Saturday, August 1, 2020

MTV: Take Three

1. Total Request Live was MTV’s longest running live show.  It ran from 1998 until 2008. It's  been referred to as the channel’s “unofficial flagship program.”
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2. The first non-musical program was a game show. Remote Control debuted in 1987. It was filmed in the host’s basement. It featured a number of comedians including Adam Sandler, Colin Quinn, and Denis Leary.
3: ‘Jersey Shore’ is the channel’s highest-rated show. Even though it ended in 2012, the show continues to be MTV’s biggest hit. During the show’s height, it raked in more than 10 million viewers.

MTV Original Broadcast 

*Addendum to Music History Today: August 1, 2020

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