Category: Gravity Falls

Despite having Tony Award winning actress Lena Hall as a guest voice last Saturday, the lack of marketing from Discovery Family did not help the viewership which was an estimated 285,000 for “The Mane Attraction.” That is the second-lowest mark this season after “Amending Fences” (283K) on July 4th. The Season Five average now stands at 410,375 per episode.

The two-part Season Five Finale, “The Cutie Re-Mark” airs this coming Saturday at 11am ET/10am CT on Discovery Family. (The MLP Facebook page is incorrect on the time.)

For Littlest Pet Shop, it might have been “Senior Day,” but some took the weekend off. The aforementioned episode drew an estimated 149,000 last Saturday on Discovery Family. Next up is “Littlest Pet Shop of Horrors” next Saturday atnoon ET/11am CT on Discovery Family.

Gravity Falls may be going away, but not without breaking some more records on Disney XD. “Weirdmageddon, Part 2:  Escape from Reality” drew an estimate 1.67 million viewers on Monday night on Disney XD  That is a record for an animated series on the channel for a first-run episode. Including two episodes that first aired on Disney Channel, the Season Two average now stands at 1.264 million per episode after 20 episodes.

The one-hour series finale is expected to air early in 2016.

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

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Gravity Falls 219 – Weirdmageddon 2: Escape from Reality Episode Guide

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219 – “Weirdmageddon 2: Escape from Reality”

Written by: Jeff Rowe, Alex Hirsch
Dipper, Soos and Wendy try to save Mabel from a strange new world.

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The End of Gravity Falls

To answer the article picture’s question, yes, yes he would.  It was announced tonight by show creator Alex Hirsch that Gravity Falls would not have a third season.  Knowing that many fans might raise their virtual pitchforks under the belief that the series had been cancelled by Disney Studios, he explained that much like the show, everything is going according to plan.  The show is coming to an end due to the fact that the story is finished, that the series was never meant to go beyond the story of two kids and one wicked and twisted summer.  You can read all about it via Mr.Hirsch’s Tumblr.

A few quotes from the blog.

The first thing to know is that the show isn’t being cancelled- it’s being finished. This is 100% my choice, and its something I decided on a very long time ago. I always designed Gravity Falls to be a finite series about one epic summer- a series with a beginning, middle, and end. There are so many shows that go on endlessly until they lose their original spark, or mysteries that are cancelled before they ever get a chance to payoff.

But Gravity Falls was never meant to be a series that goes on and on forever. It’s meant to be an exploration of the experience of summer, and in a larger sense a story about childhood itself. The fact that childhood ends is exactly what makes it so precious- and why you should cherish it while it lasts.

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Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch announced on Friday that the show will end after the three-part “Weirdmageddon” arc. Part Two is set to air on Monday night on Disney XD and according to Nick and More, the third and final part will air in early 2016. Hirsch said on his Tumblr that the decision to end the show was his own and that he and the writers wanted to announce it before the start of Season Two, but were ‘restricted’ from doing so mainly because people hoped he would change his mind.

Hirsch continued that Gravity Falls “was never meant to be a series that goes on and on forever.” It was meant to be an exploration of the experience  of summer and about childhood itself. The fact that childhood ends is exactly what makes it so precious according to Hirsch.

Hirsch then said that he was grateful to the millions of fans who cherished the show and the fandom of Gravity Falls. There is also no plans to create a third season of the show without Hirsch. However, Hirsch then concluded that while has finished the story he wanted to tell about Dipper, Mable, and Grunkle Stan; doesn’t necessarily mean that we will never see them again.

It’s hard to believe that it will be all over after just 41 episodes and two seasons. As I said with Littlest Pet Shop ending after the current season, it’s always sad when a cartoon show goes away. Indeed, some will say it is going too soon. It averaged over 3.3 million viewers per episode for Season One before being punted to Disney XD where the show has averaged more than one million viewers an episode which is far and away ahead of other Disney XD shows like Wander Over Yonder (386,000 average per first-run episode on the channel) and Star vs. the Forces of Evil (617,500 per first-run episode).

The first season of 20 episodes ran over 14 months from June 2012 to August 2013. After a 12-month wait (longer that MLP’s between Seasons 4 and 5), Season Two started and will have gone at least 17 months. The show did not air new episodes on back-to-back weeks since August 4th and 11th of 2014. That in a way, made almost every episode an event like the revelation that the author of the journals was Stan’s long lost brother. How Bill Cipher figures into everything. What other mysteries are inGravity Falls?  

Of course, I’d be remiss to mention the MLP-link in Supervising Producer and Director Rob Renzetti who was story editor onFriendship is Magic for its first two seasons.

But as we all begrudgingly know, all good things must come to an end sometime. In the case of Gravity Falls, it will come early in 2016.

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Reminder: Building Bridges Album Release with Donation Matching

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Friends, lend me your eyes, for your ears will soon be rewarded. Since 2011, countless musicians have pooled their efforts into six Bronies for Good charity albums and have helped make the world a better place. In just a few days, we will continue this legacy with the premiere of Building Bridges.

Come and join us in celebration as we kick off another fundraising season with our Building Bridges release party, enabled by Ponyville FM and Canterlot Hill!

During the time of the stream, an anonymous donor will match all donations raised up to $1000. Make sure to use this amazing opportunity!

Building Bridges Release Party

Sunday, November 22, 2015, at 3 p.m. EST (8 p.m. UTC)

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Bronies for Good Charity Album Release: Seeds of Kindness: Building Bridges

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Each year, musicians, artists, and brony media organizers come together from all across the fandom to make sure Bronies for Good’s annual Seeds of Kindness drive kicks off with a bang.

In just a few weeks, our sixth charity album drops. Building Bridges is the culmination of months of work from talented musicians dedicated to making the world a better place, but after that, it’s up to you. The Seeds of Kindness fundraisers have been an enormous success thanks to the incredible altruism and generosity of the fandom.

Come join us in celebration as we kick off another fundraising season with our Building Bridges release party, enabled by Ponyville FM and Canterlot Hill!

Building Bridges Release Party

Sunday, November 22, 2015, at 3 p.m. EST (8 p.m. UTC)

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Gravity Falls 218 – Weirdmageddon Part I Episode Guide

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218 – “Weirdmageddon Part I”

Written by: Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch
Trapped in the apocalypse and menaced by villains new and old, Dipper finds himself in a race against time.

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Ratings Report: Hearthbreakers, Weirdmageddon, and The Battle Royale

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Let’s start with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The trip to the Pie Farm was a highly-watched one for this half of the season at least. “Hearthbreakers” drew an estimated 382,000 viewers on Discovery Family last Saturday  That is the highest viewership mark since “Canterlot Botique” back on September 12th. It is an increase of 16.5% from last week’s episode. The Season Five average now stands at 412,100. Next up is “Scare Master” on Saturday at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT (unless you were lucky enough to pounce on iTunes’s error back in September).

Gravity Falls was beginning “Weirdmaggeon” (we are not using the cipher code for that episode). Part 1 drew 1.408 million on Disney XD last night  That is the highest viewership mark for this show since “A Tale of Two Stans” back on July 13th and the third-highest for a first-run episode on Disney  XD. The Season Two average now stands at 1.245 million per episode which does include two episodes that first ran on Disney Channel. It is unknown at the time of press when Part 2 will air.

Wander Over Yonder did get a nice rub from Gravity Falls“The Battle Royale” drew an estimated 696,000 viewers on Mondaynight on Disney XD. That is the highest viewership mark for a first-run episode on Disney XD for Wander. The Season Two average is now 478,000 per episode. Next up for Wander is “The Matchmaker” and “The New Toy” on Monday, November 9th, at 8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT on Disney XD.

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

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