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Ratings Corner: “Pinkie Pride” and “Sweet Pepper”

Dan’s ratings report is in, again based on data published by TV Media Insights.

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.

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“Filli Vanilli” Preview Via MLP Facebook

Here’s a preview of the new episode “Filli Vanilli” (episode 414) from the My Little Pony Facebook page (video embedded after the break).

Description from the MLP Facebook

Pony Confidential Exclusive: The show must go on! Right?!? Find out on an all-new episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic this Saturday on the Hub Network


Ratings Corner – Steven’s Lion

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%.

Steven Universe Season 1:
  • Episodes as of January 27th: 8
  • High:  1,861,000 (“Gem Glow”/”Laser Light Cannon”, 11/4/13)
  • Low:  1,286,000 (“Frybo”, 11/18/13)
  • Average Viewership:  1,571,250
  • Highest Placing:  4th (twice)
  • Lowest Placing:  35th
  • Average Placing: 15th

The next ratings report for Steven Universe will be for “Arcade Mania” which is scheduled to air on February 17th.


Upcoming SU Episodes: Arcade Mania and Big Woman

tumblr_n0jvkhQnKs1smn4pqo7_1280Steven Universe is currently on hiatus, with two new episodes scheduled for February 17th and 24th.  Episode details below behind the spoilers.



SUN 111 – Arcade Mania

When Steven takes the Crystal Gems to Funland Arcade, Garnet is enticed by video games.[1]

Airs February 17th @ 8:45pm est. [2]

[1 Source – MSN Entertainment]

[2 Source – Zap2It]

SUN 112 – Big Woman

Steven urges Amethyst and Pearl to fuse together into a giant woman.

Air time to be announced.

[Source – MSN Entertainment]



“Simple Ways” Episode Guide

413 – “Simple Ways”

Written by Josh Haber
“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.”
DN Rating: TBA

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“Pinkie Pride” Episode Day Guide

411 – “Pinkie Pride”

Written by Amy Keating Rogers
“Pinkie Pie must defend her status as a party pony when a mysterious visitor comes to town and plans a party for Rainbow Dash.”
DN Rating: TBA
Next Episode: 413 – Simple Ways (02/08/2014)

If you missed the news yesterday, the episode was leaked via Google Play on Friday morning.  The accident is due to the fact that last week’s episode and today’s episode switched places.  While “Pinkie Pride” is episode 412 on airing order, production order it was 411.  The episodes were switched in part so hype could be built around the Weird Al episode, and probably to space out Pinkie related episodes (since we just had Pinkie Apple Pie).  Either way if you don’t want to wait for the actual airing, feel free to take part in some Daily Motion 480 below.  Otherwise see you at 10:30.


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Two “Pinkie Pride” Clips from Geekscape


Earlier today, the website Geekscape released two video clips for the episode Pinkie Pride , airing this Saturday on The Hub, at 10:30AM EST. You can find the full article here, or click below the break for the clips.

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