Revived Toonami Block Attracts Highest Ratings To Date - UPDATED

First four shows attract over 1 million viewers, while no show drops below 800,000

 Cartoon Network's revived Toonami block showed now adverse signs of spring fever last weekend. On fact, with Naruto, Bleach, One Piece and Soul Eater attracting over a million viewers and no show went below 800,000, it was the anime line-up's best outing to date


Toonami Ratings: June 9th 2013

Time SlotShow SlotRating Slot




12:30a Naruto 1,336,000
1:00a One Piece 1,127,000
1:30a Soul Eater 1,056,000
2:00a IGPX 985,000
2:30a Eureka 7 869,000
3:00a Thundercats 812,000
3:30a Sym-Bionic Titan 874,000
4:00a Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 886,000
4:30a Cowboy Bebop 836,000
5:00a Inuyasha 914,000
5:30a Inuyasha 866,000


For comparison, One Piece's premiere on the May 18th was


12:00AM Bleach 0.8 HH, 977,000
12:30AM Naruto 0.8 HH, 961,000
1:00AM One Piece 0.7 HH, 995,000
1:30AM Soul Eater 0.6 HH, 981,000
2:00AM IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix 0.5 HH, 597,000
2:30AM Eureka 7 0.5 HH, 634,000
3:00AM Thundercats (2011) 0.5 HH, 634,000
3:30AM Sym-Bionic Titan 0.5 HH, 558,000
4:00AM Fullmetal: Brotherhood 0.4 HH, 563,000
4:30AM Cowboy Bebop 0.4 HH, 493,000
5:00AM Inuyasha 0.4 HH, 546,000
5:30AM Inuyasha 0.5 HH, 560,000

In a press release, Turner has announced that the Saturday TOONAMI block new episodes of Bleach (12 a.m.), Naruto (12:30 a.m.) and One Piece (1 a.m.) ranked #1 in their respective timeslots among adults 18-24 & 18-34 and all male demos. Similarly, Soul Eater (1:30 a.m.) ranked #1 in its time period among adults 18-24 and all men. All new episode premieres during TOONAMI scored double-digit delivery gains across all targeted adults vs. last year.

via and Toonami Faithful

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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