Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is a worldwide cable television network. Airing Mondays-Fridays from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays from 6 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sundays from 6 a.m.-7 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.

Owned by Paramount Media Networks
(Paramount Global)
Country United States
  • English
  • Spanish (via SAP audio track)
Headquarters One Astor Plaza
New York City, New York, U.S.


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, and Blue's Clues & You!).


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.

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Nick at Nite

Nick at Nite is a programming block for adults and older youth audiences. The block was founded in 1985. This block is similar to Adult Swim, the nighttime programming block for Cartoon Network.

Nick Jr.

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.


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 and iCarly


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


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.

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