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Ratings Report: Star, Steven, and Ponies

Getting caught up on the ratings for three of the shows we cover, we see ups, downs, and an asterisk.

Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Going back to the previous Monday, the pairing of “Star on Wheels” and “Fetch” drew an estimated 544,000 viewers on Disney XD. The numbers for this past Monday’s pairing of “Star vs. Echo Creek” and “Wand to Wand” drew an estimated 498,000 viewers making it the third successive decline from the Season Two premiere and the first under a half million since “Freeze Day” and “Royal Pain” over a year ago and just the second all-time.

Steven Universe

The last six episode of Steven Universe go by this table:

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These six episodes averaged 1.418 million viewers which is off from the average of the previous six (1.481 million). However, “Gem Hunt” was the most-viewed episode since the opening episodes of Season Three (“Super Watermelon Island” and “Gem Drill”).

My Little Pony:  Friendship is Magic

This is where the asterisk comes in. On Discovery Family, “Stranger Than Fan-Fiction” drew an estimated 250,000 viewers, last Saturday. But that was also the day that Netflix released the first half of Season Six which included the episode in question before the 11:30am ET airing. The Season Six average now stands at 243,846. The first half of Season Five averaged 449,615 with six episodes drawing over a half million.

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

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Ratings Report: Star and Steven

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Let’s start with last Monday’s Star vs. the Forces of Evil as it was a slight drop from the previous week. The pairing of “Mr. Candle Cares” and “Red Belt” drew an estimated 560,000 viewers on Disney XD last Monday. We will have the numbers for “Star on Wheels” and “Fetch” next Monday along with the second week of Steven Universe episodes.

The return of Steven last Monday was well-received. On Monday, the duo of “Steven Floats” and “Drop Beat Dad” drew an estimated 1.551 million viewers on Cartoon Network. Tuesday, “Mr. Greg” drew 1.549 million viewers. There was a bit of a drop for “Too Short to Ride” on Wednesday as 1.410 million viewed that episode. There was an uptick on Thursday for “The New Lars” to the sound of 1.532 million. But Fridaysaw the low of the week with “Beach City Drift” at 1.293 million viewers. The average for the week was 1.481 million viewers. That is off from the 1.542 million average for the first five episodes of Season Three.

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

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Ratings Report: Star Returns

After a nearly 10-month hiatus, Star vs. the Forces of Evil began Season Two in its new morning time slot. The duo of “My New Wand” and “Ludo in the Wild” drew an estimate 606,000 viewers on Disney XD on Monday. That ranks about mid-table compared to the Season One episodes. These are the first two of 22 episodes slated for Season Two.

A preview of what’s to come is coming on Friday, July 22nd at San Diego Comic Com with creator Daron Nefcy at noon Pacific time. Next up for the show is “Mr. Candle Cares” and “Red Belt” at 10:30am ET/9:30am CT next Monday morning on Disney XD.
Ratings information for this report is courtesy of Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily as measured by Nielsen Media Research.
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The Last Word on Wander

For those interested, the series finale of Wander Over Yonder drew an estimated 326,000 viewers last Monday on Disney XD according to Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily as measured by Nielsen Media Research. The Season Two average was 410,087.

This is show that simply ended too soon. Yes, Gravity Falls ended after only 40 episodes, but the decision to end that show was made by its creator Alex Hirsch. “The End of the Galaxy” hardly felt like a series finale. In fact, series creator Craig McCracken talked about setting up Season Three before Disney cancelled the show. Season Two had its wonky moments, but the last few episodes were some of the best the series had as it ran the gauntlet of emotions and delved much deeper into each of the main characters—especially Wander as he stood firm to his pacifist principles in the face of Hater, Peepers, and Sylvia wanting to go to war with Dominator.

It’s still a surprise “The Breakfast” won the Annie Award for TV over both Steven Universe and Gravity Falls’s most talk-about episodes (“Jailbreak” and “Not What He Seems”, respectively). Indeed, when Wander debuted on Disney Channel in 2013, it drew north of two million viewers for all but one episode. But by the 15th episode, it was punted to Disney XD and in the morning for a short while before airing on Monday nights (when Disney XD apparently felt like it).

We at DerpyNews are disappointed that we have lost three of the shows we’re covering in a span of four months, but of Gravity Falls (creator’s choice), Littlest Pet Shop (it was time), and Wander Over Yonder; it still feels like the last of those three is leaving too soon and some of the decisions Disney made as to how they aired it does not put them beyond reproach.

It’s an indictment of Disney, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Discovery Family that they are jarringly uneven when they air their cartoon shows. You may have noticed that Steven Universe will air Monday-Friday again starting July 18th for what appears to be another “Steven Bomb”. For the “In Too Deep” arc, it was Thursdays at 7pm ET/6pm CT. When Star vs. the Forces of Evil returns on July 11th, it will be at10:30am ET/9:30am CT on Disney XD. I was personally aghast when I heard the time slot.

Of course, with the likes of Netflix and Disney with its apps for it channels, there are many ways to view a cartoon nowadays. Also, there are other metrics to determine the popularity of a show as is all too known with MLP.

Wander Over Yonder was a very funny show and was getting better as its run was coming to an end. It’s just a shame that “The End of the Galaxy” was The End for Wander. It just feels like it’s going too soon.

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Ratings Report: The Penultimate Wander

Much like Littlest Pet Shop, Wander Over Yonder is destined to go out on a relative high. The pairing of “The Robomechabotatron” and “The Flower” drew an estimated 407,000 viewers on Disney XD on Monday night. It is the highest mark for the show since “The Waste of Time.”

The Season Two average now stands at 413,909 with just one episode to go. The series finale, “The End of the Galaxy” airs at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Disney XD on Monday night.

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

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Ratings Report: MLP And WoY

These are the type of numbers that will send the MLP fandom (or at least a part of it) into panic mode no matter how many times we in the Pony media say not to and that there are other metrics where MLP is doing really well. That said, “Spice Up Your Life” drew an estimated 143,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. Of course, that is just Discovery Family and one YouTube channel that showed the episode drew double that in views.

That puts the Season Six average going into the break at 243,333 which is well off the 452,250 average of the first 12 episodes of last season. We honestly don’t know why the numbers are what they are and you can blame the lack of marketing on Discovery’s part, that some in the fandom have gotten tired, or people are watching the show by other means. But we cannot overemphasize enough that TV ratings are not the only metric to judge the show’s performance by.

As for Wander, the pairing of “The Sick Day” and “The Sky Guy” drew an estimated 273,000 viewers Monday night on Disney XD. Recall that this show was once drawing seven figures on Disney Channel before being punted to XD (and in the afternoon at times). The show’s Season Two average now stands at 414,238 with just three episodes left in the show. Two of those air this coming Monday night with “The Robomechabotatron” and “The Flower” at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Disney XD.

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

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Ratings Report: SU, LPS, MLP, and WoY

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Steven Universe concluded the “In Too Deep” arc with an estimated viewership of 1.552 million viewers for “Hit the Diamond” last Thursday on Cartoon Network. For the five episode of the “In Too Deep” arc, the average was 1.542 million per episode. Next up tonight, is “Steven Floats” for the US audience at 7pm ET/6pm CT on Cartoon Network as it was already shown in France on May 22nd.

Littlest Pet Shop concluded its four-year run with 204,000 estimated viewers for Part 1 and 163,000 for Part 2 of “Littlest Pet Street.” The 204K was the highest mark since the Season Four premier episodes. The Season Four average concludes with 142,923 per episode. The Season Three average was 152,500.

MLP hit a bit of a low, last Saturday. “Flutter Brutter” drew an estimated 177,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. That puts the Season Six average at 252,455 after 11 episodes. Next up is “Spice Up Your Life” before the summer break at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

Wander Over Yonder went up from its low from the previous week. The pairing of “The Search for Captain Tim” and “The Heebie Jeebies” drew an estimated 230,000 viewers last Monday on Disney XD. The Season Two average now stands at 421,300 with five episodes to go. Next up is “The Sick Day” and “The Sky Guy” on Monday at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Disney XD.

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

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