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    What would you call someone who's watched a show for a very long time?

    I'm thinking about "a perennial/long-time/long-standing/seasoned/veteran spectator/viewer" or "a veteran". Although I speculate that "a loyal spectator/viewer" might suffice, I'm looking for terms that stress the long time period.
    Do you have any suggestions?
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    #2

    Re: What would you call someone who's watched a show for a very long time?

    Fan.

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    Re: What would you call someone who's watched a show for a very long time?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Fan.
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    I could watch "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" for only a month and become a big fan of the show. Am I wrong?
    What I really need are some terms that emphasize the long time period.
    Anyway, thank you for your answer.
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    #4

    Re: What would you call someone who's watched a show for a very long time?

    The word "fan" is not about a time period. One can be a fan for a month or for several years. It has to start somewhere.

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    Obiter, I've just updated some new terms I can think of to the original post.
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    Re: What would you call someone who's watched a show for a very long time?

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    emphasize the long time period.
    Does 'permanent' work?
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    #7

    Re: What would you call someone who's watched a show for a very long time?

    A long-time fan.
    A long-standing fan.
    A fan from/since the very beginning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    devotee
    addict
    junkie
    aficionado
    fanatic

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    Re: What would you call someone who's watched a show for a very long time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    A long-time fan.
    A long-standing fan.
    How about my suggestions? Are they OK?
    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    I'm thinking about "a perennial/long-time/long-standing/seasoned/veteran spectator/viewer" or "a veteran". Although I speculate that "a loyal spectator/viewer" might suffice, I'm looking for terms that stress the long time period.
    Here's an example I've found for "perennial".
    William Walls III, once an aide to Mayor Washington, is a perennial candidate. (New York Times, Feb 17, 2015)
    http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/#word=perennial

    As a side note, in my opinion, some people can follow a show for very long time, and still are not really fans.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    devotee
    addict
    junkie
    aficionado
    fanatic
    I think what I really need are words more neutral which mean "someone who's watched a show for very long time" only. Although "veteran" and "seasoned" imply "experienced", I surmise that "someone who's watched a show for very long time" can justifiably be considered as "experienced".
    Am I wrong?
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    Re: What would you call someone who's watched a show for a very long time?

    I don't see "long-term" yet. That's what I'd choose, over "long time".
    "I'm a long-term fan of X."

    But some nouns don't go well with some adjectives. Eg, "I'm a veteran fan" is not as good as "I'm a veteran viewer/watcher." Others might have different preferences.

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