By the Numbers: 'Friends' reunion

With the highly anticipated “Friends” reunion special set to air on May 27 on HBO Max, we look at the show’s enduring popularity.
1:35 | 05/15/21

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Now to the beloved show France today HBO Max announced the air date for the much anticipated friends reunion specials so we thought we take a look at some TV magic. By the numbers beginning with the first number six. As in all six stars of the hit show Jennifer Aniston Courteney Cox Lisa Kudrow Matt LeBlanc. Jerry and David Schwimmer are all back to the reunion special airing it on May twenty sevenths. HBO Max also announced eighteen guests start selling part of the specials including Tom Selleck Reese Witherspoon needed lady god god Justin Bieber and other do you blisters. And a testament to the show's popularity there is this much excitement seventeen years after the show went off the year following a ten season run. And hit show of course turned it all of its stars and household names won the million dollars an episode is how much they each were paid after negotiating as it grew. It's the highest salaries ever paid to a television ensemble and apparently they were worth it because the show reportedly raked in more than two billion dollars during its network run. And that is before than many years of reruns that we have all seen it. 51 million people watch the friends finale in 2000 towards the fourth highest finale viewership. Fort any TV show behind only mash and cheers and signed self. And finally in nineteen dollars and 94 cents that's how much bookings dot com is charging for a one stage get a replica of Monica and Rachel's apartment. It's a nine to 1994. The year that friends premiered and also not the deal they apparently got an order that two bedroom here in New York City.

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