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36794956 No. 36794956
Tracking the Google Trends search-term figures for "My Little Pony" and "Friendship is Magic," I had concluded that interest in the show peaked in December 2013 and has been declining slowly ever since.

But if you add "pony" as a third search term (pic), you get a surprise. Searches for "pony" have always been more numerous than the other two, probably reflecting interest in IRL small horses. But ever since the show started in 2010, the "pony" and "My Little Pony" curves have run in pretty exact parallel -- which means that the small-horse searches are constant, and the bumps in the "pony" curve are generated by MLP fans.

Until this month. The April 2015 figures show a huge spike in the "pony" curve but not in the "MLP" curve. Why? Dunno-- but I figure it's new MLP fans using a one-word search term, and not livestock shoppers. If so, interest in the show is reaching new heights with the advent of S5!
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>> No. 36794958
you forgot to search mlp
>> No. 36794964
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That sounds about right. MLP was at its meme peak at 2013, and S3 proceeded to absolutely Decimate its memetic reputation.
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Why would it be S3's fault? S3 ended around the beginning of 2013, and besides a drip around the middle of the year, it ended up rising during the rest of 2013.

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How's that? Wouldn't the memers not care about the show's quality? Nobody who seriously talks about how "S3 was worse than the previous 2 seasons" would be Googling MLP in the first place.
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Why not? I'd occasionally google MLP stuff just to see what pops up on google.


When people give a reason for leaving the MLP fandom, S3 comes up as a disproportionately high reason.
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But you responded like first came MLP's peak, and then came season 3 after. But according to what Nother said and the data he showed, the peak was months after season 3 ended.
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well it doesn't synch up perfectly then; perhaps EQG 1 caused some extra traffic out of curiosity leading up to its premier due to being an all new brand.


I actually wonder if MLP will begin to decline in sales and popularity after this Season; we are getting pretty far along into its lifetime, and though its been increasing, it can't last forever.
>> No. 36794996
it cant last forever.

this isnt like sponge bob or the simposns, where they can say "you know what, fuck it, we can throw what ever at the screen and it doesnt matter, people keep watching"
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That's only because They reboot. Spongebob has no history of rebooting to fall back on, they can't be sure that rebooting would work (not to mention that rebooting with spongebob having negative continuity is somewhat pointless).

MLP has a long history of making new generations, so rather than drive it into the ground they'd try and relaunch... I'm rather hoping it'll be reboots from now on instead of new gens. (that's one reason I lost interest in digimon)
>> No. 36795002
>That's only because They reboot. Spongebob has no history of rebooting
they could reeboot it if they wanted, but they dont need to.

and if they reeboot mlpfim, it is going to be when they think it isnt worth to keep working on it.

sponge bob dont loose sales, they keep doing it. if some day sponge bob dies. they will stop making it, and probably some one will try to make some remake show or something time later

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Since the OP didn't do it, here's the graph of interest in the Google search of just "mlp" over time. It strongly disagrees with the "decreasing interest over time" theory that the OP proposed. The three largest spikes on the chart correspond with the beginning of seasons 3, 4, and 5 respectively.
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when all else fails blame season 3
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>when all else fails blame McCarthy*
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To be fair, if you're blaming McCarthy for something, chances are, you're probably correct in doing so.
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I will not apologize for hating McCarthy; I 100% believe she is responsible for a massive downturn in quality in S3 and the loss of potential for the series even after things have gotten off track.

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