Lots of you have been asking what time new episodes will be added to nick.com moving forward! Remaining Book 3 episodes will be added to nick.com on Fridays at 12:00pm (noon) EST. We will update with the link for this Friday’s episode “The Stakeout” as soon as it’s live :)
From CinemaBlend (Source: http://www.cinemablend.com/television/Why-Legend-Korra-Moving-Online-What-Best-Show-66425.html):
"Going into detail about the situation, DiMartino said that this move is actually just one part of a much larger “sea-change” currently going on in the television industry. Slowly but surely, the model of network and cable channels is fading away as more and more people are choosing to watch shows online. While this is the case with many series nowadays, it’s especially true for the Last Airbender spinoff.
"According to DiMartino, while Legend of Korra did put up solid numbers while airing on Nickelodeon, the stats for digital downloads and streaming have been “insane.” In fact, when the last finale of the show went online it wound up being the biggest hit on Nick.com all year. Paired with the fact that the series didn’t really fit in with the rest of the network’s programming on the air, the decision was made to move the remaining Book 3 episodes online.
"The co-creator/executive producer’s tone suggested that what’s being done for Legend of Korra really is for the best, but he also recognized that the way the announcement was handled wasn’t great. “It caught us by surprise and wasn’t done in the smoothest way and was upsetting,” DiMartino said before adding, “It happened in a bit of a messy way.”
Hopefully this clears up the unexpected news. The Nielsen Ratings have already added online viewers to their numbers. This is a great move, as other shows that got cancelled due to low ratings on TV without awareness of online viewership can be revived (Arrested Development and Community) Same goes to Futurama in a far distant future.
Just be happy that Korra will show all of the complete episodes online!