Cartoon Network June 2020 Ratings Report

Cartoon Network only premiered a few new episodes in June, so it’s time to look back at 2020. Teen Titans Go had the best average ratings on Saturdays with 433k while Ben 10 topped Sundays with 340k. Steven Universe: Future, of course, got 614k on Fridays when it aired its final ten episodes.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 302: He’s the Sheriff

GC13 and David discuss He’s the Sheriff from Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart.

What kind of king is King Snugglemagne? Obviously a bad one, but is he one doomed to failure, or does he have a chance to redeem himself? Obviously not as a sheriff (that job is terrible), but perhaps in some other way. Then there’s also the question of who could replace him as king? Obviously King Pinkie would be horrific, but would you rather see King Badgerclops or Queen Adorabat.

What I want to know is: where’s the caveman?

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Rick and Morty’s Season 4 Ratings: Bad, But Not the End

Rick and Morty’s fourth season had a rocky reception, losing 45% of its viewers as the season went on. This is the first time a season of Rick and Morty has suffered such poor ratings, but will it be the last?

The first half of season four was responsible for a lot of “season four sucks” or “Rick and Morty is bad now”, but the second half got people saying good things about it again. Now that this team has experience writing for the show, hopefully Rick and Morty season 5 comes out with a strong first episode and a good rest of the season.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 301: Monster Visit

GC13 and David carry on with Summer Camp Island, discussing Monster Visit from the first half of the first season.

It’s not hard to discern what Monster Visit is about: the discomfort caused when you try to be something you aren’t for the sake of pleasing others. Much more difficult to figure out is where the Godmonster gets her skulls from.

All of Summer Camp Island, including the second season, is available on HBO Max if you’d like to give it a watch.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

She-Ra: The Final Season Discussion (Part One)

Though She-Ra has now ended, the Lunar Sea Spire crew’s love for the show will never die. In the first part of their discussion about the final season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, the crew goes deep on Catra’s final transformation. Additional topics include sacrifice, pyromania, and proper spinal injury treatment.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 300: Aang vs She-Ra vs Steven Universe

GC13, Sophia, Ken, and David settle a very special versus debate for a very special three hundredth podcast episode.

So despite being sweethearts, of course all three are perfectly willing to fight to win. The big question is who will be our winner? Aang, the Avatar, Adora, the She-Ra, or Steven, the bearer of the pink Diamond?

Listen on and celebrate with us. These three heroes are truly mighty, but only one can be the victor.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Mao Mao and Badgerclops: Two Tales of Friendship

Mao Mao and Badgerclops have lots of stories to tell—and lots of insecurities as well. Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart spends a lot of time giving our heroic duo chances to grow as people, because as good as they are at beating up bad guys, they still lack in confidence.

So let’s look at two stories that Mao Mao and Badgerclops tell and see what they get wrong about the stories. Their preferred methods of inaccuracy tell us a lot about the heroes of Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 299: Mortimer to the Rescue

GC13 and David discuss Mortimer to the Rescue from Craig of the Creek, the highest-rated weekly episode premier Cartoon Network had in May.

And what a thrilling episode it was! Mortimer finally got his time to shine, showing animal intelligence right up there with Appa from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Of course, some scouts showed less intelligence…

Wildernessa, druid (or was it ranger?) of the wilds, however, is far more in tune with nature. Not even she likely knows what secrets the Algae Abyss holds, however…

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.

Cartoon Network May 2020 Ratings Report

Cartoon Network got the last of its weekly runs out of its system in May. Teen Titans Go wins the month again by airing a single two-parter, but Craig of the Creek wins the weekly premiers by a mile with a 361,000 viewer average. Thundercats Roar is far down to an average of 251,000, and while Total Dramarama also took a big hit it’s still at 310,000. Victor and Valentino managed to hang in there at 315,000.

Sunday’s numbers are all below 200,000 viewers: Bakugan at 191,00, Transformers Cyberverse at 185,000, and Power Players at 188,000. Even the last episode of DC Super Hero Girls’s run, #CrashCourse, could only manage 198,000 viewers.

Lunar Sea Spire podcast episode 298: All By Mao Self

GC13 and David discuss All By Mao Self from Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart.

Well, nobody said Mao Mao was the brightest upcoming legendary hero, did they? He’s fast, he’s incredible with a sword, but his powers of self-delusion are worthy of being commemorated in song.

Until Lady Legasus shows up to challenge, Mao Mao will hold on to the title for buffest legs in a cartoon. Ultimate Ringo also awaits in the Ringo Zone.

This episode of the podcast is also available on YouTube.