- And the Fandom Rejoiced:
- Network Decay: Need we say? Seriously, go look at the Unique Situations part of the Network Decay page, there's a whole section devoted to how Cartoon Network (and Adult Swim and Boomerang) did this trope.
- Never Live It Down: CN Real, along with the continued attempts to apply live action shows to the Network are possibly more noticed than pretty much any of the Network's attempts to Win Back the Crowd.
- Win Back the Crowd: It appears that after the Dork Age of the introduction of CN Real, Adventure Time and a few later shows helped earn back Cartoon Network's reputation.
- And then Teen Titans Go! and the oversaturation of said show sent it back to Network Decay in full force.