Oh, I thought in terms of ratings. As for quality, it's hard to take it seriously with Ash not aging at all, and pikachu being unable to beat weak pokemon after all that training. Ash also seems to lose his abilities as a trainer randomly, which makes it impossible for me to watch. Then again I haven't watched it in ages so maybe it got better, but I doubt it.
It actually has gotten so much better. Unfortunately BW kind of killed a really good series. (DP) But XY does the anime so much better in general. It also has some of the most interesting fights in the series. Ash isnt stupifyied luke he was last gen lol