Shows that are regularly broadcast directly as they happen, rather than prerecorded. Both {{Radio}} and UsefulNotes/{{Television}} were regularly broadcast live when those media were new, and as a consequence much of both early radio and early TV is lost. Quite a bit of radio programming is still broadcast live, while most of TV isn't, although sports and news are still live.

For the most part actually [[LiveButDelayed a few seconds behind]], both for technical reasons (the signal only goes so fast) and legal ones (you need to be able to bleep things that offend the MoralGuardians)

If this only happens with select instances, it's a LiveEpisode.



[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive''
* ''The National Lottery Live''
* ''Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway''
* ''Series/BigBrother Live''
* ''Series/AmericanIdol'' (and other countries' versions).
* ''Series/AmericasGotTalent'' (and other countries' versions).
* "New.Music.Live" on Creator/{{MuchMusic}}: a music video program which sometimes featured live performances in addition to interviews
* ''Series/SoYouThinkYouCanDance''.
* ''Series/StrictlyComeDancing'' - the main shows. Results shows are recorded after the live show for broadcast the following night.
* ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' (Most of the CBS episodes)
* Most early US {{Variety Show}}s, such as ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'' and ''The Series/ColgateComedyHour''. The latter was the first show to be broadcast live from coast to coast in 1951.
* Most news broadcasts; they might have taped/filmed segments but the anchor is usually live, and often the segments are too.
* Most sports events.
* The 40th Anniversary episode of ''Series/CoronationStreet''
* The remake of ''Series/TheQuatermassExperiment''
* ''[[Wrestling/WWERaw WWE Monday Night Raw]]'' and ''Wrestling/WCWMondayNitro''. The former went live after Wrestling/EricBischoff thought it would be a good idea for Wrestling/{{WCW}} to spoil their events, though this ended up leading into the FingerPokeOfDoom.
* Late night talk shows (''Series/TheTonightShow'' et al) are generally broadcast live-to-tape; i.e., the show is recorded earlier in the day than its actual air time, but is brought to air without subsequent editing.
* ''Series/TenOClockLive'' a British news/satire show that, oddly enough, goes out at 10pm.
* ''Series/LetLooseLive'', a hilariously unfunny Australian sketch comedy show, [[ShortRunners pulled after two episodes]].


[[folder: Film ]]

* The 2000 live broadcast of the remake of ''[[ Fail Safe]]''


[[folder: Radio ]]

* Most of it.
* ''Radio/LuxRadioTheatre''
* The 1938 Creator/OrsonWelles program ''Radio/TheMercuryTheatreOnTheAir'', including the famous adaptation of ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds''.
* Emphasized frequently on ''Creator/TheBrewingNetwork'', as it allows people to ask questions of the guests either via the chat room or Skype, as well as making the overall experience more interactive than a pre-recorded podcast would be. At the beginning it was the main aspect used to sell the BN as being better than competing podcasts.
* Like above, the "Radio/PrestonAndSteve" show makes a point about how they're live and love the interaction they have with their fans.


[[folder: Web Original ]]

* In-universe in ''Podcast/TheOrbitingHumanCircusOfTheAir'' the eponymous fictional radio variety show broadcasts live in front of a StudioAudience from a ballroom at the top of the Eiffel Tower.