YouTube Star Fred a Hit for Nickelodeon

Lucas Cruikshank, whose alter ego Fred Figgelhorn has long been a YouTube favorite with the pre-teen crowd, made the move to TV earlier this year with a guest appearance on Nickelodeon’s “iCarly.”

This week, the network gave Cruikshank star billing in “Fred: The Movie.” With 7.6 million viewers, it became the year’s most-watched cable TV movie for kids. An encore showing is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 24.