Target demographic Nother Nonymous No.36828626
When this show started out, the ages of the Mane Six were a topic for debate. The last time we had the don't-treat-me-like-a-baby motif, the protestor was -- what? maybe nine or ten? But in Saturday's episode, one of our viewpoint characters has a beard (which his mother tries to cut off, sigmundfreud cough cough) and the other one yells, "I'm a grown mare!" Starlight's old room (pic) is a zoo of rebellious-teenager paraphernalia: male alicorn plushie with smouldering eyes, leering leather-clad stallion on poster, skulls everywhere, some with demon horns.
The target demographic for this show is no longer 6-8-year-old girls. Proof: almost all the show's commercials are now for adult stuff, of no interest to young girls.