| (updated 2/5/19) MAY 23 UPDATE: The summer (when some of my commitments are lessened) might be a time where we see a big bite taken out of the backlogs that plague this site. Stats and ratings are where I'm going to be focused but I hope there are a spattering of other updates throughout.|
The viewership numbers weren't much better in the episodes shown in April than they were in May. BUT .... we heard from the Hasbro CEO during the company's quarterly earnings teleconference say the company is PLEASED with how PR has started its run under the Hasbro umbrella. So, while I'm still going to continue the posting of the TV performance, it appears to be relative to when it's on and what it's up against.
As far as the hiatus -- yeah, it's on. But what's weird for PR is that the show has been pulled from the Saturday 8 a.m. slot in each week after the 8th new episode aired in April. But I'm told that many shows on Nickelodeon get this treatment once the run of new episodes concludes. While my initial somewhat-experienced guesstimate is for a 16-week hiatus with an August 24 return, I hope we don't have 16 Saturday pre-emptions.
What else is happening? We're closer to the comics turning over to the upcoming "Necessary Evil" story. People are, for the most part, pleased with the Lightning Collection figures (for me, Shadow is GREAT , I'm still waiting on Zedd and I have Goldar on pre-order -- and Magna Defender is a guaranteed pre-order as well!). I've learned one thing -- all future pre-orders will be through either Amazon or Hasbro Pulse.
BIDING MY TIME: I remember the positive vibes we had when we all left Anaheim in August about where this franchise was headed. The past weeks have done nothing but verify we were right to feel that way. Thank you Hasbro! Now, with a severly reduced tax refund (thanks, GOP!) I need to be mindful EVEN NOW about being able to have enough funds to get back in August 2020. But, through hell or high water, I'm gonna be there!
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