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10 TV Show Series Finales You Should Have Watched Live

Watching each of these finales they happened must have been epic. Admittedly, I've only been around for a few of these, but here's the facts, numbers, and clips from the series finales of the ten most watched television shows of all time. I'm getting pretty nostalgic over here.

  • 10. Frasier, "Goodnight, Seattle"

    Air date: 13 May 2004
    Total viewers: 33.7m
    Percentage of US households: 16.3%
    Share of total TV viewers: 25.0%

  • 9. Home Improvement, "The Long and Winding Road"

    Air date: 25 May 1999
    Total viewers: 35.5m
    Percentage of US households: 21.6%
    Share of total TV viewers: 43.0%

  • 8. Family Ties, "Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

    Air date: 14 May 1989
    Total viewers: 36.3m
    Percentage of US households: 20.8%
    Share of total TV viewers: 35.0%

  • 7. All in the Family, "Too Good Edith"

    Air date: 8 April 1979
    Total viewers: 40.2m
    Percentage of US households: 26.6%
    Share of total TV viewers: 43.0%

  • 6. The Cosby Show, "And So We Commence"

    Air date: 30 April 1992
    Total viewers: 44.4m
    Percentage of US households: 28.0%
    Share of total TV viewers: 45.0%

  • 5. Magnum, P.I., "Resolutions"

    5. Magnum, P.I. , "Resolutions"

    Air date: 1 May 1988
    Total viewers: 50.7m
    Percentage of US households: 32.0%
    Share of total TV viewers: 48.0%

  • 4. Friends, "The Last One"

    Air date: 6 May 2004
    Total viewers: 52.46%
    Percentage of US households: 29.8%
    Share of total TV viewers: 43.0%

  • 3. Seinfeld, "The Finale"

    Air date: 14 May 1998
    Total viewers: 76.3m
    Percentage of US households: 41.3%
    Share of total TV viewers: 58.0%

  • 2. Cheers, "One for the Road"

    Air date: 20 May 1993
    Total viewers: 84.4m
    Percentage of US households: 45.5%
    Share of total TV viewers: 64.0%

  • 1. M*A*S*H, "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen"

    1. M*A*S*H , "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen"

    Air date: 28 February 1983
    Total viewers: 105.94m
    Percentage of US households: 79.2%
    Share of total TV viewers: 77.0%

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