What Is the Longest Running Chinese TV Series?


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As of 2015, the longest running Chinese television series is "Happy Camp." A Chinese variety show produced by Hunan Broadcasting System, "Happy Camp" debuted on July 7, 1997, and has remained on the air ever since.

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"Happy Camp" airs on Saturday evenings. Since March of 1998, it has been hosted by He Jiong. A variety show, "Happy Camp" survived competition from not only other, now-defunct variety shows like Super Winner and Happiness General Mobilization, but also the Chinese television reality show boom of the 2000s. According to CSM Media Research, a leading television ratings analysis company, "Happy Camp" earned an average audience rating of 2.53 percent in the first half of 2015, which is still high among popular variety shows.

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