It looks like this past weekend's debut of the new animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series went about as well as one could hope, because Nickelodeon has ordered a second batch. 26 additional episodes have been picked up for a second season, which will kick off on Nick next year.
The new series premiered on September 29 at 11:00 am ET/PT, and ranked as the week's top telecast with kids 2-11 (6.2/2.1 million) and boys 6-11 (8.2/837,000) across broadcast and cable TV. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ultimately ranked as the #1 basic cable kids program in total viewership for the week (3.9 million). It also hit a Nickelodeon ratings high with boys 2-11 (7.5/1.3 million), and ended up being Nick's top-rated animated series premiere since 2009.
It's kind of interesting that TMNT still strikes a chord among kids, and it's nice to see their radical legacy continue. Did anyone catch the debut of the new series? What did you think?