YMMV: DCLAU

  • Cash Cow Franchise: As the most popular shows on the channel, they get quite a lot of merchandise.
    • The idea and official recognition of a DCLAU seems in part motivated to establish the DCLAU itself as a (Cash Cow) Franchise, much like the shared universes/franchises of the Marvel (now incidentally owned by Disney) and DC franchises (or alterantively, Disney's own "Princess" franchise).
    • Some of the most popular shows seem to be especially emphasized with crossovers, so far with Jessie, Good Luck Charlie, Hannah Montana and the Suite Life series having the most tie-ins.
  • Friendly Fandoms: Both Austin & Ally and A.N.T. Farm are this to iCarly, despite being on rival networks, have a friendship based around the supporters of the three major canon relationships on the shows, Carly/Freddie, Austin/Ally, and Chyna/Fletcher, Three of them being examples of the Just Friends.
  • Hollywood Homely: See Sliding Scale of Beauty. Hardly a DCLAU show will not invoke this trope at least once, if not in its main cast (sometimes even with its top-billed star).
  • Hollywood Hype Machine: One of the most well known examples. As well as being on these shows, the actors also usually release an album and have a finale movie. Unfortunately, it rarely leads to lasting success outside of Disney (though that seems to be changing now, at least with Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato).
  • Just Here for Godzilla: Many fans, especially male fans, tune in just for the female stars, such as Debby Ryan, Laura Marano, Olivia Holt, etc. Also likely a number of female fans tune in for the male stars, such as Ross Lynch.
  • Periphery Demographic: Ostensibly, virtually every one of the shows on the Disney Channel side of the DCLAU is squarely aimed at tween/teen girls with the Disney XD side serving the same-aged male demographic. That said, there's a very sizable male demographic for all shows. Many boys enjoy the singing/dancing numbers, the antics and especially the attractive people Disney tends to cast in their shows. Even Disney itself acknowledges this, at least to some degree - the number of times Suite Life on Deck reruns on Disney XD, the Getting Crap Past the Radar on Wizards, etc. The Live-Action TV page has quite a few examples.
    • There's also a significant (typically male) older audience as well, ranging from late teens to well over typical college-age.
    • Girl Meets World and I Didn't Do It are direct shots at the Periphery Demographic: the former brings with it tremendous nostalgia appeal thanks to Boy Meets World and its fans who are roughly the same age as Cory and Topanga themselves (and thus potentially have children of their own fitting into the DCLAU "target" demographic); while the latter is a more straightforward appeal towards a slightly skewed demographic with a cast and humor and scriptwriting thought to be more appealing to an older teen demographic.
      • Shows that have been in production for a while (like Good Luck Charlie, Jessie and Austin & Ally) will make attempts to keep up with their aging fanbases as well.