For “Slice of Life”, fans around the world joined in meetup groups and/or attended special screenings like yours truly did at MLP-MSP in Minnesota, or even watched online. None of that counts in the 431,000 estimated that watched the show on Discovery Family. Easily the most disappointing figure since “Pinkie Pride’s” 459,000 back on February 1st, 2014.
I have mentioned the challenges repeatedly for MLP to attain the ratings success of Season 4 from the 11-month wait between seasons, the bye weeks within the season, that we’re in Summer, and that it’s on a channel that’s mostly included in premium packages for digital cable and maybe dish providers. The show would easily get more viewers on Cartoon Network or Disney, but they would likely get a lousy time slot as well since it is not their show. That’s all I’m going to say about that.
Steven Universe began the 2nd #StevenBomb on Monday night and just missed the two million mark with “Sworn to the Sword” (1.980M).”Winter Forecast” was the last episode to attain that back on February 19th of this year. Monday’sepisode was the most-watched of Season Two so far and brings its average for the season to 1.663 million per episode.
Star vs. the Forces of Evil also came back on Monday night and drew decent figures in its first new showing since April. The pairing of “Mewberty” and “Pixtopia” drew an estimated 737,000 viewers on Disney XD. That raises its average on Disney XD to 724,200 an episode.
Look to the sidebar at the home page for the latest episodes for each of these shows.
Ratings information for this report comes from Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily and Nielsen Media Research.