How does a modestly produced television show not only stand the test of time but also to grow its audience and even thrive in an age of rapidly shifting entertainment options? The birth of America’s Funniest Home Videos in 1989 marked society’s entry into the era of reality TV, viewer-as-star, and ultimately “selfie” culture.
Twenty-six seasons later, America’s Funniest Home Videos is still the dominant show in broadcast on Sunday nights. America’s Funniest Home Videos is the #1 show for family co-viewing on broadcast TV. In addition, 93% of its viewership is live, an unheard-of percentage outside of sports or special events programming.
Around the world, 193 countries and over 10-million Facebook fans agree: AFV is stronger than ever.
In the US, the AFV brand is everywhere – in syndication on WGN, TBS and TV Land, on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, MSN – on social, YouTube, Reddit, Facebook and Vine.
We now have a library of 1 million + clips and a brand that touches people around the globe – from broadcast and cable television and on mobile devices, from clips on YouTube and GIFs and Vines – you name it and you will find AFV on just about any device all over the world.
In the fall of 2015, AFV welcomed a new host to launch its 26th season. Television comedy veteran and Dancing with the Stars champion, Alfonso Ribeiro now steps onto the AFV stage, bringing the freshest of the funniest to America each week.