Cheers Pilot Episode (1982)
Cheers is considered one of the top sitcoms of all time. The show debuted on NBC in 1982 and ran for 11 seasons, 275 episodes and ended in 1993.
After premiering on September 30, 1982, it was nearly canceled during its first season when it ranked almost last in ratings for its premiere (74th out of 77 shows). However, Cheers eventually became a Nielsen ratings television show in the United States, earning a top-ten rating during eight of its eleven seasons, including one season at number one.
The show spent most of its run on NBC’s Thursday night “Must See TV” lineup. Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series for all eleven of its seasons on the air, it earned 28 Primetime Emmy Awards from a record of 117 nominations. The character Frasier Crane was featured in his eponymous spin-off show after Cheers ended and also included guest appearances by virtually all of the major and minor Cheers characters.
Let’s go back to 1982 for this show’s pilot episode.
Source: Sal Amato