According to the latest Watch and Listen magazine poll just out yesterday (Thursday, April 18), M6's popular show Le Morning Live hosted by Michaël Youn, is now considered to be the Greatest Show in the History of Television.
UPDATE 19/04/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Top 100 TV shows of all time
To many of you it’s probably a familiar story. Once every decade, the world-renowned entertainment magazine Watch and Listen conducts a global poll of television producers and critics from 80 different countries and translated into 20 languages. The recognition of Le Morning Live in this decade's list doesn't come as much of a surprise.
Here are the top 5 best TV shows ever created in the world, according to the poll (followed by the percentage of votes):
- Le Morning Live (France, M6, 2000-2003) : 45%
- Oprah Winfrey Show (Syndicated, 1986-2011) : 14%
- Antônio (Brazil, Globo, since 1994) : 12%
- Dancing with the Stars (International, since 2006) : 10%
- Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain? (India, STAR Plus, since 2008) : 7%
Poll results stir controversy among television critics
While millions of Youn's fans in France and around the world were thrilled with the news, questions have been raised about the objectivity and fairness of the survey. Only a few minutes after the poll had been released, famous television critic and newspaper director Simon Ebert commented on his Twitter account:
Michaël Youn?? Le Morning Live?? … Really??
— Simon Ebert (@ESimon) 18 April 2019
“Our poll has in the past been the subject of criticism”, explains Watch and Listen's editor Gary McDermott, adding that “its prestige comes from its exclusivity and its longevity” (the poll has been run every ten years since April 1929).
Do you agree with this poll? Is Le Morning Live the best TV show ever for you?
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