‘The Fugitive’ finale airs on ABC-TV 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 29 1967)

Video: 'The Fugitive S04E30 The Judgment Part 2'

(Tuesday, August 29, 1967, 10:00 p.m. EDT) — The final episode of The Fugitive, an American drama television series about a physician (David Janssen) who escapes custody after he is falsely convicted of his wife’s murder and searches for the real killer, a “one-armed man,” aired tonight on ABC.

It was seen by an estimated 78 million viewers, the largest audience for a single TV series episode in U.S. television history up to that time.

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode #23 on its “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” list.

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