Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Tiny Pop to show the end of Season Six before Discovery Family?

As reported on Equestria Daily (though for once I knew about this slightly before EQD posted it), the electronic programme guides for Tiny Pop in the UK are showing something very interesting. Namely, that the last four episodes of Season Six are slated to be shown on 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th October. There's also a marathon of episodes 21-26 (but missing 24?!?) listed for the morning of the 9th.

Will this actually happen? Who knows, really? We've had "The Fault in Our Cutie Marks" airing early in some countries – but that was for production-order reasons. We've had Legend of Everfree airing early in Brazil – but that's a movie. I'm pretty sure we've never had an actual Friendship is Magic season finale shown in other territories before Discovery Family has aired it in the US.

Even though I have access to Tiny Pop and will probably watch the finale this weekend if it does go out then, I have slightly mixed feelings. I'm not generally a fan of squashing up new episodes (I don't like "Steven Bombs" much either) and I was also looking forward to UK PonyCon (22-23 October) coinciding with the finale. Still, all we can do right now is wait and see what happens.


  1. The Discovery Family TV rating will be dropped like hell.

    1. Nobody really cares about ratings, though, except the actual TV channels. Hasbro want to sell toys. If they had six TV viewers but doubled their toy income, they'd be delighted.

  2. Ratings by week are a pretty bad way of judging an episode's reception. All you know from the numbers is how many people watched it, not how many people liked it.

    This seasons's premier of The Walking Dead is going to get HUGE numbers... even if the episode is universally hated. With that sort of exception, marketers only look at the overall ratings to judge the popularity of a show.