Nickelodeon Pulls Several Premieres This Weekend

Author: Nickandmore!

T.U.F.F. Puppy

After Cartoon Network’s epic fail last week, it looks like Nickelodeon wants to be the network everyone is upset with this week.

Nick has pulled this weekend’s new episodes of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Robot and Monster, Power Rangers Samurai on Saturday and Winx Club from Sunday. To see the shows (repeats) that are replacing them and other schedule changes through next week, visit the toonzone schedules. So much for “Gotta See Saturdays”…

So, why the change? It’s very likely a ratings issue. Last week’s premieres didn’t score very well. Here’s the breakdown:

Saturday, October 13 (via Son of the Bronx and Cynopsis Kids)

  • 11:30AM Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2.159 million viewers; 2.3/11 K6-11 demo)
  • 12:00PM T.U.F.F. Puppy (1.816 million viewers; 2.3/11 K6-11 demo)
  • 12:30PM Robot and Monster (1.520 million viewers; 2.0/10 K6-11 demo)
  • 1:00PM Power Rangers Samurai (1.226 million viewers; no K6-11 demo available)

It should be noted that Disney Channel was re-airing their premiere of Girl vs. Monster on Saturday morning from 11-12:40pm and that scored a 5.9/27 demo with kids 6-11 followed by the Dog With A Blog encore at 4.9/24 from 12:40-1:05pm.

To continue with how bad things were for Nick, Cartoon Network even scored higher ratings at 1pm with a 2007 repeat of Chowder scoring 1.494 million total viewers, beating Power Rangers on Nick.

Now I’m sure Nick will eventually reschedule the premieres originally slated for this weekend, but the question is – when? Also, next weekend’s premieres are still on the schedule for now, but who knows with Nick!