The show isn't going anywhere. Ratings don't matter for series like these, their purpose is to advertise merchandise. Dragonball Kai got very high ratings, up there with One Piece, but was canceled for being a financial failure - people may have tuned in to watch the series live, but they didn't run out and buy Dragonball toys afterwards like they were expected to.
And this isn't even taking into account that recording the show and watching it later - a common practice these days - won't affect ratings. If you don't watch the show live as it airs, you don't count as watching.
Last edited by Dephender; 22nd June 2013 at 12:33 AM.
Ratings matter, it helps promoting games, toys, merchandising, etc. Saying it does not matter AT ALL it's going too far, then why make the anime that requires $$$ they don't do things for waste, it's all business, guys.
Fer92 made some good points and I think the writers are taking notes, the Pokémon anime has never been before a full month out of the top 10 most watched anime in its 16 year run.
I see a drastic change coming in X & Y anime, I think it'll will revert back to be a plot-driven story like D&P was, we'll have to wait and see anyway..
Da is in top 10 again because of Team Rocket!
Am I the only one that thinks that the ratings have barely any relevance to the plot whatsoever and people are exaggerating how 'the ratings are going up because of ..." or they're going down because of... . I won't deny that Charizard or Butterfree is a possible fanservice device, but to be honest, Fairy Tail uses a lot of fanservice devices, and is it going poorly?
IMO I think the ratings are only going up because of possibly summer vacation? They have their summer vacation around now or July IIRC.
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I'm pretty sure the sales provide them with a plenty of money, otherwise they wouldn't be advertising the games, plushies, etc.
Those things in the script, the writing, the quality of the content don't impact ratings. Advertisement of specific episodes do, ratings otherwise hardly change in any regard when it comes the writing of the show. That's just how it is.I really hope something changes in the next saga so that the ratings steadily climb, but I can't see the writers changing their formula. I mean it's obviously not working, but they probably can't be bothered to make alterations. It's sad, but I think they'll continue doing things the old fashioned way until they're forced to end the show. They just can't seem to adapt to the times.
I always knew the show would tumble down some day but its really sad that the ratings just keep going under like this. Pokemon used to be a force to be reckoned with but its dying a slow and painful death smh. I'll always have memorys of the good episodes tho. So that'll keep the anime alive in my mind even when the real thing gets canceled or ends which I'm guessing is gonna be sooner and not later.
Wow the show is barely hangin in there. I'm glad that it went back into the Top 10 but I'm still worried cuz it missed out for 4 weeks. Has that ever happened before? I was always told that Pokemon was at the peak of popularity but I guess not. Only the games are keeping Pokemon alive at this point
What is going on? Is there something I don't know? Since when is the anime dying?
The anime will never die as long as the games continue to produce loads of cash. The show is doing just fine.
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But I have another pertinent question: What does 4,0 mean anyway?
Farewell, Isshu! Setting Sail Once Again!! (April 25, 2013): -
The Dangerously Sweet Honey! (May 2, 2013): 3,1 (#10)
Sommelier Detective Dent! The Locked Room of the Ocean! (May 9, 2013): -
Goodbye Mijumaru!? The Path to Being Hotachi King (May 16, 2013): -
Phantom Island! The Zoroark in the Fog! (May 23, 2013): -
Rotom VS Dr. Okido! (May 30, 2013): -
The Pirate Kings of the Decolora Archipelago! (June 6, 2013): 4,0 (#9)
The anime missed the top 10 for 4 consecutive weeks but I agree it's kinda crazy to say the anime is dying.
I wish Anime News Network would provide for at least a top 20 but that info leaks once in a blue moon..
Last edited by RickHoenn; 23rd June 2013 at 1:28 AM.
The anime will die only when the games will die, and since those are still best-sellers I doubt the anime will vanish anytime soon.