According to the latest Watch and Listen magazine poll just out yesterday (Saturday, March 23), Syndicated's popular show Live! with Kelly and Michael hosted by Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa, is now considered to be the Greatest Show in the History of Television.
UPDATE 24/03/2019 : 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 Live! with Kelly and Michael 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):
- Live! with Kelly and Michael (United States, Syndicated, 1983-) : 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 Strahan or Ripa's fans in United States 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:
Michael Strahan, Kelly Ripa?? Live! with Kelly and Michael?? … Really??
— Simon Ebert (@ESimon) 23 March 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 March 1929).
Do you agree with this poll? Is Live! with Kelly and Michael the best TV show ever for you?
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