Do Last Episodes of TV Series Get the Highest Ratings?

Do Last Episodes of TV Series Get the Highest Ratings?

Do Last Episodes of TV Series Get the Highest Ratings?

Final episodes of TV series tend to get very high ratings, particularly if the show is already popular. The finales of "M*A*S*H," "Cheers," and "Seinfeld" are some of the highest rated episodes of their respective programs, as well as some of the highest rated episodes in television history.

The series finale of "M*A*S*H" was the most watched television event in American history, until it was surpassed by the 45th Super Bowl in January 2010. The finales of some long running shows received a ratings boost due to media buzz surrounding these finales. "Lost" and "Breaking Bad," two shows with a focus on mysteries and plot twist, received large ratings boosts for their finales due to public curiosity as to how they would end.