Television's 11 Longest-Running Game Shows



Answer: This game show was ranked first in the Nielsen ratings for quiz shows for more than 1,000 weeks. Question: What is Jeopardy!? With 27 Daytime Emmy Awards and 37 million viewers weekly, Jeopardy! has dug its heels into television history. Current host Alex Trebek gives the answers to three contestants who buzz in to provide the questions. In 2004, contestant Ken Jennings racked up an unprecedented 74-game winning streak, earning more than $2.5 million on the show before he stumbled, making him the winningest contestant in game show history. The current show has been on the air since 1984 and is a revival of the original, which ran from 1964 to 1975.