125 million Americans watch ‘M*A*S*H’ finale on CBS 30 years ago this hour (1983)

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(Monday, February 28, 1983, 8:30 p.m. EDT) — Over 125 million Americans tuned in tonight to watch the 251st and final episode of the dark comedy television series M*A*S*H on CBS, “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen.”

From 1983 until 2010, “Goodbye, Farewell and Amen” remained the most watched television broadcast in American history, passed in total viewership (but not in ratings or share) in February 2010 by Super Bowl XLIV.

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