Last-Minute Schedule Changes And Getting Rid of "Low-Rated" Shows When Kids Are Off

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RDG

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Naturally, when something like spring break, the holidays, or, in this case, the coronavirus pandemic occurs, kids' cable networks tend to get rid of shows they normally schedule during school hours, because, I believe, the networks feel that nobody watches those shows anyway, and that they never get the ratings that the networks desire.

Nicktoons:
Power Rangers (removed from weekdays; up until now, Nicktoons' usual weekday timeslot for these shows was 9am/9:30am, or even both; also, Nick/Nicktoons' contract to air those shows runs out next year anyway, barring a renewal)
Rise of the TMNT (removed from Mondays; previously removed from weekday afternoons; I've already talked about how THAT show has been treated over in the "Is Nick/Viacom Done with TMNT?" thread, and, because of that, it's unlikely that the show will ever see a season 3)
LEGO shows (now only on Wed. and Saturdays)

In their places, they put It's Pony on weekdays (even though it doesn't have enough episodes for that), brought back MORE live-action (Paradise Run, Crashletes, and Dude Perfect), Breadwinners, Sanjay and Craig, and Jimmy Neutron

Disney XD:
Marvel's Spider-Man (removed from weekdays, replaced with DuckTales; not only that, but the Marvel block which used to air Sunday mornings (as Marvel Universe), and which constantly rotates the network's Marvel shows, has been moved to 9:30p-12m in the last couple of years, when kids are likely getting ready for bed, or are already asleep)

Whenever any more changes like these occur, you can discuss it here.

In other cases, networks change schedules at the last minute (Boomerang, aka the Looney Tunes/Tom and Jerry Channel, recently bumped Ben 10 and Power Players up to 8am and 8:30am, respectively, and put back in another half hour of New Looney Tunes and added MORE Tom and Jerry). CN and Nicktoons have also been guilty of this, not even informing TV guides of these changes because, apparently, the people in charge of scheduling for these networks love trolling their viewers. So, if you've noticed any recent last-minute schedule changes, discuss it here, also.
 
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Red Arrow

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Disney Channel pulled Amphibia from the weekday lineup and replaced it with more Bunk’d. Amphibia still airs on Disney Channel on weekends and every day on Disney XD.
This is understandable. It only has 20 episodes.

I don't understand why Power Rangers is still a thing. I have never met a person of my age or younger who likes it.
 

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On CN, Sunday 7:30a -8a's Mao Mao has been replaced by ThunderCats Roar and TTG
 
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With the shortening of the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel, any shows airing after 12:00pm are affected. This includes Muppet Babies and Elena Of Avalor. The former's timeslots are, for the moment, strictly on the Disney Junior channel. For the latter, the new episode airing April 3 at 1:30pm will instead air on the Disney Junior channel instead of Disney Junior block.
 

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Red Arrow has it right. I am not a firm believer in a show's worthiness being judged by its relevance, but the show hasn't been a relevant force in children's television for two decades. Maybe even longer than that.
 

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Should've pointed out that, in addition to Craig of the Creek being replaced by Total DramaRama weekdays at 10a (as already mentioned in the CN thread), Apple & Onion already took Gumball's 7p weeknight slot, and vice versa at 7:30p
 

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That's like saying the franchise has been unpopular for over 20 years. It's always been popular with kids since day 1, hence my point on that people like you and him really like to underestimate the show's fanbase along with the fact that more people watch it on streaming than on TV nowadays and honestly, your comment pretty much derailed the entire point of the thread as this isn't about how popular the show is but how channels make schedule changes and put shows like this on hiatus when kids are off.
First of all, I never said the show was unpopular. It sells toys so somebody must be watching it. If it didn't make a profit, it wouldn't still be on the air. But I was alive during 1994. The show was an outright phenomenon in the way SpongeBob is and continues to be. SpongeBob broke out and stayed broken out. Power Rangers simply does not have the clout it used to, and burned out the way most fads have. It is not the institution you are making it out to be.

Once the original cast left, the show lost most of its appeal for a lot of the general audience. I was a teenager at the time, and I was like "There is no reason to watch this show anymore" once Jason, Kimberly and Tommy all left. The fact that the show changes casts every season makes it disposable and impossible to form a real connection with the audience. There is no reason getting attached to any of the characters because they won't be there in two years. I believe characters are the number 1 thing that makes good fiction good, so I feel like Power Rangers is simply operating under a handicap most other shows don't give themselves.

Second of all, you and Red Arrow were having a somewhat lengthy conversation about this topic already, and I add three sentences, and I'm supposedly derailing the thread. That's an interesting (read cynical) argument to make to try and get me to shut up my contrary opinion, but it doesn't make it true. My post was no more off-topic than yours was.
 
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