Category: Littlest Pet Shop

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.

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Littlest Pet Shop 423 – Littlest Pet Shop: The Moosical Episode Guide

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423 – “Littlest Pet Shop: The Moosical”

Written by: F.M. DeMarco
It’s a musical disaster when Blythe and the Pets try to calm a nervous Moose.

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First of all, I do want to set things a bit clear with regards to MLP’s ratings for “Newbie Dash”. Yes, its viewership was at 190,000 last Saturday and that’s the low-water mark this season. Of course, some of the fandom look at those numbers and turn into the zebras from The Lion Guard. Lack of marketing from Discovery Family does not help in the slightest.

What’s also noteworthy here is the P18-49 rating (.09) which was in the top 150 among original cable programming. “Gauntlet of Fire” was not in the top 150 during it’s day. And as always, a significant percentage of the fandom view the show by means other than Discovery Family and are not included in those numbers. It’s simply more pronounced for this show than most others on television.

Next up for MLP is “Hearth’s Warming Tale” this last Saturday at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family.

As for LPS, “Paint A Picture, It Lasts Longer” drew an estimated 107,000 viewers on Discovery Family  That’s puts the Season Four average at 140,238 after 21 episodes. The next one is the 100th episode, “Bake Boss” at noon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

On to Steven Universe after a four-month hiatus, Season Three is off to a flyer as the pairing of “Super Watermelon Island” and “Gem Drill” fused for the most-viewed toon on Thursday night. It drew an estimated 1.693 million on Cartoon Network, beating out ALVINNN! and the Chipmunks on Nickelodeon (1.594M) which aired 90 minutes earlier. Steven provided boosts for both Regular Show (1.402M) and Adventure Time (1.381M), both of which received their biggest numbers since last September for the former and January for the latter.

Next up is “Same Old World” on Thursday night at 7pm ET/6pm CT on Cartoon Network.

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

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It’s the 100th episode of Littlest Pet Shop, but it is a bit of a bittersweet moment since there are just four more episodes after this one. Anyway, a sweet shop on wheels named “Taking It to The Sweet” arrives on the scene and that means trouble for “Sweet Delights” and Aunt Christie. This calls for one of Blythe’s distant cousins! That’s the A-plot. The B-plot is that Sunil has told his parents that he is a doctor, so he calls on the fellow pets to help him convince them that’s the case.

Enter Bobby Destructo! He goes Extreme Makeover on Sweet Delights. (It was either this or Gordon Ramsay, I guess.) It’s not super effective and there were a few code violations in the renovation since frost spackle is not as sticky as regular spackle. What finally wins the customers over is Aunt Christie’s never-the-same-cookie cookies. And the sweet shop on wheels goes to another spot.

Meanwhile, the pets put on a web show for Sunil’s parents to convince them he’s a doctor. Of course, given that Vinnie is the director, it’s a bit unbelievable that Zoe could play Minka’s mother, insist that Russell be referred to as a “male” nurse, and tell Penny Ling her acting was not good enough (cue ocular gushers!). They did get some terminology right. Pepper was the cameraskunk. It was still funny overall. The cover is ultimately blown when Sunil’s parents make a surprise visit (via their owners?). While they’re not happy he lied to them, they are glad he has the talent to make a film (after a save by the pets about his character).

Again, it is hard for this episode to have that special feeling to it since it’s been known for sometime that the end is nigh for the series, but this was a plausible effort. However, the A-plot went downhill a bit once Bobby was introduced and it bordered on a “We Could Have Avoided This” plot since the cookies saved the day there. The fake hospital scene was actually funny with Zoe and Russell pointing out the obvious flaws in the casting and production.

Again, a plausible effort with a few funny moments, but this won’t be best remembered, 100th episode or not.

Pluses and Minuses:

  • +  Pet parents!
  • +  “Dr. Nevla M.D.”
  • +  Funny moments
  • –  A-plot goes downhill after Bobby is introduced.

GRADE:  B-

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Littlest Pet Shop 422 – Bake Boss Episode Guide

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422 – “Bake Boss”

Written by: David Shayne
Blythe plans to enlist her famous cousin to help boost the sales of Sweet Delights; Sunil asks for the pets help to convince his parents that he’s a doctor.

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By Jumblehorse

Discovery Family has a press release that goes into more detail for two episodes of Friendship is Magic that are airing in June, as well as the season finale for Littlest Pet Shop. In addition to this news is that the second episode of Friendship is Magic airing in June will be the mid-season finale of season 6, meaning a mid-season hiatus will take place during the summer. Check out the synopses after the break.

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LPS Review: “Paint a Picture, It Lasts Longer”

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Minka is experimenting with new styles of painting and comes up with a portrait of Blythe and the pets (with large eyes). All the pets like it except for Minka because she’s “not feeling it.” Blythe also likes the picture and wants to take it with her, but Minka urges Blythe not to tell them she painted. So course, when confronted by her friends at school, Blythe says she painted them. Also of course, the Biskits want Blythe to make a portrait of them to give to their grandmother.

Meanwhile all this time, Minka is still “not feeling it” with the different styles of painting and is feeling it even less when everyone compliments her. Minka finally comes around when Blythe tells her how much everyone else appreciates her paintings. Now, this is a legitimate conflict for an artist. While others may marvel at your work, you as the artist may not have as glowing an impression. Anyway, Minka helps Blythe create the portrait which is a mish-mash of the previous styles Minka has tried and the Biskits get Blythe to sign a contract never to make portraits again so theirs doesn’t depreciate in value. (That’s so Biskits.)

This is a nice episode painting a picture (no pun intended) of how everyone but the artist can appreciate the artist’s work. It’s a reminder of the old Monty Python gag, “I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like.” The pets do know what they like, but Minka, who knows the most about art, doesn’t like it. It just seemed natural a conflict for a Minka episode and kudos to the writing staff for coming up with it.

Pluses and Minuses:

  • +  Natural conflict for Minka
  • +  The paintings themselves
  • –  Blythe bowing to peer pressure a bit too easy.

GRADE:  A-

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