TV Ratings


Nielsen Ratings are used by advertisers to see how many viewers are watching a given show. They are important because they usually determines if a show gets renewed or cancelled. A sample of people have Neilsen boxes on their TV sets that tell Neilsen what shows they are watching.

To find out how your favorite show is doing in the ratings, Neilsen publishes two numbers: ratings points (one point represents 1% of households for any given TV season) and the share (the percentage of television sets in use tuned to a specific program). These numbers are usually reported as (ratings points/share).

When assessing the TV rating, it's important to take into account other factors. For example, on some TV stations like Cartoon Network, all the shows get higher ratings than the highest rated show on Kids' WB!. It's also important to take into account the lead-in show as well as shows competing against Pokemon for the same age group because those could cause lower ratings.

Below is a list of the Neilsen Ratings for each Saturday airing from 2002 onwards of either new or repeat episodes of Pokemon. This page will be updated whenever new data is available.

Overall Summary:
Highest TV rating achieved: 7.9
2002 TV rating point average: 4.7
2003 TV rating point average: 4.5
2004 TV rating point average: 3.1
2005 TV rating point average: 2.8
2006 TV rating point average: 2.2
2006 TV share average: 10

Legend:
Bold if it was the highest rated show that morning
Bold & Italics if it was tied for the highest rating that morning
Two or more listings means that it was on twice or more that morning

Kids' WB!

2002 Ratings

Kids' WB! Pokemon 2002 TV Ratings

April

26th: 3.7

June

8th: 4.2
22nd: 4.4
29th: 3.8

July

20th: 3.2
27th: 3.3

August

3rd: 1.9
17th: 3.1
24th: 4.7
31st: 4.4

September

2nd: 5.9, 5.4
14th: 7.9

October

12th: 5.6
19th: 5.1
26th: 6.1

November

2nd: 6.1
9th: 6.0
23rd: 5.7

December

7th: 4.9, 4.4
28th: 3.3

2003 Ratings

Kids' WB! Pokemon 2003 TV Ratings

January

4th: 3.1
11th: 3.9
18th: 5.6
25th: 3.9

February

8th: 5.5
15th: 5.6
22nd: 5.1

March

8th: 5.9
15th: 6.1, 6.5
22nd: 5.4
29th: 5.3

April

5th: 5.2
12th: 4.3
19th: 3.5

May

3rd: 4.9
10th: 4.5
17th: 3.7
24th: 5.0
31st: 4.9

June

7th: 4.4
14th: 5.3
21st: 4.0
28th: 3.1

July

5th: 2.7
12th: 4.0
26th: 3.7

August

2nd: 3.6
9th: 4.4
16th: 1.7, 3.8
23rd: 1.3, 2.9

September

6th: 2.2, 5.2
13th: 4.6
20th: 4.5
27th: 4.1

October

4th: 4.9
11th: 5.2
18th: 4.3

November

1st: 4.2
8th: 5.8
15th: 4.6
22nd: 5.4

December

6th: 5.2, 5.4

2004 Ratings

Kids' WB! Pokemon 2004 TV Ratings

January

3rd: 2.1, 2.2
17th: 2.7
24th: 3.8
31st: 4.3

February

7th: 4.7
14th: 4.6, 4.7
21st: 2.7, 4.4
28th: 4.1, 3.6

March

6th: 3.4, 3.5
13th: 3.8, 3.1
20th: 2.8, 2.2
27th: 3.2, 3.5

April

3rd: 2.9, 3.2
10th: 2.7, 2.7
17th: 2.2, 2.3
24th: 2.6, 2.6

May

1st: 3.3
15th: 2.5, 3.0
29th: 2.3, 3.2

June

5th: 2.5
12th: 2.0
19th: 2.5
26th: 3.3

July

3rd: 2.5
10th: 2.4
24th: 2.1
31st: 3.1

August

7th: 3.0
14th: 2.9
21st: 2.6

September

4th: 4.5, 4.0
11th: 3.9
18th: 3.8

October

2nd: 4.3
9th: 3.2
16th: 2.4
23rd: 2.5, 2.3

November

6th: 3.4, 2.5
9th: 3.2
27th: 1.1, 2.4

December

11th: 1.4, 4.7

2005 Ratings

Kids' WB! Pokemon 2005 TV Ratings

January

15th: 1.3, 2.7
22nd: 1.3, 4.8
29th: 2.7

February

5th: 3.5
19th: 3.0
26th: 3.5

March

19th: 2.6
26th: 3.1

April

2nd: 2.2
9th: 3.1
16th: 2.2
23rd: 3.0
30th: 3.5

May

14th: 3.3
21st: 2.5
28th: 2.7

June

4th: 3.1
11th: 3.1
18th: 2.2
25th: 2.3

July

2nd: 2.3
30th: 2.5

August

6th: 2.8
13th: 1.7
20th: 2.4, 2.9

September

10th: 2.6
17th: 3.1
24th: 3.3

October

1st: 4.1
8th: 3.2
15th: 2.9
22nd: 2.7
29th: 2.7

November

5th: 2.7
12th: 2.0
26th: 2.7

December

3rd: 2.3
17th: 3.0
24th: 1.9
31st: 2.2/11

2006 Ratings

Kids' WB!/Cartoon Network Pokemon 2006 TV Ratings

January

21st: 2.6/11
28th: 2.0/8, 2.2/9

February

4th: 1.9/7, 2.0/8
11th: 2.0/8, 1.9/8
18th: 2.0/8, 1.9/8
25th: 1.9/7, 2.5/10

March

4th: 2.2/8, 2.3/9
11th: 2.0/8, 2.5/11
18th: 1.6/7, 1.9/8
25th: 2.1/9, 2.3/10

April

1st: 1.9/8, 2.0/9
8th: 1.9/8, 2.0/8
15th: 2.0/10, 2.4/11
22nd: 2.2/10, 2.4/10

May

6th: 2.0/8
13th: 2.7/11
20th: 1.6/7
27th: 2.2/10

June

3rd: 1.8/8
10th: 1.6/8
17th: 2.2/10
24th: 1.4/7

July

8th: 1.3/6
15th: 1.3/6
22nd: 1.8/8

August

19th: 2.1/9
25th: 1.5/7

September

2nd: 1.7/7

Cartoon Network

23rd: 3.2/14, 3.8/16
30th: 3.3/15, 3.5/15

October

7th: 3.0/13, 3.8/16
14th: 3.0/13, 3.3/14
21st: 3.3/15, 3.3/14
28th: 2.5/11, 2.8/11

November

4th: 3.0/13, 3.0/13, 1.9/9
11th: 2.2/9, 1.9/8
18th: 3.0/13, 2.8/12
25th: 1.6/8, 2.0/9

December

2nd: 1.8/8, 1.9/8
9th: 2.7/11, 3.0/12
16th: 1.7/7, 2.7/11

2007 Ratings

January

13th: 1.4/7, 2.0/9
20th: 2.1/9, 1.8/8
27th: 2.2/10, 2.3/9

February

10th: 2.7/11, 2.1/9
17th: 2.8/12, 3.0/11
24th: 3.3/14, 3.6/15

March

3rd: 2.9/12, 3.2/13
10th: 2.8/12, 2.4/10
24th: 2.9/13, 2.8/12

April

7th: 2.2/11, 2.2/10
14th: 2.1/10, 1.9/9
21st: 2.8/13, 3.5/15
28th: 2.5/11, 2.8/11

May

5th: 2.2/10, 2.6/12
12th: 2.3/11, 2.3/10
19th: 2.2/10, 2.3/10, 2.4/13
26th: 2.0/10, 2.5/11

June

2nd: 2.1/22, 2.2/18, 2.6/18, 3.0/16, 3.8/18, 3.5/15, 3.6/15, 3.7/16, 3.5/16, 3.6/16, 3.5/17, 3.4/1
9th: 2.7/12, 2.5/11
16th: 2.1/11, 2.3/11
23rd: 2.5/13, 3.0/15
30th: 1.8/10, 2.2/11

July

7th: 1.8/16, 2.9/14, 2.5/13
21st: 2.1/13, 2.8/14
28th: 1.7/10, 1.8/10

August

4th: 2.0/12, 2.0/10

Source: http://www.cynopsis.com/cyn_kids.html