Seinfeld and Friends have been rivals since the 1990s, with Seinfeld winning in critical acclaim, while Friends received more nominations and wins. Seinfeld drew more viewers during its peak season, but Friends is the clear winner in the streaming era and has remained popular for multiple generations. Friends is still considered the "IT" show 30 years later and continues to experience a renaissance every few years. Both shows have problematic storylines, but Friends is criticized more for its jokes and episodes that don't hold up in the Me Too era. Despite Seinfeld's victories in some categories, Friends' enduring popularity makes it the ultimate winner.