Nick at Nite

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Nick at Nite is an evening programming block broadcast over Nickelodeon Sunday - Thursdays from 9 PM – 6 AM and Friday - Saturdays from 10 PM – 6 AM Eastern and Pacific Standard Time. Nickelodeon is known for its kids' shows during the day, while Nick at Nite appeals to adult audiences with a lineup of classic television; largely Paramount Pictures- and Viacom-owned syndicated sitcoms, shown with about a ten-year lag. Nick at Nite is treated in the Nielsen ratings as a separate television network from Nickelodeon, despite being aired on the same channel.

The lineup now mostly consists of 1980s and 1990s hits such as The Cosby Show, Roseanne, Cheers, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Who's the Boss?. Nick at Nite also introduced Fatherhood, an animated series based on the book by Bill Cosby. Many current Nick at Nite viewers are adults who like to revisit the old sitcoms and wax nostalgic about the quality programming that came out of that time period.

Each show airs as a "Double Take"—two episodes back-to-back. Some of the shows, like Roseanne, are aired as two "Double Take" blocks, so four episodes are shown each night. Nick at Nite runs these shows seven nights per week.

Nick-at-Nite debuted on July 1, 1985. Its initial programming included Camp Nickelodeon, which was an 8-9 p.m. block of old sitcoms such as The Donna Reed Show and Dennis the Menace and 1 a.m. of Route 66.

Nick-at-Nite has also spun off a niche network, TV Land, which features older programming, even outside the sitcom genre.

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