"Pokemon," "Bakugan" Deliver Strong Ratings for Cartoon Network
The back-to-back premiere of two Bakugan episodes delivered strong ratings to Cartoon Network, the studio said earlier this week.
The 9:00pm telecast of the new series drew 788,000 kids viewers in the 6-11 demographic, and among boys in that demo the episode beat programming on Disney. Viewership of the 9:30pm broadcast, however, dropped to 597,000.
The broadcasts followed the premiere of Pokemon 10: Rise of Darkrai, which with 1,435,000 viewers was the network’s top-rated program of the day. The movie outperformed Disney and Nickelodeon programming in the same time slot by triple digits among boys 6-11.
[Source: Cartoon Network]