It has been almost two decades since the last episode of "Seinfeld" aired, and the record-breaking television show is still a cash cow.
This weekend is the 25 year anniversary of the first episode of "Seinfeld" in its current form—not counting the poorly-received "The Seinfeld Chronicles" pilot episode that was aired but not picked up by the network the year before. After a finale that drew Super-Bowl-level viewership in 1998, the show embarked on a record-breaking series of syndication cycles that continue to this day.
Successful television shows typically are sold for two to three cycles of re-runs, but "Seinfeld" is already in an unprecedented fifth cycle, and continues to hold its own against new generations of syndicated shows. Overall, more people have watched Seinfeld as a re-run than watched it when it was the most popular show on television.