How a Nickelodeon Cartoon Became One of the Most Powerful, Subversive Shows of 2014 | Vanity Fair

Last night Nickelodeon aired the finale of the animated spin-off series The Legend of Korra, bringing a nine-year journey that started with Avatar: The Last Airbender to a close. But perhaps “aired” is the wrong word. Because, in an unprecedented move, Nickelodeon pulled The Legend of Korra off TV earlier this year and screened almost the entire last two seasons online only. That’s right, something called The Legend of Korra, an adventure show about teenagers with the supernatural ability to manipulate the elements, pushed the envelope so far it got yanked from TV. And last night, during the finale, creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino shoved that envelope even further. And they shoved it hard. Kids TV may never be the same again.

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iCarly’s ‘iFight Shelby Marx’ Special is Basic Cable’s Reigning Champ with 7.9 Million Total Viewers, a New Series Best

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iCarly’s ‘iFight Shelby Marx’ Special is Basic Cable’s Reigning Champ with 7.9 Million Total Viewers, a New Series Best:

“NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Nickelodeon‘s iCarly — basic cable’s number-one kids’ program among total viewers quarter to date, was the champ with total viewers, kids and tweens with its ‘iFight Shelby Marx’ special (Aug. 8, 8 p.m. ET/PT ), which drew 7.9 million viewers (P2 ) and set a series record as the most watched iCarly special with viewers (P2 ). ‘iFight’ was basic cable’s number-one telecast with kids and tweens on Saturday night, and lead the competition by triple-digits, with all kids and tween demos.”

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iFight Shelby Marx Airs Aug. 7

Nickelodeon’s Emmy-Nominated Hit iCarly Features Ultimate Battle Between Teen Stars Miranda Cosgrove and Victoria Justice in All-New One-Hour Movie Event Premiering Friday, Aug. 7, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

“SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire/ — TV’s top-rated kids’ show iCarly gives fans the teen queen match of the year as star Miranda Cosgrove battles Victoria Justice in a special one-hour iCarly TV movie event — iFight Shelby Marx, premiering FRIDAY, AUG. 7, (8:00 p.m. ET/PT). Justice (Spectacular, Zoey 101) guest stars as Shelby Marx, a female championship fighter who challenges Carly to meet her in the ring. Leading up to the big premiere, Nickelodeon will get viewers ready to rumble with back-to-back competition-themed episodes of iCarly airing Monday, Aug. 3 – Friday, Aug, 7, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. The Emmy and Teen Choice-nominated iCarly, quarter to date ranks as number-one kids’ program on all of broadcast and basic cable with Tweens 9-14, and is the number-one program with kids and the top-kid targeted program with total viewers (P2+) year to date.”

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"Who Lives In A Pineapple Under The Sea?"

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Nickelodeon Celebrates 10 Years of Pop Culture Icon SpongeBob SquarePants:

“Over the last 10 years, the porous brainchild of creator Steve Hillenburg has grown from a single Saturday morning kids’ show to a certified pop culture maverick. Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon with 70 million viewers monthly, and has been the number-one animated program with Kids 2-11 for more than seven consecutive years. The show is seen in 171 markets in 25 languages and is the most widely distributed property in MTV Networks’ history.”

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Nickelodeon Signs Groundbreaking Deal with Multi-Talented Nick Cannon as Honorary Chairman of TEENick

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Nickelodeon Signs Groundbreaking Deal with Multi-Talented Nick Cannon as Honorary Chairman of TEENick

“The network’s groundbreaking two-year deal with Cannon, which begins immediately, positions him in front of the camera and behind the desk as Honorary Chairman of The N as it transforms into TEENick. In fourth quarter ’09, The N will rebrand itself as TEENick, further developing and delivering on its mission of serving teens and tweens through programming reflecting the breadth and depth of ‘teendom.'”

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Nick Upfront 2009

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Hollywood Stars, Media Titans and Business Leaders Featured at Top-Rated Nickelodeon’s 2009 Upfront Presentation to the Advertising Community in NYC

“Nickelodeon Unveils Bigger and Bolder Partnerships and Strategies Highlighted with Special Appearances by Slumdog Millionaire‘s Dev Patel, Acclaimed Motion Picture Producer Kathleen Kennedy, New TEENick “Chairman” Nick Cannon, Tornante Co.’s Michael Eisner, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, MTVN Chairman Judy McGrath, Walmart’s Dottie Mattison, and Nick Star Keke Palmer

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From PRNewswire: Nickelodeon Plans First-Ever Coverage of The Presidential Inauguration

Nickelodeon logo.Image via WikipediaNickelodeon Plans First-Ever Coverage of The Presidential Inauguration

Culminating its unprecedented year-long Kids Pick the President (KPP) campaign–which encompassed a first-ever “Kids’ Primary”; coverage of the political conventions; and the biggest “Kids Vote” in the network’s history–Nickelodeon, in another first, will feature coverage of the historic presidential inauguration starting Monday, Jan. 19, at 4 p.m. ET/PT. KPP Election Connection Team correspondents — Lily Collins, JJ and Pick Boy — will report on the political celebration from Washington, D.C. in a series of pre-taped interstitials highlighting the historic Inauguration Day and the celebrations leading up to it.

Additionally, on Inauguration Day — Tuesday, Jan. 20 — at 8 p.m., vignettes featuring footage of the President-Elect’s Oath of Office, will air on Nickelodeon, The N and Nicktoons Networks. Interstitials will continue to air on Nickelodeon through Jan. 31 and will highlight the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue; President-Elect Obama’s arrival at the White House; his inauguration speech; and more.

“We decided to continue the 2008 Kids Pick the President campaign through the inauguration in order to give kids the complete presidential election experience,” said Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Nickelodeon Kids and Family Group. “The enormous turn out for the first kids’ primary and the ‘Kids’ Vote’ has shown the magnitude of kids’ interest in this election. We want to sustain that enthusiasm by giving them a front row seat to this historic day.”

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From PR Newswire: Save the Date: Los Angeles Premiere of DreamWorks Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ ‘Hotel for Dogs’

Save the Date: Los Angeles Premiere of DreamWorks Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ ‘Hotel for Dogs’

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Dora the Explorer Celebrates a Traditional Hispanic Holiday in ‘Dora Saves Three Kings Day,’ Premiering Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon

Dora the Explorer Celebrates a Traditional Hispanic Holiday in ‘Dora Saves Three Kings Day,’ Premiering Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon

“Preschoolers Learn About Seasonal Traditions and Festivities in First-Ever Three Kings Day Episode of Dora the Explorer”

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From PR Newswire: Nickelodeon Makes TV Ratings History

Nickelodeon Makes TV Ratings History:

“With a second quarter (3/31-6/29/08) of event television and the fast rise of two brand-new hits — iCarly and The Mighty B! starring Amy Poehler, Nickelodeon owns cable’s top five K2-11 series; the top five K6-11 series; four of the top five tween series; commercial TV’s top four preschool series; and even placed three specials at number one with total viewers for their respective weeks among all basic cable entertainment programs (iCarly Saves TV, Chasing Zoey, and SpongeBob SquarePants Pest of the West).”