The series M*A*S*H , aired in the . from 1972 to 1983, was honored with a Peabody Award in 1976 and was ranked number 25 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time in 2002.   In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked it as the fifth-best written TV series ever  and TV Guide ranked it as the eighth-greatest show of all time.  The episodes " Abyssinia, Henry " and "The Interview" were ranked number 20 and number 80, respectively, on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time in 1997.  And the finale, " Goodbye, Farewell and Amen ", became the most-watched and highest-rated single television episode in the . television history at the time, with a record-breaking of 125 million viewers ( rating and 77 share),  according to The New York Times .