04/07/2014 05:27 pm ET Updated Apr 07, 2014

'Got Talent' Is Officially The Most Successful Reality Show, Gets Guinness Record

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Simon Cowell's "Got Talent" franchise is officially the most successful reality TV format ever, according to Guinness World Records. Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia made the announcement on Monday, April 7, and Alistair Richards, president of Guinness World Records, confirmed the achievement.

"Got Talent" debuted in 2007 with "Britain's Got Talent" and has since been adapted in 58 countries, with versions in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

"Got Talent" is replacing the British show "Strictly Come Dancing" as the top format on the list.