I'm one of the editors over at TF Wiki.net, a fan-maintained wiki for the Transformers franchise.
One ongoing project we have <a wytiwyg="1" href=tfwiki.net/wiki/User:Tigerpaw2…
>involves trying to figure out which US broadcasters aired what season of the cartoon</URL> during those years in which the cartoon was available via broadcast television rather than being broadcast via a cable network.
For a number of media markets, all we have are question marks; either we do not have information concerning who aired what, or the information we have cannot be verified. For other markets, some of the listings are little more than educated guesses or rely on questionable information sources.
We'd appreciate any help that anyone can give us. I've been trying to contribute, but even I've hit brick walls along the way.
Currently, the identified seasons are as follows:Generation 1
Although it was originally taken for granted that all networks which broadcast the series back in the day debuted the premiere episode on or around 24 September 1984, we were forced to split the chart into individual seasons when it was discovered that KCEN-TV delayed the premiere of the show until January of 1985.Generation 2
Although the series had two seasons, no irregularities have been noted and it is presumed that all networks which aired the series aired both seasons.Beast Wars
Season one was broadcast as part of a syndicated block of programs, and when that block was discontinued the show was syndicated on its own. This led to situations in which the show jumped networks between season 1 and season 2.Beast MachinesRobots In Disguise
Although these two shows were officially supposed to be broadcast by Fox, there have been reports to indicate that this was not the case; some markets did not have these series, while in other markets the Fox Kids feed was broadcast by a different station.Transformers: Cybertron
Although the series debuted on Cartoon Network, it was moved to The WB Network for four months in 2005 as a Hail Mary play to help draw ratings.