One of the most popular shows of all time, Seinfeld, a show about nothing, is the topic of today’s infographic. If you grew up in the 90s you probably watched Seinfeld, and though I was not old enough to appreciate it then, watching it now I understand why it is so popular. Currently in syndication, Seinfeld had its last episode on May 14, 1998 after 9 seasons.
For its last episode Seinfeld drew in 76 million viewers, 58% of all television viewers for that night. The last episode, in fact, ended the same way the first one began, with a conversation over a shirt button. To quote the show: “The second button is the key button. It makes or breaks the shirt…” In its sixth and ninth seasons Seinfeld led the Nielsen ratings. For those who don’t know the Nielsen ratings are meant to determine the size and demographic watching a television program.
In response to its popularity advertising prices sky rocketed during the show’s block, making it the first show to sell million dollar advertising blocks. Whether you the like the show or not, have or haven’t watched it, you have undoubtedly heard of Seinfeld. A show that set a new standard for television programming. [via]