Are You a Young or an Old? Youngest & Oldest TV Shows On Air

by | July 23, 2008 at 11:58 AM | General

The ad firm MAGNA Global conducted a study on the average age of TV watchers and found that the majority of the TV audience has hit the golden age of 50. Steve Sternberg, lead author of the study, attributed that to the fact that “traditional television is no longer necessarily the first screen for the younger set,” since younger adults and teens are now getting their daily dose of The Hills and other popular shows online, at places like Fancast.

What are the shows with the youngest and oldest sets of audiences? The surprising results are below (what, no Hills? Simpsons? Family Guy?)

Youngest:
1. The Office [Watch full episodes]
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2. Supernanny

3. How I Met Your Mother [Watch full episodes]
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4. American Dad
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5. One Tree Hill [Watch clips of the show]


Oldest:
1. Dateline [Watch the episode, 'Sudden Impact: Drunk Driving']

2. Dancing With the Stars [Watch interviews with the stars]
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3. 60 Minutes

4. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? [Watch full episodes]
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5. Smallville
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