Tag: My Little Pony

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.

StatManDan

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.

StatManDan

Ratings Report: MLP, LPS, and WoY

A little change to these ratings reports is coming. We’ll do these on Tuesday since Wander Over Yonder has returned for its final run and Star vs. the Forces of Evil is coming as well on Monday nights.

Speaking of Wander, it’s return went up against Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference Final and suffered it’s lowest marks since the duo of “The Date” and “The Buddies” back in October 2014. “The Hot Shot” and “The Night Out” drew an estimated 193,000 last Monday night on Disney XD. That is the lowest mark for this season and the Season Two average is now 431,368 per episode with six 11-minute and one last 22-minute episode left.

Next up is “The Search for Captain Tim” and “The Heebie Jeebies” on Monday night at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Disney XD.

For MLP, some people did take a day off, but not many. “Applejack’s ‘Day’ Off” drew an estimated 229,000 last Saturday on Discovery Family  It’s off 9% from last week. The Season Six average after 10 episodes now stands at 260,000 per episode.

Next up is “Flutter Brutter” on Saturday at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

Littlest Pet Shop experience another gain in viewership as its run nears an end. “Seeing Red” drew an estimated 159,000 viewers on Discovery Family  making that the highest mark since “Snipmates” earlier this season. It is the highest mark so far for the second half of this final season. The Season Four average for LPS now stands at 139,500.

The two-part series finale is next Saturday as “Littlest Pet Street” gets set to open at noon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

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

StatManDan

Ratings Report: MLP, LPS, and SU

For My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, it was an up week last week. “The Saddle Row Review” drew an estimated 252,000 viewers, last Saturday on Discovery Family. That is the third most-viewed episode outside the Season Six preview. The Season Six average is now 263,444 after nine episodes. This Saturday, it’s “Applejack’s Day Off” at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

Three episodes to go for Littlest Pet Shop, but it might going out on a high (relatively speaking). “LPS: The Moosical” drew an estimated 128,000 viewers on Discovery Family for a second straight viewership increase. The Season Four average after 23 episodes now stands at 138,652 viewers per episode. Next up is “Seeing Red” at noon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

Steven Universe was slightly off from last week. “Barn Mates” drew an estimated 1.371 million viewers on Cartoon Network on Thursday night. That was the most-viewed original show on Cartoon Network on Thursday just about both Regular Show and Adventure Time. Next up is “Hit the Diamond” next Thursday at 7pm ET/6pm CT on Cartoon Network.

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

StatManDan

Ratings Report: MLP, LPS, and SU

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It’s kind of the “Same Old World” where after a strong showing for the premiere viewership-wise, but it drops off a bit afterwards. Such was the case for Steven Universe as “Same Old World” drew an estimated 1.399 million viewers on Thursday on Cartoon Network which represents a decrease of 17.4%. All other CN shows on Thursday night drew between 1.1 and 1.24 million.

Next up for Steven is “Barn Mates” on Thursday at 7pm ET/6pm CT on Cartoon Network.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic did experience an uptick from the low of “Newbie Dash.” “A Hearth’s Warming Tail” drew an estimated 207,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. That’s up 17,000 from last Saturday. The Season Six average after eight episodes now stands at 264,875 per episode.

Next up for MLP was “Saddle Row and Rec” at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

Littlest Pet Shop also experience an uptick. “Bake Boss” drew an estimated 116,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. That’s up 13,000 from last week. The Season Four average with four episodes to go now stands at 139,136 per episode.

Next up was“Seeing Red” on Saturday at noon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

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

StatManDan

Ratings Report: SU, MLP, LPS, and Some Context

First of all, I do want to set things a bit clear with regards to MLP’s ratings for “Newbie Dash”. Yes, its viewership was at 190,000 last Saturday and that’s the low-water mark this season. Of course, some of the fandom look at those numbers and turn into the zebras from The Lion Guard. Lack of marketing from Discovery Family does not help in the slightest.

What’s also noteworthy here is the P18-49 rating (.09) which was in the top 150 among original cable programming. “Gauntlet of Fire” was not in the top 150 during it’s day. And as always, a significant percentage of the fandom view the show by means other than Discovery Family and are not included in those numbers. It’s simply more pronounced for this show than most others on television.

Next up for MLP is “Hearth’s Warming Tale” this last Saturday at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

As for LPS, “Paint A Picture, It Lasts Longer” drew an estimated 107,000 viewers on Discovery Family  That’s puts the Season Four average at 140,238 after 21 episodes. The next one is the 100th episode, “Bake Boss” at noon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

On to Steven Universe after a four-month hiatus, Season Three is off to a flyer as the pairing of “Super Watermelon Island” and “Gem Drill” fused for the most-viewed toon on Thursday night. It drew an estimated 1.693 million on Cartoon Network, beating out ALVINNN! and the Chipmunks on Nickelodeon (1.594M) which aired 90 minutes earlier. Steven provided boosts for both Regular Show (1.402M) and Adventure Time (1.381M), both of which received their biggest numbers since last September for the former and January for the latter.

Next up is “Same Old World” on Thursday night at 7pm ET/6pm CT on Cartoon Network.

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

StatManDan

Ratings Report: MLP and LPS

Both My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Littlest Pet Shop experienced increases in viewership since they last ran a new episode. For MLP, “No Second Prances” drew an estimated 258,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. That’s an increase of 31.6% from two weeks ago which was the lowest since we’ve recorded the show’s viewership. The early Season Six average is at 287,000 after six episodes.

Next up for MLP is “Newbie Dash” this coming Saturday at 11:30am ET/10:30 CT on Discovery Family.

For LPS, “On the Same Page” drew an estimated 130,000 viewers on Discovery Family, last Saturday. That’s up 30% from last week’s episode and is the second-straight increase for the show. The show’s Season Four average now stands at 141,900 after 20 episodes.

LPS’s 99th episode, “Paint a Picture, It Lasts Longer,” is this coming Saturday at noon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

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

StatManDan