Monday, October 15, 2007

Going Out On Top / One Cup of Java Challenge

Monday's One Cup of Java Challenge: On this date in history, 1951, the show I Love Lucy debuted on CBS. It ended its run in May, 1957. It that final season, it was the highest rated show on TV, making I Love Lucy the first show to go off the air as the highest rated show of the season. Since then, two other TV series have ended the season on top on the ratings – and gone off the air. One of these shows ended its run in 1968, the other in 1998. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning, with two possible winners – name a show other than I Love Lucy to win the season ratings in what would be their final season. One clue: both shows have the name of the star in their title.

Answer: The Andy Griffith Show and Seinfeld.

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