Post by Clash Is Not A Meter Maid #BLM on Jun 17, 2019 7:36:04 GMT -5
Both networks have had some amazing shows over the years. Nick’s aired stuff like Rocko, Hey Arnold, the Avatar shows, older Spongebob and Invader Zim, CN’s had Samurai Jack, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends and Powerpuff Girls.
I probably watched more Nick programming on average, but they’re kinda equal in terms of me enjoying each one’s output.
Post by Gravedigger's Biscuits on Jun 17, 2019 7:38:37 GMT -5
Up until the age of about 10, I loved Cartoon Network for shows like Dexter's Laboratory, Johnny Bravo, Powerpuff Girls, Ed Edd n Eddy, Cow and Chicken.
At the same time I watched Nickelodeon for Kenan & Kel, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Saved by the Bell, The Amanda Show etc. As I grew older I stopped watching CN (largely due to all my favourites ending) but continued watching the likes of Drake and Josh, Zoey 101, SpongeBob SquarePants and Fairly Odd Parents on Nick.
Then I pretty much grew out of Nickelodeon too by the time I was about 14.
I can still watch a lot of the shows above though and get a kick out of them. Some of it really holds up.
I was a little into Nick prior to receiving Cartoon Network, largely due to all the peak 90s Nicktoons being on BBC and ITV at various times in the day, but once I got CN, I stayed very loyal to it right until 2007 when KND and Billy and Mandy ended.
Post by James Fabiano on Jun 17, 2019 11:00:53 GMT -5
When I was growing up, only Nickelodeon was around, so there you go.
Watched TONS of CN in college, though. Think it was 1996 that we first got it, so it was still pretty much what it was originally meant to be: the vintage H-B/Warner libraries and such, with some original programs. At the time they also just picked up Superfriends reruns and Toonami was about to start in its original form (Voltron, Thundercats….what else?) By this time, I only dropped in at Nick when they were airing the non-Christmas/Halloween/Thanksgiving Peanuts specials, and episodes of The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show. Also, don't laugh...Blue's Clues in the morning was a time killer for me.
Post by Tenshigure on Jun 17, 2019 11:36:35 GMT -5
This is an impossible question to answer for me, as both had a long-lasting impact on my life not only as a child, but as a nostalgic adult with too much pop culture in my head.
On Nick, you had animated shows like Rocko's Modern Life, Ren & Stimpy, Doug, and KaBlam!, alongside live action and game shows like Clarissa Explains It All, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Salute Your Shorts, Pete and Pete, Double Dare, Guts, Wild & Crazy Kids, Legends of the Hidden Temple, and Nick Arcade.
On Cartoon Network, you had the classics from Warner Brothers and Hanna-Barbera, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, the legendary original run of Cartoon Cartoons, and of course Toonami with its ever-expansive Japanese anime making a lasting impact on US kids by reintroducing legacy shows like Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Voltron, Robotech, Beast Wars, Gundam, and the rotating library of various other properties that came through.
I honestly feel bad for kids who have been subjected to what both channels have become over the years. While there is still a decent lineup on both channels, both have been completely torn apart and replaced with nonstop marathons of the same 3-4 shows instead of a unique program with a specific timeslot each day.
Cartoon Network didn't even exist until I was a teenager so I was a Nickelodeon kid by default. But when Cartoon Network launched I loved being able to see all the old classic cartoons.
For me CN didn't start until I was at least 20. I watched a bit of Nick as a kid. By the time cable hit my area I was 16.
As far as which has better shows. Nick's early 90s live action shows were great. But outside of Doug and Ren and Stimpy I never cared for their cartoons. Cartoon Network I preferred it when they mostly showed old HB cartoons. I did enjoy Dexter,Cow and CHicken and Powerpuff Girls. But since those ended there hasn't been many cartoons on CN proper that I liked.