Tag: Wander Over Yonder

Ratings Report (WoY): Beginning of the End

It is now apparent that Wander Over Yonder is entering its home stretch of its run on Disney XD, but not without a bit of an uptick in viewership. The pairing of “The Legend” and “The Bad Neighbor” drew an estimated 467,000 on Disney XDon Monday night  That is an increase of nearly 32% from last week. The show’s Season Two average now stands at 453,125 per episode.

The next time we see Wander is to be determined. There are now 10 11-minute and one 22-minute episodes left for Wander.

Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily as measured by Nielsen Media Research.

StatManDan

The End of Wander Over Yonder, No 3rd Season

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Sad News Everyone.

Wander Over Yonder is not being renewed for a third season.

Many have actually been aware of this for awhile, as some various rumors and gossip have been floating around.  Namely one story of a friend of a friend of our site was at a convention recently that had Craig McCracken as a guest of honor, and I guess somewhere he kind of spilled the beans.  A few months prior to that we became aware that Lauren Faust (also at another convention) had made mention that she wasn’t working on Wander either.  But of course we waited until something official dropped, which was today via Craig McCracken’s Tumblr.  As he points out, they knew before Season 2 started that Wander was over with.

I’ve been seeing a lot of speculation lately on whether or not Wander will be returning for a 3rd season. Unfortunately, the answer is no.

About a year ago we presented a pitch for a season 3 arc that promised to bring our characters together in new, unexpected, and hilarious ways. And just as S2 evolved from S1, we had a really exciting approach to evolving S3 even further. We had plans for new characters, the return of old characters, and even a bit of backstory! We were all really excited about the new direction and so were our bosses at DisneyXD and TVA.

Unfortunately, the higher up bosses of bosses of bosses at Disney decided not to continue with the show. It’s not that they didn’t like Wander, they just felt that 2 seasons and 80 cartoons was enough and they didn’t see the need to produce any more.

For the record, this decision had nothing to do with the ratings performance of S2. Truth be told, we were informed that we wouldn’t be continuing before S2 even premiered.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the fans who spread the word about Wander and encouraged people to try and watch it on air.

I know this news is kind of a bummer, but the recent surge in fandom from My Fair Hatey along with our win at the Annie’s for Outstanding Children’s Series has really made me and the whole Wander team feel that we are ending on a high note!

So thanks, and as Wander says…

We gave it a go,

put on a heck of a show,

and did a lot of fun stuff we’ll get to laugh about after!

And for those keeping track we have 7 half hours left of S2 that will wrap up sometime in June.

Thanks for watchin’ and wanderin’!

Craig

[Source – Craig McCracken Tumblr]

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end.

 

 


On a semi-related note, we’ve had a few people ask us what we planned on replacing these now “done” shows with.  As it stands half our coverage is packing it in this year.  The short answer is that we really do not know.  There are plenty of shows starting in the next year and a half, but we’re also weighing in on the fact that we’re having troubles providing basic coverage for the shows that we did have.  Our staff has shrunk down over the past two years and we lack writers and reporters.  So we might just operate on 3 shows, which we will probably do anyways while watching the animation landscape for something new.  Suggestions are welcomed.

Ratings Report (WoY): The Family Reunion/The Rival

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Wander Over Yonder experienced an uptick in viewership despite the two-week break. The pairing of “The Family Reunion” and “The Rival” drew an estimated 514,000 viewers on Disney XD on Monday night  It is the 5th time this season the show has gone over the half-million mark. The Season Two average now stands at 459,214 per episode.

Coming up next Monday is the third of the 22-minute episodes this season in “My Fair Hatey” which promises to be a musical episode. That airs next Monday at 8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT on Disney XD.
Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily as measured by Nielsen Media Research.
StatManDan

Ratings Report: Gravity Falls and Wander

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Just before Gravity Falls takes a final bow, there was a retrospective. “Between the Pines” drew an estimated 766,000 viewers on Disney XD on Monday night. That is below the lowest mark for Season Two which was “Blendin’s Game” at 775,000 in November 2014.

It all ends in “Weirdmaggedon 3:  Take Back the Falls” next Monday at 7pm ET/6pm CT on Disney XD.
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As for Wander Over Yonder, it experienced an uptick from the previous week. The pairing of “The Cartoon” and “The Bot” drew an estimated 388,000 on Monday night on Disney XD. That is an increase of 15.5% from last week. The Season Two average now stands at 455,000 per episode. Wander will take a bye week next Monday before returning on February 22nd with “The Family Reunion” and “The Rival” at 8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT on Disney XD.
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Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily as sourced by Nielsen Media Research.
StatManDan

Ratings Report: Ponies, Pets, and Wander II

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At the time of this report, it’s 717 days before the MLP movie is at theaters. In the meantime, the show had its fifth successive weekly gain in viewership. “The Hooffields and the McColts” drew an estimated 483,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. That represents an 8.8% increase from last week. It’s also the first time the show has drawn north of 400K in back-to-back episodes since “Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?” and “Canterlot Boutique”. The Season Five average now stands at 415,826 per episode.

Next up is “The Mane Attraction” this coming Saturday at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

Meanwhile, Littlest Pet Shop drew north of 200K for three straight episodes for the first time since the last three episodes of Season Two prior to that season’s finale. “Ivan the Terrific” drew an estimated 202,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. This after the last eight episodes of Season Three all drew below 200K.

Next up for LPS is “Senior Day” this coming Saturday at noon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

As for Wander Over Yonder, it’s a bit of a dip from last week. The pairing of “The Black Cube” and “The Eye on the Skullship” drew an estimated 361,000 viewers last Monday night on Disney XD. That is a 23.5% drop from last week. The Season Two average now stands at 465,900 per episode. The next episode is to be announced.

Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily sourced by Nielsen Media Research.

StatManDan

Ratings Report: MLP and Wander

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Slight upticks in viewership for both the Ponies and for Wander this past week. For MLP, “The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows” drew an estimated 328,000 viewers on Discovery Family on Saturday. That is an increase of 9.7% from the previous week. The Season Five average for MLP now stands at 413,684 per episode. Next up for MLP is “Hearthbreakers” on Saturday at11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

For Wander Over Yonderthe pairing of “The Rager” and “The Good Bad Guy” drew an estimated 411,000 viewers on Disney XD last Monday night. That is an increase of 9.6% from the previous week. Wander’s Season Two average is now at 446,857 per episode. Next up is the second 22-minute episode of the season in “The Battle Royale” which airs next Monday at 8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT on Disney XD.

Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily as sourced by Nielsen Media Research.j

StatManDan

Ratings Report: MLP and Wander

There was a slight drop-off for MLP last Saturday. “Brotherhooves Social” drew an estimated 314,000 viewers this past Saturday on Discovery Family. That is a drop of 6.8% from the previous week. The show’s Season Five average now stands at 425,471 per episode. MLP returns with “Crusaders of the Lost Mark” this Saturday at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT.

Wander Over Yonder plunged to its second-lowest count this season. The pairing of “The Cool Guy” and “The Catastrophe” drew an estimated 375,000 on Monday night on Disney XD. Of course, it doesn’t help that it is going against MondayNight Football. Anyway, this represents a drop of 33.5% from last week. Wander’s Season Two average now stands at 452,833 per episode. Wander will return on October 19th with “The Rager” and “The Good Bad Guy” on Disney XD at8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT.

Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily sourced by Nielsen Media Research.

StatManDan