After the uproar that was caused due to “The Legend of Korra” being pulled off of the Nickelodeon main channel, co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino felt that they should explain in depth a little more about the decision they made at Comic-Con panel this morning. What it boiled down to is that even “Legend of Korra” did extremely well on Nickelodeon channel, those results couldn’t stand in comparison to the phenomenal outcome of the show online. Konietzko said when “Book 1 of Korra came out it did pretty good on TV but its online presence was just insane. Not only the chatter from all the fans but the actual numbers in terms of digital downloads and streaming, it’s just been huge. And as the show’s gone along, by Book 2, the numbers in the digital streaming greatly outweighed the channel.”
Even though the change may or may not have been caused by Nickelodeon being unable to fit Korra in their scheduled programming, it is clear that the show has a stronger digital presence and this may work in their favor as the show progresses. Lastly, DiMartino had this to say before moving on with the rest of the panel, “Other than it not being on the Nickelodeon main channel nothing is changing. You get to see it, which is the important thing” and we couldn’t agree more.