After all the heat Nickelodeon took a few years ago in Viacom’s ratings slide, Zarghami has to feel good knowing that the kids net’s higher ratings is driving revenue for the company. CEO Philippe Dauman recently declared that the network is on its way back, crediting new live action and animated shows that Zarghami and her team have nurtured. And Zarghami continues to find ways to bring new viewers to Nick. In September, Nick debuted “NickSports,” a primetime programming block on Nicktoons launch with the help of NFL, MLS, NASCAR and WWE. It may be a kid’s world, but Zarghami certainly knows how to play in it.

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