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1. M*A*S*H // 1983. In 1983, 105.9 million viewers watched the Alan Alda-directed "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" episode of M*A*S*H, which was not only the most-watched series finale ever, but the most-watched television event ever—until 2010, when the Super Bowl topped it with 106 million viewers.Why was the TV series cancelled?
We’ve compiled a list of the main reasons why TV shows get cancelled ( axed) by networks. Low ratings – Declining or low viewership is usually the main reason for a show’s cancellation, particularly if the show is performing insufficiently in the 18-49 demographic coveted by advertisers.