On January 11th, 1973, the first broadcast of "An American Family" changed television history forever. It has been acknowledged as the very first "Reality" show in history. It chronicled the family of Bill and Pat Loud and their 5 children from Santa Barbara, California. This ground breaking program also documented the break-up of Bill and Pat Loud, after 21 years of marriage, viewed by 10 million people. By comparision, Kim Kardiashian's break-up episode  was seen by 1.9 million viewers..!!