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Ratings Watch: New Marvel series scores top ratings

Viewers of all ages tuned into the premiere of Marvel Animation's back-to-back eps of The Super Hero Squad Show on Cartoon Network US last month.
October 5, 2009

Viewers of all ages tuned into the premiere of Marvel Animation’s back-to-back eps of The Super Hero Squad Show on Cartoon Network US last month.

The sneak peek on Monday September 14 saw the show rank as number one for boys two to 17 on all cable and broadcast networks. It also landed as the top rated show of the year for boys two to 11 in its time period.

On the official broadcast premiere on Saturday, September 19 at 8:30 a.m., the show was the top program on CN year-to-date for boys six-to-eight, finding a home in the top five programs on the channel. In addition, it was the top performer in boys six to 11.

Younger viewers also tuned in, bringing The Super Hero Squad Show to number six overall, with the 9 a.m. premiere helping to grow the boys two to five demo by 245% from the prior week’s timeslot. Meanwhile, the 8:30 a.m. debut upped the boys two to five, two to 11 and six to 11 demos up 137%, 33% and 16% respectively from the prior week’s timeslot.

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