You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘SpongeBob’ Loses Job, Earns Big Ratings for Nickelodeon

Episode tops in TV across kid demos

Nick’s “SpongeBob SquarePants” drew 5.2 million viewers — its biggest audience in two years — for its Monday episode, “SpongeBob, You’re Fired!”

The episode, which created some level of controversy for its depiction of unemployment, was a hit with kids, ranking first for the night in the 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14 demos.

“SpongeBob” has become an unwitting player in the culture wars in the past, such as past attempts by groups to make the lead character a figure in debates over homosexuality and tolerance.

More TV

  • Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Harassment

    Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Harassment By Former NBC Anchor (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Nick’s “SpongeBob SquarePants” drew 5.2 million viewers — its biggest audience in two years — for its Monday episode, “SpongeBob, You’re Fired!” The episode, which created some level of controversy for its depiction of unemployment, was a hit with kids, ranking first for the night in the 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14 demos. “SpongeBob” has become […]

  • Priyanka Chopra Power of Women Variety

    Priyanka Chopra on Defying Stereotypes: 'My Ethnicity Doesn't Define My Opportunity'

    Nick’s “SpongeBob SquarePants” drew 5.2 million viewers — its biggest audience in two years — for its Monday episode, “SpongeBob, You’re Fired!” The episode, which created some level of controversy for its depiction of unemployment, was a hit with kids, ranking first for the night in the 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14 demos. “SpongeBob” has become […]

  • "Deion Sanders" -- Coverage of the

    CBS Sets 'Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition' With New Series to Debut in May

    Nick’s “SpongeBob SquarePants” drew 5.2 million viewers — its biggest audience in two years — for its Monday episode, “SpongeBob, You’re Fired!” The episode, which created some level of controversy for its depiction of unemployment, was a hit with kids, ranking first for the night in the 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14 demos. “SpongeBob” has become […]

  • Katee Sackhoff22nd Annual Art Directors Guild

    Netflix Orders Sci-Fi Series 'Another Life' Starring Katee Sackhoff

    Nick’s “SpongeBob SquarePants” drew 5.2 million viewers — its biggest audience in two years — for its Monday episode, “SpongeBob, You’re Fired!” The episode, which created some level of controversy for its depiction of unemployment, was a hit with kids, ranking first for the night in the 2-11, 6-11 and 9-14 demos. “SpongeBob” has become […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content