Ratings Corner: (MLP) Somepony to Watch Over Me & (LPS) Plane It On Rio

It turns out a lot of people were watching Apple Bloom and Applejack, last Saturday. A good deal of them stayed over to watch the pets go to Rio. “Somepony to Watch over Me” drew 625,000 viewers making it the 4th most-watched episode in the series. Sunday’s replay drew an additional 301,000 and placed 7th. The combined Saturday-Sunday viewership is the second-most for an episode behind the Season Four Premiere. It also marks the first time back-to-back episodes drew over 600,000 viewers. It is also the 15th week out of 16 where MLP topped the Hub Network charts. In fact, it occupied eight of the top 11 spots.

MLP Season 4:
  • Episodes as of March 13th:  17
  • High:  733,000 (“Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1”, 11/23/13)
  • Low:  397,000 (“Daring Don’t”, 12/7/13)
  • Season-to-Date Average Viewership:  555,294
  • First Half Average Viewership:  547,538
  • Second Half Average Viewership:  580,500
  • Highest Placing:  1st (15 times)
  • Lowest Placing:  2nd (twice)
  • Average Placing:  1.12
Most Watched MLP Episodes:
  • 1.  Princess Twilight Sparkle (721,000 for both parts)
  • 2.  Power Ponies (683,000)
  • 3.  It Ain’t Easy Being Breezies (644,000)
  • 4.  Somepony to Watch over Me (625,000)
  • 5.  The Crystal Empire (601,000 for both parts)
  • 6.  Filli Vanilli (584,000)
  • 7.  Flight to the Finish (568,000)
  • 8.  Simple Ways (554,000)
  • 9.  Bats! (531,000)
  • 10.  Rarity Takes Manehattan (527,000)
LPS numbers also took flight on Saturday. “Plane it on Rio” finished 2nd, drawing 362,000 viewers making that a Season Two high. It is also the most-watched episode of LPS since “Terriers and Tiaras.” Saturday’s repeat of “Inside Job” also drew over 300K viewers (309K to be exact) and finished 6th. Also below are the ten most-watched episodes of Littlest Pet Shop. “Plane it on Rio” is the first Season Two episode to make the list.
LPS Season 2:
  • Episodes as of March 13th:  20
  • High:  362,000 (“Shanghai Hi-Jinks”, 3/8/14)
  • Low:  158,000 (“Grounded”, 2/22/14)
  • Season-to-Date Average Viewership:  236,650
  • First Half Average Viewership:  234,384
  • Second Half Average Viewership to Date:  240,857
  • Highest Placing:  1st (“Eight Arms to Hold You”, 11/9/13)
  • Lowest Placing:  38th (“Grounded”, 2/22/14)
  • Average Placing:  16.65
Most Watched LPS Episodes:
  • 1. Blythe’s Big Adventure (520,500 for both parts)
  • 2. Dumb Dumbwaiter (451,000)
  • 3. Bad Hair Day (446,000)
  • 4. Sweet (Truck) Ride (400,000)
  • t-5. Trading Places (383,000)
  • t-5. Eve of Destruction (383,000)
  • 7. Terriers and Tiaras (365,000)
  • 8. Lights, Camera, Mongoose! (363,000)
  • 9. Plane it on Rio (362,000)
  • 10. Door-Jammed (359,000)

http://www.tvmediainsights.com/tvratings/42714/hub-network-ratings-scorecard-week-of-march-3-2014/

StatManDan (Twitter:  @StatManDan)

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