Since its debut, there has been much speculation whether or not Super Hero Squad is a good show. Many Marvel fans have been quite vocal in various online forums about how much they dislike the show. But guess what! Someone out there likes it because the show is doing great! Check out these numbers:
The sneak peek on Monday September 14 saw the show rank as number one for boys two to 17 on all cable and broadcast networks. It also landed as the top rated show of the year for boys two to 11 in its time period.
On the official broadcast premiere on Saturday, September 19 at 8:30 a.m., the show was the top program on CN year-to-date for boys six-to-eight, finding a home in the top five programs on the channel. In addition, it was the top performer in boys six to 11.
Younger viewers also tuned in, bringing The Super Hero Squad Show to number six overall, with the 9 a.m. premiere helping to grow the boys two to five demo by 245% from the prior week's timeslot. Meanwhile, the 8:30 a.m. debut upped the boys two to five, two to 11 and six to 11 demos up 137%, 33% and 16% respectively from the prior week's timeslot.
Love it or hate it, you can't deny these ratings. The show is a hit, and while it may not be your style, keep in mind that it probably isn't being made for you.
Take a look at it from a quality perspective. It has great animation and character designs, the voice acting has been really good, and the plots, while they may seem a bit superficial, are entertaining and funny, plus they aim to teach some good values. All of this adds up to a good show. I have no problem saying that I like this show a lot, and encourage all of you that are on the fence to check it out.