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Adult Swim Saw 25% Drop in Viewership in 2021

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It’s been nice to have Cartoon Network’s anime block Adult Swim on the air, but reports are in that show both the network and the block itself have seen a significant drop in viewership. According to Variety‘s ranking of television network viewership for the past year, Adult Swim dropped 25% to 386,000 viewers in 2021, ranking at #41 on the overall list.

Cartoon Network itself dropped 26% to 201,000, coming in at #72. As Cartoon Brew reported, both have had a major drop since 2014. Adult Swim fell by 71.3% in that time period, while Cartoon Network experienced a 79.3% drop.

As for the top television networks among the 18-49 age range, Adult Swim fell 28%, landing at #20 with 224,000 viewers.

If you’re wondering which networks came out on top in 2021, here are the reigning champs:

1. CBS – 5,574,000
2. NBC – 5,484,000
3. ABC – 4,077,000

Source: Variety via Anime News Network