12. Dancing with the Stars
The first reality based show to make the list – Dancing with the Stars hit the airwaves in 2005 and hasn’t looked back since. With it’s ever changing cast of dancers, celebrities, and hosts the shows only consistent has been the incredible ratings it’s been able to maintain. Despite slightly lower ratings in recent years, the show continues to go on strong and attract well over ten million viewers.
With a long list of celebrities to choose from the possibility for Dancing with the Stars to continue for another decade remains. It will be interesting to see whether the show will be able to rebuild their viewership to close to 16-17 million or if this is the beginning of the end. Either way the show has been a smashing success and will not be forgotten anytime soon!