'M*A*S*H' finale airs to record-smashing ratings

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'M*A*S*H' finale airs to record-smashing ratings

Postby admin » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:42 pm

On this day — February 28, 1983
'M*A*S*H' finale airs to record-smashing ratings
Nearly 106 million viewers, or 77 percent of the American TV-watching public, tune in to the last episode of the beloved series 'M*A*S*H.' After 11 seasons, the television show about a US Army medical unit serving in the Korean War lasted longer than the war itself.

The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, administrators, and soldiers often find ways of making wartime life bearable. Nevertheless, the war goes on,

First episode: Sep 17, 1972
Episode duration: 25 minutes
Creators: Larry Gelbart · Gene Reynolds
Theme song: Suicide Is Painless

Producers: Larry Gelbart · Gene Reynolds · Burt Metcalfe · Don Reo · Dan Wilcox · Allan Katz · Dennis Koenig · Thad Mumford · John Rappaport · Jim Mulligan
Origin: United States
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