After missing one last time, The Numbers Game is back with a renewed focus on finding lame episode-related puns! Regrettably, the time is took to rediscover that focus meant that we s'fell behind schedule. (See what I did there?) This is Volume 35 of The Numbers Game, the blog that breaks down the numbers of our favorite show.
Phineas and Ferb was new with "Agent Doof / Minor Monogram" back on May 11, and it bounced back strong as 2.778 million viewers s'fell into their seats for this one, a robust 24 percent increase over the previous week. This was good for No. 3 on cable that evening behind an NBA playoff game and lead-in Jessie.
That episode did not have a strong performance in any of the target age groups. For the second episode in a row, Phineas and Ferb only cracked the Top 10 among Kids 6-11, dropping to No. 9 even with a 4 percent ratings increase over the previous week. Some of that slack was picked up in surprising places, namely among Adults 18-49 whose viewership increased by 48 percent to a high 0.4 rating.
Phineas and Ferb returns to the new airwaves tomorrow night, Friday, June 8 at 9:00PM Eastern (8:00 Central) with "Sleepwalk Surprise / Sci-Fi Pie Fly" where, according to the Zap2it grid, "Candace's plans backfire." As we all know, that has never happened before. Until then, call me, beep me (or tweet me @RyanStoppable) if you wanna reach me, and remember...that the numbers never lie.