Top Ten Worst Mistakes that Nickelodeon has ever Made

Nickelodeon might be a huge children's TV network but it is not perfect at all. I still love it.

The Top Ten

1 Rejecting Adventure Time Rejecting Adventure Time

It still boggles my mind thinking that Adventure Time in some alternate universe could have been a Nicktoon. It's already pretty crazy looking at the Nicktoons logo in the bottom-left corner of the show's pilot. But in all seriousness, this was the worst decision that the network ever made. Passing up on Adventure Time and letting their chief rival Cartoon Network greenlight it legitimately set the studio back five years. Adventure Time was such an immediate success that brought Cartoon Network back to relevance after the infamous CN Real and export era in the late 2000s. Meanwhile, Nick had to come up with their own terrible programming and floundered as a result. Had Nickelodeon actually seen the potential in Pen Ward's short, the company would definitely be in a better position than they currently are today, even if they have been recovering in recent years. At no point in T.V. history can I name a more dramatic shift in network status than when Nickelodeon rejected one of the ...more - phillysports

As you may know, Adventure Time was submitted to Nickelodeon before Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon denied it because they thought it was too weird, that was a huge mistake because has you know Adventure Time has gained a huge following, and when they denied it they lost what could have been huge success, however if Adventure Time was on Nickelodeon things would have been very different, and I think it wouldn't have gain as big of a popularity as it did on Cartoon Network, because Nickelodeon treats there cartoons a lot more differently than Cartoon Network, and I'm not saying that in a bad way. - BreakFastBeast2005

Nickelodeon: "We thought it was too weird for children too watch."
Me: *Looks at Sanjay and Craig.*
Also me: "You make no sense Nickelodeon! " - CartoonCriticizer

They instead put out Fanboy and Chum Chum. Because that show has sure stood the test of time, right? - Zach808

Adventure time was the best why did they reject it?

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2 Putting a huge emphasis on trashy sitcoms Putting a huge emphasis on trashy sitcoms

Let's Face it Nickelodeon is not just a cartoon channel it's full of sitcoms but it's cartoons should be getting the focus because that's what Nickelodeon is known for, but in the Last few year we got some horrible sitcoms like Henry Danger, Game Shakers and Bella and the Bulldogs, focusing on these trashy sitcoms and not giving the people what they want is leading to many people tuning out of the network and not showing up anymore. - BreakFastBeast2005

Rejecting Adventure Time was a big mistake, but it wouldn't have had a big effect say that Nickelodeon actually tried to get other good animated content, but instead they just went to trashy sitcoms. By far the worst acting I've ever seen, painfully unfunny comedy, and just terrible shows altogether. I'm glad shows like The Loud house and SpongeBob still do take the number one and two spots on the ratings though.

Schneider's Bakery became a synonym of disposable entertainment. Other than Drake & Josh, and MAYBE, just maybe, iCarly as well; the rest were/are formulaic sitcoms that rely mainly on the incessant use of laugh tracks even for the stupidest jokes. Good thing Dan Schneider and Nickelodeon decided to part ways.

Agree - JazzyJulie

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3 Over saturating franchises Over saturating franchises

It mostly started with Spongebob and now there doing the same with Loud House. - egnomac

The Loud House isn't good anymore after the creator got fired, yet they KEEP RUNNING IN On Nickelodeon!

I love the Loud House and all but a network cannot rely on the sucess of just one show we need more variety. - egnomac

Loud house is good but a little overrated

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4 Closing Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando Closing Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando

They closed Nickelodeon studios in Orlando in April 30, 2005. - Gregory

I wasn't even born yet - Demon_Kitty

Who cares. I don't even live in America Lol.

I’m actually visiting Orlando right now.

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5 Lack of Nick DVDs

Yes, It is such a pain to find Nickelodeons classic shows, outside of Ren and Stimpy most don't have a dvd release - germshep24

I miss "The Secret life of Alex Mack", "All That" and old school Nickelodeon

I used to have a Spongebob DVD - Demon_Kitty

It is a pain that they are releasing DVD-R which is basically official bootleg

6 Airing Nick Studio 10 Airing Nick Studio 10

This ha to be the worst programming block of all time, interrupting their own shows with random things, but they will cut back to what your watching, but the portion they played over, so you missed part of what your watching universally Nick Studio 10 was hated and lasted about a week disappeared and was brought back without interruptions and gone again the sad part about this is that they were trying to start a stir up a rivalry with Cartoon Network's Incredible Crew. - BreakFastBeast2005

Feed those Nick Studo 10 creators to the Titans (Attack on Titan)

This should be number one - JazzyJulie

Extremely unnecessary excuse of a Nickelodeon sitcom interupts Nickelodeon's own shows, encourages animal abuse and has this disgusting and annoying song called fart in a jar! Eww! I hate nick studio 10! Why was this even aired on T.V. in the first place? - UltraLunalaX

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7 Airing Non-Stop Spongebob

Spongebob used to be good. They episodes they air now are mind-numbing and pointless. Some of them are even tragic or disturbing. - shiftaltkey

I like SpongeBob (well seasons 1-3, some episodes of season 4 and the first movie only), but still, literally how many times does Nickelodeon have to air this show? It even went to the point when SpongeBob went downhill and started getting extremely annoying and stupid! - UltraLunalaX

Nickelodeon just doesn't have any good new shows, Spongebob is all they got, the only other choice would be to bring back their classic cartoons and do you really want them to ruin your favorite shows - germshep24

But now they know when to take a break from SpongeBob

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8 Canceling Invader Zim too early Canceling Invader Zim too early

Invader Zim is one of those Cartoons that should have gone on much longer, and after nickelodeon cancelled it the fandom increased, a lot, but I do think Nickelodeon is learning from that mistake, with that upcoming Invader Zim movie - BreakFastBeast2005

I love invader zim but sadly it didn't last for very long on Nickelodeon! It was cancelled too soon which is a really shame for me in my opinion! I can't wait the upcoming movie though! - UltraLunalaX

Kids need shows like this one now. - shiftaltkey

Luckily it's coming back :3

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9 Cancelling good shows too soon

Noo I liked penguins of madagascar and 00 Things To Do Before High School

They always be either canceling the good stuff or making it bad - allthegoodusernamesaretaken

What the hell dude

Avatar the last airbender one of the greatest animated series ever produced get to have a ending so why can’t any other good shows have one too instead of just downright cancelling them.

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10 Giving Disney the rights to Doug Giving Disney the rights to Doug

Despite the show doing well Nickelodeon decided to cancel it after just 4 season, but what they big mistake they made was selling the rights to the show to Disney, Disney made huge changes to the show including most voice actors, and ran the show for 3 seasons on ABC's Saturday mornings, fans hated the Disney version of the show, and blamed Nickelodeon for ruining it. - BreakFastBeast2005

To be honest Doug wasn't really that good to begin with I actually liked Disney's version of Doug despite the changes they made. - egnomac

So? Disney Channel was one of the most expensive channels. Hey Arnold was better.

I really wish that Nickelodeon Doug lasted longer than it did.

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The Newcomers

? Cousins for Life ads being shoved down everyone's throats

I once got 3 Cousins for Life ads in a row. - TeamRocket747

? Firing Steve Marmel from Danny Phantom

The Contenders

11 Changing the logo Changing the logo

Changing the logo in 2009 this is the new one although this mistake/change isn't as big as the others the new logo is pretty ugly - BreakFastBeast2005

The new logo of nick looks kind of ugly in my opinion and lacks creativity! Please bring the old logo back please! - UltraLunalaX

The new logo lacks creativity

There’s no creativity to the new logo, it has no personality whatsoever. - allthegoodusernamesaretaken

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12 Mistreating Korra Mistreating Korra

The Spin-off the Avatar: the Last Airbender a great but flawed show, was mistreated by the network, it broadcasted on Saturday mornings(when people are asleep), but soon Nickelodeon decided to move it around the schedule, spread the episodes to weeks apart, and Korra was underfunded so they they had to use a cheaper animation studio to save money, Nickelodeon made Korra a chore to keep up with, and that's probably why people don't think it lived up or didn't like it compared to Avatar: the last Airbender. It could have been Amazing. - BreakFastBeast2005

Agreed, series was treated like trash even though it was the sequel to the best animated series of all time

This show is so overrated and bad. I'm disappointed Nick allowed it to exist in the first place. - Anti-tsundere

I really liked the Korra's series, and it should had received a lot more recognition! I think it's a relly underrated show, unfortunately

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13 Airing Fanboy and Chum Chum

Fanboy and chum chum shows no effort in any work. You can tell nobody cared about this show so they just slapped a bunch of cgi on no story or plot and aired it. This and school of rock are so extremely poor quality. For both shows I give a 2/10.

Fanboy and Chum Chum never even deserves to exist - allthegoodusernamesaretaken

Fanboy and Chump Chump sucks. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

After rejecting Adventure Time, they greenlit this abomination of a show.
The characters were drunk and this taught kids to be drunk.
Thank goodness it ended, but it shouldn’ have been made in the 1st place. - Gregory

14 Canceling good shows and keep the bad ones

Angus movie?
You mean Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging or the real title of the book is Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging.
I heard that was never even released in the cinemas in America.
They are funny books and best sellers.
The first book came out in 1999.
Elements of the sequel It's ok, I'm Wearing Really Big Knickers where in the film.
They only did the first book.

Nickelodeon is so desperate for money that they keep renewing the bad shows (including the live action shows) for new seasons whether we hate them or not.

And creating garbage like that Angus movie.

EXACTLY. - allthegoodusernamesaretaken

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15 Moving the Fairly OddParents to Nicktoons Moving the Fairly OddParents to Nicktoons

When Fairly OddParents was an the main channel it was getting a consist amount of viewers nothing to major, but when Nickelodeon moved it to Nicktoons, that was basically giving it a Early death, because when it happened the shows ratings plummeted, it was a bad business choice because even though modern Fairly Oddparents sucks it would still get more views with it being on the Main channel than on Nicktoons. - BreakFastBeast2005

Modern Spongebob > Modern FOP

Eh, FOP has been going very much downhill since 2008 or so (though Season 6 was okay). It's more of a mercy kill at this point. - KalloFox34

Shame it didn't get a proper ending. - kcianciulli

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16 Getting Rid of Moose and Zee

I miss them. They were my childhood. - Smash64

Don't forget about Face! I miss Face. :(

17 Too Much Jojo Siwa

You do know that she's a jerk brat and dummy because she acts like a angel and she's a demon.

Yep. Now, she has her own show, which is called " Jojo and Bow Bow's Show Show". Screw this show. - IceFoxPlayz

I hate jojo siwa

I hate her - JazzyJulie

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18 Saying Timmy Turner is 10 when he looks 8

And... - Demon_Kitty

Lol that’s actually funny - allthegoodusernamesaretaken

19 Rejecting The Modifyers Rejecting The Modifyers

Nick must have been high when they were given this pilot!

There's still a chance The Modifyers could get picked up by Disney! Hopefully...

This was still a good pilot! Agent Xero is my favorite character!

The Modifyers never became a series and we never got to find out what happened after Rat and Baron Vein found Agent Xero's ring! What's worse is that now there's an absolutely cringe-worthy hentai parody that not only never fixed the cliff-hanger but also became even more popular than the pilot itself!

They reject this yet they let complete utter garbage shows like Sanjay and Craig, Breadwinners, Fanboy and Chum Chum, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Back at The Barnyard, Tak and The Power of Juju and Harvey Beaks onto their channel!

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20 Getting Rid of Acquired Shows Too Soon.

Lately in the 2010s,Nickelodeon has been finding cartoons in other countries,those being Alvin and the Chipmunks,Miraculous Ladybug,Kuu Kuu Harajuku,Regal Academy and Mysticons.While it's great to see Nick taking an interest into other shows,they literally get rid of them without telling us before they have the chance to reach their true potential.They straight up erased Miraculous Ladybug,Mysticons got moved to Nicktoons and ended after only 2 seasons and the other 2 were moved to Nick Jr of all places and never aired a single episode again.As for Alvin,he hasn't been killed yet but he might as well be.

21 Forgetting Catscratch existed and not releasing the full series on DVD

One of my childhood cartoons, sad that I can never reveal it - RedPanda5

22 Creating the Loud House

I thought it was saving Nickelodeon

Stupid gay show

23 Firing most of the team from Spongebob Squarepants after the movie.

It was 2005 it started getting bad.

They weren't fired they decided to leave - Spongehouse

No they left - iliekpiez

It doesn’t matter anymore now that the original creator Stephen Hillenburg’s dead. He had ALS and we remember the show sucked without him after the 1st movie, and we’ve learned without the original creator, it should end.
Well goodbye SpongeBob.

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24 Airing The Thundermans

Good Show if you ask me

Hell yes! Finally someone who agrees with me that this show sucks! My brother always watched this show and it annoyed the hell out of me. - Smash64

Everyone who likes The Thundermans has awful taste in sitcoms!

Dumpster fire >>>>> The Thundermans

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25 Airing Dora the Explorer

This show is depressing really. When I hear it come on I want to go lock myself in a quiet room and stay there. Dora looks like a homo! PUT HER OUT OF HER MISERY NOW PEOPLE!

No one likes Dora the Explorer. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

Dora is a very stupid cartoon. She also makes children misbehave DORA (Isabella monah)


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26 Creating Breadwinners

This show is hell manifested onto the planet earth

Agreed! This show stunk!

That show, just looking at it, LITERALLY makes me feel unclean. - SailorSedna

Please don't mention these perverted ducks, just, please, don't! They make me want to destroy my T.V... - PiscesCringe

27 Trying to be hip and cool with the kids

Why they keep doing this is as mysterious as the Bermuda Triangle.

Look up the Nick trying to be cool cringe compilation on YouTube. I dare you. - Drawbox

The floss makes you looks them they have seizures

1980s-2000s: Amazing cartoons and shows
2018: Fortnite dances. what?

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28 Cancelling Victorious and Sam and Cat

Victorious was a good show, since it had real comedy, but Sam & Cat sucked, since it was pointless, stupid yet unfunny. - Gregory

Sam & Cat wasn't really good. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

29 Letting SpongeBob win the most Kids Choice Awards for favorite cartoon

I love SpongeBob, but to be honest the only reason I want it to win in 2019 is to honor Stephen Hillenburg. With my luck, though, they'll probably give it to Trash House, disrespecting Hillenburg in the process. - TheAwesomeBowser

My brother says that it’s rigged.

30 Treating Rocko's Modern Life as just a "wannabe sidekick" to Ren & Stimpy and thus never actually releasing it properly uncut on DVD or Blu-Ray to anyone's knowledge

I wish that all of the episodes on DVD were uncut. Other networks tend to release their shows on DVD uncensored, so why not Nick (excluding Ren and Stimpy, which had an uncut release) - KalloFox34

Watching "what really happened" online for the censored scenes is TECHNICALLY a viable substitute, but only barely - xandermartin98

Rocko was actually amazing, Nick needs to stop with that bull - allthegoodusernamesaretaken

31 Making Sanjay and Craig

This show has to be one of the most disgusting things ever created, and when they deliberately have a stupid "interruption" thing that ACTUALLY INTERRUPTS A SHOW YOU'RE WATCHING", that says everything. - SailorSedna

I can't express how much hate I have for this show - Xalen_

This is so weird

This is as annoying as Cakelosers. - PiscesCringe

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32 Adding Chloe to The Fairly Oddparents

She's the reason the show got cancelled. I hope she burns in hell. - Smash64

33 Airing Harvey Beaks

This show was actually good unlike garbage like Fanboy and Chum Chum or Sanjay and Craig. - egnomac

This show was absolute garbage! And everyone who likes it has horrible taste in animation!

This show is not bad, but it's sad to see that nickelodeon canceled this - RedPanda5

Whoa, this show is WAY better than Breadwinners or Dora the Explorer. - KalloFox34

34 No Power Rangers especially Nicktoon characters in Kids Choice Awards

Yeah, They wanted to focus on their boring non-obsessive sitcom actors. - kcianciulli

Feed the boring Sitcom actors to the Titans (Attack on Titan) including Jojo Siwa!

35 The website redesign

They also removed Avatar and Korra from their website. - KalloFox34

And now we can't even play any games! THANKS NICKELODEON!

The new redesign is trash - RedPanda5

The website is now just an... ad. An ad. - allthegoodusernamesaretaken

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36 Airing Nick News Airing Nick News

I have even heard it from 90's kids they hated it, a documentary series covering issues such as the environment, politics, diseases. Nick News aired here and there Randomly on Sundays from 1992 - 2015, when your a kid is the most depressing day of the week because school is upon you and there is nothing to watch but that, and I don't know about you but as a kid I hated the news. - BreakFastBeast2005

What kind of kid wants to watch the news!

37 Adding Disgusting Toilet/Fart Humor into Power Rangers

I hate Power Rangers in general. - KalloFox34

Mom is lazy

38 Animaniacs on Nickelodeon

Disgrace to the original. - Gregory

39 Canceling Danny Phantom Too Early

That was stupid of Nick.
One of their most creative shows.
Gone in a flash. - Gregory

40 Exposing a picture of a duck’s breast on Oggy & the Cockroaches

The thing is, moral guardians didn't really notice until TMZ wrote an article about the scene. - KalloFox34

In an episode of the Nickelodeon dub of Oggy and the Cockroaches, they showed a picture of a duck’s breast in a scene, which caused major complaints about the network’s demographic.
Children watch Nickelodeon, and they saw this.

Thankfully the episode and show got banned from Nickelodeon, but they shouldn’t have showed it anyway. - Gregory

You Know,FOR KIDS! - RedPanda5

41 Adding Sparky to the Fairly Odd Parents

I hope he meets Michael Vick. - kcianciulli

42 Airing The Mighty B!
43 Buying the rights to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I loved the GCI cartoon, but I saw the trailer for the reboot of the classic 80's cartoon, and I stopped watching TMNT completely.

44 Getting Rid of Miraculous

At least Netflix has it now - sydisonmadney

Wait til Netflix removes it, because they keep removing good shows and filling bad shows for money. - Gregory

45 Canceling Ren & Stimpy

If I will have my own animation company, I was buying this cartoon to giving it an worthy sixth, seven or even eight season to the original show, having it new episodes that are great like the season 9, 10 or 11 of spongebob, not rebooting it, similar animmation to the original seasons and giving it a great final episode, even an crossover with another classic cartoon, learn nickelodeon, LEARN

Ren & Stimpy should've been on Nick @ Nite. It's not really fir for kids. - Smash64

46 Not much showing for Power Rangers but Saturdays

You're right, they should've removed it entirely. - KalloFox34

Fr Power Rangers need to go back to Fox Kids or Something being treated like this - 23windomt

47 World Wide Day Of Play

Now this was stupid Oh no no cartoons for 3 hours like I can't flip to another cartoon channel and continue my watching, or do something but I find anything else to before I go outside - BreakFastBeast2005

I hate this event. It's pointless, and all Nick is doing is allowing for other channels to steal ratings. - KalloFox34

3 hours without nickelodeon, stupid idea of nick - RedPanda5

Maybe those kids couldn’t go play outside, maybe they were sick or it was raining or maybe some local/state/national emergency. Nickelodeon really failed with this. - allthegoodusernamesaretaken

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48 The Last Airbender

It was an utter disgrace to Avatar: The Last Airbender. - Gregory

Shyamalan completely took the emotion and charm of the animated series and rebooted it into an emotionless, charmless, theatrical abomination! - kcianciulli

I haven't even seen the movie and even I hate it!

49 No Power Rangers in Nickelodeon song promo

Ok power rangers sucks anyways so who cares - XYZeed

What’s so important about Power Rangers on Nickelodeon, they ruined it anyway. - Gregory

50 Taking 20 years to fully release Rocko's Modern Life on DVD

DVDs weren't invented in 1993, they had VHSs & LaserDiscs - Maddox121

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