Toonami Scores Nearly One Million Viewers for Evangelion 1.11

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

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Evangelion 1.11 poster

Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone aired in the 1 AM time slot on March 17th, in celebration of Toonami’s 16th birthday. When the ratings figures came in, it was revealed that nearly one million viewers tuned in to watch the first part of the Rebuild of Evangelion film series.

Toonami Ratings for the March 16/17 Animation Block:

12:00am Bleach 1,197,000
12:30am Naruto 1,196,000
1:00am Evangeleon 1.11 959,000
3:30am Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 802,000
4:00am Cowboy Bebop 748,000
4:30am Cowboy Bebop 702,000
5:00am Inuyasha 622,000
5:30am Inuyasha 619,000

It’s also worth noting that when asked on their Tumblr if they were satisfied with Eva Toonami’s response was: “We were. It was a solid showing that gives us something to build off of as we think about what our NEXT movie might be…” Could this be a possible hint to an airing of its follow-up, Evangelion 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance? Hopefully, we’ll find out sooner than later.

So how many of you tuned in to watch the first film in the Rebuild of Evangelion series last week?



  • I honestly did not but I would like someone to tell me if it was censured in any way possible

    • OtakuHub

      Eva did appear on CN once, but was heavily censored.

    • Twice actually. The first two episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion had aired in Toonami’s weekday block in Spring 2003 during its Giant Robot Week; in Fall 2005, it aired on the Adult Swim block and was pretty close to being uncut from my understanding; I never watched all the episodes when it aired, so I can’t tell how much of it was censored — though I can immediately guess which contents were cut.

      Great to see Evangelion 1.11 do pretty well on Toonami though.

    • Hec4Mets

      Considering the time slot its doubtful they did as most of the shows are TV-14 shows on Toonami.

  • cm93

    i did! 😀 proud to be included in that number lol
    not too proud to say i fell asleep halfway thru tho…

  • John Ellis

    Hundreds of thousands of people stayed up most of the night to watch stuff they could see online or on DVD/Blu-Ray anytime they want, just so they could see it on TV?
    I could understand if it was to watch the debut of some new dub, like when Deadman Wonderland premiered on Toonami. But why stay up to 5am just to watch Inuyasha it’s not going to alter the experience.

    • Did you ever watch Toonami when it was originally on? For some, they want to relive those experiences with TOM but with different anime. For others, like myself, they don’t really want to look the episodes up, and since they’re available through Toonami, they can just watch them there.