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TeenNick (stylized as teennick) is an American digital cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Nickelodeon Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom. It has aired Rugrats, primarily as part of its "retro" nighttime programming block currently known as NickRewind. The series has aired in reruns on NickRewind (formerly The '90s Are All That, The Splat and NickSplat) since November 29, 2011.

Aimed primarily at teenagers aged 13-19, the channel features a mix of original programming, Nickelodeon-produced series, feature films, and acquired programs initially geared towards pre-teens and young teenagers. The channel acted as a merger of two related programming blocks: TEENick on Nickelodeon and The N on Noggin.

As of February 2015, TeenNick is available to approximately 72.3 million pay television households (62.1% of households with television) in the United States.

Modern history

Nick Cannon, who previously starred in the Nickelodeon series All That and The Nick Cannon Show (and was declared in publicity materials as the "Chairman of TeenNick"), had a presence on the channel, appearing in network promotions. Nearly all of The N's existing program inventory was carried over to the relaunched channel. However, most of the channel's original series (with the exception of The Best Years, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and The Assistants) were not carried over to TeenNick.

On February 1, 2010, TeenNick began incorporating music videos into its morning and afternoon schedule on a regular basis, airing between certain programs – and effectively reducing commercial breaks within programs where a music video is to be aired afterward – from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET (this had been done periodically for some time prior to that date, usually airing between 6 and 8 a.m. ET, although not every day).

Programming blocks

On July 25, 2011, TeenNick began airing The '90s Are All That, a two-hour programming block featuring reruns of Nickelodeon's most popular programs from the 1990s, which is aimed primarily at adults that were within the network's target age demographic (pre-teens and teenagers) during that era. Originally airing on weeknights only until October 8, 2011, the block aired nightly from Midnight to 2AM ET, with an encore from 2-4AM ET. The block also featured holiday themed programming during holiday periods such as The '90s Are All That Holidaze during the holiday season in 2014 (including Christmas episodes of Rocko's Modern Life, CatDog, Doug, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys, All That and many more).

Since October 5, 2015, The '90s Are All That was rebranded as The Splat, and currently airs from 10 p.m to 2 a.m. with an encore from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. In addition, The Splat also features themed weeks, live stunts, retro recreations, and its own dedicated website.

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