"Prepare to meet the strangest match made in bestie heaven -- Sam & Cat! Sam's loud, independent, and tough as nails, while Cat is sweet as pie and super flighty. But that doesn't stop this unlikely pair from becoming best buds and roomies! Together, they're a power duo with a love for fun and adventure -- it's just too bad that it doesn't come cheap. A booming out-of-home babysitting business quickly becomes the answer to their empty-pocket problems, but also an extra reason for countless wacky adventures to come!"
— Nickelodeon's description of Sam & Cat.

Nickelodeon's logo
The current logo used from 2009 to present


December 1, 1977
(as Pinwheel)
April 1, 1979
(as Nickelodeon)




United States

Broadcast area



LA, California
New York


Nickelodeon's old school logo

The original Nickelodeon logo used in 1980

Nickelodeon, often simply called Nick and originally called The Pinwheel Network, is an American children's channel owned by Viacom and operated under its Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group. The channel is primarily aimed at children in grade school and early teens (ages 6–15), with their weekday morning program block aimed at preschoolers ages 2–5. Since 2004, Nickelodeon has been run by Cyma Zarghami. It is ranked as the #1 cable channel as of 2011. Nickelodeon's broadcast day runs on Sundays from 6 a.m.- 8 p.m., Monday-Thursdays from 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m.-9 p.m., and Saturdays from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific Time). Since 1985, it shares its channel space with Nick at Nite, a night time channel that airs sitcom reruns during the interim hours. It is treated as a separate channel from Nickelodeon by A.C. Nielsen Co. for ratings purposes. If you are not in the U.S, Nickelodeon will redirect you to the your region or country's website.

In 1979, a show named "You Can't Do That on Television" gave birth to Nickelodeon's infamous slime gags.[1][2]

Sam & Cat premiered on Nickelodeon on June 8, 2013. Dan Schneider's hit shows, including Victorious, iCarly, and Zoey 101 have also aired on Nickelodeon. The longest running show on Nickelodeon was All That.


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