Tag: My Little Pony

Ratings Report (MLP and LPS): Lows All Around

Virtually across the board, television viewership of cartoons are reaching lows not seen in quite a while. Both MLP and Littlest Pet Shop were no exception, last Saturday. “Gauntlet of Fire” drew an estimated 196,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family while LPS’s “It’s A Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy World” drew just 64,000. Both are lows since we’ve recorded viewership for both shows.

They were not alone as both Adventure Time and Regular Show drew South of one million viewers on Cartoon Network for the first time in ages. I should emphasize for those wishing to panic in the comment box that this is just the viewership on Discovery Family and it does not account for other means of viewing the episodes.

The Season Six average for MLP is 293,200 after five episodes while the Season Four average for LPS is now at 144,889 after 18 episodes. MLP takes a bye week this weekend and returns April 30th with “No Second Prances” at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family while LPS does return this Saturday with “Race Team:  Buttercream” at noon ET/11am CT.

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

StatManDan

Ratings Report: MLP, LPS, and WoY

It was a week of improvement for MLP. “On Your Marks” drew an estimated 300,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. That represents an over 40% increase from last week’s episode. Next up is “Gauntlet of Fire” on Saturday at11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

Meanwhile, LPS also shot Northward from last week. “A Doggie Biskit” drew an estimated 132,000 viewers on Discover Family last Saturday. Through 17 episodes, the Season Four average now stands at 149,647 per episode. That is a little more than 5% off the pace of this time during Season Three (157,765). Next up is “It’s A Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy World” on Saturday at noon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

Wander Over Yonder wasn’t “The Waste of Time” on Monday night at Disney XD. The episode drew an estimated 411,000 viewers on Monday night. The Season Two average now stands at 444,611. The next two episodes—“The Hot Shot” and “The Night Out”–are scheduled to air on Monday, May 30th, presumably 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: MLP, LPS, and Wander

This week, you won’t see many big numbers which is perhaps an indication of viewership declines virtually across the board on television.

For MLP, “The Gift of the Maud Pie” drew an estimated 214,000 viewers last Saturday on Discovery Family. Indeed, a decline from last week’s premiere, but that was expected. Next up is “On Your Marks” this coming Saturday (April 9th) at11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

As for Littlest Pet Shop, “Go Figure!” drew an estimated 93,000 viewers last Saturday on Discover Family. It is the third time this season in which LPS drew south of 100K. The Season Four average now stands at 150,750 per episode with 10 episodes to go. Next up is “A Leah Rose by Another Name” on Saturday at noon ET/11am CT on Discover Family.

Wander Over Yonder went back to a single short per week, and it drew its second lowest number this season. “The Party Poopers” drew an estimated 342,000 viewers last Monday night on Disney XD  The show’s Season Two average now stands at 446,588 per episode with nine 11-minute shorts to go before the half-hour series finale. Next up is “The Waste of Time” on Monday, April 11th 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: MLP Apertura and LPS Clasura

We’ll see where things go from here, but both MLP and LPS did better than there most recent episodes in terms of viewership  For MLP, “The Crystalling” averaged an estimated 378,000 viewers (383K for Part 1 and 373K for Part 2) Saturdayon Discovery Family. It is lower compared to the premieres of Seasons 3 thru 5, but an improvement from the Season Five finale. Next up is “The Gift of Maud Pie” at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family this coming Saturday.

As for Littlest Pet Shop, “Steamed” drew an estimated 133,000 viewers while “Two Peas in a Podcast” drew an estimated 136,000 viewers on Saturday. We’ll see how the show does with fresh MLP episodes as its lead-in again. The Season Four average for LPS now stands at 154,600 per episode. Next up is “Go Figure!” on Saturday at noon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

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: Ponies and Pets and Nothing Else

We saw how the Fourth of July weekend had an adverse effect on ratings for “Amending Fences”, and now we see it for the Thanksgiving holiday for the season finale. “The Cutie Re-mark” drew an estimated 248,000 for Part 1 and 325,000 for Part 2 on Discovery Family last Saturday  That is less than the previous three season finales. Season Five finishes with an average viewership of 400,846 per episode. That’s well down from the 555,846 average from Season Four (-27.9%). There are quite a few factors going into this number such as the new name of the network. The fact that there are fewer subscribers to mostly every cable channel. The marketing (or lack of it) from Discovery Family, which is not in the basic cable tier.

There are many reasons as to perhaps why viewership on Discovery Family for MLP was not as high as last season, but there are also reasons outside of TV viewership that make this show a success.

As for Littlest Pet Shop, it was an uptick from last week. “Littlest Pet Shop of Horrors” drew an estimated 194,000 last Saturday on Discovery Family  That’s up over 30% from last week. After five episodes, LPS’s Season Four average now stands at 208,600 per episode.

Next up is “Game of Groans,” at noon ET/11am CT this coming Saturday on Discovery Family. (Well, winter IS coming.)

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 Pines

Despite having Tony Award winning actress Lena Hall as a guest voice last Saturday, the lack of marketing from Discovery Family did not help the viewership which was an estimated 285,000 for “The Mane Attraction.” That is the second-lowest mark this season after “Amending Fences” (283K) on July 4th. The Season Five average now stands at 410,375 per episode.

The two-part Season Five Finale, “The Cutie Re-Mark” airs this coming Saturday at 11am ET/10am CT on Discovery Family. (The MLP Facebook page is incorrect on the time.)

For Littlest Pet Shop, it might have been “Senior Day,” but some took the weekend off. The aforementioned episode drew an estimated 149,000 last Saturday on Discovery Family. Next up is “Littlest Pet Shop of Horrors” next Saturday atnoon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

Gravity Falls may be going away, but not without breaking some more records on Disney XD. “Weirdmageddon, Part 2:  Escape from Reality” drew an estimate 1.67 million viewers on Monday night on Disney XD  That is a record for an animated series on the channel for a first-run episode. Including two episodes that first aired on Disney Channel, the Season Two average now stands at 1.264 million per episode after 20 episodes.

The one-hour series finale is expected to air early in 2016.

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