February 14, 2014, 8:19 am EDTMy Little PonyComments Off on Preview of “Filli Vanilli” Via TV Guide
TV Guide has posted a preview of the upcoming episode “Filli Vanilli.” (There had been only a placeholder for a few hours, but now it’s really up.)
On Saturday’s My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT, Hub Network), the Ponytones a capella group is all set to perform at a pet charity event when one of them suddenly has to drop out. But the show must go on, right? With the help of Zecora, Fluttershy is able to use her vocal talents, but in disguise.
Fluttershy takes action to rescue a group of magical Breezies, who’re in need of some assistance while migrating home, but she begins to wander how long she can help them when she finds herself answering to the tiny creatures’ every whimDerpy News.
I guess the key to MLP getting over the half million mark for viewership is to keep things simple (that or not leak the episode to the Internet beforehand). “Simple Ways” drew 554,000 viewers on Saturday. That was a 20.7% jump from last Saturday’s airing of “Pinkie Pride.” It is also the 5th most-watched episode of MLP in show history knocking “One Bad Apple” out of the Top Ten. MLP and a Saturday offering of “Equestria Girls” snagged 9 of the top 11 spots on the Hub charts. The top MLP rerun was Wednesday’s (Feb. 5) showing of “A Friend in Deed” drawing 330,000. That was followed by the aforementioned “Equestria Girls” (324,000) showing that was part of yet another MLP marathon this past Saturday, and then a Friday showing of “Pinkie Pride” (311,000).
With half the season gone, there’s half the season to go for MLP. The average for the first half of Season Four is over 100,000 viewers per episode greater than the whole of Season 3. Indeed, eight of the 13 episodes so far account for eight of the ten most watched episodes in show history. There is very little dispute that MLP is not just driving the Hub Network, but arguably Hasbro as a whole.
In somewhat unrelated news to StatManDan’s ratings report, it has recently been announced by the NY Times that Turner Network is planning on expanding Adult Swim. [AS] which just turned ten years old is currently holding rank over the other hosts of late night, fetching better viewer ratings than Leno, Letterman, Coco and Stewart & Colbert. Starting March 31st the channel (which piggy backs on Cartoon Network) will begin airing at 8pm est and run to its traditional 6am slot. Sadly I’m sure they’ll fill it with Family Guy and The Cleveland Show (or better American Dad & King of the Hill).
This of course is going to affect CN’s Monday Night lineup, as Steven Universe has been playing at 8pm (though next episode is scheduled for 2/17 @ 8:45pm). It’ll be interesting to see how the show fairs. Thanks to the few people who sent in the news article about AS. And now for your report from StatManDan.
We’ve been dealing with second-lows for many of the shows we’ve covered thus far in the ratings report. This is actually an improvement in this is a “third-low.” “Steven’s Lion” drew 1,512 millon viewers and placed 18th among programming on Cartoon Network. Both are third-lowest in terms of viewership and placement. Adventure Time was once again the top show on CN with 2.213M viewers with Wednesday’s Ninjago taking second and third this week. There was still a significant drop-off when preceded by Regular Show. This week’s was 20%. From Adventure Time, the dropoff was 31.6%.
“Rarity has a crush on travel writer, Trenderhoof, and plans to wow him with her ideas for the upcoming Ponyville Days Festival. But Trenderhoof soon has a crush of his own, and Rarity finds herself competing with Applejack for his attention.”