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We’re back from our scheduled server outage. Frantech has moved all their servers to their new data center, and we have switched back to our WordPress site. That also means that I have to transfer my Tumblr posts over now.
Cody sent me a heads-up about this promo, and nicely surreal it looks too. The 240p recording has since been superseded by a VGA one courtesy of Hadamsj.
I’m not entirely sure what the implications are of these ratings, but the Disney Channel press release certainly makes them sound celebratory:
“Wander Over Yonder” (Fri., 9:00 – 9:15p.m.) rose to 6-week highs, delivering its #3 regular telecast on record in Total Viewers (2.77 million), Kids 2-11 (1.73 million/4.4 rating), Kids 6-11 (1.30 million/5.5 rating) and Tweens 9-14 (1.05 million/4.3 rating).
This is the week of October 28 to November 3, so going back six weeks brings us to to the week of “The Fugitives.” The ratings we have of “The Fugitives” were a little sparse, but the ratings we do have are higher than these. So does this mean that Wander just emerged from a little dell; was “The Troll” just exceptionally popular; did the first episodes still profit more from the premiere advertisement; or are these fluctuations so small and random that we can’t meaningfully read anything into them?
Under the title “Let me dust off this blog,” Eddie Trigueros, director on Wander Over Yonder, has posted his “most recent dumb post it drawings.” I’m not sure what he means by “dumb,” but some of them are not on Post-its either. They are certainly somewhat off model—by which I just mean that the “CMCC” fringes are not clearly readable. Enjoy!
So we survived the so-called hiatus, or at least those of us who read these lines survived it. This week, Disney Channel has a mysterious new episode in store for us that has hardly been teased—not even nine seconds in the first promo and possibly a few more frames in the Wander Guide to the Galaxy one (the voiceover says “Wander’s Guide,” but I don’t see the possessive in the written version).
After a longer outage, I finally managed to snatch this little promo off the stream. I do think there are a few scenes in there we haven’t seen yet—although that’ll probably change in a few hours.
Disney Channel is really crossovering Wander with all my favorite things now. First Edvard Grieg, now Douglas Adams. Next they’ll through Gene Wolfe in the mix I’m sure! (Wander in a fuligin cloak wielding Terminus Est? That’d be perfectly antithetical.)