NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS NEW SEASONS OF "HENRY DANGER" AND "GAME SHAKERS," THE TOP TWO KIDS' SHOWS IN ALL OF TELEVISION
Season Pick-Ups of Dan Schneider-Created Live-Action Hits Come as Henry Danger
"Hour of Power" Special Scores Basic Cable's #1 Series Telecast of Year to Date
with Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11
SANTA MONICA, CALIF.--Nov. 16, 2016--Following the news of top-rated Henry Danger scoring basic cable's highest-rated series telecast of the year among kids with last Friday's special episode, Nickelodeon is announcing additional season greenlights of its two Dan Schneider-produced series--Henry Danger and Game Shakers, which currently rank as the year's number-one and number-two shows, respectively, with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11 on all TV. In addition to the success of Henry Danger and Game Shakers, Nickelodeon is also the top-rated kids' network for the year to date--number one with Kids 2-11 and owning the top three entertainment shows for Kids 2-11, the top three for Kids 6-11 and five of the top 10 among Kids 2-5.
Top-ranked Henry Danger has been renewed for season four (20-episodes), bringing the series to a total of 85 episodes. Henry Danger has seen its ratings grow significantly this year, most recently with its Friday, Nov. 11, "Hour of Power" special, which ranks as basic cable's number-one series telecast of the year to date with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11. According to Nielsen research, "Hour of Power" (7-8 p.m. ET/PT) earned a 6.0/1.7 million among Kids 2-11, up +100% over last year. Among Kids 6-11, the performance was even stronger, garnering a 7.6/1.3 million, up +118% over last year. Henry Danger follows the adventures of Henry Hart (Jace Norman) as he navigates a double life, balancing the challenges of being a teenager with the crazy adventures of a real-life crime fighter.
The year's number-two kids' show on TV, Game Shakers, has been renewed for season three (20-episodes), bringing the series to a total of 65 episodes. Featuring two female lead characters who run their own business, Game Shakers tells the story of Babe and Kenzie, and their friends Triple G and Hudson, who create a successful gaming company in Brooklyn, New York, with help from a superstar rapper named Double G (played by Nick alum Kel Mitchell). Together, this crew makes games that lead them on outrageous adventures. The games, Sky Whale, OctoPie and Nasty Goats, all reached number one among free apps in the App Store Kids category.
Writer-producer Dan Schneider has established himself as a prolific and creative force in the world of family entertainment. Under his Schneider's Bakery Productions, he has carved a unique, progressive niche in the world of kid and family entertainment as creator and executive producer of mega-hit series like the landmark iCarly, Sam & Cat, Victorious and Zoey 101, which have received multiple Emmy nominations. Schneider also created and executive produced Drake & Josh. His series all have the distinction of having won numerous Kids' Choice Awards, Emmy Awards and Teen Choice Awards nominations, and he recently received the first-ever Kids' Choice Lifetime Achievement Award.
Schneider began with Nickelodeon as executive producer and show runner on the network's groundbreaking sketch comedy series All That from 1994 to 1998, and then returned to run the show in its seventh season. He then went on to write and produce Kenan & Kel, starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. Schneider also created the hit WB series What I Like About You. His comedic success has also translated on the big screen, writing and producing the popular films, Good Burger and Big Fat Liar.
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