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Cheers Closes its Doors for the Last Time

Date May 20, 2011

Cheers Closes its Doors for the Last Time « CollectiBlog

When Cheers debuted in 1982, it finished last in the ratings. Narrowly escaping early cancellation, it continued to row in popularity, and eventually became #1 in the ratings. When the last episode aired on May 20, 1993, 80.4 million people tuned in, making it one of the most watched episodes of a sitcom, ever. The 90-minute finale had a...

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Posted by lisasutton Friday, May 20th, 2011 - permalink

Cheers Closes its Doors for the Last Time « CollectiBlog

When Cheers debuted in 1982, it finished last in the ratings. Narrowly escaping early cancellation, it continued to row in popularity, and eventually became #1 in the ratings. When the last episode aired on May 20, 1993, 80.4 million people tuned in, making it one of the most watched episodes of a sitcom, ever. The 90-minute finale had a long-anticipated return of Diane Chambers (Shelly Long) to the Boston bar for one last go-round with Sam (Ted Danson) and ends with the group of regulars discussing the meaning of life.

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