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Re: How is Nick Doing?
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2014, 09:20:31 PM »
That's definitely true, and the three properties in question (if you can count Schneider's oeuvre as a property in general) aren't setting the world on fire anymore.

I don't really keep up with the ratings for the networks, but I would not be surprised if Adventure Time really is more popular with kids than the sponge is at this point.
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« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2014, 09:33:29 PM »
No brands, low ratings, and no current pop culture presence.

They do have those things. They have SpongeBob and...................................................

And I don't know why they're not panicking, honestly. Unless they do something soon, they're going to go so far under that they're never going to be able to recover.

Well, they still have life in them for at least a few more years, as long as they have SpongeBob and...................................................

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Re: How is Nick Doing?
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2014, 09:34:55 PM »
That's definitely true, and the three properties in question (if you can count Schneider's oeuvre as a property in general) aren't setting the world on fire anymore.

I don't really keep up with the ratings for the networks, but I would not be surprised if Adventure Time really is more popular with kids than the sponge is at this point.
It's funny, because Nick used to be the one known for being the most wild and out of the box of the family channels and now they're by far the most predictable.

When was the last time they had a truly original idea for a show? Avatar? A show they don't even advertise or push? That should say a lot.
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Re: How is Nick Doing?
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2014, 09:36:45 PM »
It seems like the last time Nick made a show that got above average ratings was Fairly Odd Parents.

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« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2014, 09:38:34 PM »
It seems like the last time Nick made a show that got above average ratings was Fairly Odd Parents.
Jimmy Neutron and Avatar did well for them as well, if we're only talking about cartoons.

Besides those? Holy shit, I'm not sure. We've mentioned Penguins of Madagascar before, but they don't own that.
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« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2014, 09:40:16 PM »
It seems like the last time Nick made a show that got above average ratings was Fairly Odd Parents.
And now just about nobody seems to know that the show is still on. It also outran two other Butch Hartman shows that he made.

I do wonder why they never seemed to try to get Hillenburg or some of the 90s guard to create a new show for them. They seem to have no interest in trying new things or seeing if they can get fresh material from old faces.
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« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2014, 09:41:28 PM »
It seems like the last time Nick made a show that got above average ratings was Fairly Odd Parents.
Jimmy Neutron and Avatar did well for them as well, if we're only talking about cartoons.

Besides those? Holy shit, I'm not sure. We've mentioned Penguins of Madagascar before, but they don't own that.

I feel like cartoons are a bit more important here because they seem easier for Nick to market, which is why I kept the topic to them.

Also, it really shows the state of current Nick knowing that all of those shows came out at least a decade ago.

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« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2014, 09:41:40 PM »
And they did kind of do that with Sanjay & Craig, which you can see how that's turning out for them.
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« Reply #38 on: June 23, 2014, 09:43:15 PM »
And they did kind of do that with Sanjay & Craig, which you can see how that's turning out for them.
Seems like the most random choice for a show.

They should have stuck to live action, IMO.
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« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2014, 09:49:17 PM »
I went on their Wiki page, and it's kind of depressing. Pete & Pete and what I've seen of Kablam! are still good, and I always thought that the Inside Out Boy shorts were cute, but their other work?

Besides S&C, they used to write for the Naked Brothers Band, and wrote the first Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. As well as made a show for The N that I never even heard of.
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« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2014, 09:49:43 PM »
How long has SpongeBob been Nick's most popular show? Since 2000?

Thinking of that, it almost seems like it'll never end.

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« Reply #41 on: June 23, 2014, 09:52:26 PM »
I went on their Wiki page, and it's kind of depressing. Pete & Pete and what I've seen of Kablam! are still good, and I always thought that the Inside Out Boy shorts were cute, but their other work?

Besides S&C, they used to write for the Naked Brothers Band, and wrote the first Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. As well as made a show for The N that I never even heard of.
Judging from that it seems like Alvin is a more likely reason for why the show got picked up than Kablam! or Pete & Pete.

How long has SpongeBob been Nick's most popular show? Since 2000?

Thinking of that, it almost seems like it'll never end.
1999, I think.

That's right, the 90s still has their hooks in the network.  :D
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Re: How is Nick Doing?
« Reply #42 on: June 23, 2014, 09:54:24 PM »
No matter what it is now, SpongeBob does stick out in modern Nickelodeon, because it's still rooted in 90s Nick. There's a two decade gap in terms of style between SpongeBob and everything else on the network.

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« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2014, 09:57:55 PM »
How long has SpongeBob been Nick's most popular show? Since 2000?

Thinking of that, it almost seems like it'll never end.
I think SpongeBob officially usurped the title from Rugrats after the Wild Thornberrys crossover movie tanked. Which I believe is 2003.
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Re: How is Nick Doing?
« Reply #44 on: June 23, 2014, 09:59:25 PM »
I wonder what will happen if the next SpongeBob movie tanks.