Saban Brands Gears Up Power Rangers AnniversaryYou can read World Screen's full article about the worldwide ratings successes for Saban Brands' "Power Rangers Samurai" and "Power Rangers Super Samurai" "Power Rangers" franchises in full here on the official World Screen website, worldscreen.com.
CANNES: Next year marks the 20th anniversary of Saban Brands' Power Rangers, which is number one in ratings in key global markets with its latest seasons.
During the same week in Germany, Power Rangers Samurai was the number one show on Nickelodeon Germany with boys 6 to 9.
The success has been similar in the U.K. as well. Power Rangers Super Samurai was number one on Nickelodeon with kids 4 to 9. Power Rangers Samurai ranked number three on Channel 5 with kids 4 to 9 for the weeks end August 27 and September 2.
“The undeniable ratings success of Power Rangers places this evergreen brand in a unique and enviable position as we move into 2013 celebrating 20 years on air,” commented Elie Dekel, the president of Saban Brands. “It is not often that our industry celebrates this level of sustained success so we’re planning on a big celebration with some spectacular marketing support programs for the 2013 launch of Power Rangers Megaforce.”
Fernando Szew, the CEO of MarVista Entertainment, added, “The latest installment of this phenomenal children's franchise, Power Rangers Megaforce will continue to deliver all of the elements that have made it a continual hit for 20 years now. Power Rangers Megaforce once again demonstrates Saban Brands' commitment of delivering action-packed entertainment to fans around the world, while meeting our broadcast partners’ expectations of a dynamic series that garners consistent top ratings year after year.”
Also, from The Hollywood Reporter:
MIPCOM 2012: Saban Brands to Unveil New 'Power Rangers' Episodes at Kids' Market
Those pesky Power Rangers will hit the Croisette Saturday morning as the characters' originator, Saban Brands, unveils 40 new episodes of the 20-year-old action franchise during the two-day Mipcom Jr. kids market in Cannes.
Hundreds of program purchasers will be on hand at the Martinez hotel for the annual buying and selling bazaar. The availability of new episodes to international children's buyers comes on the heels of several ratings successes for the current Power Rangers Samurai series -- in France, Germany, the U.K. and Australia. In France, for example, Power Rangers Samurai, airing on Gulli, ranked last month as the No. 1 kids action series in the country with Boys 4-14 and the No. 3 series in France amongst Boys 4-14 overall.
"The undeniable ratings success of Power Rangers places this evergreen brand in an enviable position as we move into 2013 celebrating 20 years on air," said Saban Brands president Elie Dekel. "It is not often that our industry celebrates this level of sustained success."
Following its introduction to U.S. audiences in spring 1993, Power Rangers quickly became one of the most-watched children's TV shows in the United States. Twenty years on, Power Rangers Megaforce will premiere in the U.S. in 2013 on Nickelodeon.