Part 2 of “Twilight’s Kingdom” reached over 750,000 viewers?! That’s an Academy Record! It was 788,000 to be exact for Part 2 and that is a show record. Part 1 scored 677,000 which, if we ranked each episode of Season Four individually, would place it 5th on the all-time list behind “Power Ponies” and both parts of “Princess Twilight Sparkle” (733K for Part 1 and 709K for Part 2). Taking the average of the two parts of “Twilight’s Kingdom,” we do have a record for the show.

The finale takes the Season Four average to 558,846 which is more than a 25% increase from the Season Three average. True, Season Three had just 13 episodes. Even so, the first half of Season Four represented a 22.8% increase in viewership. The second half finished with a 4% increase on top of that. Only once did an episode not finish first on the Hub chart that wasn’t one of a two-part episode (“Rarity Takes Manehattan”). Even if you exclude the premiere and the finale of Season Four, the show still averaged over 528,000 viewers for the 22 episodes in between. Eighteen of the 26 episodes this season cracked half a million viewers compared to just three for the previous 65 (Both parts of the “The Crystal Empire” and “Wonderbolts Academy”).

Needless to say that this has been the most successful season yet for MLP and it finished with it’s most watched episode and two-parter ever. So here’s the final book on MLP ratings for Season Four:

MLP Season 4 Final Statistics:
High: 788,000 (“Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 2”, 5/10/14)
Low: 385,000 (“Inspiration Manifestation”, 4/26/14)
Season-to-Date Average Viewership: 558,846
First Half Average Viewership: 547,538
Second Half Average Viewership: 570,154
Highest Placing: 1st (23 times)
Lowest Placing: 2nd (3 times)
Average Placing: 1.12

MLP Season Four Episodes by Order of Viewership:
1. Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 2 (788,000)
2. Princess Twilight Sparkle – Part 1 (733,000)
3. Princess Twilight Sparkle – Part 2 (709,000)
4. Power Ponies (683,000)
5. Twilight’s Kingdom – Part 1 (677,000)
6. For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils (658,000)
7. It Ain’t Easy Being Breezies (644,000)
8. Somepony to Watch over Me (625,000)
9. Filli Vanilli (584,000)
10. Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 (580,000)
11. Flight to the Finish (568,000)
t-12. Simple Ways (554,000)
t-12. Leap of Faith (554,000)
14. Bats! (531,000)
15. Rarity Takes Manehattan (527,000)
16. Maud Pie (521,000)
t-17. Rainbow Falls (514,000)
t-17. Trade Ya! (514,000)
19. Pinkie Apple Pie (499,000)
20. Three’s A Crowd (483,000)
21. Twilight Time (463,000)
22. Castle Mania (461,000)
23. Pinkie Pride (459,000)
24. Equestria Games (413,000)
25. Daring Don’t (397,000)
26. Inspiration Manifestation (385,000)

Most Watched MLP Episodes (All-Time):
1. Twilight’s Kingdom (732,500 for both parts)
2. Princess Twilight Sparkle (721,000 for both parts)
3. Power Ponies (683,000)
4. For Whom the Sweetie Belle Toils (658,000)
5. It Ain’t Easy Being Breezies (644,000)
6. Somepony to Watch over Me (625,000)
7. The Crystal Empire (601,000 for both parts)
8. Filli Vanilli (584,000)
9. Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 (580,000)
10. Flight to the Finish (568,000)

http://www.tvmediainsights.com/hub-network-ratings-scorecard-week-may-5-2014/

StatManDan (Twitter: @StatManDan)