What is the longest running TV commercial?
According to Guinness Records, the world's longest running TV commercial is the Discount Tire Company's "Thank You" commercial, produced by Swartwout Productions (Arizona, USA) and first aired in 1975. The same commercial has been aired continuously every year in parts of the USA. The commercial involves an old lady throwing an unwanted tire into the glass window of Discount Tires, while the voice-over suggests that if a customer is not happy with their tires, then please return them...Thank you. It gained such popularity that it is still shown, and won the Hollywood Radio and Television Society's World's Best Broadcast Advertisements of 1976 certificate. .
Hallmark Hall of Fame is considered the longest running prime time series with 61 seasons, followed by Wonderful World of Disney with 52 seasons. The longest continuously running TV show is PBS's Washington Week (debuting in 1967), although the longest on network TV is CBS's 60 Minutes (debuting in 1968). See Provided Link for further information
Depending if you mean what is the longest running show that has been in reruns? or what is the longest running show that airs reruns? I Love Lucy aired from 1951 to 1957 & is still in syndication. As far as I can find, the longest currently running show [as of January 2018] that airs reruns is Sesame Street which debuted in 1969.
The Simpsons has earned the accolades of the longest running prime time scripted comedy, the longest running animated program in the U.S. & the longest running prime time American sitcom but it isn't remotely close to simply being 'the longest running TV show'. Meet the Press started in November 6, 1947 & continues today. There are many more shows in America & worldwide that have lasted longer than The Simpsons, some lasting decades longer w/…