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In tonight's power rag is we take a look at some of the most lucrative franchises in children's TV.
With a child that hard rod Kurtz join my -- out of that well I you know -- -- way way back to the days of Howdy Doody is so this is nothing you're not old enough for a day you -- and I've ever seen Bridget.
For the day TV began we began having these things but.
Number five we start would tell what topics is that kind of -- -- changed the whole image of what did the navy characters are about freaked me out and once you get the names here because I don't -- -- get deep sea of law lives.
-- and can keep me.
Controversial one that Jerry Falwell well that's your -- -- -- -- minds of young Americans this is actually a BBC series before -- came here to PBS and as far as the numbers go in their first decade.
Teletype -- -- Telecom -- merchandise exceeded one billion dollars with a lot of this stuff out there because it's for a lot of kids it's their first exposure to that.
Don't understand that at all number four High School Musical and Hannah Montana -- -- a couple of us smash hits for Disney of course Hannah Montana Miley Cyrus.
One of the biggest stars on the planet and High School Musical also popular with this tween set.
So why as far as High School Musical goes were talking about books they've got a video game Hannah Montana they've got dolls they got backpacks.
But all these shows you get dvds.
And for the two of them there they're relatively new I think they go back to 2006 the argument two point seven billion in merchandise sales already so.
And of course the problem one of the problems is that Disney likes a whole lot of these properties of these people wanna -- -- -- somewhat heroic.
Disney very much okay hold on a good thing they do indeed our number three weeks.
One of the classics and we're going to be target answer coming up.
Sesame Street Sesame Street now when it comes to Sesame Street Elmo is really the bread winner here I mean you have some other characters even there you see big bird there you got Oscar the -- one of my personal -- -- here and not cookie monster there's Elmo there.
And not in the past fifteen years up up until 2006 where the numbers are available like about three point one billion won over -- -- again a lot of that.
Is tickle me Elmo you've seen all the different iterations of that popular Christmas time so you know the irony of this of course is and -- are.
Is supposed to be our public television is supposed to be non profit these things started a public company that make -- a fortune.
Two Dora the Explorer like this story these were.
There is no one and now as far as the numbers go went on the air in the year 2000 since then the -- merchandise.
Five point three billion in retail sales they've got a check out their website today they've got coloring books again with dvds.
There's been a huge hit for Nickelodeon.
Five point three million a lot of hours okay number one.
The one that is really actually has a lot of adult fans -- and I brought -- president we've got -- Bob square pants fall ball on -- lounge area I've got a little big products that it has that's all kinds of I was surprised -- and -- again as far as the numbers go this is of course number 16.
Point three billion dollars since 1999 when it was first introduced then.
You know it's it's become you know when I was a kid we had like rabbits and ducks those -- -- cartoon -- get.
Bob square -- -- even know what what he's supposed to -- well arena box supposed to be as fun that's yeah that.
You know -- -- lives in the ocean that's -- our writer thank you very I only watch it I I've seen it before some of that is kind of funny I gotta admit what.
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