Nick Jr. Wiki

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December 1, 1977 (as Pinwheel)
April 1, 1979 (as Nickelodeon)
Owned By
Paramount Domestic Media Networks (Paramount Global)
United States
English (Spanish with SAP)
Broadcast area
Sister channel(s)
Noggin (former) - Nick Jr.
The N (former) - TeenNick Nicktoons (former) - Nicktoons Network (2005-2009)

Nickelodeon (simply known as "Nick") is an American basic cable and satellite television network owned by the Paramount Kids & Family Group, a unit of the Paramount Domestic Media Networks division of Paramount Global. Its programming got aimed at children aged 6 to 17, while Nick Jr., its more well-known sister channel, features programming aimed at ages 2 to 5.

Nickelodeon's programming consists of original first-run television series, along with occasional broadcasts of theatrically-released and original made-for-cable films and select other third-party programming.



299 (East, HD/SD)
300 (West, SD)
1300 (VOD)

Dish Network

170 (East, HD/SD)
171 (West, SD)


AMC 11 - Channel 64 (West) (4DTV Digital)


33 (East, HD)

AT&T U-verse

314 (East, SD)
316 (West, SD)
1314 (East, HD)

Verizon FiOS

252 (East, SD)
253 (West, SD)
752 (East, HD)

Pre-Nick Jr. (1977 - 1988)

In 1977, "Pinwheel" was one of the first preschool shows on the network. It usually ran about 5 hours per day. By the 1980s, more preschool programming was acquired with foreign anime such as Maya The Bee, Noozles, The Adventures of the Little Koala (Pinwheel continued airing during this period until 1990).

Nick Jr. (1988 - 2009)

Main Article: Nick Jr.

In 1988, the network finally launched Nick Jr. with mostly the same lineup as before, only now they were all grouped in one programming block. The first-ever Nick Jr. original series was Eureeka's Castle (1989).

Nickelodeon (2009 - 2014)

Starting around 2012, Nick Jr. ("The Smart Place To Play") started airing Nick Jr. show's on Nickelodeon from 8:30 AM (ET) after SpongeBob SquarePants to 2:00 PM (ET) going onto SpongeBob SquarePants. Returning in 2014, the block became back to normal.