The Most-Watched Thanksgiving Episodes From ‘Friends,’ ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ and More

by Jeremy Spirogis
Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani

The vacation season is lastly right here! With Thanksgiving only a day away, many viewers are watching the holiday-inspired episodes of their favourite exhibits. Find out which Thanksgiving episodes of FriendsSeinfeldThe Big Bang TheoryHouse, and This is Us are the most well-liked to tune into over the Thanksgiving vacation. 

Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani
Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, and Matt LeBlanc | Robert Isenberg/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images

These are the most-searched-for exhibits on Thanksgiving 

Using information from IMDb and TV Listings, Dish stories half of the United States searches for episodes of Friends to look at over Thanksgiving. Twenty-five states together with Texas, California, Illinois, and New Hampshire rank amongst these trying to find Thanksgiving episodes of Friends. After all, there are 10 to select from. 

This is Us is the second-most-searched present on Thanksgiving. The viewers trying to stream the family-oriented NBC sequence are totally on the east coast, from Maine right down to Georgia. Louisiana’s residents are additionally turning to This is Us on Thanksgiving. 

Shockingly, solely 2 states — Ohio and Virginia — are trying to find Seinfeld episodes to look at on Thanksgiving. For Vermont, solely episodes of House will do on Turkey Day. 

A rating of the ‘Friends’ Thanksgiving episodes

In addition to being the most-searched-for present on Thanksgiving, all 10 of the Friends Thanksgiving episodes made the most-watched checklist. In first place is “The One with the List,” whereby Ross (David Schwimmer) includes an inventory of Rachel’s (Jennifer Aniston) flaws. That episode has over 32.9 million viewers. 

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“The One With the Football” is the second-most-watched Thanksgiving episode of Friends, however it ranks in third place on Dish’s checklist of most-watched with 29.three million viewers. Sweeping fourth by way of tenth place are: “The One with Chandler in a Box,” “The One with Rachel’s Other Sister,” “The One With the Rumor,” “The One with All the Thanksgivings,” “The One Where Underdog Gets Away,” “The One with the Late Thanksgiving,” and “The One Where Ross Got High.”

“The One Where Chandler Doesn’t Like Dogs” ranks in twelfth place with 16.57 million viewers. 

The most-watched Thanksgiving episode of ‘Seinfeld’

Breaking up the checklist of most-watched Friends episodes is “The Mom and Pop Store.” This Seinfeld episode sits in second place with 32.four million viewers on Thanksgiving.

The episode guest-stars Jon Voight, who was rumored to have owned the automobile George (Jason Alexander) bought. Meanwhile, Kramer (Michael Richards) tried to have Jerry’s (Jerry Seinfeld) sneakers repaired at a “Mom and Pop” store, leaving him with nothing however cowboy boots to put on for the Thanksgiving vacation.  

The most-watched Thanksgiving episode of ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Ranking in eleventh place is “The Big Bang Theory: The Thanksgiving Decoupling” with 18.94 million viewers. The episode most notably options Sheldon (Jim Parsons) begrudgingly attending Thanksgiving on the Wolowitz family whereas Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny (Kaley Cuoco) take care of her unintentional marriage to Zack Johnson (Brian Thomas Smith). 

Like so many of those holiday-themed episodes, the heartwarming theme of friendship brings everybody collectively ultimately. 

‘House,’ ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ and ‘This is Us’ Thanksgiving episodes additionally made the checklist

HouseHow I Met Your Mother, and This is Us spherical out the checklist of most-watched tv exhibits in the course of the Thanksgiving vacation. Ironically, every of the sequence’s vacation episodes contact on some fairly heavy matters. 

House‘s “Ignorance Is Bliss” highlights a affected person with despair and suicidal ideas; How I Met Your Mother‘s “Belly Full of Turkey” touches on elevating a household; and This is Us‘s “Pilgrim Rick” showcases the significance of custom. 

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While these episodes may characteristic sophisticated plots, they’re streamed thousands and thousands of instances on Thanksgiving as a result of viewers really feel related to them. 

Whether you’re a Friends fanatic or extra of a How I Met Your Mother streamer, Thanksgiving is the time to look at throwback tv! Seven out of the 15 episodes talked about aired within the 1990s, whereas the remaining six aired within the 2000s.

Enjoy these Thanksgiving episodes of your favourite exhibits this vacation. 

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