The original series is currently being repeated on TV and caught my interest as it was a show my parents talked about on occasions. My father seemingly watched many episodes but missed the finale as he was working on the evening the show's climax was broadcast.
I've watched a couple of episodes and immediately recognised actors Jack Klugman and Telly Savalas. The storylines obviously revolved around the Doctor doing someone a good turn while eluding the authorities. I'm sure the show was gripping in its day, but wondered if interest waned because of the number of episodes - 120 I think. Anyone know if the series captivated viewers all through its run or did viewing figures tail off before the finale?
Don’t know of this is the answer, but found it on Wikipedia:
”Ratings In its debut season, The Fugitive was 28th in the U.S. Nielsen ratings (with a 21.7 rating), and it jumped to 5th in the second season (27.9). It fell out of the top 30 during the last two seasons, but the series finale, in which Dr. Kimble's fate was shown, currently holds the third rank for the all-time highest U.S. television household share, at 72%.”
”By Jove, that’s the sort of talk I like to hear!”