Animated tv show ‘Beware the Batman’ was lucky enough to be granted the popular time slot of Saturday nights (3am PT/ET) on the Toonami network and pulled a solid amount of viewers in just under 700,000. While not setting the world on fire, the numbers are a good start. The show ranked first in its time slot amongst male dominated demographics on Adult Swim’s Toonami.
The new show’s slick CGI (computer generated images) gives viewers a modern and unique look at a young Bruce Wayne who initially is finding his feet in protecting Gotham against a host of villains. To ensure Batman keeps the streets safe he has help from his butler Alfred who is an ex-agent and the mysterious Katana who is deadly with her sword.
It’s important to mention that Beware the Batman also pulled in more viewers than shows that both preceded and followed it. DVR and PVR views are not included in the high level count of 700,000 either and usually they can increase the number by 5-10%.
The show originally aired on the Cartoon Network but was pulled (with no clear reason why) from its slot after season 1 which caused both controversy and a stir amongst Batman fans. With Toonami committing to the show they will now air 26 episodes.
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