As Transformers Cyberverse has started in its next chapter last weekend, I think it would be great if we have a thread to discuss its ratings. The first arc of Cyberverse had far worse ratings than previous Transformers series which aired on major channels like Cartoon Network. Of course those which aired on Discovery Family had far worse ratings but also because far fewer people actually receive that. The ratings for last weekend's episode should be up tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Apparently Nielsen listed Transformers as a rerun last week, which is why the ratings are unknown. However the ratings for last weekend's episode are known yet. There were 279000 viewers, which is considered rather bad ratings, even compared to the first chapter of Cyberverse. Transformers is still doing better than Bakugan, which just had 167000 viewers, but worse than Dragon Ball (687000), Dr. Stone (409000), Fire Force (349000), Food Wars (318000) and Boruto (280000): http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-top-150-saturday-cable-originals-network-finals-9-14-2019.html
Considering that several episodes of Cyberverse had around 300000 viewers such ratings are rather bad. There were times when Beyblade Burst almost had 200000 viewers, despite it airing on Disney XD, which is a much smaller network.
From what I remember Robots in Disguise still often had more than 500000 viewers and the first season of Cyberverse still had around 300000 to 400000. From the series which air on Cartoon Network almost only Bakugan has worse ratings. And most likely Mega Man: Fully Charged already has been cancelled due to bad ratings. There is a thread for Cartoon Network's ratings on AnimeSuperHero: https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/cn-ratings-part-17.5731082/page-9
Cyberverse is a cool show but...
there one thing I hate about is when they killed off Blurr, does the creator of Cyberverse has an hatred for him for something, he's an important character too, I hope the next Transformers series they make new Blurr but not kill him off.
I know that they are different considering that Transformers has a much bigger and more diverse fanbase than Bakugan, since it started in the 1980s and already had several movies which grossed millions of dollars, while Bakugan has a smaller and less diverse fanbase and never had a movie on the cinema. There are not many franchises on American television which are similar to Transformers. Transformers can already be compared with very huge franchises like Star Wars, while Bakugan is around the same level as Zoids, B-Daman or Beyblade at best.
Comparisons to other franchises also should be made, as it is also important to know how good a series did in comparison to other ones. If you want some Star Wars ratings in comparison to Transformers, I have found out that Star Wars Resistance often had more than 300000 viewers at least during its first season. As well the first and second seasons of Cyberverse also had better ratings than this one. However, Cyberverse is also drawing to an end. It is also important on which timeslot a series aired. And Transformers airs right after Bakugan. As well Mega Man's ratings were rather bad and rarely above 300000 viewers until it was cancelled.
I guest Cel shading 3D Animated Transformers is not as good as 2D Animated ones like The Transformers Generation 1 Cartoon, Robots In Disguise(2001) Armada, and Animated, those are the best, they should go back to making 2D Animated Transformers.
Last weekend Transformers just had 187000 viewers: http://www.showbuzzdaily.com/articles/showbuzzdailys-top-150-sunday-cable-originals-network-finals-5-3-2020.html A new anime on television about Transformers also would be great. I miss the Unicron Trilogy, which aired when I was in my early teens. Since 2006 Takara Tomy has mostly left Transformers to Hasbro, the latter company creating several western-oriented series. Animated, Prime and Robots in Disguise still were Japanese-animated through studios like Studio 4°C and Polygon Pictures, while Cyberverse is animated by Boulder Media, which has been a subsidiary of Hasbro since 2016. And since Cyberverse started Transformers' ratings have visibly declined, while Robots in Disguise often had still more than half a million viewers. This also could be due to the reduced episode length.