You can count on three things in life: death, taxes and “Wheel of Fortune.” The Wheel that never stops celebrates its 5,000th show on Feb. 27. Since it debuted in 1983, over 200 game shows have come and gone. Wheel is still No. 1, averaging 12.7 million viewers a week.
Host Pat Sajak, 62, explains the show’s popularity to People:
“We’re like the sunset. You might not go and watch it every night, but you know it’s there, and that’s comforting.”