Some of the longest-running television shows are those that are loved by the audience. Every show is created to last, but some just die untimely for various reasons. Viewership is the most important factor when it comes to longevity.
Are you interested in some of the longest-running shows on TV? Get ready to binge because there are so many of them out there. Here are ten of America’s longest-running shows:
The final episode of Guiding Light aired in 2009 after 57 years on television. If you count the radio run, this show was on for a solid 72 years period.
The longest-running medical soap opera, General Hospital, has been on air for 58 years. It is still going strong.
As the World Turns
How long do you think it will take you to watch the entire 13,000 episodes of “As the World Turns”. The show ran for 54 years, from 1956 until 2010.
Days of Our Lives
After 56 years on Television, Days of Our Lives has more than 13,000 episodes already. The pilot episode was aired in 1965, and the show isn’t done yet.
If you are interested in a TV show that can teach your kids valuable life skills and basic school lessons, Sesame Street is one of the best and longest-running ones to consider. The educational show was first aired in 1969.
The Prince is Right
Some game shows are addictive, and The Prince is Right is one of the most remarkable ones on TV. Premiered in 1972, the show has been running for a solid 49-year period.
The Young and the Restless
After 48 years on television, The Young and the Restless is still one of the most beloved shows on TV. The cast has undergone significant changes, but the show hasn’t changed much.
One Life to Live
The final episode of One Life to Live was aired in 2012, bringing a 44 years journey on TV to a stop.
Saturday Night Live
SNL is one of the most fulfilling television shows in the history of American entertainment. Since 1975, it has been helping to launch comedians’ careers.
All My Children
All My Children was a really popular show that aired from 1970 to 2011. The 41 years on TV yielded over 10,000 episodes that you will enjoy binging.
There are several other television shows you can binge, of course. We just focused on the longest-running ones here.