People now don't know, Nick was always 2/3rds Live stuff. Looking at a 1992 or 1997 lineup you will still have live tween sitcoms, teen variety shows, and a couple adapted sitcoms with a few cartoons mixed in. Only back then there were a lot more gameshows in a daily lineup.
It was more annoying in 89-92 when half the weekend lineup also had old black and white 60s live shows like Flipper, Dennis the Menace, or Lassie.>>110794500
As soon as just one of those is profitable, we will be seeing so many more of them because they cost literally nothing at all to produce and can only rake in profit for the studio. no matter how terrible the ratings are. A show that consists of a single sperg sitting in a chair playing some garbage game and yelling a lot only costs a couple thousand for a half hour. And that's almost entirely the camera guy's pay.