The N (block/24-hour channel)
The N was originally a block on Noggin (hence its name, which stands for Noggin) aimed at teenagers. It aired daily from 6 PM to 6 AM. The N premiered on April 1, 2002, when the Noggin channel was co-owned by Viacom and Sesame Workshop. It was later moved from Noggin block into a 24-hour channel from December 31, 2007 to September 28, 2009.
Why It Rocked
- The idea to air all of Noggin's older-skewing shows after the daytime block changed its target audience from tweens to preschoolers was pretty interesting.
- Most shows from the block rocked. These included original series like O'Grady, South of Nowhere, Girls v. Boys, Miracle's Boys, and Out There, as well as some acquired programs like Daria, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Saved by the Bell, Smart Guy, Moesha, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sister, Sister and Degrassi: The Next Generation.
- Before the block's introduction, Noggin had previously aired three shows that are for tweens: A Walk in Your Shoes, Big Kids, and Sponk!
- Beside shows, The N had also aired a variety of shorts like Noggimation and Radio Noggin shorts were often aired, other shorts were made specially for the block, including many station IDs about hands.
- The commercials, promos, and bumpers we're pretty good to watched and the website was fun to play games and watch videos.
- The N block was advertised as educational, just like Noggin's preschool block, and it was managed by the same team that created Noggin's preschool shows. The N block's educational curriculum was based on teaching life skills for teenagers and adults.
- The N's educational focus was also made it stand out from other teen and adult brands, which mostly focused on non-educational sitcoms.
- The hand logo that used for 2002 was really nostalgic for the fans.
- On most TV providers in December 2007, the block moved from Noggin to a new channel, named after The N but featuring a TEENick block during the day. Unlike the block, the channel aired TEENick shows during the day. These were shows that previously aired on Nickelodeon like Kenan & Kel, All That, Caitlin's Way, Drake & Josh, Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Zoey 101, Romeo!, Unfabulous, Just Jordan, iCarly, and True Jackson, VP.
- Since 2009, The N's branding (along with TEENick's) were merged to form the channel called TeenNick.
- Before The N became a 24-hour channel, there was Nickelodeon Games and Sports for Kids, a channel in which was a programming primarily consists of children's game shows and sports-related programs from Nickelodeon, includes shows such as Nickelodeon GUTS, Double Dare 2000, Figure It Out, Nick GAS-produced shows Gamefarm and Splash TV, as well as some non-game show programming such as Salute Your Shorts, Speed Racer X, Scaredy Camp, and Rocket Power, due to them involving the theme of extreme sports and competition. This channel was aired from March 1, 1999 to December 31, 2007.