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Airing nothing but Teen Titans Go! for an entire week with perhaps a little tiny bit of Steven Universe is not the best way to attract views. (Notably an example of Adored By The Network)
Here is another example of quantity over quality, This time is about paid advertising.

Quantity over quality is a term used when multiple episodes of the show air that show little to no effort other than those big juicy numbers. There is also a similar term called Adored by the Network, which is when a show is loved & aired to death by a certain TV channel. We will also be talking about this term here.



  • Johnny Test (2005, Seasons 4-6) - Since Season 4, the show began to go downhill, but it went even further downhill in Seasons 5-6, with cheaper and more choppy animation and character movements, and poor and repetitive writing. And these seasons lasted five years with a total of 78 half-hours. To make matters worse, Cartoon Network overplayed the show from 2012 to 2014, attempting to become the next SpongeBob, which backfired and ended up being one of the prime reasons why the entire show (even seasons 1-3) was hated so much.
  • Teen Titans Go! - The show started in 2013, and is still going to this day with no signs of ending. Many episodes, especially Seasons 2 & 3, rely on gross-out jokes, mocking critics, and the Titans were flanderized into unlikable characters. And like Johnny Test, it was overplayed from 2014 to 2018, attempting to be the next SpongeBob.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants - Ever since the 2004 film, Nickelodeon has been using the show as a cash cow and currently has no signs of ending. However, by Season 6, it ended up backfiring and many episodes flanderized most of the characters, and the show began to rely too much on gross-out and mean-spirited humour. However, it improved by the ninth season but got even better by Seasons 10-11. However, the Post-Season 10 animation looks weird, jarring, and distracting.
  • The Simpsons (Seasons 11b-31) - It went downhill in Season 11 (particularly the 2nd half), with Fox using it as a cash cow, and currently has no signs of ending. While Seasons 32-present are improvements, it still has yet to fully recover from The Principal and the Pauper.
  • Family Guy (Seasons 8-present) - Since Season 8, the show became more mean-spirited and rotten, with an overuse of gore, shock humour, violence, blood, and vomit. Also, this shows the worst case of flanderization. And to add salt to the wound, Seth MacFarlane is clearly done with the series and wanted it to end, but sadly he couldn't due to Fox using it as a cash cow and currently has no signs of ending, hence resulting the show to get worse and worse as the series progresses on. Season 19 may be a slight improvement, but not enough.
  • American Dad! (Seasons 11-13) - Despite its perceived drop in quality, TBS won't let it end due to it being a cash cow.
  • The Fairly OddParents (Seasons 9 & 10) - From Seasons 6 to 10, Nickelodeon has used it as a secondary cash cow. It only got worse by Season 9, but the quality was so low in Season 10 that it killed the show for good.
  • The Loud House - It replaced FOP, and is about to beat FOP and Rugrats. It also went downhill after its fourth season and even more in the fifth season.
  • Rugrats - Before SpongeBob, there was Rugrats, which spanned for 13 years, causing it to go downhill in Season 7.
  • Barney & Friends: It lasted for 18 years, spawning over 260 episodes.
  • Dora the Explorer: Became one of Nickelodeon's cash cows, running for 15 years (19 if counting the dates on which the last few episodes aired in the United States to promote Dora and the Lost City of Gold) and spawning 178 episodes.
  • Peppa Pig: Despite having been claimed that episodes sometimes take "over a month to develop properly" , the show has over 7 seasons and over 300 episodes in just 17 years. Not helping is that the show is a cash cow for Nick Jr, Channel 5 (UK), eOne and now Hasbro, and currently has no signs of ending.
  • Sesame Street: Has been running since 1969, with 52 seasons and over 4,631 episodes as of this writing, and currently has no signs of ending. This caused it to go downhill in Season 33, and especially by Season 46. With that many episodes, it can actually take up to two thousand+ hours to start from finish.
    • Elmo's World: A segment from the popular and long-running children's show Sesame Street is about Elmo living in a crayon world where he talks about one subject the whole time and sings the name of the subject to the tune of "Jingle Bells". The original incarnation of the segment ran for 11 years and spawned 65 15-minute episodes. The segment would also be revived in 2017, only to stop airing by Season 52.
  • Blue's Clues: Despite being a good show, it spawned over 140 episodes in 10 years. This was because the show was Nick Jr's biggest cash cow between 1996 and 2001 when Dora the Explorer premiered. It even went downhill during its final two seasons.
  • Survivor: Although it's still a pretty good show, it had over 40 seasons in 20 years.
  • Saturday Night Live: While not particularly a bad show. The show has been running for an EXTREMELY long time (even moreso than shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy).

Quantity over quality

  • Ryan's World and Ryan's Mystery Playdate - The former has over 1,000 videos and 30 million subs in six years. As for the latter, it has four seasons and 70 episodes in just two years.
  • Bunk'd - Since Season 3, the show began to go downhill, but it went even further downhill in Seasons 4-onwards, they removed several characters and replaced them with new, unnecessary characters. After the Jessie Cast left after season 3 the show also had many poor, unfunny jokes unlike the first 2 seasons. These seasons lasted 5 years which is a bit too long considering that it went downhill after Season 2. Despite their drops in quality and ratings, Disney won't let them end due to them being cash cows.
  • The Wacky World of Tex Avery: Despite only running for one season over four months in 1997, it spawned 65 episodes.
  • Fanboy & Chum Chum: Despite being hated, 52 episodes including 100 segments of the show were produced over three years.
  • Shake it Up: Despite its reception, 75 episodes of the show were made in three years.
  • Numberblocks: Despite being a decent show, it spawned 5 series, 120 episodes, 3 specials & crossover specials with its sister series Alphablocks in only 5 years. Not helping is that the show is a cash cow for CBeebies UK and even the BBC in general, and the show is worshipped to death on Scratch (a popular coding platform & website), YouTube and FANDOM (a wiki-hosting site).
  • The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!: Despite being only lasted for just one season over four months in 1989, it spawned 52 episodes.
  • Offbrand_Square: Despite being a good channel made in 2019, the channel has over 1000 videos as of 2020, and went downhill in said year.


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