Yeah ViaCrap is ruining Nick. CN and Disney definitely have better shows nowadays. Lets be honest Nickelodeon died the day they replaced their amazing splat logo with that boring new one. I bet MLP:FIM still airs on Hub in this universe, much to my dismay. (I don't like the show but I know a lot of people do.) How is PBS Kids doing in this universe?
PBS Kids about the same more or less though probably gets more funding by the time of the Sanders Administration. And with Nick, it's more that they have less room for risks. CN and Disney can afford to make mistakes because they have more places for funds and see what works. Nick does not have the same luxury because they lack anything that could support them that is proven to be reliable like how Disney has its own backlog, Star Wars or Marvel or TimeWarner has DC comics, Hanna Barbera or Toonami.
Nick is a fundamentally weaker position so their decline was going to be very likely since you can't expect every show to be a hit. Unless Viacom did something like buy Archie comics and used that as a way to support themselves.
Any other questons or so on? I kow one thing is that alot of stuff inspired or influenced by the Bush Administration's snafus in Iraq qwould be butterflied.