MLP returned to the top of the Hub charts with “Pinkie Apple Pie,” though it couldn’t have come any closer to extending their streak of shows with 500K viewers. It came just short at 499K viewers which was off by 5.3% from last week’s “Rarity Takes Manehattan,” but still ahead of the Season 3 average of 446,000. MLP reruns accounted for 11 of the top 20 spots–four of which were part of the impromptu 13-hour marathon on Wednesday for those who got a snow day.

Meanwhile, “Commercial Success” was only a success in terms of returning to the top 20 for LPS. It was 18th and with 212,000 viewers. That represents a drop of 14.8% from the previous Saturday and “Blythe’s Big Idea.” Even though the encore on Sunday drew 236,000 and 14th position, that ultimately cannot count in the season averages because the numbers only count the first-run episodes. If we were to take reruns into consideration, then the December 21st showing of “The Big Feathered Parade” would be tops at 388,000 viewers. That was the episode that followed the premiere of “Power Ponies.” Sunday’s showing of “Blythe’s Big Idea” drew 291,000 and 5th position following a Sunday rerun of “Pinkie Apple Pie” (321,000).

Here are the updated season-to-date figures for both shows (numbers only count first-run episodes):

LPS Season 2:
  • Episodes as of January 9th:  12
  • High:  302,000 (“Eight Arms to Hold You”, 11/9)
  • Low:  163,000 (“What, Meme Worry?”, 12/7)
  • Average Viewership:  238,833
  • Highest Placing:  1st (“Eight Arms to Hold You”, 11/9)
  • Lowest Placing:  35th (“Missing Blythe”, 11/2)
  • Average Placing:  15th
MLP Season 4:
  • Episodes as of January 16th:  9
  • High:  733,000 (“Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1”, 11/23)
  • Low:  397,000 (“Daring Don’t”, 12/7)
  • Average Viewership:  567,556
  • Highest Placing:  1st (seven times)
  • Lowest Placing:  2nd (twice)
  • Average Placing:  1st
Most Watched MLP Episodes:
  • 1.  Princess Twilight Sparkle (721,000 for both parts)
  • 2.  Power Ponies (683,000)
  • 3.  The Crystal Empire (601,000 for both parts)
  • 4.  Flight to the Finish (568,000)
  • 5.  Bats! (531,000)
  • 6.  Rarity Takes Manehattan (527,000)
  • 7.  Wonderbolts Academy (505,000)
  • 8.  Pinkie Apple Pie (499,000)
  • 9.  One Bad Apple (494,000)
  • 10.  A Canterlot Wedding (479,000 for both parts)


  • Ian

    I wonder, if there exist the rating for all of the Season One and Season Two episodes.

  • StatManDan

    Unfortunately, the only info we have for Seasons 1 and 2 are press releases that the Hub used to put out. At one point, “Hearts and Hooves Day” was the most-watched episode of the series before “A Canterlot Wedding.” However, it is safe to say that the seasonal average viewership has gone up every season.