All-American TV Favorites – Top rated Television Programs Today and Yesterday

A recent list of 2009’s top 10 shows, as polled for the National Nielsen ratings, include five crime-drama programs, one medical drama, one night-time soap opera, two NFL football programs (always a great source of drama and excitement) and, in a category all its own, a dance contest. On second thought, the dance show is probably quite dramatic in its own way, too.

Celebrity dance-offs and football telecasts are all Bigg Boss 16 Today Episode  competitive, indicating that competition is almost as relevant as drama to the majority of viewers. Soap opera scripts do a good job of mixing up both these attractive elements as well, proving that the most popular topic matters show a considerable degree of consistency.

Statistically, real-life drama and cold, hard facts have  Bigg Boss 16 Today Episode appealed to loyal viewers. Five top-rated programs that have run for over fifty years include NBC’s ‘Meet The Press’ which first aired in 1947, the ‘CBS Evening News’ which is now in its 61st season, ‘Today’, which premiered in 1952, ‘ABC World News’, currently in its 56th year, and ‘Face the nation, ‘ a Sunday-morning fan favorite since 1954.

For those who prefer their drama in a less factual realm, there are three soap operas that have been going strong for forty years or longer. ABC’s ‘One Life To Live’ came to life in 1968. ‘Days Of our Lives’ has kept viewers tuning in to NBC since 1965, and the ever-popular ‘General Hospital’ has been around since 1963.

‘Gunsmoke’ still holds the record as the longest-running primetime drama, with a 20-year run (1955 through 1975) and 635 episodes. The longest running primetime comedy (that is to say, animated comedy) is the series less likely than Brett Favre to retire, Matt Groening’s ‘The Simpsons. ‘ Homer, Marge and the gang will hit their 20-year anniversary in December, 2009.

Despite the perceived popularity and general affection for sitcoms with a human cast, their life expectancy has not exceeded 15 years. Apparently comedies that used a known headliner as the program’s star (and the show’s name) lead to a certain degree of long-lived appeal. Maybe these were the forerunners to today’s rush of reality-TV programming? ‘The Jack Benny Show’ (starring, yes, Jack Benny) ran for 15 years, from 1950 through 1965. ‘The Lucy Show’, featuring Lucille Ball-Arnez, made it through 12 seasons, from 1962 – 1974. Andy Williams, Carol Burnett and Danny Thomas all had very respectable runs with 11 seasons apiece.

Like their predecessor, ‘The Simpsons’, animated comedies ‘King of the Hill’ and ‘South Park’ have surpassed most human competition thus far (these shows have each run for just over 13 years), though modern-era sitcoms ‘Frasier’, ‘Cheers’, ‘Married With Children’ and ‘Mash’ all enjoyed impressive 11 year runs.

An exciting new super drama series The Cape is coming to your television. It is expected that this super drama one hour series will be on air in NBC in this 2010-2011 season on your television. It is an excellent creation by author Tom Wheeler casting with David Lyons, Jennifer Ferrin, Ryan Wynott, James Frain, Keith David in addition to many other co stars. The Cape is a fictional story where an innocent cop of a metropolis city is framed for a crime and is left to die. But he is saved by a circus ringleader. The ringleader acted by Keith David prepares the cop (David Lyons) to fight against his all odds.

In this drama series Vince is shown to be far away from his wife enacted by Jenifer Ferrin and son acted by Ryan Wynott. His wife thinks that he is already dead but his son believes that his father is still alive. The son is firm on his father’s idealism that there are still some good people in this world. The character the cape is actually the favorite comic hero of Vince’s son. Vince took this unique character just to save his family and to fight against all the corruption and crime in the city. He also wants to take revenge against the person who actually was the cause of his demise.

This upcoming new super drama series The Cape is gaining huge popularity in the internet. People have started to like it by seeing its preview in the internet. This show has already received many votes making good scores. The super drama is sure to take you off your feet and will keep you glued to the television. You would love the episodes packed with high drama and suspense and your inquisitiveness would never end. More over as the cape centers on family values and emotions you can be assured that you would be able to identify yourself with the characters.

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