M*A*S*H – What Even Die Hard Fans Don’t Know!

Low Ratings

While M*A*S*H eventually became a huge hit, it wasn’t always successful. In the first season, ratings tanked. Viewers didn’t seem to click with the show, causing the network to doubt their decision to keep it on. Before deciding to cancel the series because of the low viewership (this wouldn’t be the last time the network had to take the show off the air; keep reading to learn more about which scene caused the show to go dark), the network revived it by moving it to a different time slot.

When M*A*S*H moved to Saturday nights from its old time, after popular show All In The Family and before The Mary Taylor Moore Show. It immediately boosted the ratings of the show, resulting in it keeping its place as one of America’s favorite television programs.