So, I think if you people remember that in Cartoon Network’s pilot of Codename: Kids Next Door, that those kids weren’t even allowed or even to touch in the water during the Adult’s time to swim. But, isn’t that saying, your letting your kids to watch Adult Swim as early as 9PM eastern time and 8PM central time. Adult Swim would be expanding to that time period for 7 days a week. I think it’s wrong to let a kid watch this at 8PM on a school night.
Cartoon Network did have new shows premiere later than that timeslot before Adult Swim had eaten away about 75% of the night schedule. But, then, kids can watch until 10pm/9pm CT currently. Back in the day, Cartoon Network was 24 hour hours, until Adult Swim came in the mix in September 2, 2001. It was only 1 day for 3 hours. Alot of kids were already asleep at pm or even 10pm. But, not at 8pm. Are you serious? Then, about 90%-95% of the viewers will not watch this network and then they will go to a network.
To me, Adult Swim should start at the 10pm/9pm CT, it makes perfectly sense. Not 1 more hour devoted to Adult Swim. Then, the last hour, MAD and Regular Show might have to be in that one, like Nickelodeon does with SpongeBob SquarePants, if it’s at 9PM, it’s considered to be apart of Nick @ Nite. Why doesn’t Cartoon Network do that way? Or, do they want to be separate all the way. I think no, because they don’t want to be on a separate channel.
Well, during the summer months, it was fine, because alot of kids were staying up all night anyway, but during the school year, it would be useless, because they inside and some of them are not sleep until 9PM. Since, January 1, 2009, King of the Hill has been on at the forefront of the primetime schedule for Adult Swim for 7 days. It has been unheard of until now. No, show has ever aired that many days for comedies ever.
The majority of the schedule for Adult Swim is just all repeated FOX shows and Adult Swim original shows that are 15 minutes or the “live-action shit”, which I think in my own ideological opinion, why don’t they reduce or delete all of the live-action shows, they would have more hours for Cartoon Network live off of. But, yet, Adult Swim doesn’t want to do this. Why? This is the key to have more hours considering it’s on Sundays and Fridays. The original days when Adult Swim was airing shows on.
This announcement was released by Cartoon Network’s current president Stuart Snyder and it won’t take into affect until Fall 2011, still 1 more year of 9pm/8pm CT, but I think everyone should treasure this. To me, it’s only rewarding Adult Swim with their own individual success and reducing the amount of hours, because Cartoon Network is failing, because of their shows that they put on their own network. I think 2011, this will be in the void, with MAD and Regular Show being so good, this will not happen and I hope not, because it would reduce the viewers, ratings and how people watch this network with a passion.
I have to say, in my own opinion, that one of the main key reasons is how they get their ratings, viewership is based on the amount of the hours that they air on a daily basis. It’s one of the key reasons why Cartoon Network wants to extend the schedule by 1 full hour. Another one, would be the advertisements on another channels, so they can promote what is on tonight or that week for that block. But, the majority of the viewers are 18-34 male demographically. Meanwhile, the another channel that’s owned by Turner is TBS, is beating out Adult Swim. Because, of the shows that they air in the daytime and not the nighttime and that’s where Adult Swim is leading.
I think a channel is not a priority right now, but they need one soon, because they never would do daytime, because of the fact, that’s the kiddie’s time to watch on television. I think 10pm/9pm CT is an acceptable time to start airing Adult Swim, but yet, that’s my own opinion. There’s a lot of competitors in the daytime than in the nighttime though. I think it would be in the nighttime though.
It’s been reported that The Cleveland Show would be airing in Fall 2013 to Adult Swim. And, American Dad on Saturday Nights to replace The Boondocks? It will never happen. First things first, it’s Saturday Night, that’s anime night for Adult Swim and since when is American Dad an anime, it’s not? The Boondocks is a show that was made in America, but then dubbed in Japanese. So, it’s an exported anime. Secondly, I’ve heard that Family Guy, American Dad and King of the Hill would be a 3 hours on Saturdays? Never. Because, all of them are not anime. And, it’s fine, if it’s at 9pm to 10pm. But, not 3 hours. That means less schedule and time for the anime fans.
I don’t think that Seth McFarlene’s 3 FOX shows would not be on Saturdays. Because, it’s shows that people rather see comedies when it’s an anime night? Are you saying that you’ve would rather see tradition dead than a new tradition coming into affect? I think that’s immoral and just cruel, how people would rather have.
But, Cartoon Network in general is starting to be a kickass network with actually good shows. After, that announcement that Stuart Snyder said, Cartoon Network got Adventure Time in April 2010, Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporation in June 2010. The new Total Drama Series called “Total Drama World Tour” and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien have been reported to have high ratings. But, then on Labor Day, there was 2 new shows that premiered MAD and Regular Show. Both of the shows, that I’ve heard got the same amount of ratings has the newest episode of Adventure Time. That’s good, and that’s telling people to go back to watch Cartoon Network or that’s telling people that afterwards it’s acceptable to watch Adult Swim at 9pm/8pm CT?
Will get better of showing Adult Swim at showing at that timeslot? I think it will, but the fact is, what to do at 9pm/8pm CT? What would they show? What would happen? I think those questions would be questioned overtime when it will be acceptable to address this topic at the moment. Or, next fall, when it gets close to Cartoon Network reducing that slot to Adult Swim. We can still hope it will not go that far. I just wish Cartoon Network adds 1 more full hour. But, that’s my own opinion.