The debut episode of Warner Bros. Animation’s much anticipated new series Teen Titans Go!, which had been a source of controversy among die-hard comic-book fans performed quite well on Cartoon Network on Tuesday (April 23) at 7:30 p.m. The toon ranked as the number-one kids program of the day on basic cable among boys 2-11, 6-11, 9-14 and male teens.
The new show also ranked number one in its time period among kids 2-11 & 6-11 as well as boys 2-11, 6-11, 9-14 and male teens, outpacing its timeslot competition on Nickelodeon and Disney HD by double- and triple-digits among the show’s key demos of kids 6-11 and boys 6-11.
Based on the DC Comics fictional superhero team, the Teen Titans, the series airs with Beware the Batman on Cartoon Network as part of the DC Nation block. Teen Titans Go! is a more comedic take on the DC Comics franchise, dealing with situations that happen outside of saving the world such as teenage pranks reaching a whole new level, or having to take Driver’s Ed after wrecking the Batmobile.
The show is a follow-up to the 2003 Teen Titans TV series, with the main cast reprising their respective roles. Led by Scott Menville’s Robin, the group comprises Beast Boy (Greg Cipes), Cyborg (Khary Payton), Raven (Tara Strong), and Starfire (Hynden Walch). The series is produced by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic and exec produced by Sam Register.
This week’s upcoming episode (Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.) finds Robin taking a driver’s ed class, not aware of the fact that instructor is a crook using Robin as a getaway driver. Another episode centers on a visit from Raven’s demon dad, which leads to the Titans recalling all their “daddy issues.”