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Ratings Report: MLP, LPS, and SU


It’s kind of the “Same Old World” where after a strong showing for the premiere viewership-wise, but it drops off a bit afterwards. Such was the case for Steven Universe as “Same Old World” drew an estimated 1.399 million viewers on Thursday on Cartoon Network which represents a decrease of 17.4%. All other CN shows on Thursday night drew between 1.1 and 1.24 million.

Next up for Steven is “Barn Mates” on Thursday at 7pm ET/6pm CT on Cartoon Network.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic did experience an uptick from the low of “Newbie Dash.” “A Hearth’s Warming Tail” drew an estimated 207,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. That’s up 17,000 from last Saturday. The Season Six average after eight episodes now stands at 264,875 per episode.

Next up for MLP was “Saddle Row and Rec” at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

Littlest Pet Shop also experience an uptick. “Bake Boss” drew an estimated 116,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. That’s up 13,000 from last week. The Season Four average with four episodes to go now stands at 139,136 per episode.

Next up was“Seeing Red” on Saturday at noon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Metcalfe of Showbuzz Daily as measured by Nielsen Media Research.


MLP Review: “A Hearth’s Warming Tail”


Before you complain about a holiday episode in May, please keep in mind that scheduling of the show is controlled by Discovery Family. End of story. Now, onto the review.

It’s Hearth’s Warming Eve again (almost seven months after “Hearthbreakers” aired). The party this year is at Twilight’s Castle, but Starlight Glimmer is not quite in the mood. So, Twilight tells Starlight the story of “A Hearth’s Warming Tale”. In this fantasy sequence, Starlight plays the role of Snowflake Frost, who is the Scrooge of this story. She can’t stand Hearth’s Warming Eve and wants to do away with it via spell.

Of course, doing so might bring back the Windigos. The story pretty much follows the Dickens classic, but it has its twists that make it stand out. It even has its own version of Snape who’s even bigger a Scrooge than our main character in this story. This is where I’ll stop describing things because you simply have to see it to believe it. I was actually surprised at the pony they chose to be the Spirit of Hearth’s Warming to Come and the song that followed.

This the fourth musical episode in the series and the last two are two of the best episodes the series has had so far. This episode stands to be the best of the three Hearth’s Warming Eve episodes by a mile. The songs were wonderful, the effects were amazing, and it’s just full of good cheer (even though it’s May in our world). It’s simply a wonderful episode that hopefully will be played every Holiday season (and a soundtrack to follow on iTunes in the near future!).

Pluses and Minuses:

  • +  Music
  • +  The scenery and effects
  • +  Spirit of HW to Come
  • +  Just about everything