View Full Version : 'Friends' Heads for UK Farewell

28-05-04, 17:02
LONDON (Reuters) - Channel 4 is hoping millions of extra viewers will tune in Friday to one of the most anticipated UK television events of the year, as the curtain comes down on 10 years of "Friends."

"The show has averaged 4.2 million viewers this season, so we are hoping to exceed that figure," said a Channel 4 spokeswoman.

Three weeks ago, more than 51 million viewers in the United States watched the final episode as U.S. television's top-rated comedy ended its 10-year run on NBC.

The sitcom's UK devotees will discover whether Ross and Rachel, the show's star-crossed lovers played by David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston, end up just "Friends" or in each other arms.

Friends and its cast of easy singles untroubled by mortgages and kids quickly caught on with viewers looking for an escape from the stressed-out '90s.

The show has made household names of its six principal characters -- Schwimmer, Aniston, Courteney Cox Arquette (Monica), Matthew Perry (Chandler), Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe) and Matt LeBlanc (Joey).

29-05-04, 13:44
i watched it last night, it was really good but sad.