American cable TV's summer ratings are out and while TNT was basic cable's #1 network in primetime, Adult Swim finished the period with a strong September. For the month, Adult Swim topped basic cable networks for Total Day Delivery of adults 18-24, 18-34 & 18-49 and men 18-24 & 18-34. Hellsing Ultimate in particular notably ranked #1 in its 3:00am Saturday night time period among adults 18-34 and men 18-24/18-34. More after the jump.
Toonami ran their latest online Q&A on September 28th, with responses posted to their Tumblr page. Among the subjects addressed were that Dragon Ball Z Kai will be replacing Bleach on November 8th. Also upcoming, a movie month is planned for December. More after the jump.
It's only a couple more weeks before it's time to bid adieu. Following this week's penultimate "Dandy's Day in Court, Baby," there's next week's Shingo Natsume (episodes 1 and 13) directed Shinichiro Watanabe written "The Neverending Dandy, Baby," then see you space cowboy! Adult Swim has now previewed their Hellsing-heavy post-Dandy Toonami line-up. See what's in store after the jump.
Adult Swim kicked off a strong Labor Day weekend with its new Space Dandy episode scoring an 0.5 rating and 1,138,000 viewers. Dandy was followed by a holiday Attack on Titan marathon that started with 12:00am's 0.6 rating and 1,232,000 viewers and trailed off, but never went below 616,000. More after the jump.
FUNimation has announced that Hellsing Ultimate will replace Black Lagoon on Adult Swim's Toonami block next month. Hit the jump for the details.
Get ready for the Toonami premiere of Gurren Lagann at 2:00am this Saturday. Then, on August 30th, Labor Day weekend plans start with a premiere episode of Space Dandy, followed by a special Attack on Titan marathon. Get the details after the jump.
Toonami has the introduction of Gurren Lagann coming up on August 16th. Beyond that, and the upcoming return of Intruder, co-creator Jason DeMarco is hinting on more developments for the block. Get a look after the jump.
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.
FUNimation has confirmed the early Cartoon Network listings that had comedy sci-fi anime Space Dandy returning to the Toonami block for its second outing on July 5th. 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.
September 8th, 2000, Cartoon Network's Toonami block launched "The Intruder," its first "Total Immerssion Event," remembered for the death of TOM 1, and the birth of TOM 2. A sequel is being planned for 2015 (date tbd), and in anticipation, Toonami is launching a social media campaign this weekend. More after the jump.
Toonami has announced that anime's answer to action cinema, Black Lagoon will be joining the block, replacing Soul Eater on March 22nd. More after the jump.
Last Saturday's Toonami broadcast of Akira outperformed last year’s time period averages by mostly double digits across targeted adults and men, ranging between 8%-32%. This was one of the wins that helped Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming to its best ratings in over a decade. More after the jump.
If you're making plans for the weekend, remember that Cartoon Network's Toonami block kicks off its month of movies with a screening of sci-fi anime classic Akira this Satuday. Get a look at the promos after the jump.