American pay television channel

Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is a worldwide cable television network. Airing Sundays-Fridays from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 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.

Nickelodeon 2023 Logo.svg
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 format
OwnerParamount Media Networks
(Paramount Global)
ParentNickelodeon Group
Sister channels
LaunchedApril 1, 1979; 44 years ago (1979-04-01)
Former namesPinwheel (1977–1979)
(channel space shared with nighttime programming block Nick at Nite)
Streaming media
Philo, FuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV


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 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 channelsEdit

Nick at NiteEdit

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.Edit

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. launched in 2009.


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


TeenNick is a programming block teens ages of 13-19. It was founded in 2001. This block is for teenage audiences. The channel launched in 2009.


NickMusic is a channel that launched in 2002.


NickRewind is a channel that launched in 2011. It shows re-runs of old Nickelodeon shows.

NickRewind Jr.Edit

NickRewind Jr Upcoming is a channel that launched on 2022. NickRewind Jr. shows re-runs of old Nick Jr. shows like Allegra's Window, Blue's Clues, Blue's Room, The Backyardigans, Eureeka's Castle, Gullah Gullah Island, Jack's Big Music Show, Little Bear, Little Bill, Oswald, Pinwheel, Today's Special, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Whoopi's Littleburg The block is from Nick Jr. series.


  • Pineapple house plush with mini SpongeBob
  • Jumbo SpongeBob
  • Mini SpongeBob keychain
  • Jumbo Patrick
  • Mini Patrick keychain
  • Jumbo Squidward
  • Beanie Squidward
  • Jumbo Pearl
  • Beanie Pearl
  • Mini Pearl keychain
  • Jumbo Mrs. Puff
  • Beanie Mrs. Puff
  • Mini Mrs. Puff keychain
  • Jumbo Sandy
  • Beanie Sandy
  • Mini Sandy keychain
  • Mini Plankton keychain


  1. The logo's wordmark has been in use since September 28, 2009.

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