Some unexpected news has recently occurred on Toonami, causing massive changes to the schedule. Due to this and the other changes made before this event occurred, a Toonami roundup is in order.
The Toonami Tumblr has announced today that at a very last minute notice to them, Cartoon Network has “written off” two series and the network will no longer be able to air them.
In a stunning twist, Toonami has announced via Tumblr that the Adult Swim cult favorite InuYasha will be leaving the block, with 40 episodes left unaired in this run. In it's place, the short-lived Cartoon Network action show Sym-Bionic Titan will be taking its place starting next week (March 8th).
First off, I want to apologize if the title of this article misled you. As far as I’m concerned there is no Toy Story 4 coming out anytime soon. This article is regarding the commentary Paul Dini, creator of the live-action Cartoon Network series Tower Prep, made about the reason why his show, among others, was cancelled by networks like Cartoon Network. So, if you are still looking for Toy Story, you might want to stop here.
Starting Saturday, October 6, two Cartoon Network action series will be heading over to Adult Swim’s Toonami block with repeats of their one and only seasons.
Cartoon Network was the #1 destination for boys 6-11 and boys 9-14 on Monday night (7-9 p.m.), earning double- and triple-digit gains last week vs. the same 2010 time period. Overall, kids 6-11 delivery (733,000) increased by 47% and ratings (3.0) by 50%, kids 2-11 delivery (986,000) increased by 27% and ratings (2.4) by 26%, kids 9-14 delivery (605,000) and ratings (2.5) both increased by 127%, boys 6-11 delivery (575,000) increased by 62% and ratings (4.5) by 61%, boys 2-11 delivery (747,000) increased by 68% and ratings (3.5) by 67%, and boys 9-14 delivery (477,000) increased by 137% and ratings (3.8) by 138%.
Monday night (7-9 p.m.) continues to be Cartoon Network’s biggest night of original animated comedy programming, which earned double-digit gains across the board last week vs. the same 2010 time period. Overall, kids 6-11 delivery (772,000) increased by 43% and ratings (3.1) by 41%, kids 2-11 delivery (1,091,000) and ratings (2.6) both increased by 24%, kids 9-14 delivery (561,000) increased by 56% and ratings (2.3) by 53%, boys 6-11 delivery (546,000) increased by 41% and ratings (4.3) by 39%, boys 2-11 delivery (714,000) increased by 30% and ratings (3.4) by 31%, and boys 9-14 delivery (438,000) increased by 64% and ratings (3.5) by 67%.
New episodes of current hit series continued to increase Cartoon Network’s hold among targeted boy demos, which scored as the #1 television network – broadcast and basic cable – for boys 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14 on Monday night (7-9 p.m.); boys 6-11 on Wednesday night (7-9 p.m.); and boys 9-14 on Friday night (7-9 p.m.).
Across the third week of February 2011, Cartoon Network earned solid delivery and ratings gains vs. the same week last year among kids 9-14. Compared to the 2010 time period, average early evening prime time kids 9-14 delivery (406,000) grew by 3%, and ratings (1.7) by 6%.
Comparing 4th Quarter 2010 to its 4th Quarter 2009 performance, Cartoon Network’s prime time delivery and ratings increased across all kid demos—average kids 6-11 delivery (530,000) grew by 6% and ratings (2.1) by 5%, kids 2-11 delivery (770,000) grew by 4% and ratings (1.9) by 6%, and kids 9-14 delivery (403,000) grew by 4% and ratings (1.7) by 6%. The network’s quarterly performance with boys also charted gains vs. last year: boys 6-11 delivery (404,000) grew by 13% and ratings (3.2) by 14%, boys 2-11 delivery (547,000) grew by 9% and ratings (2.6) by 8%, and boys 9-14 delivery (304,000) grew by 8% and ratings (2.4) by 4%.