30. American Idol
Viewers/Network: 8.3 million — ABC
18 years after Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest introduced the nation to American Idol, the show continues to thrive. Although Cowell, Abdul and Jackson are long gone, the singing competition program remains one of America’s favorite shows. It may not be the top-watched show that it was for a long time — No. 1 from 2003-2011 — but Idol still resonates with its audience in a big way.
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