Welcome to the Santa Hunter preview edition of Gene Scallop’s entertainment report. Here’s what’s topping today!
Before Nick notched up their 6th monthly win, we recapped that its Saturday Night schedule didn’t do very well, and boy was it a stinker! This time, they managed to go back and figure out the kinks to what happened late September, here’s what Nick did recently:
After premiering to disappointing numbers back in September, Nick’s Saturday night live-action comedies jumped to series and season high this past weekend (November 1).
Henry Danger started the night at 8 p.m. with a series high in total viewers (2.193 million) and ranked #3 for the week in kids 2-11 (1.2 million) and kids 6-11 (971,000).
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn followed at 8:30 p.m. with a series high in total viewers and a gain on its lead-in (2.358 million) and placed #1 for the week in kids 2-11 (1.3 million) and kids 6-11 (1.1 million).
The Thundermans followed at 9 p.m. with a second season high in total viewers (2.211 million) and ranked #2 for the week in kids 2-11 (1.3 million) and kids 6-11 (1.0 million).
The Haunted Hathaways moved from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and scored higher than normal with total viewers (1.784 million). Demo ratings aren’t available.
Ratings for the 10 p.m. AwesomenessTV premiere aren’t available yet.
On Saturday morning, new episodes of Nick’s animated shows sagged some with total viewers: Sanjay and Craig (2.257 million), Breadwinners (1.921 million) and Rabbids Invasion (1.731 million). At noon Power Rangers Super Megaforce was up with total viewers (1.588 million) to its highest rating since returning with premieres in August.
The Saturday 10 a.m. episode of SpongeBob SquarePants – a repeat mind you – was the #1 animated program with kids 6-11 for the week (882,000) and total viewers (2.819 million).
Overall for the week, Nick ranked #1 with kids 2-11 (608,000) and #2 in total viewers (1.137 million) behind ESPN.
It’s that time of year as Toonami’s 2nd December block enters another year of anime action, only this time consisting of 2 shows currently on the block: Hellsing Ultimate and now as of last week, DBZ Kai. Plus, 2 more movies which premiered on Toonami’s birthday just one year ago, is also on the yearly schedule. Who’s in the Christmas party Dan?
Dan Barry (via Nick and More)- Just like last year, Toonami will be doing another Month of Movies in December. Now, Toonami has released the line-up (via Tumblr)! Times are currently pending at the moment, though the first film of the night will likely start at the beginning of the block:
•December 6th – Hellsing Ultimate Episode 9 & Summer Wars
•December 13th – Hellsing Ultimate Episode 10 & Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos
•December 20th – Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan & Akira
•December 27th – Evangelion 1.11 & Evangelion 2.22
The best part about this announcement is the return of Hellsing Ultimate, which was announced to be leaving after the 8th episode. Now, fans of the show will be able to watch the complete series on television.
Also, unlike last year’s Fullmetal Alchemist film, this film does in fact correspond to Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, the series currently airing on Toonami.
Akira, Summer Wars, and both Evangelion movies have previously aired on Toonami, but the first two have not been seen since last year’s Month of Movies, while the latter two have not been seen since March 17th, 2013 and August 31st, 2013 respectively.
Nick’s collection of holiday movies rolls on again with their newest original movie which their second going into the holiday season, the first being Fairly Odd Christmas. Will it be wrapped in time for Thanksgiving week Dan?
Dan Barry (via Nick and More) (continued)- Santa’s making his list, checking it twice… and undergoing a secret investigation in Nickelodeon’s brand-new original TV movie Santa Hunters, premiering Friday, Nov. 28, at 7:00p.m. (ET/PT). The film, which stars Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores Jr. (The Haunted Hathaways), Breanna Yde (The Haunted Hathaways) and Mace Coronel (Nicky Ricky Dicky & Dawn), follows nine-year-old Alex (Flores) as he sets out to prove to the world that Santa is real. However, unexpected consequences from Alex’s meddling may cause Santa to lose his Christmas powers forever.
In Santa Hunters, Alex and his cousins Zoey (Yde) and Richard (Coronel) create an elaborate setup of traps to catch Santa on tape, but their plan backfires when they realize that seeing Santa will cause him to lose his Christmas magic. The kids have to protect the tape to save Christmas, learning that believing is more important than seeing.
Fans can visit the Santa Hunters supersite on Nick Online to access an exclusive sneak peek of the movie, flip through photo galleries, take fun holiday polls and watch behind-the-scenes videos of the cast!
Santa Hunters is executive produced by Scott McAboy (Swindle, Big Time Movie, Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh), Robin Cowie (Exists, The Blair Witch Project), Christopher C. Dotson, III and Reed Frerichs (Exists). The film is produced by Amy Sydorick (Big Time Movie, Swindle, Jinxed, A Fairly Odd Summer), directed by Savage Steve Holland (Big Time Rush, Fairly Odd Summer, Fairly Odd Christmas) and written by Jamie Nash (Cordially Invited, Lovely Molly).
We’ll have more on this on our entertainment portion of Sunday’s box office report.
Checking the Penguins tally, 2032 fans sign in as Team Skipper prepares last minute preps for their movie coming in T minus 17 days.
Besides Nick’s newest original movie coming in 2 weeks, who else was invited to the Turkey day party? Find out this Sunday. But for now, see you soon for the next edition of Gene Scallop’s entertainment report!