Category: Gravity Falls

Ratings Report: More than the Ratings

Let’s start with the hard numbers, first. For MLP, last Saturday’s “Crusaders of the Mark” drew an estimated 299,000 on Discovery Family. That’s a 4.8% drop from the previous week and the Season Five average now stands at 418,444 per episode. Next episode is “The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows” at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT on Discovery Family. More on this later.

In the case of Gravity Falls, “Dipper and Mable vs. the Future” drew an estimated 942,000 last Monday night on Disney XD. Its Season Two average (including the two episodes that premiered on the main Disney Channel) is now 1.235 million per episode. Next episode is “Xpcveaoqfoxso” (“Weirdmageddon”) on October 26th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Disney XD.

For Steven Universe, Thursday’s “Too Far” drew an estimated 1.392 million viewers on Cartoon Network. It’s Season Two average is now 1.651 million per episode. Next episode TBD.

Of course, with the lower ratings, some in the MLP fandom are panicking. “Big Jim” Miller went to Twitter on Tuesday night to calm them down.  Indeed, as we have stated before, Discovery Family does not have nearly the coverage of the likes of Disney XD, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, or Nickelodeon; so allowances must be made for that. Of course, more Bronies tend to watch the new episodes online.

There are more measures to a show’s success than just ratings. Chief among them in the case of a Hasbro property is the amount of toys it sells (fairly or unfairly). Of course, MLP has done wonders to Hasbro’s bottom line, while Littlest Pet Shopdid not. There’s also Netflix where many are discovering Friendship is Magic. 

To the best of our knowledge at Derpy News, MLP is in no danger of going away anytime soon. If Gravity Falls and Steven Universe fans are panicking about their ratings, then the same message applies with them. We’ll get a better picture of how MLP is doing when Hasbro releases their third quarter numbers on Monday.

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


Gravity Falls 217 – Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future Episode Guide


217 – “Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future”

Written by: Matt Chapman, Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch
Mabel decides to plan for her and Dipper’s 13th birthday party.

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From the Graviteam Falls tumblr:

RARE cut scene-“Unicorn Fight!”

On Gravity Falls, we often have to cut stuff we like for time reasons. If we go a minute over length, the channel will stick us in the man-sized freezer with Walt Disney’s frozen head. But as every now and then these once dead scenes can rise from the grave and live again on the internet, like highly GIF-able zombies.

Enjoy this rare clip of the cut “Unicorn Fight” from “The Last Mabelcorn” with the lovely temp voice talents of Matt Braly and Alex Hirsch

Watch the cut clip after the Break.


Last week’s MLP episode (“Canterlot Boutique”) was the most-watched since “Slice of Life”. This week’s episode, “Rarity Investigates,” was the least-watched since “Princess Spike.” The aforementioned episode drew an estimated 307,000 viewers on Discovery Family this past Saturday. The show’s Season Five average after 15 episodes is now 438,800 per episode.

It’s a day-night doubleheader this coming Saturday as we first have “Made in Manehattan” at 11:30am ET/10:30am CT and then it’s “Equestria Girls: Friendship Games” at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Discovery Family.

Gravity Falls went on the road this past Monday night and found a slight uptick in its viewership. “Roadside Attraction” drew an estimated 909,000 on Disney XD on Monday night, which is an 8% increase from the previous episode two weeks ago. That ends three straight declines after it’s record-breaking (for Disney XD programs) showing with “A Tale of Two Stans.” Factoring in the 14 episodes of Season Two that first-aired on Disney XD, the average is 1.099 million per episode.

It will be three weeks until the next episode. That will be “Dipper and Mabel vs. The Future” on Monday, October 12th on Disney XD.

Star vs. the Forces of Evil went out on a high for Season One. “Storm the Castle” drew an estimated 678,000 viewers getting a good rub from Gravtiy Falls which aired a half hour earlier. That makes it the fourth most-watched first-run episode on Disney XD. It’s full Season One average, which includes the series premiere on Disney Channel back on January 18th was 748,846 per episode. The show was renewed for a second season about a month after its premier.

Daron Nefcy is just the second woman to create an animated series for Disney (Sue Rose created Pepper Ann) and the first to create one for Disney XD.

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


Gravity Falls 216 – Roadside Attraction Episode Guide



216 – “Roadside Attraction”

Written by: Jeff Rowe, Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch
Grunkle Stan takes the kids with him on a road trip.

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Gravity Falls – 2nd Promo for Roadside Attraction


Looks like the gang travels outside of Gravity Falls in the next episode. Check out the new promo after the Break.


Ratings Report (GF): The Last Mabelcorn

tumblr_nufvwcIQ9Q1tdj314o6_1280[1]Unicorn hair may repel Bill Cipher from the Mystery Shack, but it didn’t help draw viewers either. “The Last Mabelcorn” drew an estimated 842,000 viewers on Monday night making is the least-viewed first-run episode on Disney XD since last November (“The Love God”) and also the first under a million viewers since that time. Truth be told, defending college football national champion Ohio State was playing, there was an Empire marathon on FX, and it was Labor Day.

The show’s average on Disney XD (13 episodes excluding Disney Channel premiers) is now at 1.113 million an episode and is still by far the most-watched cartoon show on the channel. Gravity Falls returns on September 21st with “Roadside Attraction” at 8:30pm ET/7:30pm CT on Disney XD.

The show has not aired new episodes in back-to-back weeks since August 2014.

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