The basic cable numbers are out for second quarter 2014, and the anime highlight is that Saturday Night’s Toonami block (11:30 p.m.-3:30 a.m.) increased all targeted male demos across the Quarter, ranging between 6% and 10%. More after the jump.
Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, the associated programming block of its anime Toonami line-up, has raised the ire of Parents Television Council, a pro-censorship group founded in 1995 by conservative activist L. Brent Bozell III, with a scheduling change that saw the mature audience line-up starting at 8 p.m., rather than 9. More after the jump.
More exciting news for Space Dandy in the run up to its January premiere as the official site has announced worldwide simulcast plans for the series, including a second attempt at a weekly TV simulcast, with involvement from Cartoon Network/Adult Swim and FUNimation. Hit the jump for all of the details.
If you follow American TV, it was a big week for news with a bloodbath of cancellations announced, along with a number of new projects. Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block revealed what they'll be previewing to the industry and potential advertisers at next week's 2013/2014 upfront event, featuring a performance by Kanye West. From Naruto to Mike Tyson, see what the programming block has in mind for the next year, after the jump.
When we checked in on Toonami ratings after the Adult Swim anime block's return, numbers were, as Jason DeMarco put it, "OKAY." Thankfully they improved over the second week, with premiere episodes of Bleach, Deadman Wonderland, and Casshern Sins doing better than before. Details past the break!
Adult Swim's two new anime premieres, Deadman Wonderland and Casshern Sins, both ranked #1 in their time periods among certain young adult demographics. While the rankings were up, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim's vice president of strategic marketing and promotions, Jason DeMarco, says it was just, "OKAY." Read on for more!
If you're still reeling from the confirmation of the Toonami anime block's revival on Adult Swim, get ready for more. According to a press release, Adult Swim is also "developing new original anime programming for fans" as part of the block. Read on for more!
If you were around for Adult Swim's grand, unforgettable April Fools' night, during which they ran a classic block of Toonami anime, then this shouldn't be too big of a surprise: Toonami is coming back. Adult Swim has made the big announcement, setting the block's return for May 26. Read on for more!
The Fox TV network is moving ahead with plans to expand adult audience animation programming beyond its long held foothold on Sunday nights with a late-night 90-minute animation block on Saturdays, starting in January 2013. Hit the jump for more!
No attempt at a clever headline could prepare you for the animated series based on Scott Sanders's 2009 film, which starred Michael Jai White as the eponymous jive-talkin', ass kickin' Black Dynamite. Check the trailer out after the jump!
This year at San Diego Comic-Con, Adult Swim will feature the first-ever Adult Swim panel block. On Friday, July 21 from 11:45 a.m. – 5 p.m., the network will own a convention room at the Hilton Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom (located directly next to the convention center) for a day of programming featuring creators, producers and actors from Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., Childrens Hospital, NTSF:SD:SUV::, Black Dynamite andEagleheart. Adult Swim stars will include Rob Corddry, Chris Elliott, Paul Scheer, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Seth Green and more. Fans will also get an exclusive preview of some of the new series coming to the network.