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14th Nov '17 1:12:33 AM ilovewildkratts1
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* ''Series/OddSquad'' has a small fanbase of teens and young adults. The show has even took mention of it, putting in adult references to things like Sherlock Holmes, and airing "License to Science", which was a Season 2 episode where the major plot point was Oona getting her license at the DMG (the Department of Motorized Gadgets), something many teens can relate to. Despite this, [[WordOfGod Word of God]] has stated he likes the kid fans of the show better than the adult ones.
8th Nov '17 4:33:24 AM jormis29
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* Ragdoll Productions' other show, ''Boohbah'', has fans in their early teens, who probably like the show for its' surrealism.

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* Ragdoll Productions' other show, ''Boohbah'', ''Series/{{Boohbah}}'', has fans in their early teens, who probably like the show for its' surrealism.
13th Oct '17 9:24:41 AM mimitchi33
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** It should be pointed out that some of the SuperSentai and KamenRider entries into this trope may be due to air times. Prior to the mid-2000s, they were largely seen as family shows (for Americans, think of them in the same way as TheIncredibleHulk TV show and you're not far off). Originally they aired in an evening time slot, so it would be perfect time for family viewing. Around 1997 [[note]] for Sentai only, Kamen Rider first aired in the time slot in 2000, replacing ''Moerou! Robocon''.[[/note]], they were moved to 7:30AM and 8:00AM on Sunday mornings, often seen as the SaturdayMorningCartoon equivalent.

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** It should be pointed out that some of the SuperSentai and KamenRider entries into this trope may be due to air times. Prior to the mid-2000s, they were largely seen as family shows (for Americans, think of them in the same way as TheIncredibleHulk TV show and you're not far off). Originally they aired in an evening time slot, so it would be perfect time for family viewing. Around 1997 [[note]] for Sentai only, Kamen Rider first aired in the time slot in 2000, replacing ''Moerou! Robocon''.[[/note]], they were moved to 7:30AM and 8:00AM on Sunday mornings, mornings and then to 9:00AM and 9:30AM two decades later, often seen as the SaturdayMorningCartoon equivalent.
11th Oct '17 5:39:09 PM nombretomado
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** Likewise with queer characters in [[SoapOpera Soap Operas]], in terms of attracting LGBT viewers who normally don't watch them. The [[{{LOGO}} After Elton]] website, has a section dedicated to shows like this called "Gays Of Our Lives".

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** Likewise with queer characters in [[SoapOpera Soap Operas]], in terms of attracting LGBT viewers who normally don't watch them. The [[{{LOGO}} [[Creator/{{LOGO}} After Elton]] website, has a section dedicated to shows like this called "Gays Of Our Lives".
8th Oct '17 3:37:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Wishbone}}'' was aimed towards kids seven to fourteen, but it gained a lot of popularity from teenagers and adults, as well as many literature fans.

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* ''{{Wishbone}}'' ''Series/{{Wishbone}}'' was aimed towards kids seven to fourteen, but it gained a lot of popularity from teenagers and adults, as well as many literature fans.
7th Oct '17 7:59:26 PM KagSwirby
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** Many shows aimed for kids or tweens also have large college-aged audiences. ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', and ''Series/ICarly'' are all good examples of this.
*** ''Spongebob'' and ''Fairly Oddparents'' are also longrunners, so it's also likely that young adults have grown up with these shows and still watch them.

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** Many shows aimed for kids or tweens also have large college-aged audiences. ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'', ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', and ''Series/ICarly'' are all good examples of this.
*** ''Spongebob'' ''SpongeBob'' and ''Fairly Oddparents'' are also longrunners, so it's also likely that young adults have grown up with these shows and still watch them.
7th Oct '17 7:58:10 PM KagSwirby
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** Though [[EarWorm some of the songs are catchy]] as well. "You Are a Pirate" and "We Are Number One" are the only reasons some people have even heard of this show.

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** Though [[EarWorm some of the the]] [[Main/MemeticMutation songs are catchy]] as well. "You Are a Pirate" and "We Are Number One" are the only reasons some people have even heard of this show.
27th Aug '17 5:13:56 PM Wyldchyld
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* ''America's Next Top Model'' as well as any of the other Top Model shows have enough FetishFuel and {{Fanservice}} to attract male viewers.

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* ''America's Next Top Model'' as well as any of the other Top Model shows have enough FetishFuel and {{Fanservice}} to attract male viewers.



* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' - It has a GettingCrapPastTheRadar page, a former FetishFuel page, and a former [[IncestSubtext Incest Yay]] page -- the only show outside of {{Anime}} with its own page. You can't deny there's a periphery demographic following this show.

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* ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' - It has a GettingCrapPastTheRadar page, a former FetishFuel page, and a former [[IncestSubtext Incest Yay]] page -- the only show outside of {{Anime}} with its own page. You can't deny there's a periphery demographic following this show.
25th Aug '17 9:41:23 AM RedScharlach
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* [[GermanTVStations Kika, a German kid channel]], has a mascot called Bernd das Brot (Bernd the Bread). The pessimistic bread became a cult favorite with young adults and teens in Germany. Kika started airing a looped program with Bernd instead of static after 9 P.M, attracting many insomniac young viewers.

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* [[GermanTVStations Kika, a German kid kids' channel]], has a mascot called Bernd das Brot (Bernd the Bread). The pessimistic loaf of bread became a cult favorite with young adults and teens in Germany. Kika started airing a looped program with Bernd instead of static after 9 P.M, attracting many insomniac young viewers.



** Project Runway to a much lesser degree for similar reasons.

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** Project Runway ''Project Runway'' to a much lesser degree for similar reasons.



* In England, ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' is the show of choice, possibly due to the presenter (Noel Edmonds) having presented 90's show ''Noel's House Party''. Probably more down to the fact that he's able to make a show about someone opening boxes seem quite tense and nail-biting. Even when all the big prizes have gone.
* The Food Network's initial run of ''Series/IronChef'' carried advertisements generally aimed at over-40-housewives, who were Food Network's primary demographic at the time. When the show was adopted by younger viewers due to its competition aspect and the NarmCharm of its presentation, Food Network was caught flat-footed and took a lengthy period of time to properly capitalise on the show's success by making it a centerpiece of their lineup. Rapid NetworkDecay soon followed.

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* In England, the UK, ''Series/DealOrNoDeal'' is was formerly the show of choice, possibly due to the presenter (Noel Edmonds) having presented 90's show ''Noel's House Party''. Probably more down to the fact that he's able to make a show about someone opening boxes seem quite tense and nail-biting. Even when all the big prizes have gone.
* The Food Network's initial run of ''Series/IronChef'' carried advertisements generally aimed at over-40-housewives, over-40 housewives, who were Food Network's primary demographic at the time. When the show was adopted by younger viewers due to its competition aspect and the NarmCharm of its presentation, Food Network was caught flat-footed and took a lengthy period of time to properly capitalise capitalize on the show's success by making it a centerpiece of their lineup. Rapid NetworkDecay soon followed.



* Although ''Series/BeakmansWorld'' was generally aimed at 9-to-14 year old school kids, high schoolers and college students liked it too. Maybe it was because they finally got what they couldn't get in middle school; maybe it was because the main character looked like someone who'd do drugs; maybe it was the assistants (no, not the rat); or even a combination of all three.

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* Although ''Series/BeakmansWorld'' was generally aimed at 9-to-14 year old 9-to-14-year-old school kids, high schoolers and college students liked it too. Maybe it was because they finally got what they couldn't get in middle school; maybe it was because the main character looked like someone who'd do drugs; maybe it was the assistants (no, not the rat); or even a combination of all three.



* The children's TV show ''Series/LazyTown'' is also known to be popular with teenagers and young adults as well as parents; possibly from it's quirkiness and LargeHam villain. Though given Sportacus's and Robbie's tight pants we can be reasonably sure that some of the [[ParentService adult appeal]] is deliberate.

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* The children's TV show ''Series/LazyTown'' is also known to be popular with teenagers and young adults as well as parents; parents, possibly from it's due to its quirkiness and LargeHam villain. Though given Sportacus's and Robbie's tight pants we can be reasonably sure that some of the [[ParentService adult appeal]] is deliberate.



* Word on the street has it that the live-action ''Series/TheDresdenFiles'' TV series was cancelled because, while it had an active fan following, said fan following was mostly older women who didn't mesh with the rest of The Sci-Fi Channel's young male demographic.
* As for Sci-fi examples, ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' was cancelled to make way for ''Series/StargateUniverse'' so TPTB could appeal to a younger male demographic instead of SGA's (very large) female fanbase.

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* Word on the street has it that the live-action ''Series/TheDresdenFiles'' TV series was cancelled because, while it had an active fan following, said fan following was mostly older women who didn't mesh with the rest of The the Sci-Fi Channel's young male demographic.
* As for Sci-fi sci-fi examples, ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' was cancelled to make way for ''Series/StargateUniverse'' so TPTB could appeal to a younger male demographic instead of SGA's (very large) female fanbase.



* ''Series/TopGear'' is a [[GearheadShow Petrolhead Show]], but there are plenty of people who watch it without knowing much about cars, simply cause it is that hilarious, and it doesn't hurt that the film crew is great at making everything look good.

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* ''Series/TopGear'' is a [[GearheadShow Petrolhead Show]], but there are plenty of people who watch it without knowing much about cars, simply cause it is that because it's hilarious, and it doesn't hurt that the film crew is great at making everything look good.



** It's a little hard to find ''The Golden Girls''' original demographic. Even during its debut it was very popular with younger demographics (and still is). When asked why, I think Creator/BettyWhite said it best, "Because it's funny!"

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** It's a little hard to find ''The Golden Girls''' Girls''[='=] original demographic. Even during its debut it was very popular with younger demographics (and still is). When asked why, I think Creator/BettyWhite said it best, "Because it's funny!"



* War miniseries like ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' and ''Series/ThePacific'', in theory and according to mainstream media, are generally geared at middle-aged-to-older men ([[Series/SaturdayNightLive Seth Meyers]], making fun of [[SleazyPolitician Eric Massa]], accused of groping a staffer at his fiftieth birthday party: "That's not what happens on 50th birthdays. On ''my'' dad's 50th birthday, we got him a gift certificate to Morton's and a ''Band of Brothers'' DVD"), including those who possibly served. However, they tend to have ''very'' strong fanbases of young women in their teens and twenties, partially because of the wealth of young men in uniform and [[{{Slash}} the many shipping possibilities]]. However, many seem to have genuine interest in [[RealLife the history]] as well
* The {{Creator/Studio100}} series Series/KabouterPlop, a [[WidgetSeries Belgian children's TV show about singing and dancing gnomes]], has somewhat of a following among young adults in the English-speaking world due to its [[EarWorm catchy songs]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4ivw0mA6mg bizarre]] {{Mondegreen}}s [[http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/underpants that exist for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-qGPvk_-Rk said songs]].

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* War miniseries like ''Series/BandOfBrothers'' and ''Series/ThePacific'', in theory and according to mainstream media, are generally geared at middle-aged-to-older men ([[Series/SaturdayNightLive Seth Meyers]], making fun of [[SleazyPolitician Eric Massa]], accused of groping a staffer at his fiftieth birthday party: "That's not what happens on 50th birthdays. On ''my'' dad's 50th birthday, we got him a gift certificate to Morton's and a ''Band of Brothers'' DVD"), including those who possibly served. However, they tend to have ''very'' strong fanbases of young women in their teens and twenties, partially because of the wealth of young men in uniform and [[{{Slash}} the many shipping possibilities]]. However, many seem to have genuine interest in [[RealLife the history]] as well
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* The {{Creator/Studio100}} series Series/KabouterPlop, ''Series/KabouterPlop'', a [[WidgetSeries Belgian children's TV show about singing and dancing gnomes]], has somewhat of a following among young adults in the English-speaking world due to its [[EarWorm catchy songs]] and the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4ivw0mA6mg bizarre]] {{Mondegreen}}s [[http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/underpants that exist for]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-qGPvk_-Rk said songs]].



* Another good example from the creator Studio 100 (the same ones who were responsible for Kabouter Plop above) would be Samson en Gert. Although the show was mainly made with kids in mind the adult setting and sitcom-like scenario's also attracted pretty much everyone who was not in the intended demographic and started becoming one of the more adult oriented programs on the channels it aired.

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* Another good example from the creator Studio 100 (the same ones who were responsible for Kabouter Plop ''Kabouter Plop'' above) would be Samson ''Samson en Gert. Gert''. Although the show was mainly made with kids in mind mind, the adult setting and sitcom-like scenario's scenarios also attracted pretty much everyone who was not in the intended demographic and started becoming one of the more adult oriented adult-oriented programs on the channels where it aired.



* MTV's Series/TeenWolf has attracted a not insignificant adult gay following. Considering how much time the many attractive guys on the show spend shirtless, and the shows casual inclusion of a gay character and gay themes into some of its episodes, this may not be entirely unintentional.

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* MTV's Series/TeenWolf has attracted a not insignificant adult gay following. Considering how much time the many attractive guys on the show spend shirtless, and the shows show's casual inclusion of a gay character and gay themes into some of its episodes, this may not be entirely unintentional.



* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is one of the most oddest examples of this trope. Even though most of the characters in the show work in a university, and it features a lot of nerd and geek references, it was always aimed at Adults 18-49 like many sitcoms of its kind. However, since then, the show has accumulated a ''huge'' following with nerds and geeks, who not only appreciate the many science fiction and comic book/superhero references, but also can relate to many experinces the characters often go through. It's become up to the point where it's so huge, that the show ''itself'' has become a part of the nerd and geek entertainment.

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is one of the most oddest examples of this trope. Even though most of the characters in the show work in a university, and it features a lot of nerd and geek references, it was always aimed at Adults 18-49 adults aged 18-49, like many sitcoms of its kind. However, since then, the show has accumulated a ''huge'' following with nerds and geeks, who not only appreciate the many science fiction and comic book/superhero references, but also can relate to many experinces experiences the characters often go through. It's become up got to the point where it's so huge, that the show ''itself'' has become a part of the nerd and geek entertainment.



* Despite having far more black characters and cast members than white, most of the attention and sky-high praise heaped upon ''Series/TheWire'' and its gritty, urban subject matter came from white fans, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday leaving a sizable chunk of the show's black viewers to wonder what the big deal is.]]

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* Despite having far more black characters and cast members than white, most of the attention and sky-high praise heaped upon ''Series/TheWire'' and its gritty, urban subject matter came from white fans, [[ButForMeItWasTuesday leaving a sizable chunk of the show's black viewers to wonder what the big deal is.was.]]



* According to the fan section of the PBS website for ''Series/TheNoddyShop'', most of the viewers of the show were surprisingly not in the 2-5 range it was aimed for, but rather in the 9-11 range. It helps that the scenes inside the shop with the toys were very interesting and hilarious, and that DJ and Kate, two of the main kids in the show, were around this age. It was also big with adults, due to it's nostalgic 50's theme and some of the songs being inspired by ''Film/{{Grease}}''.

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* According to the fan section of the PBS website for ''Series/TheNoddyShop'', most of the viewers of the show were surprisingly not in the 2-5 2-to-5 range it was aimed for, at, but rather in the 9-11 range. It helps that the scenes inside the shop with the toys were very interesting and hilarious, and that DJ and Kate, two of the main kids in the show, were around this age. It was also big with adults, due to it's its nostalgic 50's theme and some of the songs being inspired by ''Film/{{Grease}}''.
3rd Aug '17 1:11:14 PM LinTaylor
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* MerchandiseDriven ''{{Tokusatsu}}'' is aimed squarely at kids. However, they cast a lot of [[{{Bishonen}} pretty-boy actors]] to [[ParentService appeal]] to the ''mothers'' of the aforementioned kids, who often watch the show at home with their children. And if not the mothers, then it works well with the older sisters of these kids. And if the fathers stay around long enough to watch it at times, the actresses fill that niche nicely, along with the gravure to go with it. A second periphery demographic is the small but solid overseas fanbase, who tend to be in their late teens or mid-20s, overlapping somewhat with the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fandom as well.

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* MerchandiseDriven ''{{Tokusatsu}}'' is aimed squarely at kids. However, they cast a lot of [[{{Bishonen}} pretty-boy actors]] to [[ParentService appeal]] to the ''mothers'' of the aforementioned kids, who often watch the show at home with their children. And if not the mothers, then it works well with the children; this occasionally applies to older sisters as well. The Japanese have dubbed this[[note]]specifically, drawing in a female audience by casting handsome male actors[[/note]] "the Odagiri effect" after Joe Odagiri, star of these kids. And if ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'', one of the first observed instances of this trope and launcher of a fair bit of FollowTheLeader. It also works the other way around, with fathers stay around long enough and older boys being drawn to watch it at times, these shows thanks to the actresses fill that niche nicely, along with cute young singers and ''gravure'' swimsuit models who play the gravure to go with it.female leads. A second periphery demographic is the small but solid overseas fanbase, who tend to be in their late teens or mid-20s, overlapping somewhat with the ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' fandom as well.



** It should be pointed out that some of the SuperSetai and KamenRider entries into this trope may be due to air times. Prior to the mid-2000s, they were largely seen as family shows (for Americans, think of them in the same way as TheIncredibleHulk TV show and you're not far off). Originally they aired in an evening time slot, so it would be perfect time for family viewing. Around 1997 [[note]] for Sentai only, Kamen Rider first aired in the time slot in 2000, replacing ''Moerou! Robocon''.[[/note]], they were moved to 7:30AM and 8:00AM on Sunday mornings, often seen as the SaturdayMorningCartoon equivalent.

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** It should be pointed out that some of the SuperSetai SuperSentai and KamenRider entries into this trope may be due to air times. Prior to the mid-2000s, they were largely seen as family shows (for Americans, think of them in the same way as TheIncredibleHulk TV show and you're not far off). Originally they aired in an evening time slot, so it would be perfect time for family viewing. Around 1997 [[note]] for Sentai only, Kamen Rider first aired in the time slot in 2000, replacing ''Moerou! Robocon''.[[/note]], they were moved to 7:30AM and 8:00AM on Sunday mornings, often seen as the SaturdayMorningCartoon equivalent.
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