Sometimes statistics are analyzed to death and in doing so, say in movies, the purveyors of entertainment often remove the very essence of what makes shows entertaining to start with. The freshness, the newness, the ingenunity and creative approaches.
I mean, don't you hate it when a movie follows a formula established by studio executives? Well, this did well at the Box Office, so let's do it again (boy meets girl, girl ignores boy, boy and girl marry) or to be different, let's deliberately follow the opposite formula (boy meets girl, girl ignores boy, boy dies)? Sometimes, in appealing to the masses by dumbing down the movie, they strip a movie of its attraction, to be entertained and swept away in the moment.
Then again, I was one of those kids who could not quite get over the fact that a) there is no Santa Claus and b) that my parents had lied to me for so many years.