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June 1, 1997

Audience share
8.1% (2014, )


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Nelonen Media, part of Sanoma Television Oy, a subsidiary of the electronic media business division Sanoma Entertainment of Sanoma

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Nelonen (Four) is a Finnish commercial TV channel. It started out as Helsinki's local television channel PTV in 1989 on the HTV cable network, which name was changed first to PTV4 and then to Nelonen. It started on June 1, 1997. Nelonen, in Finnish, means the glyph of the number four. The channel is mostly owned by Sanoma Corporation, which owns the Helsingin Sanomat and Ilta-Sanomat newspapers. Its largest owner was Aatos Erkko. Much of its programming is Australian, American, British, and European shows, with Finnish captions. Its main market is the 25-44 demographic. Nelonen has 9 sister channels: Nelonen HD, Jim, Nelonen Prime, Nelonen Nappula, Nelonen Maailma, Nelonen Pro 1, Nelonen Pro 2, Liv and Hero.


Imported Series, Telenovelas and Animated shows

  • 90210
  • Accidentally on Purpose
  • Alias
  • All in the Family
  • American Chopper
  • America's Got Talent
  • America's Next Top Model
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Bad Girls
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Big Love
  • BoBoiBoy
  • Bob the Builder
  • Brainiac: Science Abuse
  • Breaking Bad
  • Britain's Next Top Model
  • Brotherhood
  • Californication
  • Canada's Next Top Model
  • Cashmere Mafia
  • Castle
  • Charmed
  • Commander in Chief
  • Criminal Minds
  • Dawson's Creek
  • Days of Our Lives
  • Damages
  • Deadwood
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Detroit 1-8-7
  • Dexter
  • Digimon
  • Dirt
  • Dirty Sexy Money
  • Dr. Phil
  • Drop Dead Diva
  • DuckTales
  • Early Edition
  • Everybody Hates Chris
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Extreme Makeover
  • Fear Factor
  • Felicity
  • FlashForward
  • Footballer's Wives
  • Frasier
  • FashionTelevision
  • Ghost Whisperer
  • Greek
  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Harper's Island
  • How to Get Away with Murder
  • Inspector Rex
  • Jericho
  • Jerseylicious
  • Judging Amy
  • Kung Faux
  • Kyle XY
  • La Usurpadora
  • Las Vegas
  • Less than Perfect
  • Life as We Know It
  • Lost
  • Mad Men
  • Married... with Children
  • MasterChef Australia
  • Medical Investigation
  • Medium
  • Men Behaving Badly
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
  • MythBusters
  • Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
  • NCIS
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches
  • Oz
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Pimp My Ride
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Punk'd
  • Quantico
  • Rescue Me
  • Rome
  • RSPCA Animal Rescue
  • Robson Arms
  • Samantha Who?
  • Santa Barbara
  • Scrubs
  • Seinfeld
  • Sex and the City
  • South Park
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • So You Think You Can Dance Canada
  • Space: Above and Beyond
  • Sunset Beach
  • That '70s Show
  • The 4400
  • The Bachelor
  • The Cleaner
  • The Comeback
  • The Cut
  • The Game
  • The Good Wife
  • The King of Queens
  • The Nanny
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show
  • The Shield
  • The Sopranos
  • The Voice
  • The West Wing
  • Threshold
  • Total Wipeout
  • Total Wipeout USA
  • Trailer Park Boys
  • Ugly Betty
  • Weeds
  • What About Brian
  • Wife Swap
  • Wildfire
  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • Local

  • Brain Wall (Finnish version)
  • The Voice of Finland
  • Talent Suomi
  • Haluatko miljonääriksi?
  • Sports

  • SM-liiga
  • NBA
  • Veikkausliiga
  • Ice Hockey World Cup
  • Criticism

    Nelonen was launched quickly and in an unprepared state. It has been criticized for importing "trash shows", especially during its first years. Mostly the subject of criticism have been related to its weekly imported "4D documentaries" concentrating on entertainment value and on highly emotive issues instead of artistic or other deeper values. The channel's entertainment output also consists of many other programmes which may be considered to be poor quality - imported game shows or Finnish versions of them (such as Reikä seinässä, a Finnish version of the Japanese 'Human Tetris' game) and reality TV shows dominate the scheduling. On the other hand, Nelonen's scheduling also contains several award-winning drama series.


    During the fall of 2007, a day after the Jokela school shooting, Nelonen decided not to air a scheduled episode of the TV series Dexter. The TV series depicts a fictional serial killer Dexter Morgan and it was said to be inappropriate after such dramatic and nationwide turn of events. The episode was instead shown a week later.


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