Let’s start with “Joy Ride.” Steven may have been ‘ungrounded’ from watching TV, but the viewership went back down to Earth a bit. “Joy Ride” drew an estimated 1.342 million viewers last Thursday. That represents a 22.4% drop from the previous week’s “Open Book.” It was still third-best among Cartoon Network’s Thursday night lineup behind Teen Titans Go! (1.853M) and Regular Show (1.946M) which received its highest viewership in over a month.
Of course, this Thursday (April 2nd) is the crossover episode with Uncle Grandpa.
As for Star vs. the Forces of Evil, the encore of the first two episodes at 8pm ET/7pm CT on March 30th drew an estimated 1.139 million viewers. The first-run episodes a half hour later (“Match Maker” and “School Spirit”) drew 901,000 viewers. Unlike Gravity Falls, which apparently airs a new episode as often as Brock Lesnar appears on WWE programming, Star will have fresh episodes for at least the next three weeks.
Ratings information for this report provided by Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily via Nielsen Media Research.