Naruto’s Week 1 Ratings on Toonami

Posted on December 9, 2012

The prodigal son has returned! After a four year hiatus, Naruto made his 2012 Toonami debut in the United States on December 2nd! How did it do in week 1? It was the second most watched show on Toonami for the night, with only Bleach having more viewers.

Below are the ratings (to be more accurate, it’s viewership) for Toonami’s December 2nd showing. The time listed is the time the show aired in the Eastern and Pacific timezones. It’s worth noting that in their marketing, Toonami mentions Naruto airs on Saturday night (December 1st in this case), but in actuality the air day is Sunday (December 2nd in this case). As you already may know, the new calendar day begins at 12:00 AM (midnight).

  1. Bleach – 1,130,000 viewers (12:00 AM)
  2. Naruto – 925,000 viewers (12:30 AM)
  3. Thundercats – 706,000 viewers(1:30 AM)
  4. Sym-Bionic Titan – 706,000 viewers (2:30 AM)
  5. Samurai 7 – 703,000 viewers (2:00 AM)
  6. Tenchi Muyo! GXP – 632,000 viewers (1:00 AM)
  7. Eureka Seven – 613,000 viewers (3:00 AM)
  8. InuYasha – 559,000 viewers (5:00 AM)
  9. Cowboy Bebop – 544,000 viewers (4:00 AM)
  10. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – 525,000 viewers (3:30 AM)
  11. Cowboy Bebop – 517,000 viewers (4:30 AM)
  12. InuYasha – 495,000 viewers (5:30 AM)