 episodes in length will would bring its apparent final total to 104 which would make it the either the second or third Hasbro animated series (depending on what Transformers: Rescue Bots does) to reach 100 episodes. Also according to Eschbacher, 21 of the episodes are locked while the remaining five are still being written.

The show last aired a new episode on Discovery Family on March 7th of this year and has been on hiatus since apart from series of four online shorts on the LPS website release just a few days ago.

The latest version of Littlest Pet Shop debuted on November 10th, 2012, and for a time, its viewership on what was then the Hub Network was close to, or even on par, that of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. However, viewership on the Hub/Discovery Family for the show faded since then. Despite the viewership declines in Season Three, a fourth season was already greenlit.

Given that the main priority for Hasbro is that tie-ins of its shows, which are based on toys, sell; LPS was quietly showing gains the last few quarters in sales after its re-invention was announced at the 2014 NYC Toy Fair.

It is unclear what will happen next for LPS as it is one of Hasbro’s seven franchise brands along with MLP, Transformers, Nerf, Play-Doh, Monopoly, and Magic: The Gathering; though more will likely be disclosed starting with Hasbro’s Q3 Earnings Call which is set for October 19th.


[Source: Madame Pom News]



206 – ” The Cool Guy; The Catastrophe”

Lord Hater ditches Peepers to party with Emperor Awesome; Sylvia buys Wander a video camera.


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Friends Forever #21 Extended Preview

Friends Forever #21 cover by Amy Mebberson

Friends Forever #21 cover by Amy Mebberson

Comic Book Resources has an extended preview of Friends Forever #21, starring Spike and Zecora. You can check out this issue this Wednesday, on October 7th, and check out the preview after the break. Two of the pages made up a two-page spread, and have been edited into one image.

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Since the third “Steven Bomb” back in July, Steven Universe has struggled to get above the 1.5 million viewer mark. This past Thursday was no exception as “When It Rains” drew an estimated 1.361 million on Cartoon Network. That is 25,000 viewers off from last week. While it did lead the night compared to Wabbit (1.136M) and Total Drama:  Ridonculous Race (1.225M), it is the first time Steven has had four straight episodes draw below 1.5 million viewers.

After 22 episodes in Season Two, the show’s average is now at 1.666 million per episode. Steven returns next Thursday with “Back to the Barn” at 5:30pm ET/4:30pm CT on Cartoon Network.

Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily sourced by Nielsen Media Research.


There’s quite a lot to take in here, so let’s get to it. At Sweet Apple Acres, the Apple Family is getting ready for the Sisterhooves Social. Apple Bloom is confident of blue ribbons as she has her big sister Applejack. Big Macintosh, though, is feeling a bit left out these days seeing how AB is looking up to AJ and all her accomplishments. However, this episode takes place parallel to last week’s “Made in Manehattan,” so that means the map is calling AJ and Rarity, leaving Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle without partners for the competition. Scootaloo is competing with adoptive big sister Rainbow Dash since the definition of “sister” is admittedly ‘loose’ and there’s more of an emphasis of sisterly bond which Scoots and Dash clearly display.

Absent a nearby second cousin, Big Mac disguises himself as long, lost cousin Orchard Blossom—fooling virtually no pony. Still, he’s allowed to compete while AB is wondering if she should have sit out this year and wait for AJ to be available next year. After floundering in a couple of events, they come to the obstacle course which is the same as it was back in Season Two. Big Mac and Apple Bloom, but are later disqualified due to Big Mac’s trail of destruction culminating in knocking over Dash and Scootaloo who were awarded the win on the course.

Depressed, Big Mac finally opens up that when Apple Bloom was little, she used to look up to Big Mac a great deal. However, that’s changes since Applejack has become “the hero of the Apple Family” saving Equestria while he’s back at the farm doing chores and being “nobody’s hero.” He wanted to be Apple Bloom’s hero again and thought he could do so by filling in for AJ. Apple Bloom says that Big Mac is already a hero to her and appreciates that he was willing to dress in drag to help Apple Bloom get a blue ribbon.

That last scene was well done and perhaps the most emotional since “Amending Fences.” There were plenty of laughs throughout mostly courtesy of Peter New as both Big Mac and “Orchard Blossom.” However, some jokes didn’t pan out as well as others and Big Mac going overboard to help Apple Bloom during the obstacle course was a bit of a negative. There will be people who will make an issue of how Dash and Scootaloo were able to compete even though they weren’t truly sisters. Also, Sweetie Belle doesn’t appear again after midway through Act II, her absence kind of sticks out a bit. She does take not being able to compete with Rarity in stride and is wiling to cheer Dash and Scootaloo, but she really isn’t given much to do here apart from a deadpan comment that was really funny!

All that said, it is that final scene that fans will be talking about for some time. And of course, we finally get some character development for a pony fans have long wished got some development. Things might have gotten out of hand at times, but the positives well outweigh the negatives.

Pluses and Minuses:
+  The final scene
+  Development for Big Mac
+  Acknowledgement of AJ’s role in “saving Equestria”
–  Big Mac’s unsporting behavior
–  Sweetie Belle’s absence sticks out late
–  Questioning Dash and Scootaloo even though rules permit it