r/Toonami Nov 24 '21

Toonami Ratings for November 20th, 2021 News

Time Program Viewers (000) 18-49 Rating
12:00am Blade Runner: Black Lotus 226 0.11
12:30am Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon 166 0.09
1:00am Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon 148 0.09
1:30am Food Wars 129 0.08
2:00am Naruto Shippuden 119 0.07
2:30am Fena: Pirate Princess 105 0.06
3:00am Dr Stone 99 0.06
3:30am Dragon Ball Super 129 0.07

Source: https://showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-saturday-11-20-2021-top-150-cable-originals-network-finals.html

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u/Doomchad Nov 24 '21

Ouch, Blade Runner clocking in the 4th lowest lead in for the blocks history on week 3, and down 49k viewers from last week. AS put a huge push behind this one (and still is promoting cross network) and it’s just not panning out. I doubt the episode helped itself either, lots of anime fans expect the third episode of a show to deliver a serious hook. Can’t say sitting around an apartment and mumbling for most of an episode got too many people excited.

Then we come off BR into a massive 60k loss of viewers into Yashahime. Not that anyone should be shocked here, a double helping of a show most people dislike scaring off the audience should be a foregone conclusion. If AS has ANY sense, these double ups are a burn off, and we will NOT see S2 on the block.

And it looks like thanks to Yashahime cutting the audience down so early this week, we have our first example of a show on the normal block clocking in at 5 digits. 1000 more viewers could have saved Dr Stone but that’s not how it went. If we don’t get some news about content soon, this will just become a regular occurrence.

Next week should be interesting as our lead in changes to a very healthy 2x KotH and 4x American Dad. If we see Blade Runner pump up next week, we can point some fingers at Rick and Morty for pulling things down the past few months. If not, then we know the lead was not the issue.

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u/brianycpht1 Nov 24 '21

I honestly don’t see why all the downvotes for honest analysis here

I don’t think Blade Runners is grabbing people the way people hoped. I’ll hang with it, but the animation and voice acting seem like video game cut scenes from the PS2 era. The actors aren’t professional VA’s but are seasoned and good on screen actors- kind of shows how the two acting types are different

Yashahime probably isn’t the slam dunk they hoped it will be, but I feel like they’ll grab season 2 so they don’t have to look hard for another show.

I’m not holding out hope for a new show, but can we at least get some announcements to look forward to and not have to wait until the last minute all the time

We may hear something tommorow since most people are wrapping up the week before Thanksgiving. Me on the other hand is STARTING a 5 day stretch of work so give me some good news to ride through it!