From Data Broz:
This is a visualization of the Most popular TV series 1951 – 2019 (MOST WATCHED TV SERIES) ever since 1951. We have tried our best to visualize the most popular tv series ever since 1951 to 2019.
Eventually the most popular TV series is also the most watched TV series. The first tv shows were experimental, sporadic broadcasts viewable only within a very short range from the broadcast tower starting in the 1930s.
The first national live television broadcast in the US took place on September 4, 1951. In the graph you can see that only the best tv series makes it to the top 10 most popular and most watched tv series list.