A kids television channel that debuted in the 80s, hit it's prime in the 90s and then lost it completely.
The labelling of Nickelodeon as a kids channel is debateable because some of their best jokes and shows (before they went downhill) had enough depth to appeal to adults. Most notably, shows like Ren & Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life and the late Invader Zim were filled to the brim with quirky innuendo, jokes and/or references that will likely fly straight over a younger child's head.
Since 2000, quality has been declining, and as of 2008 they have officially hit rock bottom, essentially airing five or six substandard shows back-to-back, occasionally (though this may not still be the case) showing some old programming during school hours so that older fans (now probably having left school) can still find mild enjoyment in the channel.
It is hoped by many that Viacom is simply going through a rough time and will pick up quality eventually, but as quality continues to decline, most older fans are giving up hope (which only makes sense given that it is a childrens channel).
Nickelodeon hardly needs an example now does it?
What used to be the best channel ever but it sucks a really lot now.
Nickelodeon ruled 10 years ago, now it sucks.
Used to be a classic favorite by all, it canceled all of it's good shows such as Welcome Freshmen, Salute Your Shorts, Rocko, Ren & Stimpy, and Nick Arcade. They started to aim towrds the sterotypical children that were spawning from somewhere. They began covering the new "pop" (aka. crap, homo-gays, %*&*) groups that were spawning from the same place as the sterotypical children. They struck back with Invader Zim, but was canceled because the type of humor flew right over the little kids heads. It now hold the personal record by about every person in America above the age of 13 as the worst television station and ahould be plagued with head cancer.
Nickelodeon REALLY sucks now.
A channel that has sold out to the max. Used to have great shows like salute your shorts, pete and pete, and doug. Now they have these stupid mindless cartoons that would put a kid with adhd to sleep.
6 year old kid: Nickelodeon is my favorite channel!
Me: My young friend, you shall never know.
A now horrible kids channel. It started off pretty good with Ren and Stimpy and Rocko's modern Life (even Angry beavers wasn't all shit) but promptly canceled all their good shows and started to play towards f*cking 6-year olds. Then came Spongebob and it almost completely died. It made a brief (but amazing) comeback with Invader Zim, but, of course, they cancelled it, leading to its utter doom. Now, unless they bring some good shows into their pathetic schedule, it wil soon be cancelled as well.
A television network station that once had spark and fun. Used to be made up of shows such as Rocko, Hey Arnold, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and Clarissa Explains It All, just to name a few. This network has downgraded itself with "new and improved" clean innuendo shows such as Spongebob Squarepants and Fairly Oddparents. Tries to redeem itself with "TeeNick" network, but has not been successful. On the brink of being off the expanded cable network.
Nickelodeon is on the brink of extinction.
An Uber-retarded network that only exists to cancell its last few entertaining shows, and blatatntly mock animation.
Nick Executive:This shows ratings are off the chart, cancel it immediantly.
A great Kid's TV Channel until the mid-90's when it began to suck. It had supa-fly shows such as Clarissa Explains It All, The Adventures Of Pete and Pete, Doug, Salute Your Shorts, Ren and Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, Ahh! Real Monsters, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Figure it Out and etc. Then they started to slowly decline as they kept replacing the cast of All That, made a new version of Double Dare called Double Dare 2000. Their good cartoons were taken off the air and their ok cartoons such as Rugrats, got worse and worse. They occasionly had a good show like Invader Zim but was cancelled probably cuz faux-punks who shop at Hot Topic started wearing Gir and Zim pins and T-shirts. Now they just suck and show crappy shows such as ChalkZone, Fairly Oddparents, Zoey 101, and Unfabulous.
Man, i miss Old School Nick.