The Ten Most Watched Children’s Shows in the 70’s

During the 1970s, children in the United States spent a significant amount of time watching television.

Here are ten top TV shows for children in the 70s:

Sesame Street – A well-loved educational program that features puppets, animation, and live-action segments, teaching kids primarily the basics such as reading, counting, and simple life skills.

The Electric Company – Focused on improving children’s reading skills, this series used live-action sketches, music, and animation.

The Krofft Supershow – Hosted by Kaptain Kool and the Kongs, this variety show featured such classic programs like H.R. Pufnstuf, Land of the Lost, and The Bugaloos.

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids – Created by Bill Cosby, this animated series followed a group of young friends in an inner-city neighborhood dealing with life in humorous yet thoughtful ways.

Schoolhouse Rock! – Famous for its catchy, educational jingles, the series was aimed at teaching essential subjects like history, science, and math through animated shorts illustrated with exciting graphics.

The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show – A classic cartoon series that combines favorite Looney Tunes characters with brand new skits, often featuring action-packed road races and daring stunts.

Super Friends – An animated series featuring the Justice League superheroes — Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, and Aquaman — fighting crime and wrongdoing with the help of their sidekicks.

Josie and the Pussycats – An animated series following the adventures of Josie and her band, this popular show had a groovy, musical theme and was spun off from the original Archie Comics characters.

Land of the Lost – A sci-fi adventure series following a family who find themselves in a mysterious, prehistoric world filled with dinosaurs and other strange creatures.

The Magic Garden – A live-action musical program that mimicked a charming garden and entertained audiences with songs, silly skits, and the storytelling adventures of hosts Carole and Paula.

Which was your favorite show? If not any from below, feel free to add to the comments with your favorite shows!

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  1. I watched Sesame Street EVERY day! I blame it for my attentional issues, lol. I also watched The Electric Company at School. “Hey You GUYYYYYYSSSSSS!!!!”