Best Nicktoons Shows

The Top Ten

1 Spongebob Squarepants Spongebob Squarepants SpongeBob SquarePants is an American animated television series created by marine biologist and animator the late Stephen Hillenburg for Nickelodeon. SpongeBob is currently the most popular show on Nickelodeon, as well as the longest running show, running for 19 years, and is beginning its 11th season. more.

theres a lot of episodes I like for example rock bottom

I only really disliked season 7. Season 6 and 8 have lots of redeeming qualities, and it is one of the best kids cartoons ever. - squidwardtortellini

Greatest Nick show made, every season was great, don't understand why people hate seasons 6-8 so much


V 9 Comments
2 Avatar the Last Airbender

On top 10 Nickelodeon shows please vote for avatar

Simply the best character development in the cartoon history

This show will over take SpongeBob SquarePants

So much better than nearly every other show

V 5 Comments
3 Invader Zim Invader Zim Invader Zim is an American animated television series created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon. The series centers on an extraterrestrial named Zim from the planet Irk, and his mission to conquer Earth and enslave the human race along with his malfunctioning robot servant GIR.

The characters in this show and pretty much everything else is excellent first we have Zim the arrogant, selfish and destructive alien who has a lust for world domination. Gir is Zim's hyperactive, goofy, and dim-witted robot assistant. Dib is Zim's paranoid, intelligent, and heroic arch-nemisis. Gaz is Dib's ill-mannered, angry, and gothic sister. Professor Membrane is Dib and Gaz's busy, scientific, and famous dad who is a scientist for living. Ms. Bitters is Zim and Dib's grumpy, cold, and pessimistic teacher who hates her students and she teaches them negative things. Finally there's Zim's slothful, devious, and powerful leaders called the Almighty Tallests.

Invader zim is the most awesomest show ever to be aired on nick and nicktoons, I honestly think nick is quite stupid for canceling the show and they should bring it back just look at the thousands and thousands of comments asking for it to come back :'( nick curse you and why was there bacon in the soap :3

Action, adventure, humor, horror, lovable characters, cuteness, more humor, great animation, interesting plot, a bit of romance (Zim x Tak).. What more could you want?! Oh, did I mention the humor...?

I personally love it. As of December 31 2017, I had just got both seasons for Christmas on DVD. And good grief! Just how much the fanbase has grown! - Granton8ter05

V 17 Comments
4 Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series created by Craig Bartlett that aired on Nickelodeon from October 7, 1996 to June 8, 2004. The show centers on a fourth grader named Arnold, who lives with his grandparents in an inner-city boarding house.

Perhaps not as creative and divisive as Zim or Airbender, Arnold just has such a special quality to it. It doesn't always have happy endings, the characters are deep (Helga, of course, is the standout), it had a wonderful jazz score (I listen to the music casually), the character designs out visually, it captures childhood beautifully, and it's also a lot of fun. I really do think it's the best Nicktoon. - FuzzySlippers

Unfortunately, I was born in 2003, so I never got to see any new episodes of this show, only reruns. Why did this awesome cartoon get canceled for boring CGI crap that has 30 potty jokes per episode.

This is my favorite show from my childhood. I always remember watching this show whenever it would comme on. - BigBerry25

One of the most sober cartoons ever made. Producers were careful to make main characters a lot more than the shallow and unreal figures you typically see in a kid’s show. They have intricate personalities and many of the conflicts they are involved in reflect real-life struggles. And all in a very enjoyable fashion that made us appreciate it as kids.

V 9 Comments
5 Danny Phantom Danny Phantom Danny Phantom is an American animated series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. It was produced by Billionfold Studios and distributed in Canada by Nelvana, a Canadian animation company. The series follows a teenage boy who, after an accident with an unpredictable portal between the human world more.

Danny Phantom has a lot of meaning, actually, under all that rather child-like façade. It teaches one so many different values and the truths in our lives - honesty, morality, identity, everlasting friendships, how blind certain people can be to the truth when they simply follow the crowd. It revolves around Danny Fenton, whose parents, teachers and classmates who only see him as just another troubled, lazy teen, but what they didn't know is the other side of him. The selfless, persevering, ghostly Phantom.

Yet, despite his good deeds, he was still seen as a menace by many, and was even hunted by his own ghost hunting parents. Why? Simply because he is a ghost. And ghosts are supposed to be evil. No exceptions. The end.

This is why I feel that Danny Phantom should be ranked as the top few best shows of Nickelodeon. It holds so much potential and character development. So much that you would even be able to empathize with his troubles.

Danny Phantom is the absolute best show ever! He is the only character of all time to be half-ghost! Not to mention the hilarious jokes an characters like Box Ghost. Danny Phantom is a one-of-kind show altogether. He is an unbeatable character and I wish it would continue.

Danny Phantom is the best show I can relate to as a teenager it came on when I was little but after I reached the same age as him I understood it although it was cancelled and now I've got nothing to watch except the reruns

Oh love it

V 10 Comments
6 The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents The Fairly OddParents is an American animated television series created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.

The Fairly OddParents is the show that deserves the Kids Choice Award every year! NOT SpongeBob! Fairly OddParents is the best show to ever live and always will be! People of Nickelodeon and Nicktoons... DO NOT stop making new FOP episodes EVER! If this show dies, I die!

I love this show to pieces this show needs to be way higher then SpongeBob it's bad enough SpongeBob wins every single kids choice awards

This show sucks now! I used to like the show. But when they keep adding new characters it kept on getting worse and worse! And when they added Chloe it went downhill terribly!

Not the best but not the worst

V 4 Comments
7 Rugrats Rugrats Rugrats is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain for Nickelodeon.

This show holds so many memories, nostalgia, And not to mention the wonderful characters and development and HUMOR. So much better than spongebob in humor! Deserves to be #1

The 2nd most popular Nickelodeon show! (First is obviously SpongeBob.)

Better than Spongebob. Even if Rugrats is another word for bad child.

I just bought Season 1 at Barnes and Nobil today

V 6 Comments
8 Loud House Loud House

This is good but this topic was made a long time ago so it will take a long time for it to get to the top

It used to be garbage, but it has gone just better and better...

Loud house is one of best nicktoons but fan base sucks

This show is awesome that’s all I can say hands down the best modern Nickelodeon show of all time and it’s been awhile since Nickelodeon actually had a good show since the 1990s and avatar the last air bender but now the loud house fits very perfect for Nickelodeon and I’m still waiting for my loud house plush dolls.memorible characters that have amazing character development.the voice cast is amazing. The entire story of the series is actually fun and entertaining for the whole family of all ages that can watch all together.this show has actually funny jokes kind of like a crossover combined with the goldbergs & modern family and with a little touch of pure classic Charlie Brown art style that’s amazing. the show has great art the way they draw the loud house reminds of the peanuts and Charlie Brown T.V. shows when I used to watch as a kid. loud house has great comedy sketches in every episodes I can relate to this show it ain’t easy being the only boy in the family lincoln ...more

V 3 Comments
9 Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life Rocko's Modern Life is an American animated television series created by Joe Murray for Nickelodeon. The series centers on the surreal life of an anthropomorphic Australian-immigrant wallaby named Rocko as well as his friends: the gluttonous steer Heffer, the neurotic turtle Filburt, and Rocko's faithful more.

Great show I like the humor it has The show was only cancelled because Murray left the studio If he had stayed the show would probably run longer Maybe someone can revive this show

These shows... are quite possibly the best shows in "the whole wild world! "

I have only seen a few episodes, but I really like this show. It's not as good as Rugrats and Ren and Stimpy, but it's still great.

I am the cheese! I am the best character on the show! I am better than both the salami and the bologna combined! - Goatworlds

V 1 Comment
10 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is an American computer animated television series created by John A. Davis. It is the first spin-off to the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.

One of the best shows on nicktoons, they need to get rid of this new crap and put the classics back on, all this other stuff is stupid, I want my nicktoons to be loaded with all the good shows. Bring me back the shows I love

The only good CGI ever made. (Excluding Pixar.)

This show is a classic that had it all.

Jimmy Neutrón is better then SpongeBob

V 5 Comments

The Contenders

11 Ren and Stimpy Ren and Stimpy The Ren & Stimpy Show, often simply referred to as Ren & Stimpy, is an American animated television series created by John Kricfalusi for Nickelodeon.

This show is really hilarious, disturbing, and even has some heartwarming moments. One of my favorite shows hands down.

The exact definition of disgusting and disturbing and yet.,I love it.

I love everything about this show... Except the Adult Party Cartoon...

One of the best Nicktoons of all time of the 90s. The Adult Party one was really bad.

V 1 Comment
12 Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks Harvey Beaks is an American animated television series created by C.H. Greenblatt for Nickelodeon. Originally announced to premiere on March 29, 2015, the series instead premiered on March 28, 2015 following the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards.

Doesn't try to be hyperactive, hip or trendy. A more laid back, funny and very sweet show with some atmospheric background design, great music and amusing characters.

I love the art in most backgrounds of this show, plus it's like one of the best recent show on Nick along with The Loud House.

A cute, and good show, unlike Breadwinners! - Drawbox

Really fun and adorable show that harkens back to the times of creative 90's Nickelodeon. Made by CH Greenblatt, the creator of Chowder, it's a really great watch and is one of modern Nick's current best toons. One one of the only things I tune into when I watch Nick nowadays.

13 The Penguins of Madagascar The Penguins of Madagascar The Penguins of Madagascar is an American CGI animated television series that has aired on Nickelodeon.
14 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I love this show its excited

Please put more tmnt season a I love them

Ninja Turtles is the only good Nicktoon (Beside classic SpongeBob & FOP) currently airing. Most shows on the network nowadays are based around retards doing nothing but farting and playing games. That crap is only appealing to braindead five year-olds.

First of all Michelangelo is an idiot
Second of all it's funny
Third of all it's action packed

15 The Angry Beavers The Angry Beavers The Angry Beavers is an American animated television series created by Mitch Schauer for the Nickelodeon Channel The series revolves around Daggett and Norbert Beaver, two young beaver brothers who have left their home to become bachelors in the forest near the fictional Wayouttatown, Oregon.

This should be #1, in my humble opinion.

Underrated get it up higher please - Spongehouse

Oh my gosh, I completely forgot about this show! The brotherly love/hate relationship between Norb and Dag is surprisingly charming and well done. Their dynamic (Norb super laid back, Dag manic) is hilarious and very entertaining. The animation was excellent back in the 90's and is still pretty today.

16 The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra The Legend of Korra is an American animated television series that aired on the Nickelodeon television network from 2012 to 2014. It was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino as a sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired from 2005 to 2008.

Cartoon Network has 5 good shows, but Nickelodeon has 1 good show, that is Korra. This is a spinoff of Avatar, and a good one. Now if only Planet Sheen was to say the same...

I'm in love with the legend of korra. Both this and the original are some of my top favorite shows

This is awesome. They should have more seasons, though

I love the action in this show

V 2 Comments
17 My Life as a Teenage Robot My Life as a Teenage Robot My Life as a Teenage Robot is an American animated science fantasy television series created by Rob Renzetti for Nickelodeon.

I love this show I grew up watching it and when I was a little 6 year old I use to have a little crush on Jenny lol. But still this is one of my favorite shows

I'm MALE, and I like this show. I genetically can't relate to the main characters, and I STILL enjoy it. THAT'S how good this show is.

Should be in top 5

How are Breadwinners, Mr. Meaty, and Sanjay and Craig above this masterpiece? - 445956

V 2 Comments
18 Bunsen is a Beast Bunsen is a Beast Busen is a Beast is created by Fairly Odd Parents creator Butch Hartman. The show tells about a monster named Bunsen who goes to a human school and has many adventures.

Much better than I thought it would be - Spongehouse

This is one of the worst Nicktoons... ever... it only has one good episode - squidwardtortellini

19 CatDog CatDog CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog.

Cat and dog are great characters

It's a funny series

20 The Wild Thornberrys The Wild Thornberrys The Wild Thornberrys is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It was rerun in the United States on Nickelodeon and occasionally Nicktoons until November 1, 2007. The show returned to The '90s Are All That for one night, and aired on March 21, 2013. The show aired on Nicktoonsters more.

Bunsen Is A Beast, El Tigre, and TMNT above this...really? Like this show is not perfect but it deserves to be in the top 20 and deserves to be higher than the 3 shows I mentioned. - tacoperson

21 Dragon Ball Z Kai

Dragonball z kai is the best movie on earth! I love the actions and fighting it makes me feel like I am in heaven and my favorite people are Gohan, Goku, Vegeta, Chi Chi, and Piccolo.

This show is better than any other show on nicktoons

Tis is heaven show

This is heaveh show

22 El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera

This show is so underrated. Like REALLY underrated. It was funny, the action was good, the animation was really good. Why was it not more popular? - KingDJ

23 Aaaah! Real Monsters

I honestly think this show is cool, even if I only see it on Teen nick at 11 PM or some time like that. - craz

24 All Grown Up All Grown Up All Grown Up! is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó for Nickelodeon. It is a spin-off of Rugrats, and takes place about ten years after the original series where the characters are now pre-teen to teenage.Tommy, Dil, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Kimi, Angelica, more.

Whenever I watched that show it always made me want to hang out with friends instead of staying inside all day. Awesome show!

A rare case of a spinoff that is actually loyal to the original show.

25 Rocket Power Rocket Power Rocket Power is an American animated television series. The series debuted on Nickelodeon on August 16, 1999. The series ended on July 30, 2004 after four seasons.

This was everything extreme about the late 90's and early 2000's. The theme song was amazing. So those are the only reasons this show is here.

26 Sanjay & Craig

The first season was pretty good, but after that, the show started to suck (and I gotta admit, even the first season had plenty of duds) - puncity

Guys! Please Make Up Your Minds. This Show Is Disgusting!

I now its disgusting

The show's actually not that bad anymore... Not the best Nicktoon, but far, FAR from the worst (*cough* Breadwinners *cough* Fanboy and Chum Chum *cough*). The characters have become quite likable in new episodes and stopped relying on so much grossout.

V 1 Comment
27 Breadwinners Breadwinners Breadwinners is a 2014 animated comedy television series produced by Nickelodeon. It is about the adventures of SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two ducks who drive in a rocket van delivering bread to their customers.

I might of liked the show better if there weren't that many butt jokes. But even then, one of the episodes were about drugging up females in order to make them fall in love. That is so violating to women. They should choose who they want to love, instead of men choosing for them. And that's the tip of the iceberg. My god this show is sexist.

When ever I walk in the family room my baby brother is on the couch watching this crap this might have murrded nick when it aired

This show is TERRIBLE!

I love this show. There is a BRAND NEW EPISODE called 'Halloween'. Sway Sway teaches Buduce about Halloween. He makes up and story and Buduce belives it. They then try and find a good costume, but which one is the best? - lizard302

28 Dora

Who Put This on The List? Dora Herself?

No. Little kids make fun of this show more than the adults...

Nobody likes this show but little kids and Dora Rocks.

This is Nick Jr!

V 1 Comment
29 Doug Doug Doug is an American animated sitcom created by Jim Jinkins. The show focuses on the early adolescent life of its title character, Douglas "Doug" Funnie, who experiences common predicaments while attending school in his new hometown of Bluffington. Doug narrates each story in his journal, and the show more.

Easily in the top 3.

Doug is awesome. - kcianciulli

Okay, how is this 37?

How is this near the bottom, this is a good show and fact this was the FIRST nicktoon ever! (it aired before Rurgats and Ren and Stimpy) This show is pretty frikin good! - tacoperson

V 1 Comment
30 Power Rangers: Megaforce

Power Rangers Super Megaforce...definitely one of the best shows of all time cause its full of action and its really exciting to watch it

31 ChalkZone ChalkZone ChalkZone is an American animated television series created by Bill Burnett and Larry Huber for Nickelodeon.

I love this show. Rudy is my favorite character by far.

I made a lot of ChalkZone fan characters.

love it

I love chalkzone! I was born in 2008 so I can't watch new episodes, but I can watch episodes on

It is my 2nd favorite nicktoon

1. Danny Phantom
2. Chalkzone
4.Hey Arnold
5. My Life as a Teenage Robot

32 Catscratch Catscratch Catscratch is an American animated television series created by Doug TenNapel (also known for creating Earthworm Jim). It was aired on both Nickelodeon and Nicktoons on July 9, 2005. It is an adaptation of TenNapel's graphic novel, Gear, which is also the name of the cats' monster truck. The series more.

So Underrated, sucks dat it only lasted 1 season

33 Monsuno

What show is this

34 Voltron Force
35 KaBlam! KaBlam! KaBlam! was an American sketch comedy television series that ran on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2000. The series was created by Robert Mittenthal, Will McRobb, and Chris Viscardi.

Does anyone even remember this show 'cause I love it. Also love Invader Zim, but I can't decide which is better.

Just for action league now.

36 The Mighty B
37 As Told By Ginger As Told By Ginger As Told by Ginger is an American animated television series aimed at teenagers, produced by Klasky-Csupo and aired on Nickelodeon.

This show is so underrated. I love this show! Sure the animation isn't great, but the show is awesome!

I like this show its acctuly kinda meh it can be serious at some times I'm looking at you 'a lesson in tightropes" you can make your main carectar burst in to tears BUT NOT ME

38 Henry Danger Henry Danger Henry Danger is an American superhero sitcom television series airing on Nickelodeon. The series was created by Dan Schneider and Dana Olsen. The series revolves around a 13-year-old boy who becomes the sidekick of a local superhero. On March 2, 2017, Nickelodeon announced that a new animated series, more.

This is animated?

This show rocks it

39 Alvinnn! and the Chipmunks Alvinnn! and the Chipmunks

It is one of the best shows ever! It has a real good music and Alvin was a great leader!

I love this show. Why is it in last place?

40 Tak and the Power of Juju Tak and the Power of Juju
41 Back at the Barnyard Back at the Barnyard Back at the Barnyard is a Nickelodeon computer-animated television series that is a spin-off from the 2006 film, Barnyard.


42 Wild Grinders Wild Grinders Wild Grinders is an American animated sitcom created by Rob Dyrdek for Nicktoons. It is based on the life of Dyrdek.

Garbage - kcianciulli

43 Huntik: Secrets & Seekers
44 Mr. Meaty Mr. Meaty Mr. Meaty is a Canadian-American television series created by Jamie Shannon and Jason Hopley. The show centers on two lazy teenage boys named Josh Redgrove and Parker Dinkleman, who work at a fast food restaurant.

What happens if you take Sesame Street and Invader Zim and put it in a blender. This show wasn't as dark as Invader Zim but it had crude humor here and there. It has the charm of Sesame Street with real life problems. Too bad it ended so quickly...

This is the most crappiest most terrible horrible show in Nickelodeon history wait cros that the worst show in TELEVISION history the carecter disins are horrifing the show has toilet humor and jokes about body oder it's a crappy show why cantthis have been animated insted of this creepy pupetry

45 Rabbids Invasion Rabbids Invasion Rabbids Invasion (French: Les Lapins Crétins : Invasion) is a French/American animated television series which premiered on August 3, 2013, on Nickelodeon. The series began airing on Nicktoons during its second season in late 2015. On June 23, 2017, the series finale ended during its third season. more.

It is so funny

46 Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
47 NFL Rush Zone: Guardians Unleashed
48 Digimon Fusion
49 Oggy and the Cockroaches Oggy and the Cockroaches Oggy and the Cockroaches is a French animated comedy series produced by Xilam and Gaumont Film Company.
50 Hamtaro Hamtaro Hamtaro, known in Japan as Trotting Hamutaro, is a Japanese children's manga and storybook series created and illustrated by Ritsuko Kawai.
PSearch List

Related Lists

Top Ten Most Creative Nicktoons TV Shows Top 10 Most Underrated Nicktoons Shows Top Ten Best Shows from Nicktoons and Cartoon Network Best Nickelodeon and Nicktoons Shows Best Nicktoons Shows of the 21st Century

List Stats

500 votes
51 listings
9 years, 178 days old

Top Remixes (14)

1. Loud House
2. Spongebob Squarepants
3. Harvey Beaks
1. Spongebob Squarepants
2. Invader Zim
3. The Fairly OddParents
1. The Fairly OddParents
2. Spongebob Squarepants
3. Danny Phantom

View All 14

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.