‘Friends’ Viewership Surges Following Matthew Perry’s Death; ‘Suits’ Gives Up No. 1 Nielsen Spot To ‘No Hard Feelings’

For the first time since June, Suits did not manage to surpass 1 billion minutes viewed during the week of October 23-29. With 997 million minutes viewed, the USA Network legal drama came in second on Nielsen’s streaming charts during this interval. This brings to an end its 18-week streak of reaching over 1 billion minutes, which, while impressive, is actually not the record holder. Audiences also took some time to commemorate the life of Matthew Perry, following the actor’s sudden death on Oct. 28. In just the few hours until this interval closed, Friends tallied 583M minutes viewed, pushing it to No. 7 on the acquired titles list.

Matthew Perry’s ‘Friends’ Co-Stars Reminiscence About Late Actor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All five of Matthew Perry’s “Friends” co-stars are sharing more remembrances of the star in their first personal social media posts since the actor’s death last […]

‘Friends’ Shoots To Top Of TV Streaming Charts Following Matthew Perry’s Death

Friends was the No. 1 most popular show on U.S. streaming services in the past week, according to new data — coming after news of series star Matthew Perry‘s death. For the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5, Friends  (which is available on Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max) was the top-ranked TV show among American viewers, according to data compiled by streaming guide JustWatch.

In The Wake Of Matthew Perry’s Death, Chinese Fans Mourn An Old Friend

Long before “Friends” made its official debut in China, the show was a word-of-mouth phenomenon in the country. In the wake of Matthew Perry’s death at 54, fans in China […]

TBS To Honor ‘Friends’ Star Matthew Perry With ‘Best Of Chandler’ Marathon

To celebrate the life of Matthew Perry, who died on Saturday at the age of 54, TBS will host a weeklong Friends marathon dedicated to Perry’s beloved Chandler Bing, beginning Nov. 1. The marathon will include special tributes showcasing what Perry and Chandler — who was ranked as the best Friends character and second funniest character of all time — meant to the show’s fans.


Matthew Perry, Emmy-Nominated ‘Friends’ Star, Dies At 54

Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on Friends, has died. He was 54. The actor was found dead of an apparent drowning at his Los Angeles home Saturday

Ed Sheeran Delivers Courtney Cox A Kitchen Surprise With ‘Friends’ Tribute Song

‘Friends’ Creator Apologizes For Show’s Lack Of Diversity, Donates $4 Million To Alma Mater Saying She’s Embarrassed, Blames ‘Systemic Racism’

‘Friends’ Actor James Michael Tyler, Who Played Gunther, Reveals Stage 4 Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

‘Friends’ Reunion Set To Shoot in Early 2021

The year 2021 could be The One With the Friends Reunion Special. Matthew Perry tweeted Thursday that the HBO Max special, which has been delayed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic, is set to film in March. That would likely put the show on track to air in the spring.

Is ‘Friends’ Becoming The New ‘Star Wars’?

A holiday advent calendar is the latest in a string of licensing deals for the ’90s hit sitcom that could see it build a long-lasting merchandising legacy.

David Schwimmer Offers Update On Postponed ‘Friends’ Reunion Special

‘Friends’ Reunion Special For HBO Max Likely To Film At End Of Summer

Fans Invited To Compete For ‘Friends’ Reunion Special Spot

NEW YORK (AP) — The big upcoming “Friends” reunion special is inviting a few extra friends — maybe even you. Castmembers of the popular show have announced that five fans […]

‘Friends’ Reunion Officially A Go At HBO Max

It’s official. Months after the 25th anniversary of the launch of Friends, the cast will be reuniting exclusively for an untitled unscripted special for HBO Max. It will be directed by Ben Winston and produced by Fulwell 73 (The Late Late Show with James Corden) and Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television.

‘Friends’ DVD, Digital Sales Soar

Repeats of the wildly popular laffer, which ran for 10 seasons on NBC, were anecdotally among the most-binged shows on Netflix before the series left the streaming service at the end of 2019. Soon, it will be one of the centerpieces of WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, when that streamer launches in May.

‘Friends’ Is A Gift That Keeps On Giving

WarnerMedia has launched a massive marketing campaign around the 25th anniversary of the hit sitcom, which remains hugely popular for TV viewers and advertisers.

WarnerMedia Nears Deal For ‘Friends’ Reunion

Warner Bros. is finalizing agreements with the cast of Friends for a reunion special that will likely be used to launch the HBO Max streaming service this spring, people familiar with the matter said. Under terms being discussed, each of the show’s six stars would receive between $2.25 million and $2.5 million.

A ‘Friends’ Reunion Is ‘Still A Maybe’

Songwriter Allee Willis, Who Did “Friends” Theme, Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Allee Willis, a songwriter whose work included the Broadway musical “The Color Purple” as well as the theme song from the TV show “Friends” and Earth, […]

‘Friends’ Thanksgiving Marathon Set

To celebrate the nation’s most enjoyable day of turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and acceptable gluttony and the 25th anniversary of Friends, local television stations around the country will be airing a marathon of Thanksgiving-themed episodes from the 10 seasons of the classic hit TV sitcom.

‘Friends’ Props To Be Auctioned Off For Charity

‘Friends’ Reunion Special In Works At HBO Max

As mega-hit Friends continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the six core stars and the creators of the NBC comedy from Warner Bros. TV are in talks to reunite on HBO Max.

‘Friends’ Is Coming To The Big Screen For Thanksgiving

A New Generation Gets Immersed In ‘Friends’

As the sitcom about six twentysomethings marked its 25th anniversary on Sunday, it has spawned a devoted youthful viewership, especially among tween and teen girls who weren’t yet born when it went off the air in 2004. One of them is Esme Goldman, 13, shown streaming an episode of the ’90s sitcom via Netflix in her bedroom at her home, in Pasadena, Calif.

Author Takes Deep Dive Into The Creation Of ‘Friends’

“Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era,” (Dutton), by Saul Austerlitz In 1994, NBC was trying to find a show that could pull in […]

Could We BE Any More Excited? ‘Friends’ Fans Nuts For Merch

NEW YORK (AP) — See your “Friends” on the big screen. Deck out your place with “Friends” decor. Wear your “Friends” as jewelry. Heck, buy the “Friends” Lego set and […]

Lego Celebrates 25 Years Of ‘Friends’ With Central Perk Set

‘Friends’ To Celebrate 25th Anniversary With N.Y. Pop-Up Experience

Stars Want Their Cut Of Streaming Money

Popular library shows are commanding hefty price tags and prompting bidding wars among streamers. TV studios are now bringing reps for creators and some key actors to ensure they get their slice of the pie and that high-profile talents stay happy.

Pottery Barn To Release ‘Friends’ Collection That Includes Rachel’s Apothecary Table

‘Friends’ Officially Leaving Netflix For HBO Max

It’s official: Friends is moving from Netflix to WarnerMedia’s streaming service, now officially called HBO Max. HBO Max will also be the new streaming home for all fare from The CW (which was previously housed at Netflix) as well as original feature films from prolific producer Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon.

‘Friends,’ ‘Grey’s’ Most Binged-Watched Shows

Friends — which last aired on broadcast TV 14 years ago — was the most binge-watched television show of 2018 thanks to the full run being on Netflix, according to a new study. The sitcom about twentysomething New Yorkers nabbed the highest share of binge sessions over the course of the year, according to TV Time, based on its analysis of the behavior of 12 million registered users worldwide of its app for tracking, commenting on and voting for television shows.

‘Friends’ Won’t Leave Netflix Until 2020

After a social media-driven frenzy, Netflix has confirmed that Friends will remain on the service throughout 2019, putting an end to fears the hit comedy from Warner Bros. TV would be leaving as of Jan. 1.


Do ’90s Sitcoms Feel A Tad Offensive Today?

So no one tole you Friends and other 1990s sitcoms gloss over diversity and sexual identity? If you liked the show in the ’90s, it will still make you laugh and cry for all of the reasons it did before. But that feeling that something’s not quite right? You might call it progress.


Producer Says ‘Never’ To ‘Friends’ Reunion Movie

Dolly Parton may reunite someday with her “Nine to Five” movie co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on the pair’s Netflix series “Grace & Frankie,” but not yet. Executive producer […]

‘Friends’ Coming To Netflix On Jan. 1

Flashback: ‘Friends’ Premiered 20 Years Ago Today

‘Kimmel’: Anniston, Cox, Kudrow Reprise ‘Friends’

Third Cycle Of ‘Friends’ Hits 90% Clearance

Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution clears the hit sitcom in 130 markets for its third cycle that begins at the end of 2013.