I don't get this. It was reairing on saturday mornings already.
Cartoon Network has a history of sabotaging shows with an adult fanbase by changing air times and limiting rebroadcasts, like Justice League and Masters of the Universe.
I followed both those shows (JLU and MOTU), and I can say they definitely made it more and more difficult to catch the episodes (especially in the pre-DVR days). I don't think CW is to that level yet (or maybe it never will be), but it definitely doesn't seem to get the push that it used to.
We've heard quite a few times about the lower ratings, so maybe it is a show on the way out. It is hard to judge, because to me, I watch these shows (with some episode exceptions) and think "why wouldn't
a kid be watching this?". If these types of toons were on when I was a kid, I would have been all over it (there are other examples of superhero type shows that struggle these days too apparently). In what might be similar to toy-buying/interest, kids might just be different these days. They'd rather have shows about dueling card players and some such nonsense
. It is funny though, how some shows make their comebacks. I know the Hub channel (which I know isn't exceptionally common) not only re-airs Joe and TF (although early and late in the day), it also shows somewhat older shows like Batman: TAS and Batman Beyond as well. And now, our local CW affiliate has started showing Justice League on Saturday mornings again too.
I wonder, if/when the show does end, if Cartoon Network will keep it on a daily rotation like they do some of their other older shows. That would be kind of neat.