Last week’s MLP episode (“Canterlot Boutique”) was the most-watched since “Slice of Life”. This week’s episode, “Rarity Investigates,” was the least-watched since “Princess Spike.” The aforementioned episode drew an estimated 307,000 viewers on Discovery Family this past Saturday. The show’s Season Five average after 15 episodes is now 438,800 per episode.

It’s a day-night doubleheader this coming Saturday as we first have “Made in Manehattan” at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT and then it’s “Equestria Girls: Friendship Games” at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Discovery Family.

Gravity Falls went on the road this past Monday night and found a slight uptick in its viewership. “Roadside Attraction” drew an estimated 909,000 on Disney XD on Monday night, which is an 8% increase from the previous episode two weeks ago. That ends three straight declines after it’s record-breaking (for Disney XD programs) showing with “A Tale of Two Stans.” Factoring in the 14 episodes of Season Two that first-aired on Disney XD, the average is 1.099 million per episode.

It will be three weeks until the next episode. That will be “Dipper and Mabel vs. The Future” on Monday, October 12th on Disney XD.

Star vs. the Forces of Evil went out on a high for Season One. “Storm the Castle” drew an estimated 678,000 viewers getting a good rub from Gravtiy Falls which aired a half hour earlier. That makes it the fourth most-watched first-run episode on Disney XD. It’s full Season One average, which includes the series premiere on Disney Channel back on January 18th was 748,846 per episode. The show was renewed for a second season about a month after its premier.

Daron Nefcy is just the second woman to create an animated series for Disney (Sue Rose created Pepper Ann) and the first to create one for Disney XD.

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


  • JakRZS

    Well I guess this pretty much set things for the sixth season being the last one. You know how it goes: bad ratings=cancellation of the show. The sixth season has been already ordered, and it will had 26 episodes, but don’t expect anything after it. But I think that it will be for the best, if the show will be cancelled it won’t risk to become a zombie cartoon. Better dying as a good show, than continuing to go on and becoming a bad zombie show. Let’s watch the last 36 episodes we have to watch and then we can say farewell.

  • ccdrop

    Day one veiwership is only a small metric to the staying power of a show that is not based on keeping “cable viewers” as it’s main reason for existing. Please remember that for Hasbro unlike many other companies their shows are not just out their to get the best ratings on cable or the highway. For a show made to sale toys like MLP it will depend on its trends over the long run numbers on netflicks, amazon…etc and most importantly merchandise and after sales. As long as Hasbro is getting good toy sales from MLP even if G4 ended you can bet your bonnet that G5 would soon follow. After all we are talking about one of their major lines. Just look at how many Barbie and Monster high movies their are by their compactors. It would not serve them well to not have an active media branch for such a high profile property in the current day and age.

    • JakRZS

      I don’t know…. I don’t think the G5 will be awesome like G4 is now… so when FiM will end I won’t have anymore reasons to follow anything MLP related…