Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick, and originally called Pinwheel) is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.

Most of its programming is aimed at children and adolescents ages 8–16, while its weekday morning edutainment programs are targeted at younger children ages 2–8. The channel's programming consists of original first-run television series, along with occasional broadcasts of released and original made-for-cable movies and select other third-party programming. Its programming runs from Sunday through Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific Time).

Since July 1985, it has shared its channel space with Nick at Nite, a nighttime service that airs during the interim hours, and is treated as a separate channel from Nickelodeon by Nielsen for ratings purposes;[1][2] it features reruns of older primetime sitcoms, along with some original series and feature films. Both services are sometimes collectively referred to as "Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite", due to their common association as two individual channels sharing a single channel space.

As of February 2015, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite is available to approximately 94.7 million pay television households (81.4% of households with at least one television set) in the United States.[3]

In 2003, Greeny Phatom was supposed to move to Nickelodeon, but the first attempt at airings only got past the movie.

In March 2016, Nickelodeon was planned to air re-runs of Greeny Phatom episodes made from 1995-2007 starting March 25th 2016. It would air one episode every day on Nickelodeon, taking the 4:00 PM time slot, and two episodes every day on Nicktoons taking the 7:00 AM and 7:30 am timeslots. However, the plans never got past the show airing on the CEE feed of Nick, on TV9 in Malaysia as part of a Nickelodeon block, and as part of TN8 Nicaragua's La Hora Nick block.


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  3. Seidman, Robert (February 22, 2015). List of How Many Homes Each Cable Networks Is In - Cable Network Coverage Estimates As Of February 2015. TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved on February 28, 2015.