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Logo used since March 4, 2023[a]
CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersOne Astor Plaza
New York City, New York, U.S.
  • English
  • Spanish (via SAP audio track)
Picture format1080i HDTV (downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerParamount Media Networks (Paramount Global)
ParentNickelodeon Group
Sister channels
FoundedDecember 1, 1977; 46 years ago (1977-12-01)
LaunchedApril 1, 1979; 45 years ago (1979-04-01)
FounderVivian Horner
Former namesC-3 (1977–1979)
(channel space shared with nighttime programming block Nick at Nite)
Streaming media
Philo, FuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV[broken anchor]

Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is a worldwide cable television network. Airing Mondays-Fridays from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sundays from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. [1] It is made for children. The network was started in 1983 as Pinwheel. During the late mornings and afternoons, Nickelodeon shows Nick Jr. This is a group of learning programs and series for younger children. They are shown while the older children are in school. At night, the network shows Nick at Nite. Nick at Nite is a group of reruns of older series that parents watched when they were younger.

Programming[change | change source]

Logo used since September 28, 2009. Concurrently used with the 2023 logo since March 4, 2023. This logo is still used in other Nickelodeon channels.

Programming seen on Nickelodeon includes animated series (such as SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, Goat Simulator and Friends, The Casagrandes, The Patrick Star Show, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, The Smurfs, Rugrats, The Mercy and DJ show and Big Nate), live-action, scripted series (such as Danger Force, Tyler Perry's Young Dylan and All That), and original made-for-TV movies, while the network's daytime schedule is dedicated to shows targeting preschoolers (such as Bubble Guppies, PAW Patrol, Final Space, and Blue's Clues & You!).

Nicktoons[change | change source]

Nicktoons is the branding for Nickelodeon's original animated television series. Until 1991, the animated series that aired on Nickelodeon were largely imported from foreign countries, with some original animated specials that were also featured on the channel up to that point. Though the Nicktoons branding has seldom been used by the network itself since the 2002 launch of the channel of the same name, original animated series continue to make up a substantial portion of Nickelodeon's lineup. Roughly 6 to 7 hours of these programs are seen on the weekday schedule, and around nine hours on weekends, including a dedicated weekend morning animation block.

Sister channels[change | change source]

Nick at Nite[change | change source]

Nick at Nite is a programming block for adults and older youth audiences. It had shows such as Drake & Josh, iCarly, Goat Simulator and Friends, The Mercy and DJ show, Final Space, Danger Force, Tyler Perry's Young Dylan and All That, and original made-for-TV movies. The block was founded in 1985. This block is similar to Adult Swim, the nighttime programming block for Cartoon Network.

Nick Jr.[change | change source]

Nick Jr. is a children's programming block for children aged 2-6. It was founded in 1988 as a programming block. A channel called Nick Jr. was launched in 2009.

Nicktoons[change | change source]

Nicktoons is a programming block founded in 1991, the same day Doug, Rugrats and The Ren and Stimpy Show started. The programming block was repeated every Saturday and Sunday. A channel called Nicktoons was launched in 2002. The channel is for ages 7-14.

TeenNick[change | change source]

TeenNick is a programming block for teens ages 13-19. It was founded in 2001. This block is for teenage audiences. The channel launched in 2009. It had shows such as Drake & Josh, iCarly, Goat Simulator and Friends, The Mercy and DJ show, Final Space, Danger Force, Tyler Perry's Young Dylan and All That, and original made-for-TV movies.

NickMusic[change | change source]

NickMusic is a channel that launched in 2002 as MTV Hits. It was changed later on.

NickRewind[change | change source]

NickRewind was a block on TeenNick from 2019-2022 and Nick at Nite from 2023-present on weekdays, that launched in 2011. It showed re-runs of old Nickelodeon shows.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The logo's wordmark has been in use since September 28, 2009. Additionally, this logo is a variant meant to be used for white backgrounds; the main variant has a white wordmark in conjunction with a fully orange splat.

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