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If you were looking for the article about the studio, then see Nickelodeon Animation Studio.

Nickelodeon, often shortened to Nick, is an American children's cable television channel. The company's headquarters are located in New York City, New York and its animation studio is located in Burbank, California.

SpongeBob SquarePants is aired on Nickelodeon in the United States. Internationally, it is aired on Nickelodeon's many foreign channels.

Sister channels


Main article: Nicktoons

Nicktoons, known as Nicktoons Network from 2005-2009 and Nicktoons TV from 2002-2003 is a channel that airs reruns of Nick's older animated lineup. SpongeBob SquarePants reruns are seen on here, despite the number of times it appears on the main channel. As of August 2021, the channel mostly airs episodes from seasons 1-11 and the first 9 episodes of season 12.


Main article: TeenNick

TeenNick (named after the 2001 block) is a channel that airs reruns of Nick's older live-action comedy lineup. It is a merge of two teen originated blocks TEENick on Nickelodeon and The N on Noggin. A throwback programming block, named NickRewind, formerly aired on this channel from 11:00pm to 6:00am until January 31, 2022, due to its content appealing towards teens and young adults. Sometimes, TeenNick would air reruns of SpongeBob SquarePants and other currently airing Nick shows. From May 10 to July 9, 2021, the channel reran the first two seasons of SpongeBob SquarePants weekdays at 6:00am.

Nick Jr.

Nick Jr. is a channel named after Nickelodeon's long-running weekday morning block of the same name. Primarily aimed at preschoolers, it airs reruns of Nick's older children's programming lineup. There are usually no commercials, except for promotions of which shows come up next. The channel replaced Noggin, a separate brand which was relaunched as a mobile app in 2015. From 2012 to 2015, the Nick Jr. channel featured a nighttime block called NickMom, which was aimed at mothers of preschool children.

Despite this channel available on many cable providers, Paramount Global continues to host a short children's programming block on Nickelodeon since 1988.


Nick Music, known as MTV Hits from 2002-2016, is a channel that airs reruns of older music videos that are appropriate for kids. Despite the name change, Paramount Global continues to air older music videos that appeal to everyone on its main channel, MTV.

Programming blocks

Nick Jr.

Nick Jr., known as Nickelodeon's Play Date from 2009-2012, Nick: The Smart Place to Play from 2012-2014 and Nick Jr. on Nick from 2014-2019, is a preschool block that airs reruns of Nick's older children's programming lineup.

Nick at Nite

Nick at Nite (stylized as nick@nite) is a nighttime block on Nickelodeon that was established in 1985. It airs reruns of classic sitcoms from the 1980s-present as well as the occasional airing of Nickelodeon and Paramount movies. It is often a competitor to Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, an adult-oriented block at night affiliated with another major children's cable network. As of August 2021, Nick at Nite broadcasts SpongeBob SquarePants episodes weekdays at 6:30am and on weekends from 6:00am to 7:00am.


TEENick, known as SNICK from 1995-2004, was a programming block on Nickelodeon that airs reruns of Nick's older live-action comedy lineup. It was merged with The N on Noggin both becoming TeenNick.

Other projects


Nick.com is Nickelodeon's official website. For most of its history, the site featured fan forums, over a thousand online games, episode clips (even a few full episodes), and original videos. Nick.com was once critically praised, receiving the Better Business Bureau's first-ever Internet privacy seal of approval in 1999, and winning a Webby Award in 2003.

As of December 2018, Nick.com has removed all of the games, show pages, videos and forums off of the website in order for it to resemble the Nick app.

Nickelodeon Magazine

Main article: Nickelodeon Magazine
A series of magazines published by Nickelodeon, launched in 1995. They used to release SpongeBob Comics.

Nickelodeon Movies

This is a gallery of motion pictures released under this name since 1995. They took part in the production of The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, and The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. As of August 14, 2020, SpongeBob SquarePants is the studio's mascot, same for Nickelodeon itself and its animation division.

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

The 2021 Kids' Choice Awards short.

SpongeBob SquarePants has taken the "Favorite Cartoon" gong a total of 19 times at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, the most awards held by any franchise. The last 12 awards, since 2009, have been consecutive.

Plankton's splat form

  • In the episode Lame and Fortune, when Plankton gets squished, his splat form is an apparent nod to the old Nickelodeon splat logo.

Logos from theatrical SpongeBob movies


This is a gallery of general Nick logos.

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