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MLP: “Power Ponies” & LPS: “A Day At The Museum” Weekly Ratings

Make it five in a row for MLP: FiM on the Hub. “Power Ponies” drew 683,000 viewers on Saturday which was an increase of 20% compared to “Flight to the Finish” in its first showing. Son of the Bronx has confirmed that “Magical Mystery Cure” drew 478,000 on February 16th. Thus, “Power Ponies” is the second-most watched episode in show history behind the S4 Premiere. It also makes the most-watched non-two-parter in show history.

For LPS, “A Day at the Museum” drew 301,000 in its first airing which was good for 5th this week. The comedown from “Power Ponies” was enough to propel a rerun of “The Big Feathered Parade” to 388,000 and 2nd place. Still, the viewership for “A Day at the Museum” in its first run represents a drop-off of 56% from the one hour after “Power Ponies” aired. A rerun of “Flight to the Finish” took 3rd this week at 371.000.

Here are the updated season numbers (numbers only count first-run episodes):

MLP Season 4:
  • Episodes as of December 14th:  6
  • High:  733,000 (“Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1”, 11/23)
  • Low:  397,000 (“Daring Don’t”, 12/7)
  • Average Viewership:  591,833
  • Highest Placing:  1st (five 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)
  • 4.  Flight to the Finish (568,000)
  • 5.  Too Many Pinkie Pies (494,000)
LPS Season 2:
  • Episodes as of December 14th:  9
  • High:  302,000 (“Eight Arms to Hold You”, 11/9)
  • Low:  163,000 (“What, Meme Worry?”, 12/7)
  • Average Viewership:  234,333
  • Highest Placing:  1st (“Eight Arms to Hold You”, 11/9)
  • Lowest Placing:  35th (“Missing Blythe”, 11/2)
  • Average Placing:  15th

Article by StatManDan

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Help! My Heart is Full of Pony! – A Truce Heard Round the World

Private Pansy, Clover the Clever, and Smart Cookie come together in friendship, despite the prerogatives of the ponies in charge.

Private Pansy, Clover the Clever, and Smart Cookie come together in friendship, despite the prerogatives of the ponies in charge.

99 years ago today, something truly incredible happened. It was the first Christmas of World War One. Millions of young men all over Europe found themselves spending it deep in the trenches. For many of them, it was their first Christmas away from home, (let alone at war). Most of them had enlisted out of a sense of duty, and because the propaganda machines back home (on both sides) had told them all that the enemy was evil, monstrous – incapable of basic human decency. They were told that their very way of life was in danger.

But on the first Christmas of the war, soldiers (at various points all over the front) laid down their arms and called a truce. Now, regardless of whether or not you celebrate the holiday, or what your personal feelings may be about it, I think this event calls for real examination, and deserves to be celebrated.

Nobody ordered the truce. In fact, it could very well have been punished as an act of insubordination – of treason. But the soldiers spontaneously laid down their arms and celebrated Christmas with their “enemy.” Think about that – the risks they all took to follow a collective impulse – to satisfy a mutual hunger for common decency – for faith in the goodness of their fellow man.

No one knows precisely how it started. Some say it was caroling – Silent Night on one end of No Man’s Land, Stille Nacht on the other. Others say it was a joke. Tossing a gift instead of a grenade. But by the end of the night, they were singing. They were dancing. They traded cigarettes, booze, chocolates, and dirty photographs. They cut down a tree and decorated it with what they had lying around. They played soccer by the light of their flares.

Love. Tolerance. Friendship. This magic we feel when we watch My Little Pony is not just a feel-good illusion. It is a celebration of our own better natures – of the potential for goodness in us all. The Christmas Truce of 1914 was an act of brotherhood and friendship so powerful, I would only describe it as magic.

I can’t help but wonder. Each truce had to start with one man brave enough to step out into No Man’s Land all alone, waving that white flag – traversing that stretch between the trenches (that, ordinarily, pretty much meant certain death). Somebody had to be the first one to climb out and walk across it. Somebody with enough faith in the goodness of his fellow man to risk everything to reach out in an act of good will toward his “enemy.”

It’s easy to watch My Little Pony for a quick feel-good pick-me-up, and say “if only things like this happened here on Earth.” They do. Thank you, World War One Guys, for waving that flag of peace. It didn’t just show your “enemy” that the goodness in your hearts was something worth believing in.

It showed us all.

Happy Hearth’s Warming Eve, everypony.

—Sprocket

You can also follow Help! My Heart is Full of Pony! on http://heartfullofpony.tumblr.com.

A Day at the Museum

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I wonder what movie they’re trying to parody here….

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The Big Feathered Parade

Ostrich knows hippo isn't correctly dressed up for the parade.

Ostrich knows hippo isn’t correctly dressed up for the parade.

We finally get birds on LPS! Read more →

What, Meme Worry?

1497606_585437854838634_1397874602_nToday’s episode of LPS featured an awesome moral that normally isn’t done in cartoons nowadays. Read more →

Help! My Heart is Full of Pony! – Friendomancy

Daryl Davis is a black blues musician who, when approached by a Klansman in 1983, befriended him based on their common love of music. It set him on a long and strange path. He started conducting interviews with Klan leaders – infiltrating their culture. It was more than just research for the book he was writing. Davis was determined to understand why anyone would devote an entire organization to racism and hate, especially since the more he talked to these people, the more he found that a lot of Kluxers were simply misguided souls – decent human beings at heart.

30 years later, Daryl Davis has over 20 KKK robes in his closet. He keeps them as trophies, because every last one of them was given to him by a Klansman who’d abandoned the organization and reformed their own racist views, simply because they’d had the opportunity to get to know Davis as a human being.

In fact, through simple acts of friendship, this one man caused the entire Maryland chapter of the Ku Klux Klan to collapse.

Think about that! He did what most people would consider impossible. Reformed people thought to be unreformable!

What is magic, but the act of performing a task that baffles expectations – one thought to be impossible by any other means?

It all started because Mr. Davis approached them with a listening ear. He met them not to confront, but to learn.

Now My Little Pony may be a show for kids, but its celebration of the power of friendship is not a fantasy. Friendship really is magic. Not just in Equestria. Not just with horses. Not just in your imagination, as you sit and dream about the way things ought to be.

The real world is full of people like Daryl Davis – people who make the world a better place just by having a positive effect on the lives they touch. People who practice FRIENDOMANCY, (even if they don’t actually call it that)!

We may not all be able to hang trophies in our closets celebrating the accomplishments of our hearts, (or if we do, they might simply be photographs and ticket stubs and tokens of memories).

But regardless of whether you’re taking care of a loved-one when they’re sick, lending a listening ear to a stranger in need, driving out in the middle of the night to come to the aid of a stranded friend, or dismantling the Ku-Klux-Bucking-Klan, friendship has incredible power. It can be a source of inestimable good in the world.

This article about Daryl Davis’ accomplishments is hard evidence of that plain and simple truth. That Friendship is Magic! Seriously, it’s a truly insightful read.

—Sprocket

You can also follow Help! My Heart Full of Pony! on Tumblr. http://heartfullofpony.tumblr.com

Yes, I am aware that the suffix “-mancy”, strictly speaking, means divination, (not necessarily the wielding of elemental magic the way my use of it implies). I’m using it in a much broader sense, though, (and darn it, it sounds cool).

The Treasure of Henrietta Twombly

969442_581492351899851_1646134661_nYou can tell it took place in the past because of all the sepia and lines in the film. Read more →