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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

SU Review: “Same Old World”

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The episode begins with Peridot telling the story of how she and Steven stopped the Cluster, when Steven goes to check on Lapis. She’s still recovering from being fused with Jasper all this time. The Crystal Gems are heading back to Beach City, though Peridot will stay in the barn.

When Steven goes back to check on Lapis, she is awake and starts to fly away. Steven lets her, but it turns out she has nowhere to go.

Steven and Lapis then go on a flying adventure over the East Coast. (I guess Jersey is still Jersey on this show.) Then they come over the Galaxy Warp where Lapis gives her backstory. She was just visiting when she was stuck in the middle of the batter between the rebellion and the Homeworld Gems, and was poofed and trapped in the mirror. She was abandoned when the Homeworld Gems fled and was stuck in the mirror until Pearl picked up the mirror.

Lapis eventually decides to stay on Earth by the barn, which will set up the next episode with her and Peridot since there’s still some issues between those two.

It’s nice to see Lapis returning, though this episode is mainly a setup for the rest of the “In Too Deep” arc, starting with “Barn Mates,” next Thursday. Just as well since we see Lion and then we don’t, so we’ll likely see him come into play later as well.

This is a case where it might’ve been better to see “Barn Mates” this week, but Cartoon Network usually shows us one new 11-minute episode at a time with its other shows, so onward!

Pluses and Minuses:

  • +  Lapis returns
  • +  Lapis backstory
  • +  A tour of the East Coast
  • –  Episode exists as setup for the next episode.

GRADE:  A

StatManDan