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19th Jun '18 10:09:05 AM marcoasalazarm
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* For the "Website/YouTube Red" premium service, it was ''Series/CobraKai''. The idea of a SequelSeries to ''Franchise/TheKarateKid'' (with original actors reprising and all) of all things sounded like instant poison for a service that already had a weird proposal (seriously, ''pay to view'' videos on '''You Tube'''?), but instead its nearly-impeccable care to be a love letter to the original film translated to many good reviews and an order for a second season ''before the first week was over'', as well as many people deciding to jump on the band wagon.
19th Jun '18 8:15:11 AM OldLadyNightMan
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* Network/ComedyCentral:

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15th Jun '18 3:49:18 PM Lirodon
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* Its position has been significantly eroded by King, maker of ''VideoGame/CandyCrushSaga'' among others (which, in the minds of many, has displaced ''Bejeweled'' as the name most synonymous with the Match 3 genre). It became a CashCowFranchise due to its AllegedlyFreeGame business model, and one of the main killer apps for Facebook and casual gaming on smartphones.
10th Jun '18 2:12:55 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsEpisodeIRacer'' was able to [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames avoid the stigma]] of [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames licensed games]] to such an extent that a bundle of the N64 with a copy of Racer included started to circulate not long after release.

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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsEpisodeIRacer'' was able to [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames [[SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames avoid the stigma]] of [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames licensed games]] to such an extent that a bundle of the N64 with a copy of Racer included started to circulate not long after release.
13th May '18 3:05:53 AM mariofan1000
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** ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' was this for the anime streaming service Crunchyroll, which eventually managed to provide the show, with subtitles, just a few hours after episodes aired in Japan. By the time of the Universal Survival arc, Super managed to crash their servers with practically every episode's release.
12th May '18 7:12:26 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' was this to Network/ComedyCentral. When it was picked up, channel viewership was mediocre among cable networks, and there were still cable providers who didn't provide it in their basic package. It created a boom of overall channel viewership and a demand for Comedy Central. ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' are also credited with building and keeping audience, but not quite in the same numbers or rate as ''South Park''.

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''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' was this to Network/ComedyCentral.for a long time. When it was picked up, channel viewership was mediocre among cable networks, and there were still cable providers who didn't provide it in their basic package. It created a boom of overall channel viewership and a demand for Comedy Central. ''Series/TheDailyShow'' and ''Series/TheColbertReport'' are also credited with building and keeping audience, but not quite in the same numbers or rate as ''South Park''.



** Getting the UsefulNotes/{{NFL}}'s NFC coverage from Creator/{{CBS}} (as well stealing some of their staff) turned Creator/{{Fox}} from a group of stations that aired ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' into something that its ancestor Creator/DuMont couldn't: the Fourth Network of American Television.

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** * Getting the UsefulNotes/{{NFL}}'s NFC coverage from Creator/{{CBS}} (as well stealing some of their staff) turned Creator/{{Fox}} from a group of stations that aired ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' into something that its ancestor Creator/DuMont couldn't: the Fourth Network of American Television.
12th May '18 1:17:34 PM Kadorhal
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** Valve did it again with ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' in 2007, which is, to this very day, their most successful game ''of all time'', and tied with ''VideoGame/{{DOTA 2}}'' (also by Valve) as the most popular game on Steam until VideoGame/PlayerUnknownsBattlegrounds overtook it in 2017.

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** Valve did it again with ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' in 2007, which is, to this very day, their most successful game ''of all time'', and was tied with ''VideoGame/{{DOTA 2}}'' (also by Valve) as the most popular game on Steam until VideoGame/PlayerUnknownsBattlegrounds overtook it in 2017.was finally overtaken by ''VideoGame/PlayerunknownsBattlegrounds'' a '''decade''' later.
3rd May '18 7:12:05 AM Rytex
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* ''VideoGame/StarWarsEpisodeIRacer'' was able to [[NoProblemWithLicensedGames avoid the stigma]] of [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames licensed games]] to such an extent that a bundle of the N64 with a copy of Racer included started to circulate not long after release.
28th Apr '18 7:56:05 AM PhilsLover
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* Getting the UsefulNotes/{{NFL}}'s NFC coverage from Creator/{{CBS}} (as well stealing some of their staff) turned Creator/{{Fox}} from a group of stations that aired ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' into something that its ancestor Creator/DuMont couldn't: the Fourth Network of American Television.

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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' was the killer app that let the Fox TV network break into the Big-Three-Plus-PBS channel roster that had dominated American broadcast television for decades, paving the way for CW and the countless specialty-networks that would proliferate with the rise of cable.
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Getting the UsefulNotes/{{NFL}}'s NFC coverage from Creator/{{CBS}} (as well stealing some of their staff) turned Creator/{{Fox}} from a group of stations that aired ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' and ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' into something that its ancestor Creator/DuMont couldn't: the Fourth Network of American Television.



* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' was the killer app that let the Fox TV network break into the Big-Three-Plus-PBS channel roster that had dominated American broadcast television for decades, paving the way for CW and the countless specialty-networks that would proliferate with the rise of cable.
27th Apr '18 10:39:31 PM RacattackForce
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', despite also seeing release on the Wii U. Nintendo reported at the end of the launch month that they'd sold more copies of ''Zelda'' for Switch than they did ''actual Switches'' -- there were significant amount of people who had bought ''Breath of the Wild'' for a Switch they ''didn't yet own''. By the end of the 2017 Zelda managed to sell over six million.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', despite also seeing release on the Wii U. Nintendo reported at the end of the launch month that they'd sold more copies of ''Zelda'' for Switch than they did ''actual Switches'' -- there were significant amount of people who had bought ''Breath of the Wild'' for a Switch they ''didn't yet own''. By After a year, the end sales of the 2017 Zelda managed to sell over six million.Switch and Wii U version combined have turned it into the best-selling game in the franchise, surpassing ''Ocarina of Time'' by a wide margin.



** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' received universal acclaim and managed to sell ''two million'' copies within its first three days, immediately reaching more than a quarter of the install base for the Switch. Within two months, it even managed to overtake ''Breath of the Wild'' in sales, reaching heights of ''nine'' million.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' received universal acclaim and managed to sell ''two million'' copies within its first three days, immediately reaching more than a quarter of the install base for the Switch. Within two months, months it even managed to overtake ''Breath of became the Wild'' in sales, best-selling game on the console, reaching heights of ''nine'' million.''nine million''.
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