Three more episodes of "Spectacular Spider-Man"

Thu, May 29th, 2008 at 7:51pm PDT

Comic Books
CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

Sandman and Doc Ock look toward their heroic enemy prior to the final battle in "Group Therapy."

Just three original episodes remain for the first season of "The Spectacular Spider-Man" ... starting this Saturday, May 31 with the blockbuster gathering of The Sinister Six in an all-new episode entitled "Group Therapy."

Ratings for the series have continued to build over its first 10 episodes as "The Spectacular Spider-Man" has been posting tremendous numbers -- particularly over the past four weeks, oftentimes doubling the competition in virtually all key demographics during both the 10 a.m. original episode time slot, and the 9:30 a.m. repeat slot.

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, Nielsen ratings for this past Saturday's repeat episodes have been delayed. Howsever, for the May 17 original episode, "The Spectacular Spider-Man" scored remarkable numbers in all Saturday morning broadcast network kids demographics, including the key categories of Kids 2-11 (1.8/8, topping it's nearest timeslot competition of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-Fast Forward's 0.9/4), Boys 2-11 (2.7/11 to TMNT-FF's 1.4/5), Kids 6-11 (1.6/8 to TMNT-FF's 0.9/4) and Boys 6-11 (2.3/10 to TMNT-FF's 1.4/6). For the week, the original 10 a.m. episode ranked No. 2 for the entire morning slate in broadcast network kids ratings for the Kids 2-11 demographic to the established "Tom and Jerry Tales," and the 9:30 a.m. repeat Spider-Man episode placed fourth overall.

Spider-Man drops below a bridge -- with a Doc Ock arm in hot pursuit.

Despite premiering in March, nearly seven months into the season, original episodes of "The Spectacular Spider-Man" already rank No. 1 in its 10 a.m. timeslot for Saturday morning broadcast network ratings in the key Kids 2-11 demographic, and No. 3 against all Saturday morning broadcast network competition (behind CW 4Kids' reigning season champs and runners-up "Tom and Jerry Tales" and "Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!"). Riding those strong original episode ratings, the 9:30 a.m. repeat airings of "The Spectacular Spider-Man" -- which only began six weeks ago -- have already rocketed to the top spot among all Saturday morning broadcast competition in the Kids 2-11 demographic.

The Sinister Six -- from left to right: Rhino, Electro, Doc Ock, Shocker and Vulture, with Sandman above at center.

The remainder of the schedule for first season original episodes of "The Spectacular Spider-Man" on CW4Kids:

Saturday, May 31
9:30 a.m. â€" Competition (repeat featuring Sandman)
10:00 a.m. â€" Group Therapy (premiere)

Saturday, June 7
9:30 a.m. -- The Uncertainty Principle (repeat featuring Green Goblin, Hammerhead & Tombstone)
10:00 a.m. -- Intervention (premiere)

Saturday, June 14
9:30 a.m. -- Persona (repeat featuring Black Cat, Chameleon & Spider-Man's symbiote-enhanced black suit)
10:00 a.m. -- Nature vs. Nurture (premiere, season finale)

TAGS:  spectacular spider-man, sinister six, sandman, doc ock

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