Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Corporate cancer kills quickly

Nickelodeon proudly leaned into the predatory market and managed to lose more than 70 percent of its audience:

A bigger hole is forming for Viacom, however. Whereas Paramount+ is growing slowly, their children’s programming platform, Nickelodeon, is imploding. That’s not an overstatement.

Since July of 2017, Nickelodeon’s viewership has dropped from 1.3 million average viewers per week to a June of 2021 average of only 372,000. In only four years, Nickelodeon has dropped more than two thirds of its audience. That is catastrophically bad for the cable channel, but with cable on the way out, maybe it’s not so bad? The catch here is that it is, in fact, that bad and perhaps worse, simply because Nickelodeon seems to be the primary driving force behind new subscribers to Paramount+.

It’s thus easy to see why Viacom is leaning so heavily into older Nickelodeon content. Perhaps hoping to capitalize on what once worked versus what is rapidly losing audience, the company has resurrected Rugrats and iCarly (among other shows) to try to drive nostalgic fans to the service. But there are signs that Viacom has not learned any lessons and is retrofitting these old shows with the same principles that have resulted in Nickelodeon’s huge loss in ratings.... 

Nickelodeon’s latest fiasco was a Pride Month video that you can see above. Featuring a drag queen singing to prepubescents, the YouTube version was downvoted to such a degree that they’ve now hidden the ratio.

That's an impressive collapse. Keep in mind the massive dropoff was before the ongoing Pride Month fiasco; it may be more than 80 percent by July 2021. But the sooner these awful organizations die off, the better. Don't watch them. Don't support them. And don't let your children's minds be polluted by them.

However, note that once more, conservatives would rather complain about the wicked than celebrate - or even mention - that which is good. How many "conservative" individuals and outlets that have complained about the entertainment industry have so much as mentioned Arktoons?

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Blogger rumpole5 June 15, 2021 8:11 AM  

They're serving up a feast of red pills for somnolescent

Blogger szook June 15, 2021 8:19 AM  

Arktoon? You mean there's a new adventure comic about the life of Noah? Cool!

Blogger Mr.MantraMan June 15, 2021 8:24 AM  

Fun factoid always shoved in White right wingers' faces is that at least 50% of children under this or that age whatever they choose that day are non-white. So basically unless Nick was so "white centric" that the precious children of color did not watch it then it stands to reason that parents of precious color do not care for the "woke" BS.

Conservatives especially the intellectuals would starve if locked in a grocery store. I'll take a stab at this, since it is Viacom that at the executive level it is jews making this decision and then they let their idiot gimp goys act out their degeneracy.

Bold prediction time about twenty years from now as the last Boomer shits his bed, suddenly for no reason at all the usual happens.

Blogger M In The 517 June 15, 2021 8:37 AM  


"Wait, wait, wait, stop the execution!"

"What ees it thees time?"

"You can't execute me, because nobody's watching this anymore. Have you seen the ratings for the network?"

(Adam hands a copy of the ratings to El Capitan)

"Ohhhh, señors, Adam's right, literally no one ees watching!"

(Assorted "Si"'s from the firing squad)

"And you know what happens to networks that nobody watches?"

"They go bankrupt!"

"Yes, they do."

"And what happens to the employees of the company?"

(El Capitan now walking aimlessly in front of the prisoner)

"They get fired!"

(Bang! Bang! Bang! Shots come from the firing squad, as El Capitan is mortally wounded for the 100th time because of doing something like this)

"Sometimes, it's so easy, I'm ashamed of myself."



Blogger Brian D. June 15, 2021 8:50 AM  

As someone who grew up watching cartoons as a kid, including Nickelodeon I'm praying that Vox decides to create more children's content (cartoons) in the future, because cartoons are dead. I'd hate a world where our future kids miss out on Saturday morning cartoons.

Blogger PragmaticTroll June 15, 2021 8:54 AM  

"And his wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt."

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella June 15, 2021 8:58 AM  

iCarly, one of their tween shows, has actors saying the reboot will have more sexual situations.

I'm not thinking this will go well for them.

Blogger Azimus June 15, 2021 9:04 AM  

I'm waiting for at least one of them to die... none come to mind at the moment....

Blogger Doktor Jeep June 15, 2021 9:04 AM  

This is why globohomo is "going for broke". The brainwashing is failing. They would not have to go to the lengths they are at now if they were in control.

And that drag queen singing clip also showed, it is probable, what looked like a teenage bear that had breast removal surgery. I have seen it on the chans.

But overall, the fact that their religion is being rejected bothers them. This is why they constantly shriek about racistwhitebigothomophobe over and over. They can force all kinds of crap with their control of the signal, they still can't force everybody to watch it. And everybody is now suspect too. It's like the last days of the Soviet Union. Everybody would speak the dogma and nobody would stick their head up to be chopped off, but legitimacy entirely dropped out from under the regime as hardly anybody took it seriously.
It was only a matter of time at that point.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella June 15, 2021 9:06 AM  

I second the request for kids content. I want them growing up in an all- arktoons environment. kids coloring books, fan art, kids comics, then tween, then teen, then grownup, then movies

Blogger M.S. June 15, 2021 9:15 AM  

It doesn't surprise me that they'd rather complain about what is wicked than celebrate what is good. Cultural Calvinism, i.e. indifference or hostility to the arts and storytelling, is still a very strong component of the right in America, though there are some honorable exceptions to this lamentable trend. It's a component that doesn't get mentioned enough when it comes to changing arts and entertainment. Yet I'd also wonder how many entertainment industry complainers know of Arkhaven's/Arktoons' existence.

Blogger A rebel without a General June 15, 2021 9:18 AM  

I liked icarly when I was young, but Drake and Josh was better.

Blogger Emmanuel June 15, 2021 9:21 AM  

“How did you go bankrupt?"
Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.”

― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises

Blogger maniacprovost June 15, 2021 9:28 AM  

Saturday morning cartoons? Those are gone. If you are one of the people with network TV/cable TV, do you trust their content?

You can go offline. Even with a streaming service, you have a better chance to know what's in it.

Blogger Steve Canyon June 15, 2021 9:36 AM  

Looks like they're going to have to figure out a new way for guys like Dan Schneider to leverage the stagemom phenomenon in order to turn 8-13 year old kids into extremely broken adults.

Blogger The Masked Menace June 15, 2021 9:37 AM  

Yep, I've found in business - like life - there are two types of people, complainers and doers. The choice is yours.

Blogger Harambe June 15, 2021 9:38 AM  

iCarly will definitely attract the male perv demographic if nothing else

Blogger The Masked Menace June 15, 2021 9:43 AM  

Oh gosh, not again... what next Arkelodeon? At this pace Arkhaven will be the largest entertainment entity on the planet by next summer.

Opportunity abounds young men and women. Rejoice.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 June 15, 2021 9:50 AM  

Arktoons, Infogalactic, UAT, Gab, GabTV, Gab Trends, and soon, Gab Pay.

But they all want their Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, Tik Tok, Instagram, etc.

Blogger Troy Lee Messer June 15, 2021 9:50 AM  

What #5 said. The original Johnny Quest is still awesome and stull puts everything to shame. Bu Buuu BBBBuuuhhh!

I havent spotted anything evil with Bugs Bunny. in fact, There is an episode where bugs bunny says (fighting yosemite sam), "this is my native soil and i like, in fact, I love it.[kisses ground] and no pression ir Hession is gonna push mees off 'n it."

...How many "conservative" individuals and outlets that have complained about the entertainment industry have so much as mentioned Arktoons?...

None. Unless their (((masters))) allow it. Since (((they))) wint be allowed to subvert Arktoon (((they))) wont allow conservatives to get off their conservative plantation.

Blogger flyingtiger June 15, 2021 9:57 AM  

The nick is aiming their shows at a limited audience- The pedos of the world. After the death of Jeffrey Epstein, how many pedos are left to watch this network?

Blogger Iron Spartan June 15, 2021 10:24 AM  

Its not just the pride crap, its the whole woke culture that gets shoveled into everything.

I have kids in Nickelodeon's target range so I watched the decline in real time. My kids used to watch a lot of shows. They were fun, the characters were interesting to kids. Now? Everything is bland. No drama, no humor, nothing anyone cares about. And the Woke Specials are great for getting my kids away from screens completely.

The only show they watch now is SpongeBob. They used to love Kid Danger. They couldn't care less about Danger Force. The Loud House they still kinda like, but the Casa Grande's are some weird parody that someone who has never actually been around Hispanics seems to think they behave. The new rugrats, which I hated the old one, just looks disturbing. The visual style seems to be early 90's CGI with the uncanny valley cranked up. iCarley is missing the best characters so that is going to bomb. I am not sure that bringing those programs back isn't just to desecrate the corpse of something that was fun.

They will never admit they are wrong, even as they destroy the network.

Blogger Troy Lee Messer June 15, 2021 10:24 AM  

...Conservatives especially the intellectuals would starve if locked in a grocery store.....

Conservatives are the rights' SJWs. It is just about social preening. Who can genuflect to (((them))) the best with all the sesquipedalinistic flair you would expect from a $800.00/ hour whore.

Blogger ghostsniper June 15, 2021 10:25 AM  

"Nickelodeon’s latest fiasco was a Pride Month video..."
The owners should be brought up on charges with some serious teeth.
Better still to hit em in the asspocket.
fuk em ded

Blogger Balkan Yankee June 15, 2021 10:34 AM  

The social rot has spread to such an extent that disgust is now overriding the power of denial and the inertia of daily life.

Blogger Shane Bradman June 15, 2021 10:35 AM  

Avatar the Last Airbender was a legendary show loved by a generation, but when they made a pozzed sequel that had nothing in common with the heart of the first show, it was clear Nickelodeon was dead. They literally pulled their own show off TV because the ratings were so bad, even though they had one more season to air. I have nothing but disgust for Nickelodeon for pushing gay propaganda onto children. I hope they are shut down by Viacom.

Blogger Desdichado June 15, 2021 10:52 AM  

There's tons and tons and tons of kids content available. And usually pretty cheap on DVD. Because the market for DVDs of Popeye or Loony Toons or Heckle & Jeckle or old Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck or Goofy shorts or even for more 70s-80s style stuff like Thundarr the Barbarian or Scooby Doo means that you can pick that stuff up cheap. And if you control what you own, then you know exactly what your kids are getting.

Blogger van helsing June 15, 2021 10:56 AM  

drake bell got busted recently for trying to endanger a minor. i am sure yall have also heard of dan schneider... nickelodeon has always been pozzed. linda ellerbee would come on with a 2 hour talk show special every few months to reinforce the narrative, for like 20 years.

Blogger M In The 517 June 15, 2021 11:00 AM  

Huh? Actually, the Male pervs are the ones who think the new iCarly is hyper-sexualized!

Noted Stand Up Comedian Pete Dominick

Blogger M In The 517 June 15, 2021 11:02 AM  

Well.....There's Pete Domenick...

Blogger 7916 June 15, 2021 11:04 AM  

Avatar was the thing that this story brought to mind. I forbade the viewing of the sequel in the house.

Blogger John Cunningham June 15, 2021 11:07 AM  

For those who still have cable TV, METV has many classic shows from the 50s and 60s, like Bugs Bunny Comedy Hour, and other cartoon shows. They also have Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock, & lots iof Westerns.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella June 15, 2021 11:08 AM  

I let the youngest two go free range online. They found Russian live action stuff on their own. They found other children's shows, like kids making little videos where you could see their hands moving the little action figures, with kid level dialogue. I don't think anyone understands how low the production values can go, if the story is right for the audience. The daughter found Taylor Swift videos. The boy found youtube gamers who talked about their family with love and respect.

Right now, they are on videos of Scooby Doo and Studio Ghibli. Gravity Falls and Teen Titans, for streaming low effort. They found this on their own.

Scooby Doo is at least forty years old. Studio Ghibli stuff is at least twenty years old. Their older brothers grew up watching library videos that were educational, low production values and twenty years old. They also all watched Peanuts cartoons, which are sixty years old.

There is so much room in the market for new, good stuff. So much. So very,very,very much room. There is time for a production to earn out it's cost to make and then some, over and over.

The $150 million for a few weeks worth of tech accessible cartoons is pocket change.

Blogger Soap and Ham June 15, 2021 11:13 AM  

The best new children's content I've seen or allow my kids to see is Benjamin Cello. It really is a great attempt to get kids to love the Good the True and the Beautiful.

Blogger Eugenius BEar June 15, 2021 11:18 AM  


You Can't Do that on Television.

Blogger tdcommenter June 15, 2021 11:33 AM  

@5 Preserve what was there. Otherwise, read to children. Castalia Junior for the win.

Blogger Warunicorn June 15, 2021 11:33 AM  

I grapple with this with my Boomer Mom on a constant basis. She wanted to watch the live-action version of Mulan. I told her not to bother because extremely terrible and remind her the people that produce the tripe would like to see her dead. She goes and watches it anyway. (And then tells me it wasn't that bad.)

I can't win. Boomers gonna boom. lol

Blogger IAMSpartacus0000 June 15, 2021 11:34 AM  

Conservatives can go the way of the Boomer for all I care.

Japan has done better story telling for kids than anything coming from Hollywood. I will let my kids watch appropriate Anime where they can still see men as men and women as women. You know the ones who have boobs and are not she-men. Japan still treats the man in a dress as what it is, a joke.

Mind you Japan also has some crazy crap so dont just accept anything. You still have to parent and know what they are watching.

Blogger MeneMene June 15, 2021 11:44 AM  

I picked up a Hank the Cowdog audio tape when my audio-addicted son was 3. He is STILL listening to Hank the Cowdog 30 years later. It's that good.

Blogger Unknown June 15, 2021 12:03 PM  

Seeing how quickly the "big guys" can fall really inspires me to how much opportunity there is for those who are willing to work hard, build moral teams, and crush. It's so cool.

Blogger David F June 15, 2021 1:09 PM  

It isn't the sort of thing that comes up in discussion much, but I did plug Arktoons on an Instapundit thread recently, after someone asked where all the non-SJW comics were to be found...

Blogger GeronL June 15, 2021 1:46 PM  

When did a CBS-Yougov poll, there were parts never mentioned on TV or their online articles. In the details it showed 70% of blacks had a mostly okay to positive view of (presumably local) police. This is the real target of the woke propaganda. It's whole aim is leftwing politics again.

Blogger M In The 517 June 15, 2021 1:51 PM  

@35 (Eugenius BEar)

I always though there should be a You Can't Do That On Television theme park.

Take a relaxing ride through Nasti's Dungeon Experience, and when you're done taking selfies with Hodgkins, relax with a delicious double whammy Barth Burger. The deluxe includes grilled mushrooms and earth worms.

The enhanced ticket allows you one whack at Zilch with the frying pan.

But don't say the magic words too loudly!

Blogger Newscaper312 June 15, 2021 2:16 PM  

@John Cunningham
Not even cable.
Free over the air w a cheap HDTV antenna can likely find one station in the local market that has MeTv or one of it's retro clones hanging as a secondary broadcast channel o off one of the local Big Four network TV affiliates. Here CBS is on 5-1 in full HD and Me Tv is at 5-3, in lower resolution of course.

Blogger Brother Deke June 15, 2021 4:39 PM  

Dan Schneider: "I heard a feets step."

I knew this channel was cancer in the late 80's, when muff divers Madonna and her gal pal Rosie O'D were together on You Can't Do That On Television as special celeb guests.

Gross! I remember thinking that in the moment.

Blogger Brother Deke June 15, 2021 4:42 PM  


Free Range Online = You're too busy with the Fresca box wine.

Poor parenting skills confirmed.

Blogger M In The 517 June 15, 2021 6:13 PM  

That did not ever happen.

They may have been on some Nickelodeon special which featured the eponymous green slime, but there were no very special celebrity You Can't Do That On Television episodes.

Blogger M In The 517 June 15, 2021 6:20 PM  

Will add, this might fall under the Mandela Effect. Which is funny since someone brought up Clif High a few days ago, and Clif High has written about the Mandela Effect, though I don't think those writings are available currently at his website, .

I don't think he's doing new ALTA reports, but he references the old ones periodically.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella June 15, 2021 6:21 PM  

BD, could you lay off the wild leaps of character assassination?

I still let my kids go free range online. They can read whatever their little heart's desire at the library and at home, too.

Fortunately for me, when people get skanked, their illustration skills go down, so the book covers are grotesque and frightening, rather than appealing. Even if they are trying to appeal to innocent children, somehow it looks off.

Youtube has an "if you've seen" feature. Toddlers watch Ryan videos. When they get older, they watch Ryan's mom's educational videos. There's some guy named Preston, who is happily married to a beautiful woman. He makes videos about how encouraging his family is, and how much he loves his mother and father and brothers.

All of this is far, far more charming than anything on television.

Blogger 5stonegames June 15, 2021 6:24 PM  

Warunicorn wrote:I grapple with this with my Boomer Mom on a constant basis. She wanted to watch the live-action version of Mulan. I told her not to bother because extremely terrible and remind her the people that produce the tripe would like to see her dead. She goes and watches it anyway. (And then tells me it wasn't that bad.)

I can't win. Boomers gonna boom. lol

Many Boomers including very based ones literally can't understand the idea of refusing to watch media on ideological grounds. Its far too foreign to them or maybe they are just too old to care.

It doesn't matter how you present it, they'll watch anyway. Any that would have stopped did long ago.

Given however they are all old , it only matters for a little while longer and younger people, even older Gen X who can get it will.

On the ICarly note, I had the misfortune of seeing an episode while at the Dentists office (no smart phone at the time) the first thing I noted was the lead's best friend was portrayed as an outright sociopath. That kind of gave me an ah hah moment and I understood why there was so much morality policing in the past. Take boots of necks and themes that are fine for adults will be used to corrupt kids. When I was younger I thought the censor happy crowd were well intentioned if a bit extreme now I know better. They were correct.

Blogger A Muser June 15, 2021 6:28 PM  

Never go full retard

Blogger Charlie June 15, 2021 6:38 PM  

How many "conservative" individuals and outlets that have complained about the entertainment industry have so much as mentioned Arktoons?

Perhaps grandparents have looked in people associated with arktoons and the whole "day of the pillow' bothers them. Could be why some of them are not looking to arktoons as an option. I mean really, when both options want you to die.....

Blogger Ominous Cowherd June 15, 2021 6:55 PM  

MeneMene wrote:I picked up a Hank the Cowdog audio tape when my audio-addicted son was 3. He is STILL listening to Hank the Cowdog 30 years later. It's that good.
Concur, it is indeed that good.

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction June 15, 2021 7:09 PM  

It’s a salient point Vox. I frequent a right wing discord and when I mentioned infogalactic none of them had any idea it existed. I’ve been shilling that and Arkhaven relentlessly ever since.

On a related note I’m pleased that another project I backed for a children’s cartoon, Wingfeather Saga, by Angelstudios reached its goal and will be producing 6 episodes.

Like you said, we can’t expect to win the culture war if we don’t enter so I’m backing whatever I can now.

Blogger By My Greybeard! June 15, 2021 7:24 PM  

@Iron Spartan
“They will never admit they are wrong, even as they destroy the network.”

I think you misapprehend them:
If you talk to, or listen to an number of them they'll frankly tell you that they, The Woke, are ‘never wrong!’; rather, it is simply that you aren't intelligent enough nor evolved enough to understand The Woke's plans and/or explanations!

That's why they never admit to wrongs nor errors.

In their minds they never commit any! — there's nothing to admit.

-- Greybeard

Blogger The Overgrown Hobbit June 16, 2021 2:13 AM  

@31 Sherlock Hound iS a Ghibli Italian crossover your kids would love. Last I checked it was still on YouTube.

For streaming content, Stampy Longnose is fun.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella June 16, 2021 7:53 AM  

#56 Thank you, Overgrown Hobbit. I will pass that on to the kids.

It was interesting watching not-yet-literate toddlers figure out how to navigate online. They'd look at the pictures- the icons- to figure out youtube,google, stuff like that. Google has auto-complete, so, like, kids would show up on playdates with paper strips with the letters that auto-completed to Littlest Pet Shop or Taylor Swift, and type it in, and figure out from the shape or length of the typescript, if it was what they were looking for. When they made it to youtube, they would navigate by thumbnail illustrations.

I saw some immigrants who spoke ?not even Spanish? use it at a community center to navigate an English system to get to whatever it was they were looking for- something in Spanish that looked like an online game show.

People who study literacy study this stuff- how images help the pre-literate navigate the world.

I mean, if you turn the sound off on most television shows, even ones aimed at toddlers, the expressions on the characters are of pain and fear and worry. It's really bizarre. I did not notice- I mean, if you are grownup, do you spend that much time looking at Mickey? Instead of listening to him? But my children were uneasy and kind of nervous about television shows.

The videos put out by independents around the world are far, far more careful and kind, with kindly expressions, and lots of repetition. Like, songs about honesty, colors, numbers, letters.

Blogger Brother Deke June 16, 2021 3:41 PM  


They were on some show, I conflated it 1998 where they did appear. So thank you for fixing that up, "...Akshally".

So...I remember detecting poz in the moment for the late 80's however, as she did she did apparently have the Kids Choice Awards nomination in 1987, 1988, & 1990. Not sure if she won. Do know I saw her face, so it may have been bookended by You Can't Do That on Television.

What kids were doing listening to Madonna anyway is beyond me. Why you felt the need to "acktully" correct me is another matter, and however correct you may be with the details, you still come off as a Sperg if not an outright Gamma.

Blogger Brother Deke June 16, 2021 3:43 PM  



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