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The Ratings Corner – Wander Over Yonder & Steven Universe Season 1

Well if you haven’t caught on by the slow onslaught of Steven Universe graphics, the new series from Cartoon Network will be joining our lineup of animation news this year. New episodes for Universe begin next Monday (01/13/2013 @ 8pm est) with ep 108 – Serious Steven. Wander Over Yonder also returns this Friday @ 9pm est with ep 113 – The Ball. And now for the ratings report from StatManDan.

With Wander Over Yonder returning on Friday night and Steven Universe coming back the following Monday, it’s time to see how both of these shows have fared in viewership thus far and eventually to see if their over-month long hiatus from new episodes will affect them.

First a word of caution with both shows, if either is covered in the ratings as 30 minutes in length (even if it’s two shorts), then the whole 30 minutes will be counted one episode. Likewise, if it’s 15 minutes, then that will be counted as one episode. All numbers come from the Son of the Bronx (http://sonofthebronx.blogspot.com) website which posts weekly viewership from Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, and the Hub Network.

For Wander Over Yonder, it went off to a flying start when it officially debuted on September 13th drawing over 3 million viewers. A sneak preview of “The Picnic” the previous month drew over 2.8 million viewers. Only three times since then, though, has it drawn over 2.5 million. One episode, “The Box,” dipped below 2 million. Wander usually follows the live-action shows Jesse and Dog with a Blog on Friday nights which are regularly in the top 15 among Disney Channel shows.Wander himself had made four top ten appearances on the Disney Channel chart. When compared to other cartoons on Disney, Wander was tops at the beginning, but has recently been behind episode of Sofia the First.

Wander Over Yonder Season 1:

Episodes as of January 6th: 11
High: 3,126,000 (“The Greatest”/”The Egg”, 9/13/13)
Low: 1,905,000 (“The Box”, 11/15/13)
Average Viewership: 2,471,000
Highest Placing: 5th (“The Picnic”, 8/16/13)
Lowest Placing: 72nd (“The Box”, 11/15/13)
Average Placing: 20th
Next episode is on January 10th.

Steven Universe comes back after a six-week hiatus on January 13th. Steven has four half-hours and a 15-minute episode to his name and has hovered between 1.5 and 1.8 million on Cartoon Network on Monday nights which is respectable considering it goes up against the first half hour of WWE RAWSteven Universe follows the #1-program on Cartoon Network in Regular Show who more often than not finishes ahead of Adventure Time. It’s been two fourths, two tenths, and an eighth place for Steven on the Cartoon Network chart. The rub should continue as both Adventure Time and Regular Show are billed as new on the 13th.

Steven Universe Season 1:

Episodes as of January 6th: 5
High: 1,861,000 (“Gem Glow”/”Laser Light Cannon”, 11/4/13)
Low: 1,522,000 (“Frybo”, 11/18/13)
Average Viewership: 1,676,200
Highest Placing: 4th (twice)
Lowest Placing: 10th (twice)
Average Placing: 7th
Next episode is on January 13th.

Please note that all figures count just first-run episodes of both series.


Muffin Theater: Where Are You

While we have slowly drawn the curtain on general fan creative pieces, fan animation remains one of my personal favorite.  Up for your consideration for this edition of Muffin Theater is an almost 5 minute video animated by Alstiff.  Due to being mobile I have not watched the whole thing, but the other staff members have enjoyed it.

Video after the page break.

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Blythe’s Big Idea

1477452_595936483788771_576713047_nI’m guessing that the TSA doesn’t exist in Downtown City. Read more →

MLP: CCG Friday Night Friendship, The Solar Winds Loop

Solar Winds, Enterprising Astronomer

Solar Winds, Enterprising Astronomer, Provided by Ponyhead

Welcome to another edition of Friday Night Friendship! Tonight I’m going to go over a combo recently pointed out by Krysto, a fellow volunteer for events, and what this might mean for future game play. This and more after the break!

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Hub Ratings December 23–29, 2013


This is my first official ratings report as a member of DHN. I will be analyzing the viewership totals for “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic,” “Littlest Pet Shop,” “Wander Over Yonder,” “Gravity Falls,” and “Steven Universe.” Thanks to sites like Son of the Bronx and TV Media Insights, we get valuable insights as to how well shows like MLP and LPS are doing on the Hub. So let’s get to it for the Week of December 23-29, 2013:

For the sixth successive week, MLP is tops among shows on the Hub. “Bats!” drew 531,000 viewers on the 28th of December. It is a drop of 22.3% from the heights of “Power Ponies,” but still well above anything else on the Hub this week (especially the Yule Log). The drop could be expected when you factor that this episode was not teased nearly as much as “Power Ponies” and no clips were previewed until the day before. “Bats!” also becomes the fifth most-watched episode in show history displacing “One Bad Apple.”

As for LPS, a rerun of “A Day at the Museum” came in 3rd at 307,000 viewers followed by the new episode on Saturday, “Alligators and Handbags,” at 296,000. That’s 5,000 of last week’s first run of the former episode. Only twice this year as a first-run LPS broke the 300,000 barrier this season and the one-hour drop-off from “Bats!” to “Alligators and Handbags” was 44.3%. Not as bad as last week, but still considerably steep compared to last season when LPS was virtually on par with MLP.

Here are the updated season-to-date figures for both shows (numbers only count first-run episodes):

LPS Season 2:
  • Episodes as of December 28th:  10
  • High:  302,000 (“Eight Arms to Hold You”, 11/9)
  • Low:  163,000 (“What, Meme Worry?”, 12/7)
  • Average Viewership:  240,500
  • Highest Placing:  1st (“Eight Arms to Hold You”, 11/9)
  • Lowest Placing:  35th (“Missing Blythe”, 11/2)
  • Average Placing:  14th
MLP Season 4:
  • Episodes as of December 28th:  7
  • High:  733,000 (“Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1”, 11/23)
  • Low:  397,000 (“Daring Don’t”, 12/7)
  • Average Viewership:  583,143
  • Highest Placing:  1st (six times)
  • Lowest Placing:  2nd (“Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 2”, 11/23)
  • Average Placing:  1st
Most Watched MLP Episodes:
  • 1.  Princess Twilight Sparkle (721,000 for both parts)
  • 2.  Power Ponies (683,000)
  • 3.  The Crystal Empire (601,000 for both parts)
  • 4.  Flight to the Finish (568,000)
  • 5.  Bats! (531,000)

I didn’t get a chance to include this last week, but here’s an idea of what “Power Ponies” outdid the previous week with its 683,000 viewers. This won’t include shows on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, or Cartoon Network since they are available to over 98 million households compared to the Hub’s 72 million. Plus, those three channels are much more established. However, there is some noteworthy programming that it did beat:

Everything on CNBC, Fox Business, HLN, CNN, NBC Sports Network, Fox Sports 1, NFL Network (no more Thursday night games), NBA TV, GSN, and Nicktoons

All but six programs on ESPN2

All but 14 programs on MSNBC

It did finish ahead of its opposite numbers on Nick Jr., Disney Junior, and Disney XD.


Below the top ten via TV Media Insights.

3 LITTLEST PET SHOP Sat 11:00AM-11:30AM 307
4 LITTLEST PET SHOP Sat 11:30AM-12:00PM 296
5 MARMADUKE Fri 8:00PM-10:00PM 240
8 HAPPY DAYS Mon 11:00PM-11:30PM 216
10 MRS. DOUBTFIRE Tue 8:00PM-10:30PM 206

Sunday Morning Comics #73

Time for another edition of Sunday Morning Comics, three week backlog edition.  Seems many artists have moved on to making serial comics which we don’t regularly feature (though of course this week we include a 4 part Moonstuck Holiday strip).  Either way, enjoy your weekends folks.

Alligators and Handbags

tumblr_myhfqc1Nq41s09ni7o1_500Meet Wiggles McSunbask, everyone. Read more →